THE GUGGENHEIM IN VENICE
Ca’ Venier dei Leoni, Peggy Guggenheim’s palace on the Grand Canal, is permanently home to her world-famous collection of modern masterpieces, including important works by Picasso, Braque, De Chirico, Ernst, Mirò, Calder, Moore, Kandinsky, Pollock, and and many others.
The museum now proudly presents a large number of new artworks recently bequeathed to the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation by Hannelore and Rudolph Schulhof.
They met Peggy in 1954 at the Venice Biennale and shared her interest and enthusiasm for Modern Art, which became the core of their private collection.
The donation consists of 83 works of Italian, European and American art from after 1945, extending the museum’s collections through the 1980s, featuring works from Afro, Alberto Burri, Ellsworth Kelly, Lucio Fontana, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Anish Kapoor, Cy Twombly, and Frank Stella.
A great American art museum with distinctive Venetian charm!
- Peggy Guggenheim Collection
- The Schulhof Collection
- The Sculptural Garden
THE GUGGENHEIM IN VENICE & THE SCHULHOF COLLECTION
Italy is not particularly known for Modern art, except for Venice, thanks to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum at Ca’ Venier dei Leoni.
In the late 1970s she decided to entrust her collection to the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation New York. However, none of her 350 pieces could be lent or traveling for more than six months, as they had to be on display in Venice, where she settled in 1949.
Peggy’s adventure in the art world started in Paris in the 1930s. Paris was then the most exciting European city, and the best place in the world to meet famous artists.
The “Ville lumière” reminded her of her father, who had lived there for years before dying on the Titanic. As a young woman, Peggy was brilliant, independent, and wealthy, yet lacking an artistic education. However, she had an accurate sense for trustworthy people.
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- No dress code…better if you don’t bring large bags and backpacks !
- The Guggenheim Collection is closed on Tuesdays.
- This is a three hour tour . Cost of this tour : 295 euros up to 6 people (not per person). only for private parties. For larger parties send us an email!
- Admission fee per person:
- Adults: €17
- Senior visitors over 65 yrs.: €15
- Students under 26 yrs.: €10 (with current student ID).