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carnevale di venezia 2016

The museum participates in the program of the 2015 Venice Carnival, Creatum, About Arts and Traditions, offering its visitors a calendar of free guided tours, in Italian and English, and workshops for children. For guided tours advanced booking is not required.

Free guided tours, in Italian and English, from January 23 to February 9, 2016:

11 am

Artworks of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection: Traditions of the Avant-garde

12 pm
Peggy Guggenheim, Art Collector and Patroness

3.30 pm
Postwar Era: A Recent History. Homages to Jack Tworkov and Claire Falkenstein

4 pm
Peggy Guggenheim, Art Collector and Patroness

5 pm
Artworks of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection: Traditions of the Avant-garde


Kids Day, workshops for children from 4 to 10 years of age.

Advance booking required. Please call +39.041.2405.444/401 on the Friday prior to the workshop


January 24, 3 pm
Alexander Calder: Art to Wear


January 31, 3 pm
Weaving: Ancient to Modern With Anni Albers


February 7, 3 pm
20th Century Glass in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection


Double Meaning: a tactile journey through the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

In Venice, the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni is opening its doors to make the museum’s art accessible to a wider audience. It is understood of course that works of art are not to be touched. At the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, however, this is not entirely so, thanks to the innovative program Double Meaning: A tactile journey through the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Dedicated to a public that is blind or with impaired sight, this program makes masterpieces collected by the American patroness accessible with the aid of relief panels in resin. Four encounters are planned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, for October 31, November 14, December 12 and January 9, 2016, at 2 pm, 2.45 pm, 3.30 pm. Blind and visually impaired visitors, as well as the “seeing” public, are invited to enjoy works in the permanent collection (Portrait of Frau P. in the South by Paul Klee, Upward by Vasily Kandinsky) and two paintings in the exhibition V. S. Gaitonde. Painting as Process, Painting as Life by means of bas-relief simulations.
The project was realized and designed in collaboration with the Istituto Ciechi of Milan, which generated the 3D reproductions of the paintings by Klee and Kandinsky, provided expert consultancy for the creation of the new accessible page of the PGC website, and translated texts into Braille. The Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti–Onlus promoted the project, which has been endorsed by ICOM Italia (International Council of Museums Italy). The program has been made possible by a grant from the Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation.


Kids Day




Kids Day is an educational program designed to introduce children between 4 and 10 years of age to modern and contemporary art and to make their visit to the museum more comprehensible. Kids Day occurs every Sunday from 3 to 4:30 pm at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
For information: 041 2405 401/444.

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