#GoodNews from The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

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On Tuesday June 2, the day Italy celebrates its Festa della Repubblica, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice will reopen to welcome visitors to the rooms of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and its garden, the green heart of the Venetian museum, now in full bloom. 

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Left to right: in the background, Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 2007, long term loan to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection; Alexander Calder, The Cow (La Vache), 1971, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012; Maurizio Nannucci, Changing Place, Changing Time, Changing Thoughts, Changing Future, 2003, private collection, Stetten, Germany, long term loan to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. © Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Photo Matteo De Fina

The visit to the museum will also be an opportunity to discover a Venice like you’ve never seen it before: quiet, without crowds.

La Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venezia. © Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Venezia. Photo Matteo De Fina

It’’ll be possible to visit only the permanent collection, while the temporary exhibition Migrating Objects: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection remains closed. But this part of the museum alone is worth a visit!

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice. Vasily Kandinsky, White Cross (Weisses Kreuz), January–June 1922. © Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Photo Nicolò Miana.

Admission to the Museum is free on June 2 but advance booking is required, visit the website for more information. This is a gift to returning and first-time visitors who wish to experience the unique atmosphere that was Peggy Guggenheim’s home for thirty years and her unrivaled modern art collection.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice. On the terrace on the Grand Canal: Marino Marini, The Angel of the City (L’angelo della città), 1948 (cast 1950?). © Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Photo Matteo De Fina

“We plan to reopen Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and the Barchessa,” affirms director Karole P.B. Vail, “and shall focus on the permanent collection of the museum, which is always a big draw for our visitors. It will be a slow opening as we first expect Venetians and Italians from nearby cities, and then slowly from other regions. Of course, we hope that visitors from further afield will return as soon as possible. Migrating Objects will be on hold as we better understand the flux of visitors and Lygia Clark will not be coming to Venice, but it will be possible to see that exhibition at the Guggenheim Bilbao which reopens on June 1st. We are delighted that the exhibition dedicated to the Venetian artist Edmondo Bacci is scheduled to open in mid-October here at the PGC.”

The museum has presented and continues to offer new materials also on their social channels: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin.

On Instagram or Facebook you can watch the video by Gražina Subelyte, PGC Curatorial Department, who takes us back to 1948, the year Peggy Guggenheim was invited to exhibit her modern art collection at the XXIV Venice Biennale.

And if you can’t visit, at least explore the virtual tour on Youtube!

During the month of June, it will be open only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm. Keep following the museum online for updates!

For all information about tickets, booking, quota access, and security measures due to covid-19, please refer the museums’s website.

Watch for new posts from Karen Jackson and I as we continue to bring you updates.

FEATURED IMAGE_ The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice. On the terrace on the Grand Canal: Marino Marini, The Angel of the City (L’angelo della città), 1948 (cast 1950?). © Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Photo Matteo De Fina

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