Modern art museum in Venice
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a museum of modern art in Venice created by the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979). In the 1948 Peggy her collection was shown for the first time at the Venice Biennale. In this period, 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 now hosts the museum, where you can admire the works of the great masters of the twentieth century such as Picasso, Ernst, Magritte, Dali, Pollock, and Calde.
The collection is one of the most important of its kind worldwide. The museum organizes annually temporary exhibitions. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Since October 2012, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection welcomes 80 precious Italian, European and American post-World War II works, the legacy of the American collector Hannelore B. Schulhof and her husband Rudolph B. Schulhof.
From September 22, 2018 until January 14, 2019, the modern art museum in Venice will host the Osvaldo Licini exhibition: “What a wind of utter madness lifts me up” to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Osvaldo Licini’s death (1894–1958) curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. The exhibition will comprise around hundred paintings that will exemplify Licini’s art, made of colours and signs that he viewed as expressions of energy, willpower, ideas, and magic.
Opening hours: Daily 10 am - 6 pm. Closed Tuesdays and December 25
Admission Fees: Adults €15; Senior visitors over 65 yrs. €13; Students €9; Children under 0-10 yrs. free.
Facilities Museum: shop, Peggy Guggenheim cafe, Audio guide.
Collezione Peggy Guggenheim
Dorsoduro, 701-704 - 30123 Venezia (VE) - IT
Tel: +39 041.2405411
Fax: +39 041.5206885