Peggy Guggenheim Collection
The New Schulhof Collection
The Mattioli Collection
The Sculptural Garden
PEGGY GUGGENHEIM & SCHULHOF COLLECTIONS
PEGGY GUGGENHEIM & SCHULHOF COLLECTIONS – a guided visit to the most frequently visited Museum of Modern Art in Italy, and the second most seen museum in Venice after the Doges’ Palace.
It was created by the American millionaire Peggy Guggenheim (New York 1898- Camposanpiero 1979). You’ll learn about her life between the USA and Europe, about her husbands, children and countless love affairs, about her dogs, but above all the accent will be on her enthusiastic love for art collecting and about her links with the artists.
Peggy acquired most of her collection in London, Paris and New York between 1938 and 1947. The works of art were selected with the advice of artists and critics, such as Marcel Duchamp, Herbert Read, André Breton and Max Ernst, Peggy’s second husband.
Her adventure in the art world started in Paris in the 1930s. Paris was then the best place in the world to meet famous artists.
The Nazi invasion of France forced her to move away from Paris, first to England, and then to New York like most of the European artists in her entourage.
In 1942 she opened her pioneering gallery Art of This Century in New York, that soon became a meeting place for European and young American artists, including Jackson Pollock. Piet Mondrian suggested Peggy support him.
Here she exhibited her already rich collection of European art and organized exhibitions starring young American artists, such as Robert Motherwell, Clyfford Still, William Baziotes and Jackson Pollock.
- This is a three hour tour.
- Cost of this tour: 295 euros up to 6 people (not per person).
- Only for private parties.
- For larger parties send us an email!
- Admission fee per person:
- Adults: € 17; Senior visitors over 65 yrs: € 15; Students under 26 yrs.: € 10 (with current student ID).
- No dress code… better if you don’t bring large bags and backpacks!
- The Guggenheim Collection is closed on Tuesdays.