What’s on in Venice for art lovers in spring?

There’s so much to see for art lovers in this wonderfully unique city of Venice, with ‘in situ’ Tintorettos everywhere, that it’s difficult to know where to start. If you’re feeling a little saturated with classical art, why not head for the Guggenheim museum (www.guggeheim-venice.it)?

Located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on Venice’s Grand Canal, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of Europe’s premier museums devoted to modern art, and has become one of the most respected and visited cultural attractions in Venice.

There are some fabulous works from artists such as Klee, Picasso, Braque, Miró, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Giacometti, Ernst, Pollock, Dalí, Yoko Ono, Modioglini and Rothko on display as part of the permanent collection, a veritable trove of masterpieces ranging in style from Cubism and Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism.

And until the 15th of May, the museum will host Italy’s first exhibition on Vorticism. This distinctive figurative abstraction, combining machine-age forms and the focused energy suggested by a vortex, was a London-based Anglo-American response to Cubism and Futurism which emerged during the first World War. After the Guggenheim, the exhibition can be seen in London’s Tate Britain.

The museum was inaugurated in 1980, becoming the first international museum of the Guggenheim Foundation network, which includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin.

Easy Jet flies to Venice Marco Polo from London Gatwick and Ryanair from London Stansted, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands and Leeds Bradford.

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