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Museum-the Peggy Guggenheim collection: photos, description (Peggy Guggenheim Collection)

Museum-Peggy Guggenheim collection - modern art Museum in Venice on the Grand canal. It was originally a private collection of American rich girl Peggy Guggenheim, who after her death in 1979-m to year became the property of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The Museum is housed in a Palazzo dei Leoni Venier 18th century.

The core collection serves as a personal art collection of Peggy Guggenheim, former wife of artist max Ernst and a niece of the powerful magnate Solomon R. Guggenheim. Peggy a collection from 1938 to 1946-was - she bought the painting in Europe when the Second World war, and later in America. It was she who revealed to the world the talent of Jackson Pollock. Today the Museum houses an impressive collection of modern art, which is annually visited by up to 400 thousand people. Among those represented here are works of the famous Italian futurists and American modernists, the painters-the Cubists, Surrealists and abstractionists. In addition to its own funds, the Museum has works from the Gianni Mattioli collection, including paintings by Italian futurist Boccioni, Carr, Russolo, Severini as well as works of Balla, Depero, Rosai, sironi and Soffici. By early 2012, the year "Peggy Guggenheim Collection" was considered the most visited art gallery in Venice and the 11th in attendance in Italy.

A few words should be said about the building that houses the Museum - Palazzo Venier dei Leoni with its facade made of Istrian stone. Peggy bought it in 1949, the year and lived here until the end of his life. The Palazzo is sometimes mistaken for a modern building, but in reality it was built in the 18th century by the architect Lorenzo Boschetti. In 1951, the year the Palace, its gardens, today called the Sculpture garden of the Nasher, and the collection of works of art was first opened to the public.