Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection features the some of the American heiress' personal collection of modern art, which she began displaying in the 1950s. Guggenheim was married to artist Max Ernst and served as a patron to a few of his contemporaries. The gallery includes works by Picasso, Dali, Pollock, Duchamp, Kandinsky, Tanguy, Mondrian, and others. The property also has a sculpture garden. This impressive collection is housed in an 18th-century palace that served as Guggenheim's private home for nearly 30 years. The museum, on the Grand Canal, attracts nearly half a million art lovers each year. Save time by booking your tickets online well in advance. Work out when and for how long to visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection and other Venice attractions using our handy Venice tourist route planner.
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  • The collection of modern art with many Pollocks, Calders, and other 20th century favorites. Housed in Peggy's palazzo on the Grand Canal, it is easy to access by vaporetto, and it is interesting to se...  read more »
  • I visited the Museum without much expectation, perhaps that was what favored to make it an incredible visit, modern art is quite interesting and visit the home of Peggy gives you something extra! (the canal views are wonderful, same inner courtyard that connects the permanent exhibition with the itinerant) Anyway, I found the best part in parts of Dali. Regarded, Brauner and the wonderful Empire of the lights of Rere Magritte Super interesting and recommended to go on a morning!
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  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection sharing the purpose of 18th century Palazzo Venier Dei Leoni, like the four-storey Palace, but never rose above the ground floor. Hence, his nickname, Hart Palazzo GR Finito (unfinished Palace). In 1949, the building was purchased by Peggy Guggenheim's House American millionairess, collector, dealer and patron of the arts. A large woman said in her soul, she became a friendship and boosted the career of many innovative and abstract artists, one of whom, Max Ernst, her second husband. Peggy Guggenheim Collection consists of 200 paintings and sculptures, which represent almost all modern art movement. The dining room has a marked art, Cubist works including poet Pablo Picasso. An entire room is devoted to Jackson Pollock, Guggenheim was discovered. Other artists such as Miro, de Chirico, Magritte, Kandinsky, Mondrian wemalivich. The sculptures are placed in both the House and the grounds. One of the most elegant business is Constantin Brancusi Maiastra. Guggenheim Museum is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the city. Light-filled rooms and large modern paintings provide the opposite of Renaissance paintings which are the major attractions in the churches and museums of Venice. During her life, Peggy Guggenheim held open house several days a week to allow art lovers to admire her. She also hosted regular parties which often descended into obscene rants. Having inherited a fortune from her father, who went down with the Titanic, she often leads her guests, the band included, down channel to re-enact the demise of her father. The Museum has a restaurant, café and shop
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  • Wonderful museum, the small pictures you can find inside the building depicting Peggy Guggenheim show is that she must have had a wonderful time living there. The art is well chosen and diverse. Audioguide is a must to get all the explanations during your visit.
  • A very nice and interesting museum. Even though not the biggest one. Nice view on Grande Canale. Would recommend.
  • The less well known works of very well known artists. Some pretty pretentious pieces also. Nice location with nice shops nearby.
  • An enthralling collection of art in a delightful setting. Good information to help with appreciation and understanding.
  • I think this is my favourite museum in the world. Never get bored of it. It is truly an experience, a must-do once in Venice. This place is so quiet, so homey that it really does give you a warm feeling once inside.
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