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The Venice Guggenheim Collection celebrates Peggy Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Collection of Venice pays homage to its founder Peggy Guggenheim with its autumn exhibition, “Peggy Guggenheim. The last Dogaressa”. Inaugurated this past September, and open until 27 January 2020, it documents the American collector’s years spent in Venice.

The exhibition can be found at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal, home of the Guggenheim Collection and former residence of Peggy Guggenheim herself. The works exhibited include those that Peggy acquired between 1948, the year in which she moved to the lagoon, and 1979, the year of her death.

This fabulous collection brings together masterpieces by many of the greatest artists of that period: a unique opportunity to see works in their original arrangement, such as the “The Empire of Light” by René Magritte, “Study for chimpanzees” by Francis Bacon, and “Box in a suitcase” (Boîte-en-Valise) by Marcel Duchamp.

In addition to the 60 works in the collection, the display will also include Peggy Guggenheim’s Scrapbooks. These are personal diaries in which the American magnate noted down thoughts and events, and where she collected newspaper clippings about herself and the art world, bringing to light lesser-known aspects of her life, such as her extensive philanthropy.

Bloom B&B is just a 10-minute walk from the Guggenheim Collection in Venice.