A Woman of Vision: Peggy Guggenheim – Online Art Lecture

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DateMarch 18, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Time10:30 am - 11:30 am

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $Free

Non-Member's Price $15


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Peggy Guggenheim was a daring, charismatic and intelligent woman who knew a thing or two about art and artists (after all, she was married to Max Ernst).  Peggy hired the revolutionary French artist, Marcel Duchamp, to be her mentor and collected his early works. One of her most brilliant insights was to see the potential of the American Abstract/Expressionist painter, Jackson Pollock, and to become his patron. Pollock remains one of the most influential painters in American art history.

Peggy led one of the great uncategorizable 20th-century lives. Poor little rich girl? Sexual libertine? Scandalous memoirist? Parisian emigre? Venetian doyenne?

Influential art collector? Even more influential gallery owner? All of the above.

Join art historian Kevin Costello as we examine her life and her idiosyncratic collection.

This exciting, live virtual art lecture series is free to Alliance members or $15 for non-members. You may become a member to participate.

Please note: this interactive and hands-on lecture is hosted online, which means you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, studio or kitchen table! It will be hosted via Zoom. If you’ve never used zoom before, we suggest you take some time to familiarize yourself with the platform ahead of time and download the app. You can find everything you’ll need at Zoom.us or in the App store on your phone or tablet. An access link will be provided prior to the start of class.

About the presenter, Kevin Costello: Kevin Costello graduated from the Chelsea School of Art and University of London’s Goldsmiths College with diplomas in Fine Art and Art History.

Kevin’s involvement in the Sarasota arts community is varied and includes having been Art and Architecture Correspondent for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and a Contributing Writer for Arts and Culture Magazine.

Kevin, a studio artist, has taught painting, figure and conceptual drawing, sculpture and art history at the San Francisco Academy of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Ringling College of Art and Design.

He is a poet and a lecturer in contemporary art history at numerous arts and continuing education institutions throughout Central West Florida.