Once the home of the expatriate American heiress, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection offers lovers of modern art an exceptional place to explore.
Sculpture by Alexander Calder circa 1965 poised on the terrace of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection overlooking the Grand Canal.
© Susan Breslow Sardone.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
is housed in a one-story, former 18th-century palace. While the rooms holding her collection of modern art -- which includes works by Picasso, Ernst, Giacometti, Pollock, and other greats of the 20th century -- are small and can be crowded, the outdoor space is magnificent.
The front of the palazzo features a sculpture garden. Behind the building is a terrace (pictured) overlooking the Grand Canal.