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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  • We're going to the expo, the Palace can be seen a few ceilings. The exhibition of Damien Hirst's very simply beautiful, with a sense of the breathtaking detailed, not to be missed. Small flat sales the protection its a bit small.
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  • Beautiful Palace with splendid ceilings which very much welcomes the exhibition of damien hirst, dear exposure but leave themselves fast embedded in this strange pop culture reworked exhibition of sublime way. Some works of art are particularly lovely. conception-centric too as pop culture in which we live
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  • I always tell my family and friends that In school I used to sit next to the famous Damian Hirst during our Art classes. Also we were good friends too, So during a trip to Venice last weekend to celeb...  more »
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  • They had amazing exhibition if you are interested about creative modern art. The price is reasonable compared with all the rest museums in Italy. The only disadvantage was that two palaces in distance that you must check two places to get the full picture of the exhibition.
  • Nice, clear layout with stunning lobby, perfectly suited for Damien Hirst's 18m bronze statue (or vice versa)
  • We saw Damien Hirst's show here ("Treasures from the wreck of the Unbelievable") which was simply fantastic. The palace is the perfect setting for it. The palace itself is attractive and has a decent café.
  • Fantastic palace brilliant art.
  • Special mood in an exclusive lagoon's place.

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