Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso - Jacky Klein - Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 PM

Date: 10-25-2020

Time: 03:00 PM


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Open VISIONS Forum: Espresso

Jacky Klein
Peggy Guggenheim: Visionary Woman Collector

Presented in affiliation with the Fairfield University Art Museum

Jacky Klein is an art historian, publisher and broadcaster, specialising in modern and contemporary art. After studying at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, she worked as a curator at London's Tate, Barbican, Courtauld and Hayward galleries. In 2008, she moved into the world of art publishing, first as Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson, then as Executive Editor at Tate Publishing and most recently as Director of HENI Publishing, an independent arts publisher. She is the author of Grayson Perry (Thames & Hudson, 3rd edition 2020) and co-author of a number of books including Alfred Cohen: An American Artist in Europe (Ben Uri, 2020), Body of Art (Phaidon, 2015), and What is Contemporary Art? A Children’s Guide (Thames & Hudson / Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012).

She has presented and contributed to a range of radio and television programmes for the BBC, Travel Channel, Bloomberg TV, Tate, Christie's, the Art Fund and more, and has taught at a number of arts institutions including the Courtauld Institute, University College London, Christie’s Education, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Artangel.

Each year, she teaches a week-long course for students in Venice, focused on modern art in the city, including the life and collection of Peggy Guggenheim. A public and passionate advocate for the arts, she is a Trustee of the UK Association for Art History.

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