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“Contemporary art inside history”
Review of Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi
Ranked #58 of 800 things to do in Venice
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museums part of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are currently closed to the public. Both museums will reopen on April 9, 2017. Inaugurated in 2006 and 2009, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are two contemporary art museums. Renovated by Japanese architect Tadao Ando they present personnal and collective exhibitions. Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana aim to share with the public the extraordinary Pinault Collection and to strengthen the priviledged relationship the institution has developed with artists, especially thanks to works specifically conceived for its exhibition spaces. Since May 2013, the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi complements this artistic and cultural programme. Conceived by Tadao Ando, this 225-seat auditorium offers a wide range of events - conferences, concerts, screenings - that underline the will to establish a dialogue with a Venetian and international public.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Must see place in Venezia!

I had 4-5 hrs in Venezia and started my walk at san marco basilica. After I arrived to the basilica, i felt like i got enough of this tourist mood and the crowd. Wanted to feel like a local. I followed the suggested route "the cultural heart of Venice" of Trip Advisor app which i really recommend (for short visits especially). One of its stops is this great historical palace where you can visit contemporary art exhibitions. Currently there is "voice of images" exhibit (until 13.01.2013). After finishing your visit, you can take the canal boat just in front of the palace if you are not tired of walking in the backstreets of Venezia.

I also recommend to go deep into venezia backstreets, where you can feel the soul of the city.

4  Thank Ceren K
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I'm generally bored with modern art installations and galleries after several visits in one day, the Palazzo Grassi I can say was not one of them . We were recommended going there by the Peggy Guggenheim museum.
The space alone is worth a visit, especially since it is situated at the tip of Venice and it has lovely views.
Highly recommend this as a place to go. Check out their website to see whats showing as I am sure the exhibits change frequently.
The fees are kinda steep, 15 Euros per person.


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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Even though Venice and Italy in general is famous for its Renaissance art, we are attracted to the more contemporary and modern masters so it was fabulous to be able to spend a couple of hours in the Palazzo Grassi, viewing an exhibition by Urs Fisher. The building itself has been stunningly renovated and I was particularly enthralled with some of the ceilings.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Outstanding selection of modern art in a grand palazzo on the Grand Canal.

1  Thank Venetia020
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Palazzo Grassi is a private modern art museum only open when an exhibition is on. We were lucky and the work of Urs Fisher was being shown. While we were intrigued by Fisher's often irreverant work (and saucy visitor-inclusive art installations), we were most delighted to see inside the stunningly renovated and repurposed old palazzo. It is truly breathtaking, as are the Takashi Murakami murals in the room they were designed for.

1  Thank Elaine W
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