The fifth edition of the Allegrini Prize: The Art of Exhibiting Art, showcases the art of the Guggenheim Collections.
The curator, Luca Massimo Barbero, will receive an award for his exhibition: From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collection, which, in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in Venice and New York, was shown at Palazzo Strozzi from March 19 – July 24, 2016, and welcomed more than 180,000 visitors.
On display were 100 masterpieces of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1960s that had been collected on both sides of the Atlantic by the prominent American collectors Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim. It was precisely at Palazzo Strozzi in 1949 that Peggy Guggenheim, newly arrived to Italy, decided to show her famous collection which would later find a permanent home in Venice.
The award ceremony will take place at Villa Della Torre in Fumane (Verona) on Wednesday, October 26 beginning at 6.30 pm. The evening will also feature a special tribute to Palazzo Strozzi and to Philip Rylands, Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.