The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Chris isn’t a big fan of modern art so I decided to visit this museum alone one day. It is a small but nice collection.
Peggy was born in New York City but she lived in Venice, Italy until her death. When Peggy turned 21 in 1919, she inherited $2.5 million and I’m glad she used her inheritance for art! I also read that her father died in the sinking of the Titanic. Wow.
The collection is housed in an 18th-century palace that was Peggy’s home in Venice for three decades.
These Egidio Costantini glass sculptures after sketches by Picasso are really pretty and I love the display against the window with the Grand Canal in the background:
The terrazzo floors were really great in the palace – I love how the pattern creates a look of a big area rug:
My favorite piece was this silver metal sculpture of fish, plants, flowers and a dragonfly by Alexander Calder. I really stopped and looked at it for a while!
Then at a small hallway in the museum there were personal photos of Peggy here in her home. One of the photos was Peggy on the bed with one of her dogs and there above her bed is the silver sculpture by Alexander Calder that I loved so much!!!
Peggy’s ashes are interred in the garden of this home next to her beloved dogs and all of their names and dates are listed:
More of the garden: