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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 #57 of 214 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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North Yorkshire
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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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Cannes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The building is a large part of its appeal. The collection is good but not great. Anyone coming from a city probably has seen better contemporary art, or certainly equal to it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This gallery is a joy ! Situated on the side of the grand canal along a small passage ! Even though the Klimt and Chagall were not there the exhibition shows various pieces of art ranging from Croatia to boxes of Brillo pads from Warhol !! Magical !!

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I had no idea that this gallery existed. It contains art from the late 19th century, usually works that have been exhibited at the biennale and purchased by the gallery. The house itself is amazing with beautiful painted ceilings and inlaid mosaic floors. I loved seeing the late 19th/early 20th century art which reminded me in some ways of John... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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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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London
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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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