Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
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Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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LCastle
England, UK15 contributions
May 2022
I usually love modern art galleries and this one was peculiar.
Very small space and the works seemed slightly unorganised.
Staff was pleasant and the public restrooms were clean.
Written 20 May 2022
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Maogao
Texas101 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What a fabulous museum filled with the works of many of my favorite modern artists--Klee, Kadinsky, Picasso, Calder, Ernst, Dali, and many more. You can get right up to the art--no roped off areas. This was my favorite stop in my two days in Venice.
Written 17 May 2022
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Chris L
Chicago, IL8 contributions
May 2022
I was vastly underwhelmed at this museum. First, it's not that large. Second, much of the artwork is just so so. But then, I'm not a fan of looking at a chalkboard of scribbles and calling it art. For all the hoopla, I'd save the time and just enjoy a stroll along the canals.
Written 17 May 2022
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JJOH
Doha, Qatar636 contributions
May 2022
Seriously? Woman inherits enormous sum of money aged 21 and spends her life indulging in her bohemian lifestyle with artist friends. Hardly the most objective viewer of their artistic abilities. Uses her unearned millions to buy artworks and kindly we are now offered the opportunity to pay to see the collection.
Most of it is complete and utter rubbish. Unless you are the most utterly deluded convert to this kind of nonsense don’t waste your time going there. Like many others around me I wandered around thinking how dumb I had been by being seduced into wasting precious minute if my life.
See the attached photos if you want to know the kind if crapntgat is on display.
NB DONT BUY A MINI GUIDE. IT ISNOT A GUIDE. JUST A WORTHLESS WAY OF EXTRACTING 5 € from your wallet

Written 15 May 2022
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Alain D’Est
Porto, Portugal5 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
It is an intimate experience with the creme de la creme of contemporary artists. Beautifully sited in a Venetian palazzo located in a lovely area of Venice, where you will find galleries in narrow calles. Peaceful gardens and a timeless vista on the Grand Canal.
Written 12 April 2022
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C James
United Kingdom54 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 16 December 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 8 November 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 5 November 2021
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Ajoy2b
Harbor Springs, MI222 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 28 October 2021
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ginsengNewYork
new york1,168 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 23 October 2021
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