Private Collections

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The personal, astonishing collection of 20th-century art collected by the legendary patron of the arts Peggy Guggenheim

Dorsoduro 701, Venice, Italy

Created by the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979), the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. She assembled the core of her collection in London, Paris and New York between 1938 and 1947 with the advice of artists and critics. 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, including masterpieces by Picasso, Magritte, Dalí, Chagall, Pollock, Calder, de Chirico, Braque, Kandinsky and many others. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection hosts also masterpieces from the Hannelore B. e Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection and the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and which is a partner of the Basque Regional Government for the programming of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Dorsoduro 701, Venice, Italy

Current Exhibitions
Migrating Objects
Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
15 Feb 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
Past Exhibitions
Charles Pollock: A Retrospective
The exhibition, dedicated to Charles Pollock (1902, Denver – 1988, Paris), presents a full retrospective...
23 Apr 2015 - 13 Sep 2015
Jackson Pollock: Mural, Energy Made Visible
Jackson Pollock, Mural. Energy Made Visible, curated by David Anfam, is a touring exhibition of Jackson...
23 Apr 2015 - 16 Nov 2015
V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life
Comprising over 40 major paintings and works on paper drawn from leading public institutions and private...
03 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
Postwar Era. A Recent History. Homages to Jack Tworkov and Claire Falkenstein
The exhibition offers a fresh perspective on American and European art in the period between two critical...
23 Jan 2016 - 04 Apr 2016
Imagine. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969
Pendant to the exhibition of 2014 dedicated to Azimut/H, which investigated the monochrome and the ‘zeroing’...
23 Apr 2016 - 19 Sep 2016
My Weapon Against the Atom Bomb is a Blade of Grass.
Tancredi. A Retrospective
From 12 November 2016 to 13 March 2017 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents the exhibition “My...
12 Nov 2016 - 13 Mar 2017
Rita-Kernn Larsen: Dipinti Surrealisti
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection showcases the first presentation of Rita – Kernn Larsen‘s...
25 Feb 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897
Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents “Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris,...
28 Oct 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Picasso on the Beach
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, in collaboration with the Musée Picasso, Paris, and the Musée des Beaux...
26 Aug 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
Mark Tobey: Threading Light
The exhibition – the first comprehensive retrospective of the American artist’s work in twenty years...
06 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Osvaldo Licini: Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away
The exhibition Let Sheer Folly Sweep Me Away commemorates the 60th anniversary of Italian artist Osvaldo...
22 Sep 2018 - 14 Jan 2019
1948: The Biennale of Peggy Guggenheim
This yeat marks he 70th anniversary of the exhibition of Peggy Guggenheim’s collection in the Greek...
25 May 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Josef Albers in Mexico
The exhibition features six sites in Mexico that the artists Josef and Anni Albers most frequented during...
19 May 2018 - 03 Sep 2018
The Nature of Arp
“The Nature of Arp” presents a new look over the six-decade career of artist Jean Arp (1886–1966)....
13 Apr 2019 - 02 Sep 2019
Peggy Guggenheim. The Last Dogaressa
The exhibition gathers significant pieces to retrace Peggy Guggenheim‘s Venetian life, after she...
21 Sep 2019 - 27 Jan 2020