Exhibition 1948: the Biennale of Peggy Guggenheim in Venice
The Guggenheim Collection Museum in Venice, about ten minutes walk from our B&B Bloom, has decided to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the participation of Peggy Guggenheim at the Venice Art Biennale, which took place precisely in 1948. In that year the American patron, who then linked her name to Venice forever, exhibited for the first time her art collection inside the Greek Pavilion.
Today’s exhibition aims to recreate the atmosphere of that pavilion by retracing the stages of its preparation, which obviously saw Peggy Guggenheim as protagonist, through documents, photographs, letters and a reconstruction of the original 1948 spaces, followed by the equally famous Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa.
The exhibition will last for the entire period of the actual Biennale until November 25, 2018, a further opportunity to visit the Guggenheim Museum which collection exhibits works by the most important artists of 1900 including Picasso, Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Brâncusi, William Congdon, Conrad Marca-Relli, Pollock, Lucio Fontana, Giuseppe Santomaso, Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol.