Rivertown Film Society is presenting the film PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT at the Nyack Center on Wednesday, June 8th at 8pm.
A discussion will follow with Karole P. B. Vail, granddaughter of Peggy Guggenheim and Dr. Jennifer Patton, Executive Director of the Hopper House Art Center. Karole Vail is a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she has worked since 1997.
The heiress Peggy Guggenheim’s life was intertwined with art. During her travels, she fell in with the Dadaists in Paris in the 1920s, and is credited with introducing Britain to Modern Art. Back in New York, she gave first shows in her gallery to every major Abstract Expressionist. A shrewd collector, she moved to Venice where she bought a palazzo and created a museum of her works.
A sleek portrait of the ultimate arts patron. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2015, Italy/USA/UK, 96 minutes, documentary.