Ca' Pesaro - Gallery of Modern Art

9/10

25 Reviews

In the Santa Croce district, the splendid palace of Ca 'Pesaro in Venice, Italyattracts attention from afar: the Venetian Baroque masterpiece stands imposing and elegant along the banks of the Grand Canal. Inside there are two of the most famous museums of Venice: Ca' Pesaro  - the International Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Oriental Art.

In Venice – the Ca’ Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art and the Oriental Art Museum Ca’ Pesaro are open to individual Ca’ Pesaro tickets, which gives access to both the permanent collections of Ca' Pesaro in Venice or the combined Museum Pass for Venice.

Below you will find some useful information for your visit to the Ca' Pesaro Museum in Venice: an overview of the exhibition, Ca' Pesaro opening times, when it is closed and the cost of a museum pass in Venice.

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Warning! You can visit the Ca' Pesaro - Gallery of Modern Art only purchasing one of the passes listed below

Ticket

Museum Pass
Ticket
Full price 25.00
Reduced 19.00

The MUSEUM PASS includes one entrance for: Museums of St Mark's Square (Doge's Palace; combined itinerary of Correr Museum, Archeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the National Library); Ca' Rezzonico - Museum of 18th Century Art; Carlo Goldoni's House; Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo; Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art and the Oriental Art Museum; Natural History Museum; Glass Museum of Murano; Lace Museum in Burano.

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Ticket

Ca' Pesaro
Ticket
Full price 11.50
Reduced 9.00

The SINGLE TICKET for Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art and Oriental Art Museum includes one entrance to the permanent collections of the museum.

Please note that the temporary exhibitions of the museum may not be included in the single admission ticket.

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Description

Ca’ Pesaro - Opening Hours
From 1 April to 1 November:
10.00am – 6.00pm
(last entrance at 5.00pm)
From 2 November to 31 March: 10.00am – 5.00pm
(last entrance at 4.00pm)
Closed: Mondays, 25 December, 1 January.


Commissioned by the noble Pesaro family in the second half of the 16th  century, the building bears the signature of the famous Venetian architect Baldassarre Longhena and is inspired by the style of Sansovino having been reworked into new harmonies. The decorations within Ca' Pesaro are also extraordinary, among which there are the ceiling with Flora and Zephyr by Gian Battista Tiepolo, now on display at Ca' Rezzonico. The Ca' Pesaro palace was donated to the City of Venice by the Bevilacqua family and has since become the new Ca' Pesaro Museum of Modern Art. It has also welcomed the newly formed municipal modern art collection - which began in the late 18th century in conjunction with the 2nd Biennial and has continued to enrich itself throughout the course of the 20th century through new purchases and donations.

Among the museums in Venice, Ca' Pesaro is the only one that accommodates two very different permanent collections: the first floor boasts the Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice and houses important artistis of the 19th and 20th centuries - including Chagall, Kandinsky, Moore, Klimt and Klee, without forgetting the rooms dedicated to Italian artists and the Cabinet of graphics; while the third floor of the Musei Arte Orientale at Ca' Pesaro has one of the most important European collections of Japanese art in the Edo period (1600-1868), flanked by important testimonies from China and Indonesia.

 

Ca' Pesaro Museum of Modern Art in Venice

The Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice, as part of the Civic Museums pass in Venice, offers a guided tour that winds through the ten rooms linked by a common thread: the original and careful Venetian taste for the art of the 20th century. The itinerary describes the evolution of a complex and artistic historical period by presenting various relations, comparisons and similarities between the different artists on display. During the tour of the first floor of Ca' Pesaro – the collection of modern art will find artists side by side such as: Auguste Rodin, Medardo Rosso and Adolfo Wildt (Room 1), De Chirico , Morandi and Sironi (Room 8), Emil Nolde, Pierre Bonnard, André Derain De Pisis and Virgilio Guidi ( Hall 9), Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Antoni Tàpies and Robert Rauschenberg ( room 15). Among the sumptuous rooms on the first floor of the Venice Ca’ Pesaro modern Art is everywhere! Among the 'greats' on display at Ca' Pesaro: Klimt (Judith II) , Franz von Stuck (Medusa) , Fernand Khnopff (White Mask), Marc Chagall (Rabbi of Vitsbek), Rodin (The Thinker) and still Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Picasso, Max Ernst, Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni and graphic works by Edvard Munch. The modern art in Venice, at the Ca' Pesaro Museum, houses some of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th century.

 

Museo d’Arte Orientale - Ca’ Pesaro in Venice

Moving to another area of Ca' Pesaro Venice collection, the permanent exhibition of oriental art has a direct contact with these fascinating and mysterious cultures, focusing in particular on Japan. Throughout the nine rooms on the third floor of Ca' Pesaro, oriental art becomes the star of a singular path to the discovery of some countries as much admired as yet little known. Daring armor, noble Jimbaori (ceremonial cloaks) , cabinets, cases and gloves in black lacquer or with thin slivers of mother-of-pearl, jingasa (hats in lacquered wood), parade saddles and stirrups, kai- oke (boxes of painted shells), sake cups, fine examples of netsuke (valuable collector's items, initially used to attach medicinal herb pouches to the belt), in addition there is the fascinating collection of weapons and blades: tachi and katana swords, which the Japanese considered the most sacred object. The final part of the Oriental Art Museum in Venice is dedicated to Japan with numerous examples of musical instruments and the wonderful collection of kosode (Japanese clothes for ladies of the Edo period). The Ca Pesaro exposition not only preserves testimonies from Japan, but also a large collection of Chinese export porcelain (Min gperiod, 1368 to 1644 and Qing period, 1644 to 1912); figures of shadow theatre, kris with beautiful representations of the naga (a mysterious snake figure), batik and musical instruments from Indonesia round off the collection of the Museum of Oriental Art in the Ca' Pesaro.

Ca’ Pesaro - Tickets: allow one to visit both permanent collections (International Gallery of Modern Art and Museum of Oriental Art in Venice)

25 reviews for Ca' Pesaro - Gallery of Modern Art

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9/10
9/10

Chris

September 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 12 Oct `16 - Booking No. 16108923

'Much Value'

Ticket
Museum Pass

We were only in Venice long enough to see a couple of the museums on the pass, but Dodges Palace was worth the price alone.

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9.5/10

KLW

August 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 12 Sep `16 - Booking No. 1687093

'So easy'

Ticket
Museum Pass

Very straight forward ticket collection with voucher at Doge's Palace early in morning before the queues had built up and then easy to access some very interesting museums included on pass. All had great facilities and very well kept informative collections. Places we managed to visit over a long weekend were: The amazing Doge's Palace, surprisingly large Correr Museum, fascinating Glass Museum on Murano, classy Casa Pesara (Modern Art and Japanese artefacts), beautiful Ca Rezzonico (18th Century palazzo). Fully recommend buying a Museum pass and I would do it again.

Strenghts

Ease of collection; peace of mind, value for money; several beautiful museums well worth seeing

Weaknesses

Some museums were not included but are on the map i.e The Clock Tower. Also two museums are within the Correr Museum anyway (Archaeology/Library)


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear KLW,

thank you for your kind and detailed review! As for the museums included, please consider that they are indicated both online and on the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation. On the voucher there is no map showing the museums, so it is not clear to us where you found the map with museums not included in the Museum Pass. Please send us further detail at info@insidecom.it.

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9/10

Sossie

August 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 07 Sep `16 - Booking No. 1685845

'Museum Passes'

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Museum Pass

Once again I booked tickets for the Museum pass and this was made very easy. I would recommend this site.

Strenghts

Everything simple to use and was a bonus on our holiday.

Weaknesses

No weaknesses.

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9/10

lisboa

August 2016

Young couple

PORTUGAL

Reviewed on 27 Aug `16 - Booking No. 1680210

'myname'

Ticket
Museum Pass

Good

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0/10

SavvyTraveller

June 2016

Family with children

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 14 Jul `16 - Booking No. 1658933

'Welcome to the 21st Century'

Ticket
Museum Pass

We purchased 4 tickets on-the-go. Afterwards we realized that we needed to print them but, of course, the museums don't have the facilities and the people who were working there the day of were rather dismissive of our predicament. Almost 100 Euro straight down the drain. Even with the emailed confirmation we were barred entry and, in this age of digital technology, that was completely inexcusable.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear SavvyTraveller,

we are deeply sorry about what happened. Unfortunately a paper copy of the voucher is required by the Venice Civic Museums and therefore we have to comply with their official regulations. The necessity to print the voucher is specified on venetoinside.com before the beginning of the online reservation procedure, as we are transparent in conveying this important information to our customers… We regret you missed this important detail but hope that your comment will help other travellers to avoid the same omission.

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10/10

Ella

June 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 28 Jun `16 - Booking No. 1653675

'Museum Pass in Venice'

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Museum Pass

Great pass and were able to see everything we wanted to while skipping the line. Enjoyed the Doge's Palace very much!

Strenghts

skip the line

Weaknesses

-

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9.5/10

Mart

June 2016

Mature couple

GERMANY

Reviewed on 23 Jun `16 - Booking No. 1649257

'Museum Pass'

Ticket
Museum Pass

No problems to visit the museums! No waiting period!

Strenghts

Good price-performance ratio!

Weaknesses

More museums for a second visit!

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10/10

Mel

May 2016

Young couple

FRANCE

Reviewed on 23 May `16 - Booking No. 1634027

'Ms'

Ticket
Museum Pass

excellent, made us gain a lot of valuable time to ship the lines in major museums

Strenghts

-

Weaknesses

can't be used to acces the Campanile


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Mel,

we are pleased you appreciated the ticket! Please note that the Museum Pass allow you to access only the museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani listed both online and on the voucher issued at the online reservation… the Bell Tower is not included!

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8/10

Jude

May 2016

Group of friends

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 22 May `16 - Booking No. 1620576

'It was all right.'

Ticket
Museum Pass

This pass will get you into a long line of people with reservation . It was funny to see people w/o tickets or reservation to get in three time faster. So please do not have illusions, Venice is an extremely crowded place.

Strenghts

You fell better prepared when have an entry voucher.

Weaknesses

None

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8.5/10

AR

April 2016

Young couple

NETHERLANDS

Reviewed on 11 May `16 - Booking No. 1621615

'Recommended pass'

Ticket
Museum Pass

My husband and I got the pass for the main museums in the island after hearing they tend to be quite crowded. We are happy we did. The pass allowed us to do as much as wanted in the first days of our trip, skipping long lines efficiently, which allowed us to have a couple of extra days to do as pleased and explored the less know location of this famous city. For the price and efficiency is totally recommendable.

Strenghts

Easy Good price

Weaknesses

Most places asked for the printed version


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear AR,

we are pleased you appreciated the Museum Pass! As for the necessity of a paper copy of the voucher, please note that we are only a reseller of museum tickets and therefore we have to comply with the official regulations of Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani, that requires a printed voucher.

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