The Museum of the 20th century European and American art includes the personal collection of the 20th century of Peggy Guggenheim. It is located in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an unfinished building on the Grand Canal. For 30 years it has been the home of the American heiress.
The museum, linked to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York was inaugurated in 1980 in the 18th century Venetian palace bought in 1949 by the American Peggy Guggenheim.
It was exactly Peggy Guggenheim the one who arranged her collection of contemporary art in the palace.
The collection includes paintings and sculptures of the main artistic trends and avant-garde of the XX century.Among the artists, works by Gino Severini, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian (The Sea, 1915-1916), Paul Klee (Magic Garden, 1924), Max Ernst (The Robing of the Bride, 1940), Juan Miró (The Dutch Interior, 1928), Constantin Brancusi, Giacomo Balla (Abstract Speed + Sound, 1913), Salvador Dalí and Marc Chagall.
Today the museum houses the art collection of Peggy Guggenheim, the most important Italian museum of European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. Here you can admire Cubist, Abstract and Surrealist masterpieces, from Picasso, De Chirico, Kandinskij to Magritte and Duchamp from Jackson Pollock to the artists of the postwar period.
Besides the permanent collection, the museums houses a selection of 26 masterpieces from the world-renowned Gianni Mattioli Collection of early 20th-century Italian art, and the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Sculpture Garden.
The Guggenheim Foundation also organizes temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
Address: Ca’ Venier dei Leoni, Dorsoduro 701 - Venezia
Opening hours: Wednesday-Monday h 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed on Tuesday and on Dec.25th
Adults: € 15.00
Discounted admission €13.00: Senior visitors over 65 yrs.; FAI members; holders of CARTA COOP; holders of an Alitalia ticket to or from Venice dated 7 days prior to visiting the museum
Discounted admission €9.00: Young visitors from 10 to 18 yrs. inclusive; students unders 26 yrs. (with current student ID); school groups; members of UNESCO, IAA, AIAP (with current ID); members of ANISA, Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti di Storia dell'Arte e all teachers and professors of Art and Art History (with a current ID; members of AMICI DEI MUSEI DI VENEZIA; disabled visitors escort included; journalists (upon presentation of a valid press card for the current year); military and city police officers (in uniform or with an identification document); holders of Fidelity Card Teatro Goldoni; holders of Fidelity Card Teatro Verdi of Padua
Free Admission: Children under 10 yrs.; severely disabled visitors escort included; members: ADVISORY BOARD, THE INTERNATIONAL PATRONS, GUGGENHEIM CIRCLE, AMICI DELLA COLLEZIONE; all Guggenheim Museums members (with a current membership card) ; INTRAPRESAE COLLEZIONE GUGGENHEIM staff with a corporate badge or business card; holders of a current ART PASS card; members of AAMD (with current membership card); members of ICOM and ICOMOS (with current ID); journalists (upon accreditation via mail two days prior to the visit); students of the ACCADEMIA DELLE BELLE ARTI DI VENEZIA (with current student ID); members of the following museums: Accademia di Carrara, Bergamo - Fondazione Merz, Turin - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin - GAMeC, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo - Macro, Rome - MAXXI, Rome - Mart, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto - Museo d'arte moderna Castello di Rivoli - Museo d'Arte Moderna Mario Rimoldi, Cortina d'Ampezzo - Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Services: audioguide, coffee shop, library, museum publications, shop, guided visit
How to get there: ferry boat stop "Accademia"