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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Address: just east Accademia along Gran Canal, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39-041-2405-411
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This satellite gallery of the famous Guggenheim in New York occupies the...

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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Well you have to do it while you're in Venice, don't you. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a museum of its time, and reflected her personal taste in modern art at that time. I... read more

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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well you have to do it while you're in Venice, don't you. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a museum of its time, and reflected her personal taste in modern art at that time. I liked the sculptures in her garden more than the paintings, but that's my personal taste too. It was very busy when we were there and particularly... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was interesting to see the house, as well as personal pictures of Peggy and her family, but the modern art, although famous, did not appeal as much to me as other classical art throughout Venice and Italy.

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Manchester, UK
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Nice area to visit - helped understand the museum by watching iPlayer about Peggy Guggenheim - but the art??? Think someone's having a laugh at some of the things. And one more point - why are all the other visitors walking around with such glum faces!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although not a modern art fan my husband and I wanted to give it a go. This is Peggy Gugenheim's house where her and her husband Max Earnst lived and it is a wonderful back drop for her collection. To me the not to be missed pieces were the Pollack paintings and the Calder mobiles. Some of the works were... More 

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Burton on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was mind blowing, incredible and in my opinion worth the walk in the heat. I loved it. It was a way of looking at art through the mind of the creator. THe history was great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Remarkable story behind this modern art collection. I'm not the biggest fan of modern art but I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. I agree with the PBS documentary, Peggy Guggenheim must have had an exceptional eye for upcoming artists. It is a little out of the way as Venice attractions go, but worth the trip and that probably is why is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The art is great. But for me the best experience is going outside and taking in the view of the Grand Canal. Worth every Euro to experience this. Take time to walk in the garden too. No pressure to go in the gift shop...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Peggy Guggenheim museum offers an incredibly curated collection of modern artists in an architecturally lovely building right on the Grand Canal. Wander through the halls of Peggy's home seeing Picasso, Max Ernst, Kandinsky, etc. up close while taking a break on the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal. Art museums don't get much better than this.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is not a very big collection and comprehensive, but the artworks are very good as the display and the house is beautiful. Great terrace in front of the canal and relaxing patio with very good sculptures. It was too crowded at the time of my visit, Sunday 10-12 AM that did not allow to appreciate the artwork at leisure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great collection and layout and get the voice guide as it's fantastic and tells intimate strikes of the artists and Peggy herself. We just been to the Academie collection the day before but this was by far the most enjoyable!

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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.