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Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your Palazzo Grassi visit and explore what else you can see and do in Venice using our Venice vacation trip planner.
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  • Beautiful building, very nice and with a really nice and interesting shows on Sigmar Polke. strength staff, were very friendly and welcoming. Congratulations. Place to be enjoyed with care and calm.
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  • We visited the Palazzo Grassi on a Saturday afternoon. We arrived to 14.45 and after a short tail we finally got in. The kids (7 and 10 years) were greeted by two very kind girls and accompanied them to do some recreational activities, while we could enjoy the view with a friendly guide. In addition to having discovered a beautiful building we could admire works by Polke (unknown to me). Perhaps because it is a non-public museum, but the friendliest staff in the lobby were given paper guides pretty good, the bathrooms were immaculate and the dressing area. Overall a great experience. I hope to be back to see some other exposure.
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  • We visited Venice many times but never the Palazzo Grassi and the view of Sigmar Polke, artist who has greatly surprised and enjoyed it. The Museum is truly magnificent and everything is very nice. Really very nice. Well worth a visit.
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  • ...great venue for modern art...check out Damien Hirst's stuff...Sigmar Polke's current exhibition not the best modern art as Timothy has stated....
  • If you like modern art in the ancient Venice, you should visit Palazzo Grassi. Try to not miss Punta della Dogana too.
  • Great exhibit space and usually the exhibits are, too. But current show of Polke into mid June 2016 is one of the worst shows I have ever seen anywhere. But the Grassi is always the first art museum I check out.
  • Stunning
  • Nice spot
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