The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum located on the Grand Canal near saint marks square in Venice. This famous museum was originally the private collection of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim. After her death in 1979. it passed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which then opened the collection to the public to enjoy. The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni palace.
The art collection on show is principally based on the personal art collection of Peggy Guggenheim. She collected the artworks mostly between 1938 and 1946. The museum "houses an impressive selection of modern art and there is a garden to wonder around and of course a gift shop.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
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Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Piazza San Marco a mezzogiorno, 1961
© Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milano
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