Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 85%History Buffs
- 71%Local Culture
- 70%Family Travelers
- 57%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (25)
- Peggy Guggenheim CollectionMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 20, 2013
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!
- Peggy Guggenheim CollectionMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 07, 2013
A small museum with an impressive and important collection. Although it isn't one of the typical tourist destinations in the city it shouldn't be overlooked!
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- Peggy Guggenheim CollectionMember ofFoodiesStudentsLuxury Travelers+ 2Jun 01, 2013
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.
- Peggy Guggenheim CollectionAug 30, 2012
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!
- Peggy Guggenheim CollectionMember ofFoodiesJul 21, 2012
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.
- Peggy Guggenheim CollectionMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 1Jul 05, 2012
This is a small museum with the great value of having a view on Grand Canal. It has a small garden with some pieces installed outside. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home. The museum presents Peggy's personal collection as well as temporary exhibitions. A corner of Paradise in Venice.
- Peggy Guggenheim CollectionMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Jul 05, 2012
The extraordinary villa housing the private collection of Peggy Guggenheim is one of my favorite places in Venice and one of the best museums in the world. The sculpture garden is fantastic and it's a nice place to enjoy the shade. The sculpture in front of the villa is hilarious and truly captures the essence of the collection--it's fantastic art with a sense of humor.