Palazzo Grassi & Punta della Dogana - 2018 Exhibition Tickets


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Buy online your tickets for Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Museum in Venice!

Every year the two famous Venice art venues of the Pinault Collection open their doors to the public with exhibitions of international appeal.

Thanks to our convenient online purchase service, you can skip the line at the ticket office and visit the famous exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi in Venice as well as the exhibitions at Punta della Dogana Venice Italy with peace of mind! is an official authorized ticket seller, thanks to a special agreement signed with Palazzo Grassi.

From April 8, 2018 you can access 'Cows by the water' - a monographic show dedicated to Albert Oehlen, one of the leading artists of contemporary painting - at Palazzo Grassi and 'Dancing with myself' - a collective exhibition focused on the figure of the artist as the protagonist and as the material of his own creations - at Punta della Dogana by reserving a single ticket online.


  • Choose the date, time of your visit and number of people.
  • Enter your personal information verifying its accuracy. Once payment is made, the booking cannot be changed or cancelled.
  • Please pay by credit card.
  • The entry voucher may be downloaded at the end of the online booking reservation and it will be also sent to you via email.
  • The voucher is the only valid document and you can present it to our staff either on a paper copy or on a mobile device (smartphones, tablets or other devices). Without the voucher, entry will not be allowed.
  • Ticket prices shown on are the official sales prices to the public.
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Full: €18.00

Reduced: €15.00

  • Visitors aged over 65
  • Residents in the city of Venice (upon presentation of the ID card)
  • Students up to 25 year old (upon presentation of a valid student ID card)
  • Teachers (upon presentation of their ID card or a letter from the school)
  • Disabled visitors not a 100% and the accompanying person

Free entrance for children and teenagers from 0 to 19 years old.


Exhibition 'Cows by the water' - Albert Oelhen
from April 8, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Palazzo Grassi opening hours

  • Wednesday to Monday, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm (last admission 6.00 pm)
  • Closed: Tuesdays

How to get to Palazzo Grassi in Venice

  • Palazzo Grassi address: 3231 Campo San Samuele
  • Palazzo Grassi vaporetto stop San Samuele (line 2) or Sant'Angelo (line 1)

Exhibition 'Dancing with myself'
from April 8 to December 16, 2018

Punta della Dogana opening hours

  • Wednesday to Monday, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm (last admission 6.00 pm)
  • Closed: Tuesdays

How to get to Punta della Dogana Museum of Modern Art

  • Punta della Dogana address: Dorsoduro 2
  • Punta della Dogana vaporetto stop: Salute (line 1)

Punta della Dogana tickets and Palazzo Grassi tickets include skip-the-line entrance: once you have purchased your ticket online, simply head for the entrance of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana without having to go to the ticket office.

The online tickets of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are valid for a specific date and time of entry: you will therefore have to visit one of the venues (according to your choice, you do not need to indicate which of the two you intend to visit first) on the date and time specified at the time of booking. The second venue may instead be visited at your leisure, starting from the date entered on the voucher until the end of the exhibition.

To purchase tickets for Palazzo Grassi Venice and Punta della Dogana Venice - current exhibitions ‘Cows by the water’ and ‘Dancing with myself’ - you have nine time slots available each day (10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 pm, 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 4.00 pm, 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm).

Please refer to the complete list of reductions and free entries available for the exhibitions at Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi to verify if you are entitled to purchase a reduced/free ticket.
PLEASE NOTE: when booking it is not necessary to indicate which category of reduction/free entry you are entitled to, but at the time of the visit, the staff responsible for inspection at the entrance may request you to exhibit a document testifying your right to discounts/gratuity.

At the end of the booking process you will receive a voucher with the qr code valid for entry: the voucher is the only valid document and can be presented in paper or electronic format on mobile devices (smartphones, tablets or other devices). Access will not be granted to those without a voucher.

Before paying, please check all provided data is correct: once purchased, the tickets for Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana cannot be refunded or changed.

Exhibitions 2018 at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana

  • 'Cows by the Water', Albert Oehlen at Palazzo Grassi

After having been the protagonist of important exhibitions all over the world, Albert Oehlen brings his largest monographic show to date in Venice.
The exhibition, that presents over 80 works and an arrangement echoing the artist's own style, may be considered as a metaphor of Oehlen's working method where blending, improvisation, repetition and harmony of sounds become pictorial gestures.

  • ‘Dancing with Myself’ at Punta della Dogana

By a wide range of artistic expressions and practices, such as photographs, paintings, sculptures, videos and installations belonging to different cultures and experiences, this exhibition aims to analyse the role of the artist and the primordial importance of self-representation starting from the '70s up to the present day.
The exhibition presents over 100 works from the Pinault Collection and a selection from the Folkwang Museum in Essen.

We suggest you to have a look at our dedicated page event for more information about the exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

The exhibition venues

  • Palazzo Grassi Venice museum

Famous for being the last patrician palace to be built along the Grand Canal before the fall of the Venetian Republic, Palazzo Grassi is undoubtedly one of the most famous buildings in Venice. Its fame also stems from the fascinating exhibitions hosted in recent decades!

Built between 1748 and 1772 by the architect Giorgio Massari, the building contains paintings by famous artists such as Michelangelo Morlaiter and Francesco Zanchi (main staircase) and Giambattista Canal and Christian Griepenkerl (ceilings).

Since the mid-nineteenth century, when the family Grassi put it up for sale, the building has had several owners until 1951 when it became the International Centre of Arts and Costume. After being purchased by Fiat in 1983, Palazzo Grassi was turned into an exhibition venue by the Milanese architect Gae Aulenti. In 2005 the building was then bought by the great art collector François Pinault, who entrusted its total renovation to the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Palazzo Grassi was reopened to the public in April 2006 and since then has been hosting temporary exhibitions of great international appeal, most of which are intended to present to the public François Pinault’s beautiful and vast collection of contemporary and modern art.

  • Punta della Dogana museum

Originally the building of the Dogana da Mar (the old customs building) Sea Customs – which was moved from the Arsenal to the westernmost point of Dorsoduro during the fifteenth century, due to the growth of the commercial activities of the Venice Republic - Punta della Dogana is now one of the venues of the Pinault Foundation.

The structure that we see today was completed in 1682, only a few years before the neighbouring Basilica della Salute. The architect Giuseppe Benoni, who designed the seventeenth-century building, wanted to complete his work with a sculpture that soon became the symbol of the building: two statues of Atlas supporting a gilt bronze sphere depicting the world, above which stands Fortuna, a pivoting statue that indicates the wind direction and at the same time the inconsistency of good fortune itself. The use of the building for customs continued until 1980... After a 20 year-long period of neglect, the Venice City Council launched a tender to transform the venues of the ancient Dogana da Mar into a contemporary art centre. In 2007, the Pinault Foundation was awarded the works, which were promptly entrusted to Tadao Ando. After 14 months, in June 2009, the Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Centre in Venice opened to the public as a venue for temporary exhibitions.

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