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 Peggy Guggenheim is a Venice gem by its history of when PG lived here, entertained global artists and was their muse, dealer and lover. Today managed and curated by the Solomon Guggenheim staff, i...  more »
  • The gallery is located in Peggy Guggenheims home...a place down on the Grand canal..so the location is beautiful and easy to reach from the Accademia waterbus stop. The galleries are all air condition...  more »
  • As many have expressed, this exhibit is in a lovely location. However, it is quite expensive for what you get to see. I love and appreciate art and felt very underwhelmed by a lot of the selected piec...  more »
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  • Features most of the heavy hitters from early to mid 20th century - Mondrian, Picasso, Pollock, Dali, Rothko and more. All housed in a swanky villa on the grand canal. Not designed as a gallery, the corridors are quite narrow and the rooms are pretty small. This wouldn't be a problem but for the fact that, like everywhere in Venice, there are far too many people. You've got to take the rough with the smooth though, if you want to see the top class collection, you've got to be willing to fight through hordes of tourists and school parties.
  • Wow, these art works are so beautiful and it's such an amazing thing to be able to see them in the flesh! Some stunning pieces from household names in surrealism, FREE talks conducted periodically on specific artists by well informed engaging staff. This was a real highlight of our trip to Venice and the Mocha in the cafe was by far the best we have ever tasted in the world
  • Hard to say that I ... disliked ... the collection. But I really didn't LOVE it. Good examples of the modernist era (late 40's - 60's) but one might go here, because of the name / reputation expecting incredible examples of the artists' works. Good examples but not the best... not what you might expect. One exception - for me anyway - Duchamp's "Valise".
  • A must-visit when you're in Venice! Incredible collection with other contemporary collections that change over time. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful art collection in a beautiful home. Great location with pretty views. Loved the sculpture garden.