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Address: Campo San Samuele San Marco 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 240 1308
10:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Inaugurated in 2006 and 2009, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are two...

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.

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Wow! Such a BEAUTIFUL palazzo. Restored to all its grandeur. The ceilings, marble floors and overall structure are just perfect to house these contemporary works. The Sigmar Polke... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Wow! Such a BEAUTIFUL palazzo. Restored to all its grandeur. The ceilings, marble floors and overall structure are just perfect to house these contemporary works. The Sigmar Polke exhibit was wonderful. Better than expected. And just stunning in this gorgeous building. The air conditioning was an added bonus. Include this stop on your "must see" list.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was one of the last great palazzos built on the Canal Grande in the late 18th century. Unlike the interior of Ca' d'Oro, which resembles simply a modern gallery, the architect who converted ithe Grassi into a gallery has managed to retain much of the original splendour of the building, including the wonderful ceilings and wall paintings. We went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I came here to see the Sigmar Polke exhibit. I was stunned by the quality of the work, the three-floor individual retrospective that was beautifully presented. The architecture of the Palazzo is a real gem, beautifully worked and painted ceilings and marble floors and walls. Great contrast between contemporary art and Venezia's history. Ticket was 15 euros and there was... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This Venetian Classical style palace facing the Grand Canal was designed by Giorgio Massari. Completed in 1772 it was one of the last palaces built on the canal. Now owned by French entrepreneur François Pinault his personal art collection is exhibited in the palace.

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

One of the best art museums in Venice, it's worth a visit for both the building and the collection. On Saturdays, 3pm, they have guided free tours! And they also have special programs for kids, to be booked in advanced.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

As part of our contemporary art tour in Venice, after visiting Punta della Dogana in Dorsoduro, my boyfriend and I also took in the Pinault collection at Palazzo Grassi in the San Samuele district in Venice. We were particularly interested in how Tadao Ando retrofitted the museum in the historic building itself. He pays respectful homage to the original building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

New art celebrating old art! Old palace with beautiful frescoes balanced with modern and contemporary art exhibits. The contrast moves this palace and museum to well above average and a must see! Security staff don't smile but the exhibitions are amazing. We were able to view the Sigmar Polke. Doesn't really matter what is the exhibition, it's the contrast of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We stopped off here intending to look at the church next door, which was closed. We looked inside this exhibition and were lured in, as I assume is the intention, by the Marilyn Munro 'lips' sofa that you can see from the ticket office. But, oh dear, what follows is the most ludicrous exhibition I have seen. I was once... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I have not idea what this reviews are about...I visited this exhibition ant the end of November and it was so spectacular that I bought the catalogue. Palazzo Grassi itself is amazing and having this modern with neon lights exhibition made it something surreal between modern and old. I loved it!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Usually I really enjoy modern art, but the main exhibition was Martial Raysse, which I did not like at all, and everything else was in a similar style. I could hardly find anything I could connect to. I recommend you find out about the current exhibitions before you decide to visit (which is generally a good advice). The service was... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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