Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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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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Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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C James
United Kingdom46 contributions
Dec 2021
Wonderful collection of modern art - highly recommend a visit - well laid out and good explanations of the art for those of us who might not be experts!!
Written December 16, 2021
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Frizbeth22
Yorkshire, UK122 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is a fab collection of artwork by many famous names. They're displayed in what was the house of Peggy Guggenheim - a peaceful place to contemplate.

This is a great place to visit for the chance to see artwork by Picasso and Pollock, amongst other well known artists, up close. They offered free talks whilst we were there too.

The courtyard has some fab sculptures and we very much enjoyed our visit. We visited in the later afternoon and really enjoyed the view of the Grand Canal from the back of the museum - it was so peaceful and beautiful.
Written November 8, 2021
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PlayItLoud2701
Marburg, Germany16 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Great paintings, amazing garden, unforgettable view on the canal. But just a bit expensive. In general worth visiting.
Written November 5, 2021
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Ajoy2b
Harbor Springs, MI217 contributions
As many times as we’ve been to Venice we’ve not had a chance to visit this museum. It was spectacular. The artwork was phenomenal. Some artists, we recognized. Some were new to us. The story of Peggy was so interesting. As we in the courtyard relaxing after our tour we had a chance to hear first hand the “life and times, marriages, relationships and secrets of Peggy over the years.
Written October 28, 2021
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ginsengNewYork
new york1,111 contributions
Oct 2021
First, make sure you reserve online as entrance is restricted to online bookings, for pandemic reasons (timed tickets to limit crowds in the galleries).
Second, you can stay as long as you want in this little sanctuary and enjoy the terrace on the Grand Canal and the very good garden café-restaurant
Third, what makes this museum so special is that it is the palazzo where Peggy Guggenheim spent the last 30 years of her life and is buried, next to her beloved dogs ;-)
Fourth, the collection is relatively small if you’re used to the MOMA or the TATE, but it is still interesting for it exemplifies how Peggy Guggenheim supported modern artists such as Picasso, Pollock, Ernst, Magritte (surrealist art has indeed an important part in this museum). Temporary exhibits are also interesting, especially right now (october 2021) « Migrating Objects », Guggenheim’s African, Oceanic, and indigenous American artifacts presented in dialogue with European avant-garde works influenced by these very cultures.
Fifth, if you have time, you might also enjoy a visit to the Palazzo Cini, 3 blocks away. It provides a beautiful and thought provoking contrast as it offers a small but lovely, predominantly Florentine collection.
Written October 23, 2021
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cymopterus
Salt Lake City, UT282 contributions
Oct 2021
Well worth a visit for the art and house. It was a pleasure to view some modern art after spending almost three weeks visiting the earlier art that makes Italy famous. We had a timed ticket so did not have to wait in long lines. The museum was limiting the number of visitors so was not crowded giving plenty of space to enjoy the art. Reserve your ticket on-line. They were sold out at the door.
Written October 6, 2021
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bartiekloon
Herne, Belgium11 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Never been so disappointed by the way people are treated. Very rude and arrogant staff at entrance enjoying the power they have on allowing people in or not. Before my eyes, I witnessed how a young child was refused entrance for an urgent sanitary stop. My wife was refused entrance despite the fact that she could present numberous pieces of evidence proving her identity. Very poor COVID-19 safety measures in place, desinfection dispensers being empty. Final scene that disgusted me: an aged person in the cafeteria was being accused of having stolen … a coffee spoon. Embarassing and humiliating
Written August 18, 2021
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ghanbg
Nuremberg, Germany498 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We found the life story of Peggy Guggenheim almost more interesting than the rather small modern art collection (which does include some great pieces). Look out for Peggys grave where she rests alongside all her dogs! The setting by the Grand Canal is pretty stunning too.
Written August 12, 2021
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wiwma
Toronto, Canada105 contributions
Jun 2021
Priceless!
The works of art by the great masters were exceptial. Not a large museum but worth the visit. We booked online and went right in. No line ups, no wait times. The beautiful gardens, the terrace of the Grand Canal, enchanting.. worth the price hands down.
Written June 21, 2021
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Nicholas N
46 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
One of the least inspired collections of modern art we have seen. Not very interesting works, especially from some of the greats. It was like looking at a set of worn 1950s era furniture in someone's grandma's house. Evidently, there are better works that were not on display, pray tell why not, if you're charging us an exorbitant admission fee. Having just spent 4 months in Italy we are mystified as to how this could be in the top 10 museums most visited in Italy. The best part was when they let us out for some fresh air next to the Grand Canal. We didn't want to go back inside for more standing in line for 5 to 10 minutes at every single room to see drab art, but there was no other way.
Written October 19, 2020
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