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April 22 2014
Penny Guggenheim collection
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most important museum 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 it 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. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, which also operates the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, and the Guggenheim-Hermitage, Las Vegas. Permanent collection The collection includes masterpieces of Cubism, Futurism, Metaphysical painting, European abstraction, Surrealism, and American Abstract Expressionism. Among the artists represented are also: Picasso (The Poet, On the Beach), Braque, Duchamp (Sad Young Man on a Train), Léger, Brancusi (Maiastra, Bird in Space), Severini, Balla, Delaunay, Kupka, Picabia (Very Rare Picture on Earth), Mondrian, Kandinsky (Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2), Arp, Miró (Seated Woman II), Giacometti (Woman Walking), Klee (Magic Garden), Ernst, Magritte (Empire of Light), Dalí, Pollock (The Moon Woman, Alchemy), Rothko, Calder, Moore and Marini. Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Sculpture Garden The Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Sculpture Garden at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents works from the permanent collection (by Arp, Duchamp-Villon, Ernst, Giacometti, Holzer, Minguzzi, Mirko, Merz, Moore, Takis), as well as sculptures on temporary loan from other foundations (by Calder, Graham, Hamak, Marini, Smith). Gianni Mattioli Collection The museum exhibits twenty six masterpieces on long-term loan from the renowned Gianni Mattioli Collection, including famous images of Italian Futurism, such as Materia and Dynamism of a Cyclist by Boccioni, Interventionist Demostration by Carrà, The Solidity of Fog by Russolo, works by Balla, Severini (Blue Dancer), Sironi, Soffici, Rosai, Depero. The collection also includes early paintings by Morandi and a portrait by Modigliani. Address Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palazzo Venier dei Leoni Dorsoduro 701 I-30123 Venezia Opening hours Daily 10 am - 6 pm Closed on Tuesdays and December 25 General information tel: +39.041.2405.411 fax: +39.041.520.6885 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Visitor services tel: +39.041.2405.440/419 fax: +39.041.520.9083 e-mail: email@example.com
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