Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The art, the location - one of Venice's more unusual and fabulously interesting museums.


Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Dorsoduro 701, 30123, Venice

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum was inaugurated in 1980 and presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection of 20th century art, masterpieces from the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Permanent collection
The core mission of the museum is to present the personal collection of Peggy Guggenheim herself. The collection holds major works of Cubism, Futurism, Metaphysical painting, European abstraction, avant-garde sculpture, Surrealism, and American Abstract Expressionism, by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

The permanent collection includes:
Picasso: The Poet, On the Beach
Braque: The Clarinet
Duchamp: Sad Young Man on a Train
Léger: Study of a Nude
Brancusi: Maiastra, Bird in Space
Severini: Sea Dancer
Picabia: Very Rare Picture on Earth
de Chirico: The Red Tower, The Nostalgia of the Poet
Mondrian: Composition No. 1 with Grey and Red 1938 / Composition with Red 1939
Kandinsky: Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2, White Cross
Miró: Seated Woman II
Giacometti: Woman with Her Throat Cut, Woman Walking
Klee: Magic Garden
Ernst: The Kiss, Attirement of the Bride
Magritte: Empire of Light
Dalí: Birth of Liquid Desires
Pollock: The Moon Woman, Alchemy
Gorky: Untitled
Calder: Arc of Petals
Marini: Angel of the City

The museum also exhibits works of art given to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for its Venetian museum since Peggy Guggenheim's death, as well as long-term loans from private collections.

Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Sculpture Garden
The Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Sculpture Garden and other outdoors spaces at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection present works from the permanent collections (by Arp, Duchamp-Villon, Ernst, Flanagan, Giacometti, Gilardi, Goldsworthy, Holzer, Marini, Minguzzi, Mirko, Merz, Moore, Ono, Paladino, Richier, Takis), as well as sculptures on temporary loan from foundations and private collections (by Calder, Graham, Hamak, Marini, Plessi, Smith).

Gianni Mattioli Collection
The museum exhibits twenty-six masterpieces on long-term loan from the renowned Gianni Mattioli Collection, including famous images of Italian Futurism, such as Materia and Dynamism of a Cyclist by Boccioni, Interventionist Demonstration by Carrà, The Solidity of Fog by Russolo, works by Balla, Severini (Blue Dancer), Sironi, Soffici, Rosai, Depero.

The collection also includes important early paintings by Morandi and a rare portrait by Modigliani.

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Opening Hours:

From Wednesday to Monday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, last entrance at 5:00 pm.
Closure: December 25th.
Time displayed on the calendar is referred to the first useful time in order to pick up the tickets at the Museum.
Tickets can be collected at the membership cash desk at the ticket office of the museum.

Ticket allows entrance to the permanent collection, to temporary exhibitions being held on the date of the visit, and to the Nasher sculptures garden.

Audio guides rental service

It is also possible to book the audio guide for the visit at the time of the order. A personalized tour of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Gianni Mattioli Collection is available in Italian, English, German, French, and Spanish.

Cancellation Policy

  • Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 2 business days before the visit.
  • No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 48 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.

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