“Peggy Guggenheim: Petersfield to Palazzo” Exhibition opens on Saturday 15 June from 12pm noon. The Museum’s Molly Schmidt tells us more:

  • The world renowned 20th century art collector, patron and ‘art addict’ lived at Yew Tree Cottage near Petersfield between 1934-1939
  • Guggenheim lived with Douglas Garman at the time, her son Singbad went to Bedales and daughter Pegeen went to school on Petersfield High Street.
  • Guggenheim would have had a bit more of a domestic life here in Petersfield, but she did also open up one of the first modern art galleries in London in 1938, and eventually would create a world renowned collection now found in Venice.
  • The exhibition is a focused selection of modern art, 1920s fashion and photographs to show the story of Guggenheim’s time in Hampshire and West Sussex.
  • We also events programme of art workshops, family creative workshops, tours, talks, walks, and cinema coming up this summer!
This is a major exhibition about Peggy Guggenheim and her connection to Petersfield. It runs till October. The Museum's Molly Schmidt tells us more.