Located in the Grand Canal in the Dorsudoro sestiere of Venice, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is unarguably one of the Venice's most visited attractions. The collection is housed in an eighteenth century palace, the Palazzo Venier del Leoni, the abode of the American heiress of the same name for 30 years.
In 1951, she started displaying her private collection of modern artworks to the public. Once she passed away in 1979, the collection was passed on to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
This foundation opened the collection for display round the year from the year 1980. One can find the works of prominent American modernists and Italian futurists in genres like abstract expressionism, surrealism, and cubism.