Venice is a precious jewel box that shows its treasures along the bays and canals. But the city also holds unique art collections from around the world in its museum. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the most prestigious Italian collection dedicated to European and American art from the first half of the 1900s. It contains masterpieces of Pollock, De Chirico, Picasso, Kandinsky, Brancusi and Duchamp, and the greatest artists of Italian Futurism.
The Venetian vocation for art is confirmed by the celebrated Venice Biennial, an international exhibition supported by the cultural institution of the same name, that promotes research in the visual arts, architecture, dance, cinema, music and theater.