The Peggy Guggenheim Collection took part in The Venice Glass Week offering free talks and a workshop for children.


From September 917, free 20-minute talks were delivered at 3.30 pm, introducing 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 were lesser-known but equally striking works, such as Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Les Amants suspendus (2006), or the sculpture by Japanese architect, Mikuni Omura, on view in the garden.

  • Free with museum admission.
  • No booking is required.

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

  • Free, advanced online booking is required.

booking as of September 4


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