Peggy Guggenheim: Bringing American Art to Tel Aviv
Monday at 12:00pm PDT
Peggy Guggenheim is well known as the collector who discovered and promoted many of the Abstract American artists. She is credited for bringing the first paintings by Jackson Pollock to Europe and introducing him at the Venice biennale in 1948. What is less known is that, in 1953, she donated 36 works by many of her gallery artists to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The lecture will discuss Guggenheim's immense influence on the art scene during the middle of the 20th century and her incredible donation that gifted to the Museum with some of its most prominent art works by Jackson Pollock, Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy.
Sophia Berry is the former Assistant Curator of Modern Art at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (TAMA) So phia’s latest projects include a special exhibition of Amedeo Modigliani in honor of the centenary of his death and a special display dedicated to Joseph Israel's From Darkness and Light, which was recently discovered to have been Jewish property before the War. Before her role at TAMA, Sophia studied Photography at the Art College at Beit Berl, and Curatorial Studies at the Kibbutzim College. She worked as an Art Educator at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; as an Assistant to the Chief Curator at the Petah Tikva Museum of Art; and as a guide and workshop facilitator in the Education Department at TAMA.