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Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna

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Address: Santa Croce 2070, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721127
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ca’ Pesaro, the most important baroque palace in the city, designed by...

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.

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Modern art is interpreted more widely there than other museums but it is nice

it is not a large museum but it has an attractive collection. the oldest pieces are from the 1890s (more or less). i like rodin and there is the thinker and another. there are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Xalapa, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very nice museum in the heart of Venice with a nice collection of contemporary art of early 20th century. we also saw the Coco chanel collection as well as a very extensive collection of Oriental (Japanese) artifacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting museum with varied collection, building a bit hard to find but well worth the effort. The cafe is great on ground level and the view on the terrace is right on the grand canal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is not a large museum but it has an attractive collection. the oldest pieces are from the 1890s (more or less). i like rodin and there is the thinker and another. there are sculptures and paintings by a range of artists. The arrangement of the pieces is pleasant and orderly. there is an oriental art museum above it that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ca'Renzonico is a well maintained old palace at Canal grande; paintings of 16th and 17th century, furnitures and other things. You can couple this visit with a charling walk to San Barnaba

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the must see Venetian museums large and spacious so not crowded lots to see beautifully curated

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This palazzo is off the beaten track, which made it a fun challenge wending through the narrow alleys of Venice. It is a beautiful palazzo, which, sadly, has been so heavily renovated to show art that there are few traces of its former charm. The modern art collection is mostly Italian artists, but few are from the A-list represented in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oriental section of this museum originates from Venice's former extensive trading contacts to the east. This includes a lot of weaponry and porcelain, some music instruments, a chessboard with (probably ivory) pieces. The connection of the modern art section to Venice is not obvious. It includes a painting by Klimt, another by Tanguy. And many others whom I don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Palace is first class architecture. Gallery inside has first class paintings and very, very good presentation. It is modern but not aggressive. It is not peaceful place but instant tourists are not visiting it inside. You can walk around and admire masterpieces from 20. century. You can find Rodin, Klimt, Kandinsky, Medardo Rosso and many younger artists as De Chirico,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The museum is in a beautiful villa giving the collection Venetian ambiance. It isn't a large collection and easily viewed in 1-2 hours. Of interest, there is a very impressive Asian armory collection on the top floor as well. When many of the other Venetian sites were packed, we found this museum to be calm and uncrowded, with a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

This collection was a wonderful surprise of modern art. If you love modern art this collection is almost as good as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Almost but not quite. Rodin's thicker sculpture, Klimt's Judith, Moore sculptures. Alexander Calder mobile. The best kept secret in Venice is the cafe at Ca'Pesaro. It opens onto the Grand Canal and you can sit... More 

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