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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

  • Dorsoduro 701 Map It
  • Venice

Updated 11/13/2013

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Housed in the surprisingly small and charming Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, this choice selection of 20th-century painting and sculpture represents the taste and extraordinary style of the late heiress Peggy Guggenheim. Through wealth and social connections, Guggenheim (1898–1979) became an important art dealer and collector from the 1930s through the 1950s, and her personal collection here includes works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Pollock, Motherwell, and Ernst (at one time

her husband). The museum serves beverages, snacks, and light meals in its refreshingly shady, artistically sophisticated garden. On Sunday at 3 pm the museum offers a free tour and art workshop for children 10 and under; conducted in Italian, anglophone interns are generally on hand to help those who don't parla italiano.

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Address:

Fondamenta Venier dei Leoni, Dorsoduro 701, Venice, 30123, Italy

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Phone:

041-2405411

Sight Details:

  • €14
  • Wed.–Mon. 10–6

Updated 11/13/2013

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Dec 24, 2002

great modern art

great selection of Italians and other modern art in interesting building we loved it PS Meseum of Mod Art is now opne and 0 great building and wonderful art

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