International Modern Art Gallery at Cà Pesaro
The International modern art gallery takes place at Cà Pesaro, the most important baroque venetian palace, built right onto the Gran Canal by Baldassarre Longhena. It contains important collections of paintings and sculptures from the 18/1900s.Built during the second half of the XVII century, by will of the noble and wealthy Pesaro family, the palace later passed into the hands of the Granedigos, to the Armenian Fathers Mechiataristi, that used it as a college, and finally it was purchased by the Bevilacqua family, that seconding the duchess Felicita Bevilacqua La Masa’s will, let the palace to the public, allotting it as the centre of modern art.
It holds civic collections of paintings and sculptures from the 18/1900s, amongst which such masterpieces handiworks of Klimt, Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee, Matisse and Moor, besides to a rich range of Italian artists’ works and a graphics cabinet (of which the general catalogue has just been published).
Recent restoration works following Boris Podrecca and Marco Zordan’s projects, were realized starting from a close analysis of the palace and its history, saving its most effective elements, and furthering links between the building and its surroundings.
The route that follows the gallery, nowadays totally renovated as far as the layout and information system are concerned, gives to the visitor an interesting interpretation of a historic-artistic period in development.
The museum is furnished with an important library specialized in art history concerning the XIV and XX centuries.
By booking beforehand it is also possible to participate to theme itineraries, labs, and routes proposed to schools.
Amongst other services proffered by the museum: photographic archive, coffee shop, book shop, museum publications, shop, guided tours.
Address: S. Stae S. Croce 2076 - Venezia
Telephone number: 041-5240695
Fax: +39 0415241075
Hours: 10 - 17 (Last entrance is one hour beforehand)
closed on: Mondays, the 25 of December, 1° of January, 1° of May
Library: open to the public from Monday ot Thursday, from 9a.m. to 1p.m., on tusedays in the afternoon also, till 4 p.m.
Entrance: full price 5,50 euro - reduced 3 euro; full price 18 euro - reduced 12 euro (Museum Pass); full price 13 - reduced 7.50 (San Marco Museum Plus)
Web site: www.museiciviciveneziani.it