Peggy Guggenheim created a renowned art collection in Europe and America primarily between 1938 and 1946. In 1949 Peggy settled in Venice, where she lived and exhibited her collection for the rest of her life.
Peggy Guggenheim bought the unfinished Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, along the Grand Canal, in 1949. The building was originally inteded as a four-storey palace, yet it never rose beyond the ground floor.
Peggy Guggenheim Museum contains one of the most important collections of modern European and American art of early 20th century, consisting in more than 200 paintings and sculptures representing almost every modern art movement. Since 1951 Peggy’s house and garden were opened to the public for viewing her collection. This is still today one of the most visited sights of the city.
The light-filled rooms and the incredible masterpieces provide a striking contrast to the Venetian paintings you can see in other museums or in the churches of the city. A visit to the Guggenheim Collection will offer you the opportunity to admire works by Picasso, Dalí, Pollock, Duchamp, Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Mondrian, Picasso, Braque and many other. One of the most coherent survey of Modernism you can see in Italy.
DURATION: 2 hours
THE PRICE OF THE GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION GUIDED TOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a certified tour guide
- admission to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection