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“Carpet exhibit interesting, but outrageously overpriced”
Review of Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi
Ranked #60 of 791 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 older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Visited in June 2013 for the temporary exhibit by Rudolf Stingel (carpeting all floors and walls of the palace). It was interesting (as we went at the end of the day and had a number of rooms to ourselves), but at 15 euros a person, it was just too expensive. The cost is especially outrageous as the Azerbaijan national site in Campo San Stefano offers a carpeted room experience for free.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

What a disappointment! Rooms full of (ugly) carpets from floor up to roof, the same carpets for two floors. The single artist's works were in interesting, and many of the carpet rooms were empty. Terribly expensive.
The only interesting part was the building itself and the beautiful wooden roofs of the second floor. But the horrendous carpets almost hid all that.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Having spent a while searching this out, it was disappointing to find the whole place taken over by a single artist. The exhibition continues for much of the year and is very expensive - yes it is the same carpet everywhere. The advertised joint ticket with the dockland museum was not available as the other museum is out of commission while its exhibition is prepared for June. The staff tell you you can do the floors in any direction, but you can't. Start at the bottom floor and work your way up as when you get to the top you can only walk all the way to the bottom, you cannot access the floors unless you use the lift. I think this is to push you through the cafe, which is excellent. A huge selection of specialist teas and great coffee with a stunning view of the Grand Canal. Shame you can't go to the cafe without doing the exhibition. There was no one there except us. It seemed such a waste. The palace was beautiful, the ceilings exquisite and fabulous views across the canal. One of the few palaces on the Grand Canal you can enter as most are in private hands.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The best thing here was the views out of the windows, unless you are into (literally) wall to ceiling carpets and minimalist modern art. I lasted about 25 minutes but only because we had paid 15 euros each.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

There are some great exhibits at times but the Palazzo is now seems to be turing an euro. If you find yourself wanting to spend a few hours inside on a rainy day it could be added to your list, if you have already done, the Doga Palace and Accademia.

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