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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  • I did not know that Peggy Guggenheim moved from New York to Venice and is buried here. Interested in art then a visit here of course. Her collection of Pollock, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Picasso and many many more. Just totally wonderful
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  • So when I say classics I mean some of the big cannons of art all gathered in an elegant gallery space. Definitely worth a visit, 15 euro to enter.  more »
  • Small museum so you will want to see the art at the least crowded time. Get the audio tour! It is the kind that allows you to put in the number of the particular piece you want info on. Trust me, you ...  more »
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  • I won’t lie I’m not an art expert, no I’m the complete other extreme, in fact if you asked me about artists I’d only be able to name a hand few, those would be famous because there were films of their lives. So I went here as a complete art novice, one name I knew instantly however was Salvador Dali, never in my life did I think I would see genuine works of art by Dali. Well that’s what I saw, multiple works of art by Dali, so enthralled was I with this notion, little else mattered. We spent a few hours here, looking at art, enjoying the story of Peggy Guggenheim by her art and her furnishings. It was all quite fascinating to me, lovely pieces inside and out. Strong, knowledgeable staff all of whom spoke perfect English, even if they were not native speakers. The complex is quite small, but winding enough to fill a void of time while showing you phenomenal art pieces. My experience of similar is normally quite dull, Guggenheim clearly was intelligent a lover of art, but she clearly also had a good sense of humour, some playful humour really comes out at you during your visit.
  • Don't bring a bag with you unless you feel comfortable placing it in a locker. They don't tell you until you are ready to walk into the gate after you've paid that you have to put it into a locker. There was a key to the locker that you hold on to, so it wasn't that big of a deal. It was awesome to see some Picasso's and the Salvador Dali. There were several Jackson Pollock paintings and several other famous pieces. It was well worth seeing. When we went, it wasn't very crowded. The audio headset was well worth the money.
  • If you appreciate modern art, I would definitely recommend coming here. This was one of my favorite stops on a recent trip to Venice. The collection itself was wonderful, the entry price was very reasonable, and it's off the beaten path some, so there are less crowds to deal with. It's also situated right along the Grand Canal, so you can enjoy some great views of Venice right out the back door! Worth the visit in my book.
  • I had a lovely experience at this quaint museum. Between Ms. Guggenheim's superior collection and her beautiful palazzo, it is hard for even an art novice's soul to not be touched by the charm of this space. The staff were also warm and informative. I went on a tour with a young American, Monica, who was brilliant and a captivating speaker. My few hours here will be a wondrous memory from my time in Venice for years to come.
  • Great pieces in an interesting setting. The museum is Peggy Guggenheim's former home. You can find her (and her dogs') grave in the courtyard! I would recommend catching the free talk on Peggy's life that the host in the courtyard and take a moment to sit by the canal behind the gallery.
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