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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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Nice change for the modern.

Nice opportunity to see some great 20th century art amidst 'all the old' in Venice. The collection Modern Art is impressive, nice ittenary until it suddenly stops when you hope to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went in because my husband was interested in the building, and I'm so glad we did. What was wonderful collection. Some of our favorite sections were the Japanese collection (perhaps a temporary exhibit) and the pop art. This ended up being one of our favorite places in Venice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice opportunity to see some great 20th century art amidst 'all the old' in Venice. The collection Modern Art is impressive, nice ittenary until it suddenly stops when you hope to see the conclusion of the 20th century. Don't go to the Orient collection unless you're really going for it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A gallery of modern art - a nice contrast to a week of viewing Renaissance art - set inside one of Venice's most beautiful palazzi. Literally set inside. nothing is hung on the walls of the palace itself, but on gallery walls set up inside the rooms of the palazzo. The magnificent ceilings, windows, doors, trim & original floors of... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Though I myself am not very interested in art museums my 17 year old cousin who is liked this museum very much! Is not too big, which is a plus, and for the same ticket you are granted access to an impressive collection of Japanese items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited mainly because of the combined ticket with Saint Mark's Square Museums, but it's worthy of visit on is own. Klimt's "Judith II" is one the obvious highlights... but the Oriental Museum upstairs is also noteworthy.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Loved the Ca' Pesaro for one reason - the Cy Twombly exhibition that's currently on display. If you're in Venice this July, don't miss this dramatic, warm display of work.

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really interestingly curated thematically. Gives you a chance to see Italian modern art in a wider international context, as each room juxtaposes several Italian artists with their extra-Italian contemporaries. Beautifully displayed, not cluttered. The collection is small but has some really lovely paintings, including a portrait by De Pisis and an absolutely gorgeous Sorolla, Mending the Sails. if early 20th... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was meant to be the gallery of our trip to Venice but the works are terrible. Only consolation is the Oriental part which is good. Don't visit the cafe as they show expresso at 1.5 euro but inside states 'table service' and then charge 3 euro - scam! Not worthy of a visit even if its pouring with rain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We visited the museum in a beautiful palazzo in venice. The modern art was not to our liking but may interest others. The japanese display on level 3 was good. There are probably better museums in venice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Folowing the official Biennale guide we arrive at 17 h sharp, just to see the CyTwombly exhibition ( with a delay of 15 minutes due to a Vaporetto that didn' stop). The guide indicates opening till 18 h. The ticket lady hurries away from her counter when she sees us coming while the gard explaines to us that we can't... More 

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Address: Santa Croce 2070, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721127
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
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Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.