A new record has been made at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which closed 2015 by exceeding 400,000 visitors for the first time since the opening of the museum in 1980. 400,741 people, averaging 1,266 a day over the course of 316 open days, included 8,350 participants in exhibition openings, special visits, private and institutional events. With more than 120,000 followers, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection confirms its position among the most “social” museums in Italy. Almost 90,000 fans on Faceboook, more than 8,000 followers on Twitter, 24,000 followers on Instagram. In this way the museum tells its story on social networks and engages with its audience.
Thanks to the contribution of Intrapresæ, 2016 will center on postwar art: three exhibitions, each of them curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Associate Curator of the Venice museum, with some of the great names that have left their mark on the national and international artistic stage in the second half of the 20th century, will shine light on three aspects of Italian, European and American art beginning after the end of World War II up to the 1970s, with a focus on developments in Italy in the 1960s.
Three exhibitions that also traverse the enlightened career of patron and collector Peggy Guggenheim:
Postwar Era: A Recent History. Homages to Jack Tworkov and Claire Falkenstein
23 January – 4 April 2016
Imagine. New Figuration in Italian Art 1960-1969
23 April – 19 September 2016
Homage to Tancredi
12 November 2016 – 14 March 2017
Worth noting are two other exhibitions which the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is helping to organize and promote in the course of the year:
From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collection
19 March – 24 July, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Art of This Century. Peggy Guggenheim in Photographs
10 June – 9 October, 2016
Ikona Gallery, Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, Venice
Join us this year!