October 17, 2017

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

Showing: Wednesday, June 8 – 8:00 PM
Title: PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT
Year: 2015
Country: Italy/USA/UK
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PeggyGuggenheim300The 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. 2015, Italy/USA/UK, 96 minutes, documentary

ONLINE ADVANCE TICKET SALES WILL END AT 8:00 PM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 7, but tickets will still be available at the door on Wednesday evening.

Stay after the film for a discussion with Karole P. B. Vail, granddaughter of Peggy Guggenheim and who appears in the film, 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. Jennifer Patton recently came to the Hopper House after five years as assistant director at the Hudson River Museum.

Community Partners: Edward Hopper House Art Center, Rockland Center for the Arts

Members of these arts organizations will receive $3 off the normal general admission price of $12.

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“As this film’s engrossing character study makes clear, this woman of extraordinary tastes and appetites was ahead of her time, in more ways than one. . . .” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

“Lisa Immordino Vreeland deftly choreographs the story in her vibrant documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, at once a capsule history of Modernism and a poignant personal portrait. . .” – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

“Ms. Vreeland has paced her documentary well, a chapter to each era, with hundreds of beautiful images spanning decades of artists, galleries, parties, scenes. She also makes good use of interviews Guggenheim gave to a biographer a couple of years before her death in 1979.” – Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times