Online lectures with art historians and curators exploring Peggy Guggenheim’s collection and the history of the artistic avant-garde.
with Giovanna Brambilla
Horses and knights, enchanted birds and damsels in distress, cages and fighting bulls—the works of Umberto Boccioni, Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, and Germain Richier transform the galleries of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection into the magic halls described by Ludovico Ariosto. They are the meeting grounds and battlefields for sculptures that subvert notions of naturalism and classicism and reflect the soring imagination and philosophical ideas of their time.
Giovanna Brambilla is an art historian and an expert in cultural heritage education and mediation. Her main focus is the relationship between museums and the public, particularly accessibility and inclusion. After graduating from university, she worked for a year as a volunteer researcher at the British Museum, London, before completing postgraduate courses in General and Museum Education at Roma Tre University, in Communication and Intercultural Mediation at the University of Bergamo, in Art History at the University of Milan (with a scholarship), and in Communication in School Settings at the University of Siena. From 1996 to 2022 she was the head of the Education Department at GAMeC, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo. She is currently self-employed and works with the Direzione regionale Musei Lombardia as the Head of Local Projects and Audience Development. She is also a member of the knowledge community of the Cultural Welfare Center, Turin, focusing on museums, hospitality, and wellbeing. Her most recent publications include, ldiqua. Immagini per chi resta (2023), Mettere al mondo il mondo: Immagini per una rinascita (2021), and Inferni: Parole e immagini di un’umanità al confine (2020).