The Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice) welcomed over 370,000 visitors in 2012

2012 at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection closed with 372,273 visitors recorded over 315 days of opening, an average of 1,182 visitors per day. In addition 5,888 students and 422 teachers participated in the museum’s educational programme ‘A Scuola di Guggenheim’, 1,500 children attended the Sunday ‘Kids Day’ workshops, and a further 7,500 people visited the collection for exhibition openings, special visits and institutional or private events.

Over 105,000 visitors enjoyed the popular Giuseppe Capogrossi retrospective exhibition (closed February 10) with great acclaim from critics and the press.

Space will be given to young people between 24 April and 6 May when Peggy’s museum will host a gigantic and colorful collective installation—the result of Kids Creative Lab, an original project uniting art and fashion and organized by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in collaboration with OVS, one of Italy’s most leading high-street fashion retailers. This unusual, fun artwork will feature the creative efforts of primary school children from throughout Italy who participated in the project, using an ‘Artist’s Kit’ to construct three-dimensional forms from felt. Together these will be assembled as an outsize sculptural work that will come to life in the museum’s exhibton galleries.