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Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Sights and Museums, Art Museum
Ranked #10 in Venice things to do
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Dorsoduro, 701-704, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
+39 041 240 5411
http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/
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If you thought the only Guggenheim museum was located in New York City, then think again. Venice, Italy has a Guggenheim museum of its own that houses the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Her collection ... Read more
includes works from some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, from Pablo Picasso’s “On the Beach” to Salvador Dalí’s “Birth of Liquid Desires” to Marcel Duchamp’s “Sad Young Man on a Train” to Alexander Calder’s “Arc of Pedals.” In addition to the permanent collection, you can see a number of limited-time exhibitions devoted to some of the equally great artists of the 20th century.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

A world class collection of contemporary art they is a must-visit. Avoid the lines by booking your visit in advance.

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An American museum with a Venetian atmosphere. Peggy Guggenheim bought Ca'Venier dei Leoni, an unfinished palazzo on the Grand Canal in 1948. She brought to Venice her outstanding collection of modern art and lived there for 30 years. Today the museum is visited by hundreds of thousands travelers. Closing day on Tuesday. Besides the artworks (Pollock, Picasso, Calder, Miro', Magritte, Ernst, just to mention a few) you'll like the spectacular terrace on the Grand Canal and the scultpure garden.

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Vienna, Austria

One of the greatest museums of the world, in realms of the history of moderny it is unique, and it is a really wonderful place

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Los Altos, California, USA

Learned a whole lot about Peggy Guggenheim in the museum. Go early if it's on your list of things to do in Venice.

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Pinellas Park, Florida

The museum is great if you're really into art. If you're only kind of into it (as I was), your time and money is probably better spent elsewhere in Venice. It was nice though to see some Dalis, Pollocks, and Warhols.

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA

After our tour of the Palazzo Ducale and Lunch, Erin & Jim wanted to go inside the Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco for a closer look, while Gayle and I were itching to see the Peggy Guggenheim collection. I love historical churches too and after all, we do have plans to walk the Camino de Santiago next year (Portuguese Way). Yet, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and lots of "you must see" advice was calling our name.

Gayle and I enjoyed a leisurely walk over, which included traversing the Ponte dell'Accademia and enjoying the view of Canal Grande. You can see the Museum from the Bridge. The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was Guggenheim's home. The Museum was originally the private collection of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim, who began displaying the artworks to the public seasonally in 1951. After her death in 1979. it passed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which eventually opened the collection year-round.

Gayle and I thoroughly enjoyed our too short visit. I particularly liked the outdoor areas including water-side and the sculpture garden. The inside galleries were well appointed and interesting, especially when I tried to overlay what the House looked like before it became a Museum. The collection is varied, which is what you might expect from these series of private collaborations. There are big names and small represented and always an interesting angle as approached them in our own unique ways.

Our visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection was time and money well spent. In a City full of centuries old history and culture, this place should fit right in to any Venice-based travel plan. And in the case of companions who want to see something else in Venezia, it was just a simple matter of easily meeting up later at the nearby Zattere.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

At first I didn't want to "waste" my vacation time in Venice by going to this museum. I figured, why the heck should I pay to see some great American artworks after I flew all this way to Italy? Well, if you are a fan of abstract expressionism (in particular Calder or Jackson Pollock), then this museum is a MUST SEE.

Ms. Guggenheim and I share a similar taste in art so I was in heaven at this museum! The Jackson Pollock room brought me to my knees -- thankfully there's a couch in there so you can sit down and contemplate the works.

Even if this type of artwork isn't your cup of tea, you will surely love the view from the "front yard" overlooking the Grand Canal. The museum usually hosts a couple of special exhibits that are included with your admission ticket; and don't miss the lovely sculpture garden!

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

A small museum with an impressive and important collection. Although it isn't one of the typical tourist destinations in the city it shouldn't be overlooked!

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New York City, New York State, USA

One of my favorite art collections. The paintings of some of the most incredible and renowned Modern artists are housed here.

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

One of my must go to sites when in Venice. Even to the point of not going to the website, other than to check on any variation on times. I want to be surprised etc. on entry.

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Basingstoke, UK

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum next to the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The museum was originally the house and private collection of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim.

There are works that are permanently on show and an area for travelling work. When I was there we saw a great set of photographs along with the sculptures and paintings.

Its a little out of the way, but well worth the trip if you want something more modern than the museums of Venice.

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Beirut, Lebanon

Located in the heart of the small artistic streets of the neighborhood of Dorsoduro, the very own Peggy Guggenheim home is a major must-visit for Art lovers as it collects a wide variety of modern paintings, such as Pollock, Picasso and Dali, not to forget of hanged photographs of Peggy herself in the room you're in. The Post-War section behind the cafeteria is definitely not to miss. Don't forget before quitting to write a wish and hang it on the Wishing Tree.

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I absolutely loved this gallery! Created from her Venetian home and still housing so much of her mid-century art collection, it was wonderful to wander through and discover each piece. Modigliani and Henry Moore are among the pieces you'll find there. It's right on the Grand Canal, easy to find and, I think, employees young Americans so no problem with language. Just great!

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Trento, Italy

Well, I've been there with my class and my mates didnt enjoy the exhibition as much as i did. there are quite a few works from famous artists like picasso, miró, kandinsky... (:

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Los Angeles

I adore this fabulous collection of modern art, that's housed in a grand airy palazzo on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere of Venice. Peggy Guggenheim's spirit lives on here, and you can imagine her taking off from her terrace in her one of her floral dresses and signature huge sunglasses for a private gondola ride, that she took religiously every evening at sunset. The collection is awesome: Calder, Picasso, Mondrian--she made a vow when she started collecting to buy only the work of living artists. And I love talking to the docents--young, enthusiastic, smart types who are in Venice on Guggenheim fellowships.

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St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

a wonderful museum in Peggy Guggenheim's old home. she's buried in the courtyard in front.

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Padua, Italy

This is a small museum with the great value of having a view on Grand Canal. It has a small garden with some pieces installed outside. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home. The museum presents Peggy's personal collection as well as temporary exhibitions. A corner of Paradise in Venice.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The extraordinary villa housing the private collection of Peggy Guggenheim is one of my favorite places in Venice and one of the best museums in the world. The sculpture garden is fantastic and it's a nice place to enjoy the shade. The sculpture in front of the villa is hilarious and truly captures the essence of the collection--it's fantastic art with a sense of humor.

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Toronto, Canada

My favorite gallery by far! Easily spent 3 hours viewing the art and having lunch in their cafe. Kid friendly

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Napa, California, USA

Sometimes I like Modern Art, and sometimes it really annoys me. However, the collection here is impressive, and you should come here. Peggy Guggenheim was the neice of Solomon Guggenheim, of New York Guggenheim museum fame. It's also nice to see some quality art that's a strong counterpoint to what you'll see in all the other museums in Venice.

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