This museum is the former Venetian home of Peggy Guggenheim. She described hersefl as an "Art Addict". She was also referred to by many as the female "Cassanova". She was unconventional in many ways.
The museum is filled with an historical collection of modern art through the ages. Peggy loved artists before anyone else even knew of them. Jackson Pollak is one such artist whom Peggy even paid a stipend so he would keep experimenting.
I walked through the outdoor sculpture garden and museum using Rick Steves' 2012 Venice guide, which included a map of the museum with descriptions and history of many pieces. The guide book made the experience very insightful.
I especially enjoyed the graves of Peggy and her pets in the courtyard. The ashes of her beloved dogs and cats through the years are burried beside her. That is the mark of a true animal lover.
The museum also has a small cafe which might be better for a coffee than a meal. I had a very bland toasted cheese and ham sandwich served on white bread. A very interesting highlight of the cafe for me was the large photo exhibit on display at the time showing portraits of Peggy, some with family, many with her art collection.
If the photo exhibit is not a permanent display, you can also see photos of Peggy throughout the museum in each room. They often show Peggy posing in the room as she had it decorated during her residence.
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