Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa
21 September 2019 - 27 January 2020
The exhibition celebrates Peggy Guggenheim’s Venetian life, revealing how she continued to increase her collection with important works of art after her departure from New York, the closure of the Art-This-Century gallery-museum (1942-47) and the transfer in Venice in 1948. The exhibition will present paintings, sculptures and works on paper selected from those acquired between the late forties and 1979, the year of the collector’s death. At the same time, the exhibition will highlight the exhibitions and events organized by Peggy Guggenheim, or in which it participates, which later proved to be authentic milestones. ‘Peggy Guggenheim. The last Dogaressa’ will offer an unprecedented opportunity to review and re-contextualize famous masterpieces, such as René Magritte’s Empire of Light (1953-54), alongside rarely exhibited works created by artists such as René Brô, Gwyther Irwin and Grace Hartigan, in addition to painters of Japanese origin such as Kenzo Okada and Tomonori Toyofuku, who demonstrate the patron’s interest in art created beyond the borders of Europe and the United States.