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Collect-O-Mania Film Series: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Sat, January 6th, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

What inspires a collector and when do personal collections become something more? Join us on select Fridays and Saturdays in January and February to explore the on-screen stories of passionate collectors who have helped shape the twenty-first-century art museum landscape.

  • Saturday, January 6, 2 pm: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
  • Friday, January 12, 7:30 pm: Adele’s Wish
  • Saturday, January 27, 2 pm: Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
  • Friday, February 16, 7 pm: Herb and Dorothy
  • Saturday, February 17, 2 pm: Iris


Marguerite “Peggy” Guggenheim (1898–1979) was an American art collector, bohemian, and socialite. Born to the wealthy New York City Guggenheim family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, who went down with the Titanic in 1912, and the niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Peggy Guggenheim created a noted art collection in Europe and America primarily between 1938 and 1946. She exhibited this collection as she built it and in 1949 settled in Venice, where she lived and exhibited her collection for the rest of her life. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, and is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is a portrait of a patron of the arts extraordinaire who transformed a modest fortune and impeccable taste into one of the premiere collections of twentieth-century art. (Not rated | 2015 | 1 hour, 36 minutes)

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Sat, January 6th, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM