Palazzo Grassi & Punta della Dogana - Damien Hirst Exhibition Tickets

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This year the two venues will come together to hold a joint exhibition for the first time: from 9th April to 3rd December 2017 Palazzo Grassi exhibitions and Punta della Dogana exhibitions are dedicated to Damien Hirst, the controversial contemporary artist who has been working with the François Pinault Collection for several years now achieving great successes.

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Exhibition 'Damien Hirst. Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable'

Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, from 9th April to 3rd December, 2017

Palazzo Grassi opening hours

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

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 Palazzo Grassi in Venice

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

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 and the current exhibition 'Damien Hirst. Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable' - 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).

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.

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Description

The exhibition

Running from 9th April to 3rd December 2017, the new exhibition at Palazzo Grassi Venice and Punta della Dogana Venice marks a turning point in the history of the two Venetian venues, never before together in one exhibition.

'Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable' presents a new project to the public masterminded by the great British artist Damien Hirst.

The exhibition is the result of the fruitful collaboration between Hirst and Punta della Dogana Francois Pinault Foundation that started as far back as 2006... This relationship of trust and mutual respect gave birth to the idea behind these exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi Museum and Punta della Dogana Art Museum: the British master will exhibit for the first time his latest great work at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, made available to him by the François Pinault Collection which, until now, had never been entrusted to a single artist.

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.

6 reviews for Palazzo Grassi & Punta della Dogana - Damien Hirst Exhibition Tickets

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Dan

August 2017

Mature couple

SWITZERLAND

Reviewed on 20 Aug `17 - Booking No. 17133332

'Tickets exposition Damien Hirst'

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I only used the site to get a ticket and it worked very well, was easy and simple to do.

Strengths

easy and working well

Weaknesses

none

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Adams family

June 2017

Family with children

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Reviewed on 15 Jul `17 - Booking No. 1797151 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'On line purchase of tickets through the hotel's website'

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FerringFerret

May 2017

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 20 May `17 - Booking No. 1736708

'Unbelievable!'

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We enjoyed both parts of the exhibition in part because when we went neither place was too busy. The switch between Real and 'Fake' exhibits was fascinating and had us discussing the concept for the rest of the week. Some items we really thought excellent while others were highly original. Well worth seeing but I consider the key word is Unbelievable.

Strengths

The film set the scene very well.

Weaknesses

Could have done with a film at the other site.

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digger

May 2017

Group of friends

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 20 May `17 - Booking No. 1746883

'Damien Hirst'

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Extraordinary, fantastical, beautiful, absurd... Alone worth the price of the flight to Venice

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Sarah

April 2017

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 19 May `17 - Booking No. 1728048

'Damien Hirst exhibition'

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I booked your service for tickets to see the Damien Hirst exhibition. Excellent service. The exhibition which took place over two venues was the best part of my visit to Venice. Exceptional. Thank you for making it possible.

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