ART SPOTS with Linda Loveland Reid: Peggy Guggenheim

Mar 10, 2021 1:00 pm


$10-$50 Donation - sliding scale

peggy guggenheim

The latest in a series of lectures by Instructor Linda Loveland Reid, presented by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Like the art she collected, beginning in 1930, Peggy Guggenheim’s life was anything but conventional. Her wealthy father went down with the Titanic, her famous uncle built the New York Guggenheim museum, she married, divorced, and took many lovers, mostly famous personalities such as Samuel Becket and Yves Tanguy. Of Marcel Duchamp, she said, “He taught me everything I know about modern art.” In 1942, her New York gallery, Art of the Century, is legendary for launching careers of artists like Jackson Pollock. Today her gallery in Venice offers a huge breath of modern air for those traversing the Renaissance world. Through this enigmatic and iconic figure, we will see how modern art became a movement and why it has endured.

Linda Loveland Reid has been an OLLI instructor for both Sonoma State and Dominican Universities. She holds a B.A. in History and Art History from SSU, graduating cum laude. Other interests include published novels, figurative and abstract oil painting, and directing community theater. Linda is chair of the SSU OLLI Art Club with over 200 members.