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Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna

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Address: Santa Croce 2070, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721127
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Description: Ca’ Pesaro, the most important baroque palace in the city, designed by...
Ca’ Pesaro, the most important baroque palace in the city, designed by Baldassare Longhena, has been the seat of Venice City Council’s collection of Modern Art since 1902. The collection was created in 1897 on occasion of the city’s second Art Biennale. The focus of the museum’s collections consists of works that won prizes or were acquired in the early decades of the Biennale. These include famous masterpieces, such as Klimt’s Judith II (Salomè, 1909) and Chagall’s Rabbi of Vitebsk (1922). One of the museum’s strengths is its vast collection of sculptures, including works in wax by Medardo Rosso, donated to the museum by the artist in 1914. Further acquisitions and bequests have endowed the museum with notable works, from Kandinsky to Klee, Matisse to Moore, as well as a rich selection of works by Italian artists and an important cabinet of graphic art. After restoration works in 2002, the exhibition area has been extended further to the second floor. The Oriental Art Museum, on the third floor, which can be visited with the same ticket.
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Contemporary Art in a beautiful Palazzo

A bit off the beaten path from the San Stae vap stop (turn left out of the stop, the church is straight aheadand go under a covered walkway and then take another left and walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A bit off the beaten path from the San Stae vap stop (turn left out of the stop, the church is straight aheadand go under a covered walkway and then take another left and walk into the museum) is this beautiful palazzo filled with an assortment of modern artists and an Oriental collection. The Chagall and Klimpt were missing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Took us a little time to find it but well worth the effort. Just as good as the Peggy Guggenheim but a lot quieter ie no school groups. It is well presented and if you follow the floor plan by room number it makes sense in historical order. Worth the visit. Will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Ca' Pesaro is an extremely beautiful palace and it is wonderfully preserved. The modern art exhibition is pretty interesting as there are quite a lot of unique pieces by some great artists (Picasso, Miro', Boccioni, Basaldella...) The other exhibition hosted within the palace is devoted to Oriental artifacts (Japanese vases, swords, armors, Chinese figurines, Indonesian puppets and beautiful tapestries.) Once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A must for Art Lovers. Was a very interesting, enjoyable visit. The ticket included entry to the Modern Art Museum, Oriental Art Museum and a seperate temporary modern art gallery display that was running. The temporary exhibit, was unusual, but contained some famous art, and some art by famous artists. The Modern Art Museum and Oriental Art Museum were so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Enjoyed the modern and Asian art displays. Change of pace from other museums we visited in Venice. It was included in the Venice pass and we were interested in seeing the building, so that initially drew us in. But once inside we loved the art collection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The museum has some very interesting displays. Some of the displays a bit too modern for my taste, but overall it was a pleasant experience. We took the pass to all the museums and saw about 5 of them. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Pair this with a visit to the Guggenheim, and you'll have an excellent array of fabulous art to savour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A very well put together collection with excellent explanations (in a variety of languages) that direct you around the gallery like your own guide - just enough detail, but still gives you scope to form your own thoughts about the pieces. The sculptures are particularly engaging.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We especially liked the Sonnabend show that has been in the museum. The pieces that have come out of the Venice Biennale are interesting, some superb. This museum gives an interesting view of Italian art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ca' Pesaro consists of two separate collections, the city's collection of modern art, mostly purchases from the Venice Biennale, and the Asian art collection of Prince Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi, which he bought during a trip to Asia, and left to the city. The Count focused especially on weapons and accouterments, but the collection also has some magnificent... More 

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