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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 #45 of 217 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Galati, Galati, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Buy the ticket online! For 20 or so euros you get entry to 10 museums and palaces! And we could not do them all!!!! This place is a must. There was an installation of neon light on a wall that made your shadow on the other wall in colors. Blue, green, red, pink... it was so interesting. The sad part... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This museum is far more than what you would expect. In fact it consists of 3 different musea each on a seperate floor. I was more than surprised to find the painting Judith II (Salome) 1909 from Gustave Klimt in Modern Art at one floor, the next foor to find several works by Andy Warholl next to works from Lichtenstein.... More

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This museum is a compulsory visit, because it is very beautiful, the way the works are presented, according to the periods, is admirable, and wonderful works from 19th century, and the palace is beautiful, and yet there is an exhibition of oriental art - do not miss!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of the museums on the Museum Pass (The pass is a Great Value even if you only do three or four museums). So, after you have had your head explode from hours of viewing the admittedly spectacular artwork in the other Venice museums, this will be a welcome relief. Modern art collections with all its humor and innovation is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Venice can be overwhelming and more like a theme park than an historic or artistic treasure. Ca' Pesaro is a welcome relief from the madness and an oasis of calm. Couple that with a great variety of paintings and sculptures and it's easy to see why it merits attention. In addition to the modern art works the oriental museum on... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited as this was part of our museum pass. There is a cloak room on the ground floor, free of charge, for anything you do not want to carry around the museum. There are a number of floors and spacious rooms containing works from some of the modern masters. Above this is the Oriental Art Museum and this is quite... More

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northern california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Modern art museum spent a good 1 and half hours. If you like modern art you should check this out. Easy to find if anything is easy to find in Venice. The Price was reasonable

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