To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Maison René Caovilla, a historical partner of the Guggenheim Intrapresæ group, takes us on a virtual tour to discover the Venetian museum’s most iconic pieces.
The love for the Serenissima was born in 1949, when Peggy Guggenheim moved to Venice at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, her private residence for years, where she began to give life to her collection of modern art. The patroness collected works by great artists such as René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, Vasily Kandinsky, and Alexander Calder.
On April 6, 1980, a few months after Peggy Guggenheim’s death, the Palace opened its doors to the public as a museum: the Peggy Guggenheim Collection became one of the most visited cultural institutions in the lagoon city thanks to its incomparable artistic heritage.
Rene Caovilla’s unique footwear is considered elegant, wearable art, and has certainly been inspired by the Maison’s affinity with the art world. René Fernando Caovilla’s bond with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection began in the late 1960s when he met the her and established a relationship of esteem and admiration.
Over the years René Caovilla has become one of the most important supporters of the museum, creating a special relationship that finds its highest expression in the celebration of the beauty of Venice. Caovilla has been a member of Guggenheim Intrapresæ – the Peggy Guggenheim Collection’s membership program dedicated to visionary companies that support culture and art – since 2014.
At a time when it is only possible to “travel” virtually from one’s own home, the Maison Caovilla invites visitors to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the collection with a virtual tour of the museum and its most iconic artworks through its social channels, with contributions and insights made by young academics of the museum.