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It will be visible until January 7, 2018 at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Palazzo venier dei Leoni) the exhibition Mystical Symbolism, the Salon de la Rose + Croix in Paris 1892 – 1897 that will revive the atmosphere of the historic Parisian salons, organized by the author and Critical Joséphin Péladan, permeated by mystical symbolism of hermetic spiritual connotation.

The exhibition, curated by Vivien Greene, exhibits a selection of forty works, all originally exhibited in the various salons, inviting the public to interpret with new eyes the artistic legacy left by the symbolism of the late ' 800, in its appearance more Arcane and esoteric.

Images of androgynous creatures, chimeras and nightmares are at the base of the exhibited works: allegorical, literary, mythical or religious subjects, from Greek mythology to the art of the first Italian Renaissance, and by feminine stereotypes such as the threatening femme fatale or La Femme Fragile immaculate.

Among the themes addressed is not lacking that of the cult of personality that emerges in musical accompaniment with pieces by Satie and Wagner.

Every day at 15.30 the museum offers free guided tours to the exhibition upon purchase of the entrance ticket


  • Where

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Dorsoduro, 701

  • When

From 28/10/2017 to 07/01/2018

Every day from 10am to 6pm, closed on Tuesdays

  • Price

Whole €15, reduced (including seniors over 65 years) €13, reduced (including students up to 26 years) €9, children up to 10 years and free members

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