Punta della Dogana

Punta della Dogana, Venice: Hours, Address, Punta della Dogana Reviews: 4.5/5

Punta della Dogana
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Renovated by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are the two museums of the Pinault Collection in Venice. Until 6th January 2020, Palazzo Grassi presents the exhibition 'La Pelle', a solo exhibition dedicated to Luc Tuymans that includes over 80 paintings by the artist from 1986 to today. Until 15th December 2019, Punta della Dogana presents 'Luogo e Segni', a group exhibition of contemporary art that brings together 36 artists whose works establish a particular relationship with their urban, social, political, historical, intellectual setting. The Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi offers a wide range of events: conferences, concerts, screenings, workshops... that underline the will to establish a dialogue with a Venetian and international public.
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Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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Stefano E
Lugano, Switzerland673 contributions
Bruce Nauman is a waste of time and money
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Bruce Nauman exhibition is a shame.

Bruce Nauman?

Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2009 for Best National Participation???

Total nonsense ..
How can this be called art?
How can such rubbish find its place in such a place ?
What a waste .. time, money, space..
Pinault is sinking with Venice with this ..😳

… how to fill a place with emptiness ?
Written October 17, 2021
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Chocolate74
London, UK543 contributions
Awful experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
My guide book informed us that this museum houses Pinault’s extensive modern art collection and that this is one of the top modern art musea in Europe.
Well we were cheated out of 15€/ person. There ws no art collection but an exhibition of Bruce Nauman. I love modern art. Please can someone explain to me what this was? Modern art for arts sake. It was an assault on the senses and an insult to any art lover. We spent 15 mins there and left. Awful. Exhibition at Grassi not much better.
Written September 13, 2021
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csmtv
Milan, Italy14 contributions
BRUCE NAUMAN: worst experience ever
Jun 2021 • Couples
Bruce Nauman: WORST EXHIBITION EVER. Do not waste your money as it is an intellectual egotism with no intent whatsoever.
Written July 3, 2021
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durham05
Durham, UK1,231 contributions
Lovely views across the lagoon
Feb 2020 • Business
Art gallery was closed when we visited but the views from here across to St Mark's Square are not to be missed. Very beautiful and a good place for photographs.
Written February 17, 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Great building; not sure about the art...
Nov 2019 • Couples
The Punta della Dogana in Venice was built in the late 17th century as a Customs House.

Having been empty for years, the art collector Francois Pinault signed a lease with the city and commissioned the architect Tadao Ando to restore the exterior and boldly reschape the interiors as a gallery for a changing series of exhibitions of contemporary art. Two years ago, Damien Hirst took over the entire building. This year is an exhibition 'Luogo e Segni' linked to memory of places.

Compared to the Damien Hirst exhibition, the current is a little tame, with a few fireworks including Wu Tsang up in the Belvedere and Sturtevant's light installation, while there are a few works which do make you question what some artists get away with...
Written November 9, 2019
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece3,847 contributions
Wonderful building
May 2019
Great architecture and superb location. Went there by boat on the Big Canal and it was an amazing ride!
Written November 2, 2019
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Mrs. Street
5 contributions
Contemporary Art in a Fabulous Setting
Oct 2019
It was the first time I visited this Art Gallery and I was blown away! We had just spent the morning in a disappointing Biennale but that eased my spirits. What an amazing art collection!

Of all the great works of the collection the « 1395 Days without Red », from Anri Sala and Šejla Kamerić will stay with me for a long time.
Written October 21, 2019
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Imrich
3 contributions
Extraordinary reconstruction, impressive art exhibition
Sep 2019
This is a must to go place for architecture ( Tadao Ando's fans ) and contemporary art lovers. We visited this place several times - each year as a extension to our Biennale of Venice tour. In early years the main topic was the art collection, last and this year exhibited art covered less space, so the Tadao's building reconstruction was the main attraction
Written October 12, 2019
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jpcheshire1615
Wilmslow, UK326 contributions
Contemporary art in a stunning setting
Sep 2019
Venice's former customs house has been transformed into a grand exhibition space. Japanese architect Tadao Ando stripped it back to brick and wooden beams and added polished concrete surfaces, making it a top site for contemporary art. The building itself was stunning. The exhibition "Luogo e Segn"i showcases international artists. I am no expert in contemporary art and just walked round and responded when I could. I particularly liked Roni Horn's "Well and Truly" , an installation of glass cylinders of slighlty different shades of bue and grey suggesting water. Some other exhibits just seemed meaningless or pretentious.

Labels identiying the exhibits were placed on the walls and not next to the art works to which they referred. This often made the visit confusing. The ticket also incudes entry to the Palazzo Grassi where we have not yet been.
Written September 21, 2019
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teabus
Burbage, UK2,075 contributions
Impressive exhibition and building
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is the second time we’ve visited for the exhibitions housed in this wonderful building. On our visit yesterday, we were intrigued and entertained by the wide variety of installations. As it was our last day in Venice we didn’t have time to visit the Palazzo Grassi which is included in the ticket. Lunch in the cafe was excellent.

Written September 8, 2019
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