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Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna

Santa Croce 2076, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 721127
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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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Santa Croce 2076, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just wasn't expecting so much modern art in Venice, Nice collection of Warhol's and that Klimt! Plus there are Chagall's and Kandinsky. All of this amazing art is in an equally amazing 17th century palace. Don't forget to look up and see the paintings...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to visit the Oriental Museum but you have to pay for the lot so we suffered through the Modern Art to get there. There is an excellent selection here, although the featured artist was so bland I can't remember his name. No seats...More

Thank Julia M
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Very nice museum with many great artist works. The building is beautiful, in the restaurant you have a beautiful sight over the Canal Grande. The works in the museum are from 19th and 20th century and you will find work of all great artists of...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I didn’t go to this gallery because a do not like modern art. I regret it my husband and daughter went and they really enjoyed it. Looking at my daughters photos it wasn’t the modern art I imagined and so I would have enjoyed it....More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Palazzo Pesaro owes its splendor mostly to the Ca´Pesaro-Baldassare Longhena who in 1628 began to built this Baroque palace and Antonio Gaspari completed it in 1710. Today you will find two museums inside - Galleria d`Arte Moderna and the Museo d´Arte Orientale. There is a...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

I only visited as this was included in the museum card but what a find ! I much preferred it to the Peggy Guggenheim . The building is a stunning palace and the rooms work so well as a space for displaying art . As...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This place is beautiful. The contrast of the modern art and the Baroque palace is breathtaking. If you like modern art, make this a must see in Venice.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

The Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna is situated in a stunning palace. There is a very good collection and it is well displayed. A plaster cast of Rodin's Burghers of Calais bought at the 1901 Biennale was purchased by the city of Venice for...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This was well worth the entrance fee with a fine selection of 20c art, Picassos, Kandinsky, Fauves, Rodin and plenty of interesting Italian art. The ontroduction to the great Gino Rossi was welcome and three works by Antonio Donghi are fantastic. The gallery is hard...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Situated on the grand canal, this relatively small museum is worth a look if you appreciate modern art and would like to take a break from all the renaissance art across the city. Filled with lots of internationally renowned modern art (by Warhol, Lichenstein, Koons...More

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