The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the first half of the 20th century. 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, masterpieces from the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.
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The museum itself is comprised of the main home on the Grand Canal, and several side buildings that ring a large courtyard. The public entrance door is off a small canal that at this point runs parallel to the Grand Canal, behind the residence / museum.
This is a small but spectacular collection, though I have never seen a more pretentious bunch of museum goers anywhere! By itself, this museum is worth a trip to Venice.
Links: www.guggenheim-venice.it, en.wikipedia.org