At first I didn't want to "waste" my vacation time in Venice by going to this museum. I figured, why the heck should I pay to see some great American artworks after I flew all this way to Italy? Well, if you are a fan of abstract expressionism (in particular Calder or Jackson Pollock), then this museum is a MUST SEE.Ms. Guggenheim and I share a similar taste in art so I was in heaven at this museum! The Jackson Pollock room brought me to my knees -- thankfully there's a couch in there so you can sit down and contemplate the works.Even if this type of artwork isn't your cup of tea, you will surely love the view from the "front yard" overlooking the Grand Canal. The museum usually hosts a couple of special exhibits that are included with your admission ticket; and don't miss the lovely sculpture garden!