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Palazzo Grassi

Address: Campo San Samuele 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 523 16 80
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Ranked #122 of 339 things to do in Venice
Type: Art museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: This monumental marble mansion of the Grassi family on the Grand Canal, is now a world renowned art...
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Type: Art museums, History museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Newark, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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56 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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AZ
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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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16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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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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