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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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I liked the temporary Culture Changel exhibition the best

This is a good spot with works from Rodin to Miro, and also with an oriental art museum. It was nice to potter around it for an hour or two. You had to pay to get in and the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good spot with works from Rodin to Miro, and also with an oriental art museum. It was nice to potter around it for an hour or two. You had to pay to get in and the only information you could get on what was there was on laminated sheets in the gallery. I would have liked something... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved it and would recommend to visit this wonderful museum. Try also the restaurant with the beautiful view on the water!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ca'Pesaro magnificent palazzo on the Canal Grande houses a modern art museum and an Oriental art collection. The modern art museum has XIX th and XX th century art, Klimt, Chagall, Rodin, an interesting Belgian art section (Minne,Knopf) and all the Italian artists of the beginning of last century. It is not a large collection but is has some interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the late 17th century on the Grand Canal for the wealthy Pesaro family to designs by the architect, Baldassarre Longhena, the baroque Ca' Pesaro was completed in 1710 and, though it has had a chequered history, the art collections being dispersed and sold off in the 19th century, it still contains frescos and ceiling decorations by artists such... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took us a while to find this place but when we did we found a beautiful building and courtyard, which is a great setting for a diverse collection. We visited in the first week of November and there's a very good Coco Chanel exhibition where you can clearly see connections of her influences to her designs - a must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 15 October 2016 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 11 October 2016

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 6 October 2016

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 1 October 2016

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

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