CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
Good To KnowOpen also Mondays, Open until Late
March 19, 2016
July 24, 2016
The exhibition From Kandinsky Pollock. The Art of the Guggenheim Collections at Palazzo Strozzi brings to Florence an extraordinary collection of European and American modern art from the period between the 1920s and 1960s.
More than 100 masterpieces – paintings, sculptures, and photographs – from the Guggenheim collections in New York and Venice give the visitor the opportunity to compare essential works by European artists like Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Lucio Fontana, with those by renowned American artists like Jackson Pollock, Marc Rothko, Wilhelm de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein and Cy Twombly.
The exhibition is extraordinary not only because of the works that are on display but also because of the historical connection between Palazzo Strozzi and Peggy Guggenheim: it was here that she decided in 1949 to show part of the collection in Europe, which eventually became the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.