Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5    2pm    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

To say that Peggy Guggenheim was ahead of her time is an understatement. She helped to define her time. The self-described “black sheep” of her family, Peggy was a woman of extraordinary tastes and appetites who  became a central figure in the male-dominated modern art movement.  She smuggled canvases out of Nazi-occupied Paris. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. She maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art which, up till that time, had been almost exclusively dominated by men. (The first time she visited Picasso’s studio he said to her, “Lingerie is on the 5th floor.”) Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is a vibrant portrait of a truly amazing woman, at once a capsule history of Modernism and a poignant personal portrait.    USA / 96 minutes

This screening is part of HEROES, ICONS, DISRUPTERS: Women Who Made a Difference on Sunday May 5th at the Burkirk-Chumley Theater. The day-long program begins with Peggy Guggeheim: Art Addict at 2pm, followed by Colette (4:15) and concludes with Ask Dr. Ruth (7pm).  Tickets for individual films are $10 in adv; an All-Day Pass is $15 in adv.

Can’t make the Sunday afternoon show? Peggy Guggenheim also screens Sunday night at 7:30 at Bear’s Place.

Friday May 3
Ask Dr Ruth – 8pm IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday, May 4
Colette – 5pm – IU Fine Arts Theater
Ask Dr Ruth – 7:30 IU Fine Arts Theater

Sunday, May 5 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – 2pm
Colette – 4:15
Ask Dr. Ruth – 7pm

Sunday, May 5 at Bear’s Place
The Heiresses 5pm
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – 7:30







May 5, 2019
Event Category: