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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
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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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Saved this museum until after the Guggenheim. It may make sense to visit oft first for chronological reference. Some exceptional pieces and a collection that doesn't seem overly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saved this museum until after the Guggenheim. It may make sense to visit oft first for chronological reference. Some exceptional pieces and a collection that doesn't seem overly visited. Includes works by Klimt, Chagall and Italian impressionist. Monumental palace beautifully renovated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is, to me at least, by far the better of the "Ca"s included in the museum pass and the art gallery in the first floor makes the visit worth it. Whereas I found the modern art pieces in the second floor mostly boring even though there were a couple of Andy Warhol works, final floor including a vast Oriental... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent nearly 2 hours in here enjoying the two floors of Modern and Contemporary Italian and other art. There is on display a good mix. I saw Rodin,Lichtenstein, Troop and a host of Italian artists too. It was interesting how they reflected the Art of the time from France, Germany and USA. On the top floor are 30000 pieces... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited using the Venezia Unica pass. We loved the permanent collections, but were less impressed with the visiting collection. While we went primarily for the modern and contemporary art, we thoroughly enjoyed the Oriental Art component of the museum -- it was truly impressive!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was great, but we only had a half an hour to see everything as the museum was closing early for an event. I felt the ticket agent could have given us a break for the admission, but we ended up paying the full price because I really wanted to see the Klimt

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit that I am more interested in the architecture, and the interior decor of the buildings that I visit more than the art work. However, this museum has a very interesting collection for the modern art enthusiasts to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a small gallery situated on the Grand canal, it houses a good selection of art and is well worth a visit. Good value if you use a museum pass. It's easy walking distance from the Piazzale Roma (all buses stop there).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

... In a fabulous setting. A room is devoted to the works of de Chirico, Morandi and Sironi, who are not so well known in the USA. So I included photos of their work in this review. The Rabbi is by Chagall, who designed the stained glass windows that are now in the Art Institute of Chicago. I also included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This curated small gallery of modern (1850-1960) mostly Italian artists was completely empty. We were able to experience the art with no distractions and it was simply amazing. Everything from Italian cubists to the Thinker by Rodin, such a great gallery. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Really nice mix of art, some contemporary works seated next to some classics. Each room offered explanation cards and had a strong theme that put each piece into context. Very enjoyable visit

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.