“Art is Life” is the Peggy Guggenheim Collection’s new online art history lecture series engaging art lovers through distance learning.

Art cannot be separated from life. It is the expression
of the greatest need of which life is capable.

Robert Henri

Following the success of “Incontri,” the online art history lecture series the Peggy Guggenheim Collection offered in April, the museum announces “Art is Life,” the new online art history course beginning November 23. The course offers two cycles of lectures with 4 online classes each, all held on Zoom and reserved for museum members. In carrying out its educational mission by offering high quality programming from a distance, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection wishes to maintain and strengthen a connection with its present and future loyal members. This is also an opportunity to support the museum, which is now closed again, while we remain confident that the doors of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni will reopen as soon as possible. Alessandra Montalbetti, Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, will lead the lectures. Montalbetti has conceived and taught both the Guggenheim Art Classes over the last six years and the “Incontri” series. Classes will be held live on Zoom at 7 p.m. on the designated days. More information at guggenheim-venice.it.

Today more than ever, the assertion that art should be a daily part of our lives remains valid. Occasionally we overlook the profoundly inspiring scope of art as an unlimited source of ideas for many aspects of reality that seem unrelated to art. Join us for eight “Art is Life” lectures that cover the span of centuries and examine themes that are deeply connected to the history of art, though not always immediately discernable: alchemy, advertising, music, food, literature, fashion, philosophy, and cinema.

The online course is available with a tax-deductible donation of €50 per each cycle of lectures; proceeds will support the museum. As a thank you to our members for their constant support and as an invitation to art lovers to get to know our Membership program or give the gift of membership, a 30% discount will be offered on renewals or new memberships until December 31.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection membership office is available for more information either by calling +39 041 2405 429 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or sending an email to membership@guggenheim-venice.it.

Finestre sull’Arte is the media partner of the program.

first cYcle
November 23, 2020 Art and Alchemy
November 30, 2020 Art and Advertising
December 14, 2020 Art and Music
December 21, 2020 Art and food

second Cycle

February–March 2021

Art and Literature
Art and Fashion
Art and Philosophy
Art and Cinema