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Film – Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston presents a screening of the film Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict June 5 at 7 p.m. A colorful character who was ahead of her time, Guggenheim was an heiress to her family’s fortune and became a central figure in the modern art movement. Her colorful personal history was intertwined with the careers of such figures as Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of today’s most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo. This film explores her impact on the art world and features input from several key contemporary artists and art-world luminaries. Free.