The American billionaire Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979), the great patron of the avant-garde bought the Palazzo Venier in 1949, where she brought her large collection of abstract and surrealist art.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection consists of over 200 paintings and sculptures and offers an almost complete overview of the entire modern art. There you can find works by Picasso Miró, Magritte, Kandinsky, de Chirico, Mondrian, Pollock, Max Ernst, Paul Klee , Henry Moore , Modigliani, Giacometti and many others.
The house and garden are full of sculptures, including the most provocative works by Marino Marini Angelo della Città - a rider with erected manhood who sits on a horse. What a scandal...
The Guggenheim is one of the most frequented museums of Venice.
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Dorsoduro 701, Accademia
Tel +39 041 2405.440/419
Daily. except Tuesday 10.00 bis 18.00
Closed on 9th of January, 20th of February and 25th of December
12 €m childs under 10t: free, age 10-26: 7 €, seniors 10 €