Migrating Objects: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection until 10 January 2022

Maschera bifronte a elmo (wanyugo), probabilmente metà del XX secolo Artista non riconosciuto Senufo, Costa d’Avorio Photo © manusardi.it

Peggy Guggenheim challenged boundaries as a patron and collector. She is celebrated for her groundbreaking European and American modern art collection. This exhibition will focus on a lesser-known, but crucial episode in Guggenheim’s own migratory path: her turn to the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the 1950s and 1960s. In these years, Guggenheim acquired works created by artists from cultures worldwide, including early twentieth-century sculpture from Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, and New Guinea, and ancient examples from Mexico and Peru. The exhibition will present these objects in dialogue with European pieces from her collection.

Curatorial Advisory Committee: Christa Clarke, Independent Scholar; R. Tripp Evans, Professor, History of Art, Wheaton College, Mass.; Ellen McBreen, Associate Professor, History of Art, Wheaton College, Mass.; and Fanny Wonu Veys, Curator, Oceania, National Museum of World Cultures, The Netherlands; with Vivien Greene, Senior Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, Guggenheim Museum.


Cover photo: Maschera bifronte a elmo (wanyugo), Artista non riconosciuto Senufo, Costa d’Avorio Photo © manusardi.it

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