The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most prestigious modern art museums in the world, comprising hundreds of works of art. It is housed at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, in what was once the home of Peggy Guggenheim, ex-wife of artist Max Ernst and niece of magnate Solomon R. Guggenheim.

This museum, although its collection is somewhat smaller and more concentrated than those of the other Guggenheim museums, is nevertheless one of the main Italian points of reference in the field of European and American art of the first half of the 20th century.

The great love of the patron for the avant-garde of the twentieth century, from abstractionism to futurism, has allowed the creation of one of the richest collections in the sector, including masterpieces by artists such as Boccioni, Chagall, Dalì, Magritte, Modigliani, Picasso, Warhol and many others. The most famous work? Surely the 1948 bronze “The Angel of the City” by Marino Marini, placed in front of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, where the museum is located.

The place, however, does not only house the personal collection of Peggy Guggenheim, but also large works from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, the Patsy B. Schulhof, and the Patsy Guggenheim Collection and many temporary exhibitions.

But the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is more than just a museum. In fact, gala dinners, exclusive events and private visits to the collection or to the temporary exhibitions are often organized here, granting exclusive use of the garden, the panoramic terrace on the Grand Canal and the Museum Café, as in the case of the popular events during the summer season.

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