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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

just east Accademia along Gran Canal, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
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Ranked #15 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This satellite gallery of the famous Guggenheim in New York occupies the 17th-century Customs House...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This satellite gallery of the famous Guggenheim in New York occupies the 17th-century Customs House in Venice, featuring modern and contemporary works of art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I am not big fan of model arts, but this is one of the better ones. It has a nice view once you step out the back door. It has a nice view of Grand Canel.

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malibu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I am not a big fan of modern art but I know a lot of people who love it. even if its not your thing, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is worth a visit. There is a lovely backyard garden and there's always something unusual on display. If you do go, check out the bookstore and read up on the fascinating... More 

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Vilassar de Mar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I am not particularly fond of modefrn art but the exhibition was very nice and complete, not boring, and richer than expected. The palace hosting it and the path to it are enjoyable too.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Not to all tastes, and not to mine, the museum trades heavily on its patron. I recognise tastes differ, but cannot see the value in the works consisting of red squares on canvas, four square panels of copper coated in white enamel, and, my low-light, a large piece of polythene that has been burnt and melted in the centre. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Almost every exhibit is worth taking time over. We learned a lot and came away inspired. There is also a decent cafe, so you can have a break and return to the fray!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a lover of the arts but wanted to go on my previous visit and didn't. What a very interesting and almost haunting place. Get up close to Picasso's and see the detail. Lots of lovely sculptures too. Well worth the visit.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This a museum of great modern art. Some amazing pieces to view and a great shop and cafe. Make sure you buy a can of artists poo ( when you go you will know what I mean) :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like modern art, this is not to be missed when visiting Venice, the collection is extensive and impressive. It's housed in Peggy's former home on the Grand Canal which elevates the experience to extraordinary. We were fortunate enough with the timing of the visit to hear a talk about the history of the museum and some fascinating facts... More 

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Seattle, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Art is more than stick figures with penises and fountains with ornate designs, it is a kalediscope of stories, ideas, ways of living and ways of preserving life in action; a timelessness that affects all cultures. The voluminous of Art in Venice could easily overwhelm the first time visitor, but not the Guggenhim Collection. Peggy Guggenheim acted on her feelings... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is fascinating to visit the former home of Peggy Guggenheim, now a museum of contemporary art. I recommend that you use the audio guide that can be obtained from the ticket office. The "artspeak" of the commentary, particularly on Jackson Pollock's work, is worth the price on its own.

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