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. Add Peggy Guggenheim Collection and other attractions to your Venice trip itinerary using our Venice trip itinerary maker app.
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  • One of the least inspired collections of modern art we have seen. Not very interesting works, especially from some of the greats. It was like looking at a set of worn 1950s era furniture in someone's....  more »
  • We had a reservation for 16.20, so there wasn’t much time until it closes at 18.00. When we arrived on time we were told to wait it the courtyard in front of the ticket office. At 16.30 we were told.....  more »
  • We were very happy with our visit here, both for the stunning quality of the art but also for the experience of the building including the beautiful balcony on the grand canal. Only issue is that...  more »
  • Such an inspiring person - such a beautiful place and a great legacy! The museum and life story of Peggy Guggenheim are highly unusual and interesting (happy to recommend biographies in the museum shop - available in English, Italian, French and German). The garden is very relaxing place - oasis of greenery and freshness in the busy hot city.
  • Not worth its admission fee. Nice museum with works of huge artists as Miro, Kandinsky, Picasso, Tapies. Unfortunately its more of a checklist of those well-know names than a well curated exhibition. For 5-10 Euros it would be a nice to see place, but 15 Euros is simply too much - even for Venice.
  • Beautiful setting for a fasinating collection of twentieth century art. Interesting sculpture garden beautifully displayed. Main exhibition ranging from fine examples by Picasso through to Jackson Pollock. Well worth a couple of hours.
  • Great collection of modern art in a clean, simple setting. Back is open to the Grand Canal with a collection of sculpture outside. Also has a space for more temporary exhibits. Well worth the price👍.
  • A few nice pieces, but otherwise underwhelming. Like many cases in general, because of their money, the Guggenheims had significant influence on what became popular/well-known modern art. Unfortunately, unlike other scenarios, they had bad taste.

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