The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestiere. It is one of the most visited attractions in Venice.
The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was the home of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim for three decades. She assembled the core of her collection in London, Paris and New York between 1938 and 1947 with the advice of artists and critics.
In the Peggy Guggenheim Museum you will see a lot of masterpieces of Cubism, Futurism, European Abstract art, Surrealism and American Abstract Expressionism, as also others by Picasso, Pollock, Kandinsky, Mirò, de Chirico and Dalì.
After Peggy Guggenheim’s death in 1979, the museum passed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which opened the collection year-round from 1980.
Address: Dorsoduro 704, 30123 Venice
For more info (timetables, prices, reservation) here’s the link to the official website: http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/default.html