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The Guggenheims - a Dynasty of Art Collectors Professor Andrew Hopkins FSA Monday 12 March 2018

The Guggenheim family, renowned for their mining wealth and philanthropy, managed to amass extraordinary art collections, and design or acquire astounding buildings to display their art, their name even becoming a brand. This lecture examines the celebrated museums in New York, Venice and Bilbao, as well as the stunning works they display.

Professor Andrew Hopkins FSA is an internationally recognised authority on architecture. Having worked in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and the Getty in Los Angeles, he has a specific personal interest in museum buildings, their founders, collections and architects. Professor Hopkins was Assistant Director of the British School at Rome and his numerous fellowships include Villa I Tatti in Florence, the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, the Getty Center, Los Angeles and St. John’s College, Cambridge.