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Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna

Santa Croce 2070, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
+39 041 721127
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Ranked #40 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A good, not too large, collection of modern art. Many well known artists (Roy Lichtenstein, Rodin, Andy Warhol etc.) which I liked to some new to me, which again I liked, to some installation art which I didn't understand! That's Art! The Oriental collection - lots of arms and armour, but some decorative art as well - attached to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I very much enjoyed my visit to Ca' Pisaro after great difficulty finding it! Even with navigation, I made several wrong turns. The collection is an interesting mix of American, Italian, and other European modern artists, ranging from Rodin to a site-specific Saul Lewitt. It's interesting to see the Italian artists in juxtaposition with their better-known contemporaries. I was particularly... More

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a beautiful palazzo on the grande canal, which has lovely views from its upper floor, and from the few tables in the coffee shop on the ground floor. The rooms are helpfully titled according to era or art movement to guide those like me who have little clue about art. Staff are helpful and the range of exhibits... More

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bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We loved this place. There paintings and sculptures are fantastic - even if the works on the second floor are a little inaccessible to the untrained eye (like mine). The cafe really enhances this venue though. Sitting in the fresh air (you don't have to though), 1 meter from the Grand Canal watching Venetian life on the water pass by... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great, nicely curated 20th century collection. Without the personality of Peggy Gugg - but some spectacular works. The Adolfo Wildt's blew me away. Super cool, if slightly incongruous Oriental collection of weapons/ porcelain etc in top floor was a fun ending. Good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The gallery was quite difficult to find but a definite treat when we did arrive. The collection contained examples from Warhol, Lichtenstein, Kandinsky, Picasso, Klimt, Nicholson and many, many others; a visual treat for the modern art fan. There was also a fantastic oriental collection featuring beautiful fabrics, lacquer work, weapons and ceramics. The coffee shop had a wonderful view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the art in spacious rooms of a wonderful palace. Special hiroshige exhibit was a bonus plus other oriental art. Special coffee in their coffee shop overlooking the grand canal was a real respite from the crowds on the streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The collection is very wide ranging. The first few rooms are dominated by Rodin, then upstairs we get to more modern artists like Roy Lichtenstien and Andy Warhol. The oriental collection is also very interesting, with lots of samurai swords and beautiful lacquer work. The building itself is fantastic, with great views over the Grand Canal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

First of all the setting is tremendous and this little-known museum is well-signposted and relatively easy to get to, though you have to cross a couple of very small step-bridges. I can't manage stairs, (I have a disabled badge/ card) so I and my friend were allowed in free of charge and sent up to the oriental museum by lift... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Eclectic display of modern art in an impressive building overlooking the Grand Canal. We particularly enjoyed works by Roy Lichenstein and Andy Warhol and Rodin's 'The Thinker'. There are plenty of sculptures as well as paintings. Nice restaurant/cafe on the ground floor with views over the Grand Canal. The Oriental Art Museum is located on the upper floors of the... More

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