On the occasion of the Edmondo Bacci: Energy and Light exhibition, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection offers a varied program of collateral events that analyze, interpret, and spread knowledge about the artist’s visual language and artistic process to the museum’s various audiences.

Public Programs | Edmondo Bacci: Energy and Light

Daily at the museum

Every day except Tuesdays, from April 1 through September 18, 2023, visitors can learn more about Edmondo Bacci’s art thanks to a free talk about the exhibition, or by booking a private tour.

Free Presentations

Daily at 3 pm

Visitors are invited to discover the exhibition through a free, 15-minute talk that introduces the Venetian Spazialismo artist’s work.

Guided Tours

For the entire duration of Edmondo Bacci: Energy and Light, visitors can book guided tours of the exhibition.

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Special events

For the duration of the temporary exhibition, visitors can join numerous, free, special events related to the Edmondo Bacci retrospective.

Meet the Curator

April 1, 2023, 11 am

Guided tour of the exhibition with curator Chiara Bertola.

Tour for Educators

April 20, 2023, 4:30 pm

A free guided tour for educators with exhibition curator Chiara Bertola.

The Archivio Edmondo Bacci

April 27, 2023, 5:30 pm

A special conversation with Gregorio Bacci, nephew of the artist and Director of the Archivio Edmondo Bacci.

Landscapes – The Evocative Spaces in Bacci’s Paintings

For young adults aged 16–30

Three trips—to Porto Marghera, Dorsoduro, and the Venice Lido—will immerse participants in three landscapes that either inspired Edmondo Bacci or are closely connected to his works, to relive the artist’s experience and his poetics with fresh eyes.

Landscape #1 – Porto Marghera

May 18, 2023, 4 pm

A trip to the industrial area of Porto Marghera, which inspired Edmondo Bacci to create his Fabbriche and Cantieri series between 1945 and 1953.

Landscape #2 – Dorsoduro

June 15, 2023, 4 pm

A trip to contemplate light: the glaring sunsets on the fondamenta delle Zattere and the light in Giambattista Tiepolo’s paintings that were two sources of inspiration for the Venetian Spazialismo artist.

Landscape #3 – The Sky

July 5, 2023, 4 pm

A trip to explore cosmic space and ultra-worlds: from the Planetarium of Venice to the nearby beach, where an art workshop sees participants manipulate sand.

"Il Mondo di Edmondo"

Art workshops for children aged 4–10

On the first Sunday of each month, from April through September, children aged 4 to 10 can take part in free art workshop inspired by the works of Edmondo Bacci.

Kids Day: Color

April 2, 2023, 3 pm

Intense blue, bright yellow, and vigorous red are the main colors in Edmondo Bacci’s paintings. Children will discover their explosive force in an engaging tour of the exhibition and a fun art workshop. Get ready to show your true colors!

Kids Day: Energy

May 7, 2023, 3 pm

In her autobiography, Peggy Guggenheim wrote of Edmondo Bacci’s painting that “they are children of today. They are dynamic. They are the atomic bomb on canvas. They burst with light energy and color.” Vivacity and energy will be the main themes of this explosive workshop in which children will discover Bacci’s vigorous and powerful paintings.

Kids Day: Light

June 4, 2023, 3 pm

Let’s illuminate ourselves with immensity! Edmondo Bacci’s paintings are so full of light that they seem to escape the confines of the canvas and take over the space around them. How can we depict light, a phenomenon that our eyes can perceive but that we we can't touch or feel?

Kids Day: Space

July 2, 2023, 3 pm

Edmondo Bacci was one of the main figures of Spazialismo. He knew how to create (visual) space by using only color and light—an act of “magic on canvas” that this workshop’s young participants will be able to recreate in this special (and spatial!) workshop.

Kids Day: Matter

September 3, 2023, 3 pm

Not just color! Edmondo Bacci mixed his colors with sand, and inserted small studs and nails into his paintings, transforming them into heavy objets d’art. During the workshop, children will explore the properties of the materials used by Bacci and create their own material masterpiece.

Double Meaning: A Tactile Journey Through the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Inclusive workshops for blind, partially sighted, and sighted adults and children

Some of Edmondo Bacci’s works seem intended to be touched. Two meetings from the Double Meaning program will be dedicated to the exhibition on Edmondo Bacci. Participants will be able to touch reproductions of a selection of the paintings on view.