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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  • My husband and I are keen visitors of art museums and galleries. So the chance to see what was Peggy Guggenheim’s home, which has now been converted into a beautiful place housing a wealth of stunning...  more »
  • For me this didn’t live up to the reviews or the entrance fee . I visited at a quiet time in February yet still found it difficult to step back and admire many of the artworks without bumping into peo...  more »
  • The collection is very beautiful. Regardless of this there know or not in contemporary art, there are works like... it or not and what the artist is known (Picasso, Ernst, Magritte, Pollock, Calder...) or not. €15 anyway per adult.
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  • Very interesting collection. Particularly those who like interpreting abstract art. A lot of the collection needed the right mindset to indulge the artists.. It was a good and pleasant experience. I'd advise the physical or audio guide to provide more information during the tour.
  • A "who's who" of modern abstract art, incredible collection. Good audio guide. Not so large as to be overwhelming, although even off peak (in October) there were a lot of people and it felt a little crammed. Lovely garden and cafe. Recommended.
  • This place was a very moving experience for me. It perhaps was a highlight of visiting the entire beautiful city here. What moved me was the personal picture of Ms. Guggenheim that I felt. And it was touching to look at and read some of the personal pictures and notes from prominent artists to her.
  • Fantastic collection of contemporary/modern cubist, surrealist and abstract art. Absolutely loved the fascinating temporary exhibition which doesn't cost additionally to your entry ticket. Discounted price for students. Good layout and lovely terrace overlooking the canal to take a sit down half way through. Informative plaques. No queue for entry even in the height of August tourist season. Lovely cafe and gift shop too.
  • Nice little gallery, you can see the whole thing without getting footsore. The house & grounds are a beautiful setting for the paintings and sculptures. The surreal & abstract art are interesting for the uninitiated. Situated in a nice corner of Venice (they're all nice).

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