Ca'Pesaro, Venice

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  • Facade of Ca' Pesaro (as seen on the vaporetto!)
    Facade of Ca' Pesaro (as seen on the...
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    Courtyard to the entrance
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    Ca' Pesaro up close
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    Ca'Pesaro

    by jlee008 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is one of the many museums in Venice. Ca'Pesaro is the International Gallery of Modern Art and Oriental Art Museum in Venice (although I was not so much intrigued by their oriental collection because it contained just antique armor and weaponary). It's worth a look anyway.

    If you purchase the Museum Pass when you goto Doge's Palace or Correr Museum at Saint Mark's Square, this card will grant you single entrance to all the Civic Museums in Venice. This includes the museums on Saint Mark's Square (Doge's Palace, Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana); the museums of 18th century culture (Ca’ Rezzonico, Goldoni's House and Library of Theatrical Studies, Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo and Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes); the Island Museums (Museo Murano and Museo Burano); and Ca' Pesaro (International Gallery of Modern Art and Oriental Art Museum).

    View of Ca' Pesaro from Grand Canal
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    Venice's Museum of Modern and Oriental Art

    by Jefie Updated Aug 29, 2010

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    Ca' Pesaro turned out to be my favourite art museum in Venice. It is housed in a beautiful baroque-style palazzo built on the Grand Canal between 1659 and 1710. The palazzo was turned into a museum at the beginning of the last century, and it features an amazing collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. The first few rooms display the works of Venitian and Italian artists, and I thought it was especially interesting to see all the different depictions of Venice - Pietro Fragiacomo's "Piazza San Marco" was one of my favourite. In the next rooms, the collection broadens to include international artists such as Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee and Vassily Kandinsky. On a personal note, I was glad to see a painting by Joaquin Sorolla ("Sewing the Sail"), an artist I discovered during my 3-week stay in Madrid. The top floor of the museum is dedicated to the city's Oriental art collection, which features Japanese art from the Edo period along with some Chinese and Indonesian pieces. This includes daggers, swords, porcelaine and enamel pieces, among other things. I must admit that I went a bit more quickly through that one, but since it's included in the price of admission it's worth checking it out.

    Ca' Pesaro is included in Venice's museum pass. Otherwise, tickets cost 6.50 Euros. Opening hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and the museum is closed on Mondays.

    Facade of Ca' Pesaro (as seen on the vaporetto!)
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    Ca' Pesaro

    by MM212 Updated Aug 25, 2009

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    Built in the 17th century for the Pesaro family, this sumptuous Baroque palazzo is now home to the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna di Venezia (Museum of Modern Art). It is considered a masterpiece of Venetian Baroque architecture, designed the renowned architect Baldassarre Longhena. Overtime, the palazzo changed ownership several times until it became a museum.

    Baroque fa��ade of Ca' Pesaro - Apr 09 Ca' Pesaro (Nov 05) Full view of Ca' Pesaro (Nov 05) Seen from a side canal (Nov 05)
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    Ca'Pesaro

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Aug 2, 2009

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    Ca'Pesaro is a nice palace built along Canal Grande. It was owned by the rich Pesare family (which stopped the monopoly of transport of the wagons that must cross the River Brenta) and it was built by Baldassarre Longhena from 1628 to 1710. Nowdays the palace is the home of the International Gallery of Modern Art.

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    Ca'Pesaro

    by Tijavi Updated Nov 24, 2008

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    This huge baroque palazzo designed by Baldasarre Longhena (same architect of Ca' Rezzonico) was completed in 1710. The intricate baroque columns contrast with those in another Longhena-designed building Ca' Rezzonico. Currently, the palazzo houses Venice's museum of modern and oriental art.

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    Ca' Pesaro

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 10, 2008

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    The architect Baldassar Longhena designed this baroque palace. The diamond pointed outside facade is very unique in design from most palaces of the time. It holds the modern art pieces. The ground floor has a very beautiful entry hall; spacious and grande in color. The next level has paintings from the 19th century scenery art of Venice, and also many art pieces form famous artists in the early 1900's through 1950. There definitely is a variety mix of art styles and forms through a short 150 year period. Interesting, but my preference is more the old culture and artists. A famous Klimpt art piece is in this palace.
    Open late March to early November 10-6, and closed Mondays. Ticket is 5.50 Euro, but if you get a 18 Euro Venice museum pass it allows entry along with many other famous sites.

    Courtyard to the entrance Bridge leading to the palace
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    Quiet Palace with costumes

    by Maidstoneman Written Dec 4, 2005

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    I love getting into places away from the crowds.

    The Palace called Ca Moncegno was just a place.
    You see about 7 rooms, with fine paintings and architecture and each one has a small display case with a few historic costumes in it. Very well done and not over the top.
    There is a sheet in various languages so you will know what you are seeing.
    Coming from England we were surprised to see a huge portrait of our seventeenth century King Charles II on display!

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    Ca' Pesaro

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 5, 2005

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    Many existing buildings were used by Pesaro's family to construct this palace in 1628. The building was designed by Baldassare Longhena, who constructed, in 1678, an elegant facade to admire the Grand Canal. Longhena's work was ended by Antonio Gaspari. Ca' Pesaro is a typical example of Venetian Baroque where you can admire works from 19th & 20th century masters.

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    Ca' Pesaro Museums

    by Sjalen Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Baldassare Longhena's most famous palace, this is a Baroque building from the 17th century. Its name comes from the Pesaro family who resided here but later it was donated to the city of Venice to be used for art exhibitions by unknown locals. This led to the opening of Galleria d'Arte Moderna being founded in 1897 and today you find works by Miró, Klimt, Matisse and Klee to name a few. Also in the palace is the Museo Orientale with art from China and Japan.

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    Cà Pesaro

    by Polly74 Written Dec 21, 2004

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    The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice are housed in the wonderful seventeenth-century building known as Ca’ Pesaro, a true example of Venetian Baroqe style, designed in 1628 by Baldassare Longhena.
    The Modern Art Gallery has an interesting collection of paintings and sculptures by nineteenth and twentieth century artists such as: Kilmt, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse, Moore, Mirò, Morandi, De Chirico, Rodin.
    On the second floor there is a large collection of oriental art pieces, divided into two sections: China and Indonesia on one side and Japan on the other.

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    Ca' Doro

    by dvideira Updated May 17, 2004

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    This beautiful Gothic palace in the Grand Canal was originally covered in gold leafs, vermilion and ultramarine decorations. The palace reveals Moorish influence in its roof and sinuous pointed arches.
    It houses - in the gallery Franchetti - a rich collection of paintings by Mantegna, Bellini, Titian, Giorgione, Carpaccio and Tintoretto.

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    Cannaregio n.3932
    30121 Venezia
    Tel: 041.5222249

    Monday 8.15 - 14.00
    Wednesday to Sunday 8.15 - 19.15

    Closed on
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    may, 1
    december, 25

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    Ca'Pesaro

    by ettenaj Updated Nov 6, 2003

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    It is a powerful and magnificent Venitian palace in baroque style, the masterpiece of the architect Baldassarre Longhena ( 1679-1710) It contains the International Gallery of Modern Art and a collection of Oriental Art.

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