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 wouldn't consider this a must-do. The collection was thorough, and the temporary exhibition was very interesting, but a large proportion of the art really wasn't my cup of tea. In fairness, if you.....  more
    I wouldn't consider this a must-do. The collection was thorough, and the temporary exhibition was very interesting, but a large proportion of the art really wasn't my cup of tea. In fairness, if you.....  more »
  • I usually love modern art galleries and this one was peculiar. Very small space and the works seemed slightly unorganised. Staff was pleasant and the public restrooms were clean. 
    I usually love modern art galleries and this one was peculiar. Very small space and the works seemed slightly unorganised. Staff was pleasant and the public restrooms were clean.  more »
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  • So many beautiful painters that Peggy managed to join together in one distinctive collection. Definitely worth a visit if you like the style of Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, Magritte, Calder and many more. A bit of a sad chapter with the African art as nobody ever bothered to know the names of the artists (artist unknown) but it's a stern reminder of our colonial history.
  • Good blend of early to mid century "modern art". The visit will not take you more than 45 minutes, maybe maybe, a tad longer. My highlight is Calder's jewelry. Just always has been amazing to me. Just a couple of his pieces along with several other things of his. Pollack is well represented and there are some other nice pieces. In a city full of classical art it is a change.

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