The Guggenheim Experience
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection, masterpieces from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and which is a partner of the Basque Regional Government for the programming of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
The Empire of Light
February 1 – April 14, 2014
Starting from the theme of light, the exhibition combines different masterpieces by Degas, Matisse, Rothko, Fontana, Basilico, Hockney, Kapoor, in a multi-layered dialogue touching three centuries of history of art. [info
Guggenheim Art Classes:
Revolutionaries. Artists Who Made a Difference
The first art history course organized by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection [info
International research and conservation project on Jackson Pollock’s masterpiece Alchemy
In October this year, after decades of continuous display, Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy (1947) was withdrawn from public view in order
to prepare it for transport to the Opificio dell Pietre Dure, Florence, where it will be cleaned and conserved over the course of 2014.
Although Alchemy is usually considered exemplary of the dripped or
poured technique that became dominant in Pollock’s work in 1946-47,
it is clear from a naked-eye examination that the paint has in places
dribbled vertically down the paint surface (in which case the canvas was
not at that moment lying flat on the floor), and that some conspicuous
white marks have been applied with pressure from the circular nozzle
of paint tubes. This and the unusually thick and layered paint surface
make this painting of exceptional interest in Pollock’s celebrated
mature production. Technical examinations and conservation should
reveal much to us about how Pollock carried out the work. Although a
wide variety of colors make up the image, black, white, and aluminum
silver paint dominate. Owing to its title, Alchemy was central to a
controversy in art critical literature of the 1970s in which Pollock’s debt
to Carl Gustav Jung and the nexus between title and content were
Kids Creative Lab
Created by OVS
and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection this project last year involved 160,000 primary students throughout Italy. This year classes and families can try their hand at mosaic techniques according to the instructions of a Kit Artist and professional tesserae made with recycled glass provided free of charge by Trend
. Register from mid-September to be part of the exhibition at Peggy’s home from April 25 to May 4, 2014!
For more information: kidscreativelab.ovs.it
Effective and incisive communication.
How much do we know about expressing ourselves effectively so that what we communicate fully reaches our interlocutor? How capable are we at decoding the messages that fill our daily lives? How is information that passes from one generation to another reinterpreted? In a metaphoric generational passage of experiences and languges BeClear! will see the transmission of works produced by adults to youths, who will intervene on the inherited materials and hand them over to children, so they may in turn experiment with and interpret them. [info
Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection
From October 2012, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection proudly presents works from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequeathed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2012 by Hannelore B. Schulhof. [info