Cultural Itineraries

Cultural Itineraries

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection


The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a museum of modern art created by the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979). Peggy assembled the core of her collection in London, Paris and New York between 1938 and 1947. In 1948 her collection was exhibited at the first post-war Venice Biennale. The following year Peggy acquired Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an unfinished 18th century palace on the Grand Canal of Venice, where she was to live for thirty years and which still today hosts her museum. The collection was assembled with the advice of distinguished artists and critics, such as Marcel Duchamp, Herbert Read, Nellie van Doesburg and Howard Putzel and today includes masterpieces by Picasso, Ernst, Magritte, Dalí, Ernst, Pollock, Calder, and many other artists of the avant-garde. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and which is a partner of the Basque Regional Government for the programming of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

The Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Sculpture Garden at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents works by Arp, Duchamp-Villon, Ernst, Fazzini, Giacometti, Holzer, Minguzzi, Mirko, Merz, Moore, Ono, Richier and others, as well as sculptures on temporary loan from other foundations and galleries by Marini, Kapoor, and Nannucci.

From October 2012 eighty works of Italian, European and American art of the decades after 1945 are added to the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in Venice. They includes works by Burri, Capogrossi, de Kooning, Dubuffet, Rothko, Oldenburg, Stella, Twombly, Warhol, Kapoor and are the bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, who collected the works with her late husband Rudolph B. Schulhof.


Peggy Guggenheim Collection
+39.041.2405 411

Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm. Closed on Tuesdays and December 25

Tickets: euro 15; euro 13 over 65 yrs; euro 9 students; free under 10 yrs. and members
Services: Museum Shop, Peggy Guggenheim Cafe, Audioguides

  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    Days: 1


    • Peggy Guggenheim Collection visit

Duration: 1 giorno

Price: euro 15; euro 13 over 65 yrs; euro 9 students; free under 10 yrs. and members

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