An Afternoon with Peggy Guggenheim

U of T's art department chair Elizabeth Legge introduces the 2015 documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at the next Extraordinary Women event, presented Sunday, June 11, by Back Lane Studios at the Revue Cinema.

What a woman Peggy was. Born in 1898 in New York City, she escaped to Europe to a bohemian milieu, experienced rocky relationships, had children and suffered tragedy. Starting to build an art collection at age 39, she managed to recreate herself and influenced the direction of art. She enjoyed hundreds of lovers along the way.

Gore Vidal put it rather nicely: "I begin to see Peggy Guggenheim as the last of Henry James's transatlantic heroines, Daisy Miller with rather more balls."

The 2015 documentary has earned a 93% approval on Rotten Tomatoes rating site.

Tickets: $11 for seniors, Revue members; $14 general admission at the door or in advance on Eventbrite (

Proceeds from the event support Back Lane Studio's free filmmaking programs for students.

An Afternoon with Peggy Guggenheim

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