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“An Impressive Presentation In An Impressive Building”
Review of Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi
Ranked #58 of 809 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: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This Palazzo has gone through many changes of ownership since it was built in the mid eighteenth century and is currently owned by a French entrepreneur who uses the building as a changing display, modern art gallery, in a very impressive setting. When we arrived in the City we discovered that one of the three current exhibitions related to Irving Penn, the renowned American photographer and therefore decided to visit. We enjoyed the beautifully arranged presentation which lived up to expectations and we learned more of the background of the photographer. We also looked at the work of the other artists which included an astonishing light filled void on the ground floor. Helpful and friendly staff added to our visit.

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This place has nothing to do with art, pointless instalations and works of "art" better spend your money for something more usefull and enjoyable

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Located in Gran Canal, this is a grand building of white marble. Inside, there are art exhibitions (didn’t quite enjoy it) and also an open-air theatre

Thank HANGARinn
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Made a quick visit to this awe inspiring space and I wonder what it must have been like back in the day? Room after room. The work on view was by Rudolf Stingel and I am not too sure about it but the space is amazing although it is expensive to pop in (15 Euro).

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I'm going to separate the building and it's aims from the exhibit that was on when I was there.
It is a fantastic building, easy to get to. A brilliant venue for art. Worth a visit.

The exhibition that was on at the time saw the entire interior swathed in carpet with the printed image of another carpet on it. That was very good. However, the artist in question failed, in my opinion, to take the next stage of his work beyond the banal. There were very amateurish panels painted in a vaguely silver paint hanging in some rooms and small black and white photographs hanging in other rooms. Whilst a small image can look good in a large carpeted room, the fact that there are many rooms gave the artist an opportunity to do many things. I'm afraid I got very quickly bored with yet another carpeted room containing a small image. In my mind I saw such a variety of opportunities for something very special. It wasn't there.

Thank Charles J
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