In 1949 Peggy Guggenheim moved to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, the “splendid palace which has never been completed” on the Grand Canal and almost immediately opened the doors to the public with her first exhibition of contemporary sculpture. After Paris, London and New York, Venice became her city until her death on December 23, 1979.
1949 and 1979 are important dates for both the museum’s history and 20th century art. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is honoring these anniversaries in 2019 with a rich calendar of events, along with a series of activities dedicated to the adventurous spirit and acumen of Peggy Guggenheim. Programs will bring together a number of different people, including those who knew her, professionals from various disciplines, and well-known art collectors who, like her, have made art their personal contribution to society. The Continuity of a Vision, the title of our public programs, is a special invitation that will allow you to be inspired by a visionary and determined woman.