The museum offers on the place a virtual experience to discover the beautiful Venetian house of Peggy Guggenheim, the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, patron of René Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, Vasily Kandinsky, Alexander Calder.
From some sentences, taken from his official autobiography (A life for art, Rizzoli), there is the whole story of Peggy Guggenheim (New York, August 26, 1898-Venice, December 23, 1979), as well as his bond with Venice, as a city of art that has “in the heart and soul“. His house quickly became a permanent center of gravity to collect pieces of contemporary art and artist friends, from all sectors, including fashion.
Here he approaches local prominent personalities, such as René Fernando Caovilla: establishes a special bond with him. A relationship of mutual esteem and admiration is born, united for the cult of beauty that continues even after their death.
Over the years, the René Caovilla company has in fact become one of the most important supporters of the museum (since 2014 it is part of Guggenheim Intrapresæ) creating a unique and special relationship that finds its highest expression in the celebration of Venice.
See also the virtual tour in Grasse, among the flower fields of the Chanel perfumery