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Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Dorsoduro, Venice

701 Dorsoduro
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni
Italy 30123
Tel: 39 041 240 5411's insider take:

When poor little rich girl Peggy Guggenheim's personal art collection was turned down by London's Tate Gallery in 1949, she brought it to Venice. It was a lucky windfall for the city. Guggenheim moved herself and her 20th-century collection—much of it produced by the men she collected, including Roland Penrose, Yves Tanguy, and Max Ernst—into the delightful Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal. The collection, which grew to incorporate works by Dalí, Klee, Picasso, Mondrian, Duchamp, de Kooning, Pollock, and Man Ray, among others, is now a must-see for modern-art buffs.

Open Wednesdays through Mondays 10 am to 6 pm.

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