An online art history lecture series

By Alessandra Montalbetti, Pinacoteca di Brera

Many contemporary artists, included the most revolutionary, studied or looked at the art before their time. Some of the artists they fell in love with or were inspired by lived centuries ago and used different but equally important media. Some such encounters defy logic, but are accessible because of love: a painting exhibited in a museum, the reproduction of a work of art discovered at a particular moment in life, or fragments from distant cultures one time or the other were able to respond to an artist’s quest.

Alessandra Montalbetti

Listen to the introduction.

Christopher Le Brun > Raffaello Sanzio

The first lecture, offered free (in Italian).

This new art history lecture series by Alessandra Montalbetti, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, marks the beginning of the museum’s educational activities specifically designed for its members. The commitment to our supporters remains steadfast as we continue sharing quality content, albeit from home. The proceeds from the course will support the museum, closed to the public since March 8th and like all Italian museums, continues to face economic hardship during this time.

Thank you for your desire to learn which supports the museum.


Monday, May 4, 2020
6pm CEST
Jasper Johns / Edouard Manet
Monday, May 11, 2020
6pm CEST
Cy Twombly / William Turner
Monday, May 18, 2020
6pm CEST
Anthony Caro / Duccio da Boninsegna
Monday, May 25, 2020
6pm CEST
Francesco Clemente / Tiziano Vecellio
Thursday May 28, 2020
6pm CEST
Anselm Kiefer / Tintoretto
  • Lectures are in Italian, last one hour, and are streamed online on Zoom via a link which will be emailed to those who have enrolled.
  • Members only can enroll. Through May 31, you can join or renew your membership with a 30% discount. Membership is valid for 12 months.
  • The lecture series is available with a donation of €50. Participation in a single lecture is not available.

Lectures are open to members of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection only.

For more information:
Membership Office
+39 041 2405429