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Mark Tobey – Threading Light

From May 6 to September 10, at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, 70 paintings by Mark Tobey, one of the major American artists emerging in the 1940s' in the context of Abstract expressionism, will be exhibited accompanied by an illustrated publication. Precursor of some of the stylistic innovations introduced later by New York School Artists such as Jackson Pollock, Tobey has distinguished himself for his unique calligraphic representations that affect the fusion of Western and Eastern culture.

The exhibition Mark Tobey threading lights runs through the evolution of the pioneering style of the artist, as well as his significant, yet unobserved, contribution to American Astractism and Modernism in the twentieth century.

Curators: Debra Bricker Balken



Peggy Guggenheim Collection - Palazzo Venier dei Leoni - Dorsoduro, 701-704, 30123 Venice


From 6 May to 10 September 2017


Open 10-18 every day

Closed on Tuesday and December 25th


Tel: 041.2405.411

Fax: 041.520.6885


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In the most central part of the city and overlooking from its front the Basin of St Mark and only a short walk away from the Square. 

It is easily reachable thanks to the public transport that stop only few meters away from the entrance and also thanks to the private docking that we have, if you arrive by taxi.


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