Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Peggy Guggenheim Collection building from the outside.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection building from the outside. | Photo credit: Andrea Mancini/Flickr

Peggy Guggenheim Collection Overview

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The priceless and private collection of the American heiress- Peggy Guggenheim (former wife of Max Ernst) who often displayed her collection for public in 1951 was soon transformed into a modern art museum post her death in 1979. Today, this collection is carefully placed in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni located on Grand Canal which was once Guggenheim’s residence.

Inaugurated in the year 1980, the museum represents Peggy’s collection which is inspired by folk art and has beautiful masterpieces (both Surreal and Abstract) of Kandinsky, Picasso, Man Ray, Rothko, Mondrian, Joseph Cornell and Dalí. The collection is managed and taken care by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (New York). Backed by a beautiful location and a stunning art collection, the museum attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 6 pm

  • Entrance Fee €14 (Adults); €11 (Senior Citizen)

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Dorsoduro, 701-704, 30123 Venezia, Italy