Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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  • LOCATION: Palazzo Venier dei Leoni via Dorsoduro, 701 VENEZIA (VE)


The private apartment of Peggy Guggenheim, transformed in museum, conserve today 250 works, of which only 180 visible ones to the public. Peggy Guggenheim Collection is an original collection of contemporary art,  made possible by the watchful eye of the lively Peggy Guggheneim, brilliant heiress, merchant and patron of arts, who bought this uncompleted palazzo (4 floors were missing) on the Grand Canal (Ca’ Corner dei Leoni) to accommodate her collection of paintings. When you enter you can either stop in the garden (were you will find many sculptures by various artists such as Henry More and Alberto Giacometti) or visit the halls of the palazzo (where she used to live). The works are divided according to the figurative movement they belong to: on the halls left of the entrance door feature the works from the Cubist avant-garde to Orphism, represented by Delaunay and Kupka, or Giacomo Balla’s futurism (Automobile=noise+speed) and Gino Severini’s Sea=dancer; and then Kandisky or Piet Mondrian representatives of abstractionism, but most of all note the main exponents of surrealism, such as Max Ernst, Joan Mirò or Picasso’s La Baiguada, and Giorgio De Chirico’s The Red Tower.

In the halls left of the entrance door there are more surrealist masterpieces: Salvador Dalì’s Birth of Liquid Desires, Magritte’s The Voice of the Air, other minor works of the same movement: The Postman-Cheval by Max Ernst and Study for Chimpanzee by Francis Bacon. The area dedicated to post-World War II art is rich too, in particular with the works of a young exponent of Expressionism: Jackson Pollok.

Admire these paintings by the most famous exponents of the European and American avant-gardes note some objects that used to be part of the furnishing, such as Alexander Calder’s furniture (he made the incredible silver headboard which used to hang over Peggy).

On the walls many photographs hang showing the original look of the halls. The Barchessa, the wing of the building that overlooks the garden, has been hosting Gianni Mattioli Collection since 1997 and contains many masterpieces of Italian futurism. Finally, you can give a look at the modern, original and well-stocked book-shop, or stop for a while at the Museum Café.

How to get there: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is located along the Grand Canal between the Accademia Bridge and the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute
From Piazzale Roma or Railway: vaporetto line 2, direction Lido, Accademia stop - vaporetto line 1, direction Lido, stop Accademia or Salute
From Piazza San Marco: vaporetto line 2, direction P. Roma, stop Accademia - vaporetto line 1, direction P. Roma, stop Salute or Accademia

Hours: every day from 10.00 to 18.00 (last entry at 17.00) Closed on Tuesdays and 25 December;

Full ticket price: 15.00 €

Reduced ticket price: 13.00 €

Senior over 65 years old

Touring Club Italiano members

COOP members (with card)

Trenitalia Veneto regional season ticket holders 

Cinemapiù card holders

Reduced ticket cost: 9.00 €

Students up to 26 years in possession of a valid student card

Children from 10 to 18

School groups

UNESCO members, IAA, AIAP (with card)

ANISA members, National Association of History of Teachers of Art you and the other teachers of Art and Art History (with identity document)

Members Friends of the Museums of Venice

Journalists without accreditation with press card valid for the current year Forces of order (with identity document or in divided)

Fidelity Card holders Goldoni Theater in Venice

Fidelity Card holders Verdi Theater in Padua

Fidelity Card holders Mario Del Monaco Theater in Treviso

Free admission:

Every Thursday admission is free for residents of the 44 municipalities of the Metropolitan City of Venice upon presentation of an identity document.

Children up to 10 years

People with disabilities with a companion

Members of the Advisory Committee of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, The International Patrons, Guggenheim Circle, Friends of the Collection

Members of the Guggenheim Museums (with card)

Employees of the Guggenheim Intrapresæ ( with business card or company card)

ART PASS members

AAMD members (with card)

ICOM and ICOMOS members (with card)

Journalists (subject to credit via mail to be requested at least two days before the visit.)

Students of the Accademia di Belle in Venice (with document proving enrollment)

Students of the I.I.S. Marco Polo, Artistic High School of Venice (with document that testifies to enrollment)

Students of Guggenheim High School of Venice (with document that testifies to enrollment) Authorized guides

Members of the Association of Concierges of Venice Hotels "Golden Keys"



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