Peggy Guggenheim collected art from around the world throughout her lifetime and brought together masterpieces of the greatest 20th-century artists under one roof. Her collection was inaugurated as a public museum in 1980 with pieces from modern Italian, European and American art.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is made up of the pieces brought together in a lifetime dedicated to finding and purchasing art as well as collections that were later generously donated to her foundation. The museum's Permanent Collection holds the most important pieces of 20th century Cubism, American Abstract Expressionism, Metaphysical painting, Surrealism and European abstract art.
A collection donated to the foundation in 2012, called the Schulhof Collection, is made up of 80 pieces from 1945 and the following years. You'll also find the Patsy R. and Raymon D. Nasher Sculpture Garden that occupies the outdoor spaces at Palazzo Vernier Leoni.