Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict
October 5, 2015
Not rated at this time | Documentary | 90 minutes
Special Presentation: Headwaters Arts Festival
NOT part of the subscription series
Doors open at 6:30 for complimentary pre-film refreshments, Film at 7:30 pm, Tickets $12.00 each
Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s documentary, Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict, takes us into the life of Peggy Guggenheim and her passion for art and artists. She was born in 1898 and grew up as a privileged child in New York. Her mother’s family had made its money in banking and her father’s money came from mining. Her father died when the Titanic sank in 1912. When she was 23, Peggy moved to Paris and began her lifelong passion of collecting artists and their art. The documentary details Guggenheim’s life through interviews with her and other leading artists. Peggy championed modern artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Jackson Pollock. She founded the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of European and American modern art in Venice in the mid-twentieth century and continued to amass art until her death in 1979.
Monday Night at the Movies is very pleased to be bringing this special advance screening of Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict to the Headwaters Arts Festival.