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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  • Utterly sublime and 100% closed on Tuesdays. Not only do you get a sense of how beautiful her home was (and it's exquisite), her collection is fantastic. From Jackson Pollock to Max Ernst to Picasso, there are some really exquisite pieces of art to admire here. What I also love about this stop is how wonderful the view from Peggy's home is. You're really able to get up close with the canal and take some gorgeous pictures as the rest of Venice floats by. The grounds are full of wonderful sculptures as well, in addition to a lovely garden and graves for Peggy's beloved dogs, right beside Peggy herself. I always make time for this gallery when I'm in Venice and, if you're an art fan, it's highly recommended.
  • One of the best collections of 20th century art under one relatively small rough. I liked the compact nature of the environment especially the room containing Jackson Pollock paintings. A new discovery for me was Pegeen Vail Guggenheim who's colourful artwork I found captivating. Fantastic museum especially if you strike it lucky and go there when it's a bit less crowded.
  • I am so grateful that we made a trip to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. After 10 days of historic Roman and Italian art, triptychs of the Virgin Mary, etc., the chance to see some incredible modern and surrealist art was a welcome change. The space is beautiful and very well curated. Would highly recommend a visit here on your trip to Venice.
  • You will get to see pollock's. Not bad of a modern and expressionism art museum. But having been in numerous museums, i find the collection here a bit less. But amazing artworks. Love it. 15€ full price as of February 2018.
  • My favourite gallery in Venice by far. Beautiful serene location with some amazing pieces (including pieces by Pollock, Mondrian, Picasso, and Dalí), and a great view of the canal. Great café/restaurant and gift shop too!
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