This 17th century Baroque marble palace houses one Venice’s 11 civic museums. The architecture by Longhena is sufficiently impressive, with a balanced and powerful Sansovinian influence. Pretty frescoe decorate the ceilings. Once, the building held a magnificent collection of the Pesaro family acquisitions – this has since been auctioned off to London. The city council now hosts the Museum of Modern Art here. Most of the collection, covering about 12 halls, focuses on Italian painters and particularly Venetian ones, right from the works of masters to WWII and post-WWII and contemporary works. There’s even a hall for the sculptures of Adolfo Wildt. The upper floor of the museum is dedicated to Oriental arts, with about 30000 pieces from Japan, China and Indonesia.
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- Disability accessible.
- EUR 7.5 for kids 6 to 14, students 15 to 25 and 65+
- Free for Venetian residents, Children 0 to 5, Disabled people with helper, Authorized accompanying guides/Interpreters.
- If your request 5 days previously, you can visit the museum after hours.
- Check museum website for details.
- Water bus no 2 at San Stae.
- Vecio Fritolin srl
- Al Nono Risorto
- Do Spade
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4.07% of people who visit Venice include Ca' Pesaro in their plan
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37.5% of people start their Ca' Pesaro visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ca' Pesaro
55.71% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ca' Pesaro
Wonderful, a lot of great art gathered in one place. I was absolutely amazed by it, also the place has the great atmosphere which lets you contemplate the art. I would love to come back here!
We had the distinct pleasure to visit this historic building. They had a special request exhibit of Fiorucci fashion from the 70's and 80's. Phenomenal. The other permanent exhibits were fantastic. Great place to visit!
Good exhibition space, very nice oriental collection (issues with air conditioning on that floor). Permanent collection of modern art is not worth it, don't get fooled by big names
They have a very small but good permanent collection with temporary exhibits rotating on te 2nd floor. Recommended for a rainy day in Venice and for anyone who is a big enthusiast of early 20th century (impressionist) art. You can find a beautiful Sorolla, some Ciardi and several wonderful Morandi paintings and great examples of Medardo Rosso.
Permanent exhibit is great, oriental art should be given more space and if you like swords, armor and carvings you should check this exhibit out first. The temporary exhibit when we visited wasn't worth the time, but you could still spend a half day here.