Ca' Pesaro Museum Venice (Modern Art)

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Ca' Pesaro ist, after the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the most important museum of modern art in the city of Venice. In contrast to the private Guggenheim Museum, the Ca-Pesaro Museum is a public museum. It is located in a very beautiful old palace directly at the Canal Grande. It can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes from Santa Lucia train station. You can also take the vaporetto (water bus) to Ca' Pesaro. In addition to the Museum of Modern Art, there is also the Oriental Museum of Venice in the beautiful Marble Palace.

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On the ground floor you pay the entrance fee and lock your bags in a locker. Then a staircase leads to the first floor, where the art museum is located. All works of art in Ca' Pesaro Venice are from the 19th and 20th century. Already, you stand in front of one of the absolute highlights in Ca' Pesaro. The sculpture "Les Bourgeois de Calais" by Auguste Rodin from the year 1889 (The citizens of Calais). The sculpture depicts six life-size people and a scene from the Hundred Years' War.

The other rooms of the modern art gallery are numbered from 1 to 10. In most rooms there is an explanation of the pictures in Italian, French and English.

Room 1 contains works by 19th century Venice artists such as Ippolito Caffi and the painter Giacomo Favretto.

In the next room you can see more Italian paintings by Telemaco Signorini (he belonged to the group Macchiaioli) and Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo.

In room 3 of the collection in Ca' Pesaro there are magnificent sculptures by the artist Adolfo Wildt from Milan (Symbolism).

Room 4 contains paintings by several 20th century artists, including Felice Casorati and Massimo Campigli.

In rooms 6 to 8, visitors to the Ca' Pesaro Museum can see works by artists from the first half of the 20th century. These include Felice Casorati, the Spaniard Joan Miró and Roberto Matta from Chile.

In room 9 you will find the first works of art from the period after the Second World War, for example by Filippo De Pisis and by some painters of the artist group Fronte Nuovo delle Arti.

The last exhibition room is a small gallery for contemporary art. For example, young artists who are not yet very well known can exhibit here.

City map Venice with Museo Ca Pesaro

From Venice central station (on the left) you first have to cross the Canal Grande. Later there is no bridge.

Our impression of the collection at Ca Pesaro

All in all it is a great exhibition of modern art. Those who are interested should definitely visit the museum. The museum has a medium size. On the one hand, it is not a museum of absolute world class like the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Nevertheless, the collection of modern art in Venice is more than worth seeing. The Ca-Pesaro Museum focuses on paintings and sculptures by artists from Italy (Modern Art).

Opening hours Ca Pesaro Venice

The museum is open every day except Monday and some holidays. The opening hours are from 10 to 18 o'clock. In winter (November to March) the modern art exhibition closes one hour earlier (10 to 17).  See: business hours Venice

Admission Ca' Pesaro Venice

Adults pay 10 Euro entrance fee. There are discounts (7,50 Euro) for students, pupils, children and persons over 65 years. Children under 6 years do not have to pay admission to Ca' Pesaro Venezia. It is possible to rent an audio guide in Italian, English and French.

Adults pay 10 Euro entrance fee. There are discounts.

The entrance fee also includes the museum on the 2nd floor (art from the Orient and Asia).

You should also take a closer look at the baroque building. The palace is named after the very rich Doge (head of state) Giovanni Pesaro, who in the 17th century financed the palace with the marble façade.

The art museum is slightly off the beaten track. Many tourists come to Ca Pesaro, but not as many as to other big sightseeings in Venice.


Important: This article was translated by a non-native English speaking person. We apologize for mistakes.




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