An insider's look at Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice

Champagne and Baci Kisses

This morning at the bus stop, a woman asked me about my Peggy Guggenheim shirt, wanting to know more about the exhibition. I was in my pre-coffee stupor at this point so I turned around to show her the list of artists on my back, to which she exclaimed “Wow! Well, that’s great advertising.”

Today’s media launch was proof that our sponsors, advertisers and friends from the media are as excited as we are to be a part of this event. We were delighted to have our very own Peggy on the staircase greeting our guests – a performance maintained beautifully throughout the event by Nicola Renton-Weir. The turnout was great, and from my station behind the marketing table I was able to catch snatches of praise for the exhibition and lots of smiling faces (particularly when I offered chocolates).

The champagne is cooling in the fridge as the staff count down to tonight’s opening, where they can finally let their hair down and reap the rewards of months of planning. I will be continuing this blog with the help of Aston Gibbs, a local girl who is going over to Venice in November to take part in the internship program. We look forward to hearing from her – in the meantime, enjoy the show!

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One response

  1. emjay

    I’m enjoying your blog and looking foward to reading about the exhibition opening weekend. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is my favourite art museum. It’s wonderful that AGWA has brought part of this remarkable collection to the Antipodes – thank you.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

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