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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Appoints
Karole P.B. Vail to Lead the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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(NEW YORK AND VENICE – June 8, 2017) –– Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, today announced the appointment of Guggenheim curator Karole P.B. Vail as Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and Foundation Director for Italy. A member of the Guggenheim’s curatorial staff since 1997 and a granddaughter of Peggy Guggenheim, Ms. Vail becomes only the second director in the history of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, succeeding Philip Rylands, who led the museum for 37 years and will become Director Emeritus. Ms. Vail will assume her duties in Venice this month, reporting to Richard Armstrong. MORE >


 

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Karole Vail, Director, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Guggenheim Foundation Director for Italy Photo: David M. Heald, © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, 2017