Institute History

  • 2015 Episodic Story Lab


In 1939 Paris, bohemian Jewish heiress Peggy Guggenheim sets out to establish the first museum dedicated to the art of her time – mischievous, radical Surrealism. As Hitler expands his assault on Europe and wages war on so-called “degenerate” art, Peggy is torn between helping these endangered artists escape and rescuing the art itself.


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