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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim collection © Julie Mac
Peggy Guggenheim collection © Julie Mac

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, becoming one of the most illustrious collections of modern art in Italy. It spans the artistic movements of Cubism, European Abstraction and Surrealism, with notable works by Kandinsky, Picasso, Rothko, Ernst, Dali, Pollock and many more. Guggenheim built up her collection between 1938 and 1947, and bought the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in 1948, where she lived until her death in 1979. This exciting, prestigious and often bizarre collection is a great departure from the overwhelming amount of Gothic, Byzantine and Renaissance art pervading Venice.

Address: Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, 701 Dorsoduro

Website: www.guggenheim-venice.it

Telephone: +39 041 240 5411

Opening times: Open daily 10am to 6pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Admission: €15. Concessions are available