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Palazzo Grassi

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Address: Campo San Samuele 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 523 16 80
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Description: This monumental marble mansion of the Grassi family on the Grand Canal, is...
This monumental marble mansion of the Grassi family on the Grand Canal, is now a world renowned art and history museum with a 600-seat garden theatre.
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A NICE AND REFRESH MUSEUM VENICE

PALAZZO GRASSI from MR. FRANÇOIS PINAULT GROUP OF VENICE MUSEUM'S specially GROUND FLOOR+ 1ST STAGE is as well a fantastic experience for the young and newest art in the world... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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Newark, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Fabulous lobby exhibit/experience only to be followed by a wonderful Irving Penn show of depth and breadth.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

PALAZZO GRASSI from MR. FRANÇOIS PINAULT GROUP OF VENICE MUSEUM'S specially GROUND FLOOR+ 1ST STAGE is as well a fantastic experience for the young and newest art in the world. Again Thank you mr. PINAULT. PARIS authorities were very stupid not giving you emplacement's to make those 2 museums. The impact of them is the same when POMPIDOU CENTER OPENED... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

As with so many of Venice's grand old residences, the Palazzo Grassi has reinvigorated itself as an art space for large-scale exhibitions. Currently (November 2014) it houses a major retrospective of American photographer Irving Penn that ranks among the finest visual arts presentations we've ever seen, as well as a colossal set of installations, the best of them being Doug... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were recently here for the Irving Penn exhibition which is fantastic but the Doug Wheeler white light installation is really fun. It's a space bathed only in white light where, as you enter, you totally lose perspective of where you are and how far you can go. If you're in Venice and the installation is still there, don't miss... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Palazzo is a wonderful building on the canal next to the San Samuele waterbus stop. It houses changing exhibition with include film, materials and photographs. We loved the Irving Penn exhibition. It has a café and a shop.

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Long Island, NY
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went to the Palazzo Grassi to see an exhibit by Doug Wheeler. It was A M A Z I N G. A big change of pace from viewing all the beautiful old buildings, relics, churches and museums, this was a light exhibit. His big hit was white light. Just white light. A room filled with nothing but, you guessed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I came to Venice to see art, and saw a surprising variety of modern artists. But my favorite museum was the fabulous Palazzo Grassi. There was a fantastic modern art exhibit of very contemporary (much of it site-specfici) art called "The Illusion of Light", as well as an extraordinary show of Irving Penn photography. My only disappointment was that a... More 

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went here to see an art exhibition because we had already paid for the ticket. There seems to be a system whereby you buy a ticket for something and it allows you into other places. This exhibition was the most enjoyable I have seen for a long time. The first exhibit was fascinating as was the whole thing, I... More 

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York, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great exhibition in a gorgeous building. Had a coffee in the coffee shop with a great view of the Grand Canal, served on a tea tray with linen tray cloth, all for 2.50 euros!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went out of my way to make it to this gallery - was excited to see the special exhibit by irving Penn (outstanding experience - so well displayed and explained in English as well as italian signage) . But even without this special installation, the palazzo was a real treat. Got some amazing photos too (they are permitted in... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.