Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice

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39 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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Museum Pass
Full price 37.00
Reduced 21.00  

Ticket

Ca' Pesaro
Full price 12.00
Reduced 10.50  

Ca’ Pesaro - Opening Hours

From 11 September 2020: from Friday to Sunday 11.00 am - 5.00 pm (entrance until 4.00 pm)

Closed: 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)

39 Reviews for Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice

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Martina

Young couple
ITALY

Booking No. 191557

Reviewed on 07 Apr `19

'Ms'

Good experience

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1.5/10

lab rat

Solo traveler
AUSTRALIA

Booking No. 189127

Reviewed on 09 May `18

'mr'

I thought it was a 'skip-the-queue' ticket but the queues at the Doges Palace were very bad

Strengths

great for the other museums

Weaknesses

I thought it was a 'skip-the-queue' ticket but the queues at the Doges Palace were very bad - quite annoying.


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Lab Rat,

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the misunderstanding but nowhere in our website we present the Museum Pass as a skip-the-line pass.

As we speciefied on the website, in the Important information section, the ticket must be collected at the ticket office of the first museum you visit (allowing time for a possible queue at the ticket counter).

“Once you have the ticket, you can have access to other museums by presenting the ticket at the entrance, without having to queue again at the ticket offices. If you wish to collect the ticket at the Doge's Palace, please remember to go to the 'Ticket Office Groups Only' desk: you must respect the possible waiting times, that are usually shorter compared to the waiting times at the other desks. Anyway, we suggest you to collect your ticket in one of the other museums included in the Museum Pass since they have less visitors than the Doge's Palace and therefore the waiting times are usually reduced.”

We are sorry you did not read it!

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The venetoinside.com staff
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Afriday

Mature couple
CANADA

Booking No. 17162961

Reviewed on 30 Sep `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Venice Museum'

It was easy and so efficient and time saving instead of standing in line.

Strengths

Easy to book on line

Weaknesses

-

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8.5/10

pep

Group of friends
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17157039

Reviewed on 27 Sep `17

Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'museum pass'

Was useful to be pre-booked saved time at entry

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9/10

roc

Mature couple
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17135100

Reviewed on 20 Sep `17

'benissimo'

all good apart from communications and signage.

Strengths

easy movement once inside.

Weaknesses

communications and signage

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10/10

Richard B

Mature couple
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17161530

Reviewed on 19 Sep `17

'Venice museum pass'

Very informative, easy to navigate website with easy to order process. Museum pass proved excellent value for money (saving on individual museum entry charges)and allowed easy entry into venues with no queueing for tickets. A range of museums/galleries included so plenty of choice to go at. Would recommend if you are planning a few days in Venice.

Strengths

Excellent website. Museum pass good value. Secure payment.

Weaknesses

None that come to mind.

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HGR

Mature couple
GERMANY

Booking No. 17155449

Reviewed on 12 Sep `17

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'easy to use'

Easy to use, clear offer, very fair prices - and immediate confirmation via Email; clearly recommend to use comapred to other offers...

Strengths

easy, fair Prices, transparent

Weaknesses

None identified

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10/10

yo

Solo traveler
JAPAN

Booking No. 17115092

Reviewed on 21 Aug `17

'museum pass'

I went to nice places to go to museum. It's easy to buy museum pass by internet.

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Syed

Family with children
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 17108072

Reviewed on 07 Aug `17

'It was very nice experience ! thank you'

I suggest you guys not to go doge palace to issue your ticket rather go to correr museum because there is no queue to get your tickets , just show your booking and get ticket for all palaces n museums etc we only visited doge palace and correr palace because our daughter got sick and we could not roam freely but both places were so nice , Each place need at least 5 to 6 hours so better split your visits in two days , its good idea to skip the line !

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7/10

Fairyfrinters

Group of friends
UNITED KINGDOM

Booking No. 1779666

Reviewed on 23 Jul `17

'Museum pass'

Good value for money. Easy to exchange voucher for pass at Murano Glass Museum.

Strengths

Easy to exchange as above.

Weaknesses

Card itself became tatty easily. Pity it could not be used for Campanile.

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