Venice museum prepares to welcome visitors again
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection has reopened its doors to the public and on the first day alone, more than 130 people visited the rooms of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, admiring the great masterpieces of Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, Emilio Vedova, Tancredi, Alexander Calder, and many other masters who have written the history of national and international art of the 20th century.
“We are very happy to be back to welcome our visitors,” says Director Karole P. B. Vail. “For us, the museum must be a meeting place for a community that recognises itself in dialogue and exchange, and a source of inspiration and well-being after this long period in which the doors to culture and art have been closed. This reopening is an excellent opportunity to admire Picasso’s masterpiece On the Beach from 1937 after a year’s absence, which is once again on display alongside the many works in the collection. Today we have welcomed our fellow citizens, who were the first to return to “animate” the rooms of the Palazzo, the Venetians, our loyal members and supporters, and of course we await the Italian and international public as soon as they are able to travel again. In the meantime, this can certainly be an invitation to enjoy the rediscovered beauty of our Veneto region”.