The exhibition Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa celebrates the 70th anniversary since Peggy Guggenheim moved to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice, and organized her first exhibition there, and the 40th anniversary since she passed away.

Celebrations include activities that are closely related to the exhibition.

To honor the city Peggy loved devotedly, the museum offers free admission to residents of the 44 municipalities of the Metropolitan City of Venice, on Thursdays, 10am-6pm, through January 23, 2020 (valid ID necessary upon entry).

Free presentation

Programs include free presentation every day at 3:30 pm to introduce visitors to the exhibition (free upon purchase of the museum ticket).

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator is a series of four meetings with the exhibition curators Karole P. B. Vail, Director of the museum, and Gražina Subelytė, Assistant Curator, who will discuss their curatorial approach and explore aspects of the exhibition, including new connections among works of art on view. Participants will discover the behind-the-scenes of the exhibition, with masterpieces, less-known works of art, and Peggy Guggenheim’s scrapbooks, where she collected photographs, articles from the press and other ephemeras.

Meetings will be held on:

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11 am Karole P. B. Vail (in Italian)
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11 am Gražina Subelytė (in English)
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11 am Gražina Subelytė (in English)
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11 am Karole P. B. Vail (in English)

Meetings are free upon purchase of the museum ticket. No booking required.

While the exhibition is on view, most of the works of art Peggy Guggenheim acquired between 1938—when she opened her first art gallery Guggenheim Jeune in London—and 1947—when she left New York to move to Venice—will be exhibited in the museum galleries of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.

Through January 27, 2020, a selection of paintings will be exhibited together with the respective 3D reproductions on relief panels to allow visually impaired visitors to experience the works of art. All visitors are welcome to explore these relief panels. The tactile experience was developed in the past few years with the program Double Meaning, an accessibility program curated by Valeria Bottalico. The works of art presently on view with 3D reproductions include: two sculptures by Alberto Giacometti and one by Max Ernst, as well as works by Jean Arp, Vasily Kandinsky, René Magritte, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, and Giuseppe Capogrossi. A brief tour in Braille is available upon request at the entrance desk. The project is in collaboration with the Fondazione Istituto dei Ciechi, Milan.