Visit to Peggy Guggenheim Museum

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by intern No Comments


Friday, March 4, 2016

Meeting Point: San Zaccaria (boat line 20) at 12.15am or in front of the Museum at 12.45




The Peggy Guggenheim museum, with its eclectic and innovative collection, gives you not only the chance to discover masterpieces of Cubism, Futurism and Metaphysical painting but also the possibility to admire them inside an historical building. In fact, a peculiarity of the Foundation is the capability of merging the antiquity of the building with the modernity of the art displayed in a balanced continuum.

Palazzo Venier dei Leoni’s building project, designed by Lorenzo Boschetti, started in 1748 but was never fully completed. The Collection Founder, Peggy Guggenheim, bought the palace in 1949 and opened it to the public in 1951. The relevance of the collector stands in the absolute foresight she had in collecting contemporary pieces of art from all over the world for over seventy years.

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