The Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Sustainable Development Festival 2020

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection has been promoting its mission—to interpret art and explore contemporary ideas, such as quality education, social inclusion, gender equality, respect for cultural heritage and the environment—since it opened in 1980, through its exhibitions and public programs. Hence, in 2018 it joined ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, which raises awareness on the 17 Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. On the occasion of the Sustainable Development Festival organized by ASviS, the museum will present online and onsite activities.

Everyone has the power to make the world a better place

Sergio Bambarén Roggero

Art Talk

Four short videos by the Education Department will explore four works of art of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection that relate to four Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. Videos will be posted on the museum social channels on September 23, 25, 30 and October 2 at midday.

Jean Metzinger

Jean Metzinger (1983–1956) with his At the Velodrome (1912) illustrates the last stretch of the famous Paris-Roubaix cycling race. The painting is a reminder of the Goal 3 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: good health and well-being.

Claire Falkenstein

In 1961 the pioneering U.S. artist Claire Falkenstein (1908–1997) created the iron and glass entrance gates to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni. The work is a reminder of Goal 5 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: gender equality and women's empowerment.

Maurizio Nannucci

This impactful work by Maurizio Nannucci (b. 1939) is a reminder of Goal 13 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: climate action.

Jean Dubuffet

In his Portrait of Soldier Lucien Geominne (1950), Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) portrays a WWII veteran and reminds us of Goal 16 of the UN 2030 Sustainable Agenda: peace, justice and strong institutions.

Venezia è Laguna

Three meetings have been organized with the independent, non-profit organization We Are Here Venice, which studies and raises awareness on the preservation of the city and its lagoon and is also a member of ASviS. The meetings are open to all.

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Visit the Lagoon

22 September 2020
Participants will visit the Island of Sant’Erasmo to examine salt marshes and discuss climate changes.

Clean the Lagoon

29 September 2020
A clean-up action on the Island of Sant’Erasmo in collaboration with Venice Calls to improve the local environment and discuss the relation between Venice and its lagoon.

Clean the Canals

6 October 2020
A clean-up of the canals of Venice together with the local, volunteers organization Masegni & Nizioleti to become aware of the importance of the protection of the environment in Venice.

CSR and Social Innovation Fair

29 September 2020

On September 29, the museum will participate in the Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale, which is the main Italian fair on corporate social responsibility and social innovation, held in Milan on September 29–30. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection will take part in the panel “Andare oltre la crisi: il rapporto tra imprese e cultura” with Florim, a corporate member of Guggenheim Intrapresæ.


Overcoming: Art Practices for the New Normal

The project aims to involve Generation Z, a young audience between 16 and 25 years of age, in a discussion on contemporary issues, such as the sense of citizenship, respect for the environment, and participation in a community. The project is organized with Swatch Art Peace Hotel. The first workshop will take place on October 1–4 and address Goal 4 on quality education of the UN 2030 Agenda.
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