Peggy Guggenhan Museum of Art, in Venice, Watercity, Peggy created the Museum of Art with a large heritage inherited from his parents, collecting a large number of abstract and surreal works. Picasso's poets on the sea also included them, as well as the Kingdom of Light of Margaret, above which is the contradictory space of night lights under the blue sky and white clouds, with a touch of warmth but loneliness. ?
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.
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!
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Venice. The collection focuses on early 20th century art, so it's a nice change-up from the other museums in town (although admittedly that may not be what some are looking for in Venice, particularly when the visit is short). The sculpture garden outside is small but fun and whimsical (we took a lot of silly pics there). The restaurant wasn't half bad either. My only wish is that the foundation recreate the feel of the house when Peggy actually lived there. Photos on the wall indicate how it used to look - even in black and white you can see that she had fantastic design sense, and knew how to show off the art to its fullest.
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.