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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 #37 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Ca’ Pesaro, the most important baroque palace in the city, designed by Baldassare Longhena, has...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The entry ticket includes both museums (Modern Art and Oriental Art) in the same ticket. The Oriental Museum's collection is enormous, with mostly items from Japan, some from China, Indonesia, Thailand, and other Asian countries. It is mostly the collection of one man after his travels through Asia. The collection of Japanese katana is extensive, but no blades are shown,... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This museum has amazing combination of modern art and asian art. I liked the most modern art collection which is excellent. The art is absolutely amazing! Lots of well known artists... Well recomend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This museum has the funny yet wonderful combination of modern art and asian art, mostly in the form of arms and armor. The modern art collection is excellent. Our only complaint is that one of us is elderly and I was suffering from a knee injury and we could not find an elevator anywhere, so beware the many steps! None... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

So many reviews say that they had a flying visit, but this lovely gallery deserves more. The Art here is absolutely amazing, some very well known artists such as Picasso and Bonnard, some less so, but all magnificent to a lover of Modern Art. The cafe serves a reasonably priced and quite delicious lunch, I took mine on the terrace... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We strolled around the city and gave Ca'Pesaro a quick visit as part of the combined museum ticket we have bought. The museum is not large and houses both modern art exhibits and the oriental museum. If you are around it is worth stopping by if a good exhibition is up hanging. No need to come all the way especially...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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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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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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