Peggy Guggenheim Collection

It houses the personal collection of Peggy Guggenheim and temporary exhibitions.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection overlooks the Grand Canal in what was the Venetian residence of its founder, the patron of the arts Peggy Guggenheim. Passionate about art and with a great instinct for emerging artists, Peggy brought to the lagoon city works by artists who were unknown at the time, such as Jackson Pollock, but who would determine the course of international contemporary art. Today, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni houses not just Peggy Guggenheim’s personal collection, but also the works of the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection. It also hosts temporary exhibitions, accompanied by educational workshops for children, guided tours, talks and cultural initiatives.

Address: Dorsoduro 701, Venice

Interesting Info

Peggy Guggenheim purchased Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in 1949, turning it into her home for the next thirty years. Starting from 1951 and until her death, the patron of the arts opened the building’s doors to the public, free of charge, three afternoons a week, from Easter to November.

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