For my last day I had intended on checking out the Venice Biennial but when I arrived I discovered the prices were well beyond my budget. I shifted gears and checked out the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and I’m so glad I did. First, that woman could collect art. And after Italian Renaissance overload I was so happy to not see a single biblical reference!
The collection is displayed in her former home and in much the same way it was laid out when Guggenheim lived there. Each room had a picture of the room as decorated in the 1960s. It was interesting to see the art in a non-gallery context.
The gardens were my favorite part. All the brick walls were covered in honeysuckle. Currently in full bloom, the smell is intoxicating.