| CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
PICASSO. On the Beach
26 August 2017–7 January 2018
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero
Project Rooms, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
From August 26, 2017 through January 7, 2018 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents the exhibition PICASSO. On the Beach curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. The exhibition will be installed in the museum’s Project Rooms. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Musée Picasso of Paris, and focuses on one of Peggy Guggenheim’s favorite works of art, Picasso’s On the Beach (La Baignade), now part of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. The show gathers a selection of ten drawings, three paintings and a sculpture, made by Picasso between February and December 1937, and is a part of the initiative of the Musée national Picasso-Paris Picasso-Méditerranée, an international cultural event, from Spring 2017 through Spring 2019. Over sixty cultural institutions have come together to develop a programme around the work "obstinément méditerranéenne" of Pablo Picasso. Initiated by the Musée national Picasso-Paris, this journey into the creation of the artist and across the places which inspired him, aims at strengthening ties between all the shores that touched his career.
Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897
28 October 2017–7 January 2018
Curated by Vivien Greene
Jean Delville, The Angel of Splendors (L’Ange des splendeurs), 1894. Oil on canvas, 127x 146 cm. Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, en prêt à long terme aux Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels. Photo: © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. J. Geleyns - Ro scan
This is the first museum exhibition to examine the art of the Salons de la Rose+Croix. In 1892, Joséphin Péladan (1858–1918), an eccentric critic, author, and Rosicrucian, founded the annual Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris to showcase mystical Symbolist art. Mysterious, visionary, and mythical themes prevailed in the works at his salons, with images of femmes fragiles and fatales, androgynous creatures, chimeras, and incubi. International in scope, the salons featured artists from Belgium, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland, among other countries. Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Jean Delville, Rogelio de Egusquiza, Charles Filiger, Alphonse Osbert, Armand Point, Georges Rouault, Carlos Schwabe, Alexandre Séon, Ville Vallgren, and Félix Vallotton were among those who participated, and composers such as Erik Satie were also involved. The exhibition will be organized around common themes in the works, including the role of Orpheus, the adulation of the Italian Primitives, and the cult of personality—groupings that, in turn, will underscore the diverse and sometimes opposing concepts that informed Symbolism in the 1890s. Curated by Vivien Greene, Senior Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, with the assistance of Ylinka Barotto, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Mystical Symbolism will portray a transnational cross section of artists, some better known than others, and allow for a fresh look at late 19th-century Symbolist art.