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Arts Society Chiswick – A Picture a Day: Peggy Guggenheim and the Birth of Mid-Century Modernism

July 14 @ 8:00 pm BST

This lecture explores how the New York heiress, Peggy Guggenheim – the poor little rich girl – came to play such a pivotal role in the making of mid-century Modernism. Friends with so many cultural figures of the day – from Cecil Beaton to Scott Fitzgerald, Barbara Hepworth to Igor Stravinsky and so many more iconic artists. What prompted her to start collecting contemporary art in the 1930s?

And what was the impact of her galleries in London and New York on the artists and the wider art world? Through collecting not only art but the artists themselves, her life was as radical as her collection.

In this lecture we will be expertly guided by Jacky Klein, art historian and lecturer, publisher, writer and broadcaster who specialises in modern and contemporary art.

Jacky Klein is an art historian, publisher, writer and broadcaster, specialising in modern and contemporary art. She studied Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London after which she worked as a curator in several leading galleries: Tate, the Barbican, the Courtauld and the Hayward.

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Details

Date:
July 14
Time:
8:00 pm BST
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Venue

The Arts Society Chiswick
The Malinova Room
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
July 14
Time:
8:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

The Arts Society Chiswick
The Malinova Room
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF United Kingdom
+ Google Map