The Peggy Guggenheim Collection takes part in The Italian Glass Weeks offering free talks and a workshop for children.


From September 18–25, free, 20-minute talks take place at 3.30 pm, giving visitors a chance to discover the glass works of art on view at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, from Claire Falkenstein’s gate, which greets visitors with its combination of iron and colored glass, to Egidio Costantini’s 23 sculptures inspired by drawings by Pablo Picasso. Also included are lesser known but equally striking works, such as Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Les Amants suspendus, or the sculpture by Japanese architect, Mikuni Omura, on view in the garden.

  • The presentation is free with purchase of the museum ticket.
  • No booking is required.

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On Sunday September 18, at 3 pm, children aged 4 to 10 can join the workshop Handle With Care: Fragile Works of Art! inspired by some of the glass works of art on view.

  • The workshop for children is free, but advanced online booking is required.

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Claire Falkenstein, Entrance Gates to the Palazzo, 1961

Mikuni Omura, Opera 3, ca. 1968-69

Egidio Costantini, Twenty-three glass sculptures after sketches by Picasso, 1964

Jean-Michel Othoniel, Les Amants suspendus, 2006