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GUIDELINES: Mission, Programs, Commitment for the Arts

Dedicated to the collection, conservation, and study of modern and contemporary art, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection’s mission aligns itself with the values of its various members, creating a unique network that strives to promote the understanding and appreciation of art using the potential formed by each of its members’ contributions, devotion, and interest.

The International Patrons is a valued group of international art collectors, experts and connoisseurs, who have dedicated themselves to the support and development of the museum’s mission since 2004 with utmost passion for, and commitment to art.

Admission to the International Patrons is upon invitation by the PGC.

Activities for members

The PGC proposes a calendar exclusively tailored to the finest connoisseurs of modern and contemporary art including; meetings with curators and experts; select visits of private collections and art galleries specially opened for members; and guided tours of art fairs and museums in Italy and abroad. This program is complimented by the expertise and excellent global network of the PGC, and of the prestigious Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Private collections, International Art Fairs, Museums and Experts

The program presents members with the rare opportunity to meet the most prominent collectors and visit their homes and collections. During the VIP previews of International art fairs, the PGC also provides for curator guided tours as well as accommodation, VIP passes, and transportation assistance.

Situated in Venice, the PGC is privy to before-hand information regarding the Biennale, allowing it to give members a sneak peek of the various programs and activities taking place, in advance.  

In addition, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, holder of the U.S. Pavilion, offers the international patrons a unique program including exclusive events, meetings with the artists and social evenings during the Biennale preview days.

In the know and on the scene

International Patrons are kept informed of and invited to the many exhibition openings and gala receptions held at the PGC as well as the Guggenheim museums in New York, and Bilbao. Keeping them in the know, the PGC equally presents members with exclusive nominal art passes that gives them and a guest free admission to the most important museums of modern and contemporary art throughout the world.

As a highly regarded art establishment, the PGC has access to cutting edge information about the art world. Through the premise of membership we pull together and extend this information to members as soon as it becomes available. 

Personal relations

To the PGC networking means supporting and enhancing communication amongst members. We believe in the potential of these relationships and consider them as opportunities for which we set an excellent platform on which to share passion and curiosity.    

The PGC views each member as a unique indiv idual; we pride ourselves on personal relationships, and using an indiv idual approach in which listening is an essential component. With a mission statement that parallels our members’ objectives, the PGC moves forward sharing the same sheer enthusiasm and commitment for art.


  • Personalized membership card and complimentary guest card
  • Exclusive events designed for the International Patrons
  • Participation to the Amici of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection activities
  • Complimentary catalogs of the museum’s exhibitions and of the permanent collection
  • Art passes to major international museums
  • Invitations to exhibition openings at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Free admission to Guggenheim museums in Venice, New York, Bilbao
  • Free admission to major Italian museums of modern and contemporary art
  • Monthly newsletter sent by e-mail and four-monthly magazine sent to your home address
  • 15% discount at Peggy Guggenheim Collection stores and café