Karole Vail

Director

Born in 1959, she is director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Karole P. B. Vail is Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and Foundation Director for Italy in June 2017. Prior to this appointment, she served on the curatorial staff at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, where worked since 1997. Prior to joining the Guggenheim, Vail served as an archivist and researcher at Centro Di in Florence, a documentation center and publishing house specializing in art history, architecture, and decorative arts, and as an assistant curator on independent projects. Educated in the United Kingdom, she received a bachelor of arts from Durham University and a diploma in art history from the New Academy for Art Studies in London.

Karole Vail, Photo credits: David M. Heald/The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation