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Palazzo Venier dei Leoni celebrates Guggenheim

She was an heiress who collected art, interesting people and lovers.

Peggy Guggenheim arrived in Venice in 1948 with a passel of paintings to show -- Picassos, Mirós, Chagalls, Dalis and Klees -- that ultimately found a home at the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal, or what's now known as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

This year, the museum is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Guggenheim's arrival in the Lagoon City. It will be marked with a film series and a landmark exhibition of early modern American art called "Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s."

Info: www.guggenheim-venice.it.

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