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Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna

Santa Croce 2070, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 721127
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Ranked #59 of 205 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

What a great place! I am not a fan of Modern Art and in fact only wanted to see the Kilmpt but we were very surprised. This museum houses many great works of art and is an absolute hidden treasure. Pop in whether you like art or not, you will get lost amongst the beauty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This should be far more highly rated. Well laid out with a small but brilliant collection including some very fun pieces.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I arrived at about 3pm when, according to the website, it would be open. There was no one on the ticket desk and I was only allowed in because I had bought a Museum pass so didn't need a ticket. Slightly quirky! The Palazzo was beautifully laid out with some interesting work - very modern and a lot of conceptual... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This gallery in a lovely old building on the Grand Canal, seems to be barely mentioned in guide books, and had so few visitors (a plus in Venice for the visitors if not the gallery!). It has an interesting collection, similar in size to the Peggy Gugenheim, and includes 3 amazing and memorable pictures. One is a Klimt, one by... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

In amongst the heavy weights of Venice, the Accademia, the Guggenheim etc, it is easy to miss this small but perfectly formed art gallery. Lovely building. All the main art is on one floor and it is well laid out. The highlights are the Klimt and the Rodin, but there were a few other nice surprises. Well worth a visit.... More

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Venice, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The splendid Baroque pile, the Ca' Pesaro, is home to two museums, both of which fall into the category (common in Venice) in which the attendants frequently outnumber the visitors. The Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna is housed in the grand and spacious rooms of the piano nobile and I quickly found myself becoming more interested in the frescoes on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

While not large, this modern art museum has a good collection of works, including a Gustav Klimt and a few Andy Warhols and Roy Lichtensteins. I really enjoyed perusing the works, which are highlighted well amid the natural architecture of the building. There is also an Asian art museum in the top level with a collection of weapons, armor, lacquered... More

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Nottingham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

A really nice collection of modern, abstract & conceptual art. It didn't appear to be well attended, which made it pleasant to be able to walk around without the crowds. Highlights for me were the Klimt & Koons pieces. Well worth a visit if you like your art on the modern side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Really interesting, plus air conditioning! Had some really world famous art, including The Thinker, plus some stuff by Litchenstein and Warhol which was great to see. Some really strange and interesting stuff there, definitely worth a visit!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

There is some interesting modern art on display here, though in our view, not a lot. The oriental museum on the top floor has some interesting exhibits, but again it is not particularly special or well arranged. Perhaps we should have followed the advice on here and just gone into the coffee bar!

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