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Museums and Art Centers in Venice

Accademia Galleries

One of the most important art museums in Italy. Comprehensive collection of Venetian painting from the 14th to the 18th century.

Punta della Dogana

Former customs house, converted by architect Tadao Ando into a center of contemporary art, hosting works from the François Pinault Collection.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Based on the personal art collection of Peggy Guggenheim, including works by many of the most famous artists of the 20th century.

Palazzo Cini

Former residence of Count Vittorio Cini (1885-1977), housing an important part of his collection of Italian masterpieces.

Museo Correr

In the Napoleonic Wing and Procuratie Nuove on San Marco. Neoclassical and Imperial Rooms, Canova sculptures, Venetian Culture and History, Pinacoteca.

Museo Archeologico

Located in the Procuratie Nuove on San Marco, hosts a collection of Greek-Roman Antiquity alongside Egyptian and Assyrian-Babylonian sections.

Ca' d'Oro

One of the most famous examples of the Venetian Gothic, built up from 1421. The Galleria Giorgio Franchetti is based on works of the important collection of this donor.

Ca' Rezzonico

Magnificent Baroque palace on the Canal Grande, designed by Longhena and Massari. Museum of the 18th Century Venice, opened in 1936.

Ca' Pesaro

Baroque palace on Canal Grande. Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna with important 19th and 20th cent. art collections and temporary shows, as well as the Museo d'Arte Orientale.

Fondazione Prada Venezia

Venetian headquarters of the Fondazione Prada at Ca’ Corner della Regina, a historical palazzo on Canal Grande. Contemporary exhibitions

Palazzo Grassi

Center for contemporary art, presenting major exhibitions, some of which are based on the art collection of François Pinault.

Palazzo Ducale

The Doge’s Palace was the residence of the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, it was transformed into a museum in 1923.

Fondazione Querini Stampalia

16th century palace restored by renowned contemporary architects. Displays the historical furniture and art of the family. Area for temporary art exhibitions; library.

Art Destination Venice
Museums and collections of
contemporary art and art history,
art centers and art spaces,
venues of temporary exhibitions,
itineraries for art walks and tours

Please see also:

- Art Tours & Walks

- Exhibition Venues, Art Spaces

- Venice Biennale

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