Palazzo Grassi, Venice

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History unfolds at Palazzo Grassi, a peach-colored 18th-century palace that sits along Venice's Grand Canal. Its academic Classical architecture starkly contrasts with the Byzantine Romanesque and Baroque Venetian styles of the neighboring palaces, a testament to its 1772 completion, which made it a latecomer among palaces on the canal. It features a formal façade of white marble and lacks the lower mercantile openings of its counterparts. The building has served as an art gallery since its restoration in 1983, currently housing the personal art collection of François Pinault, a contemporary art enthusiast. While the building's historical significance is preserved in its exterior, the interior has been completely renovated in a modern design. Take a tour of the building to see the ever-changing contemporary displays exhibited over three floors of the former palace. By using our Venice trip itinerary builder , you can arrange your visit to Palazzo Grassi and other attractions in Venice.
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  • It's better to spend the 18 to go and get a sprit at the Florian café if it's art it's really a scam
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  • Mr. Pinault seems to have enjoyed buying this magnificent palace. But what exactly to do about it? No permanent exhibition while it is mentioned that this palace was to be used to show the personal collection of Pinault , where are the Koons and other Rothko? Instead a very small temporary exhibition that should simply be used to raise the rating of an artist probably sold by Mr. Pinault. We also visited the customs also bought by Pinault and fortunately the building is beautiful because the works shown are generally uninteresting. For the modest sum of 18euros, a multi-billionaire sells you a fantastic collection that does not even have the beginning of a beginning of flavors. Make these places free and you can afford to waste their time for lovers of contemporary art.
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  • Magnificent rooms of a Venetian palazzo. The exhibition was accompanied by a booklet in which one can read wichitges about the pictures. Rather empty, there is also a simple cafe. Enjoyment for art lovers.
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  • The word stunning is all you can use to describe this wonderul palace and its neighborhood. It is a place one must see to understand and the art is also quite interesting. Each time one visits Venice one is able to see some interesting new things. It is a stop that one should make on a visit to this wonderful destination
  • Superb renovation. Over described exhibition. All words and little painting.
  • Nice place on the river, it's nice inside and outside, by staying in front of the canal you enjoy it the most. Thank you very much for reading my review, for more you can check my account to see which place i recommend you to visit and where are the best restaurants in the zone. You're welcome. Samuele Grieco, Google Local Guide
  • I always love coming to this beautiful palazzo. This time, for the Biennale, they had an exhibition dedicated to Luc Tuymans across several floors. It’s always a real treat if it wasn’t for the incredibly rude waitress in the café who was in such a bad mood she looked like she was going to rip your head off. I don’t care if you’re having a bad day honey, your job is to be friendly to every guest, not just Italian ones. She should get fired immediately.
  • A nice art museum funded by LVMH so you know the quality. There’s this huge “zen” looking mosaic the entrance hall, simply stunning. Their exhibition is well curated and use its space very well to exhibit. 20Eur entrance also gets you into another museum that is funded by Prada foundation so yes it’s worth your €€
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