Texas Tech University

Victoria Surliuga, Ph.D.

Victoria Surliuga

"Peggy Guggenheim in Venice: A Self-Professed Art Addict"

Peggy Guggenheim's name is associated with the discovery of the most important voices in surrealism and abstract art in the twentieth century, as well as the creation of art galleries and museums. She redefined ideas of art patronage and collecting by shaping the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. Her museum brought together the major artists she promoted--Jackson Pollock, Max Ernst, and many others whose works gave substance to her vision of what a modern museum should be.

Dr. Surliuga's talk was part of the Humanities Center's annual Alumni College event which took place during Homecoming festivities, Saturday, October 15, 2016. Alumni College was held at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.

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