A world class collection of contemporary art they is a must-visit. Avoid the lines by booking your visit in advance.
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.
One of the greatest museums of the world, in realms of the history of moderny it is unique, and it is a really wonderful place
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!
Located in the heart of the small artistic streets of the neighborhood of Dorsoduro, the very own Peggy Guggenheim home is a major must-visit for Art lovers as it collects a wide variety of modern paintings, such as Pollock, Picasso and Dali, not to forget of hanged photographs of Peggy herself in the room you're in. The Post-War section behind the cafeteria is definitely not to miss. Don't forget before quitting to write a wish and hang it on the Wishing Tree.
I absolutely loved this gallery! Created from her Venetian home and still housing so much of her mid-century art collection, it was wonderful to wander through and discover each piece. Modigliani and Henry Moore are among the pieces you'll find there. It's right on the Grand Canal, easy to find and, I think, employees young Americans so no problem with language. Just great!
One of my favorite art collections. The paintings of some of the most incredible and renowned Modern artists are housed here.
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.