Two historic buildings along the Grand Canal dedicated to contemporary art, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana were restored by the Pinault Collection and transformed into exhibition centres that regularly host solo and group exhibitions of international standing.
Palazzo Grassi is the last of the palaces built by the Venetian nobility along the Grand Canal in the mid-1700s. The large rooms arranged around the central courtyard make it unique in the Venetian panorama and an ideal exhibition venue for monumental works, thanks to the elegant restoration signed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando in 2005.
Tadao Ando also took care of the grandiose restoration of Punta della Dogana; this seventeenth-century building was once the seat of the sea customs checkpoint and still today it reminds us of the commercial power of the Serenissima. From its terraces overlooking the San Marco Basin you can enjoy an open view of Venice, San Giorgio and Giudecca.
This historic setting houses one of the most daring and most successful examples of contemporary architecture in Venice, home to exhibition projects ranging from painting to sculpture, from installations to video art and performance.
During the visit to Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana we will discover contemporary art through the current exhibitions, but we will also talk about the history of the buildings and restoration projects.
Duration: 2-3 hours. Visit to one or both exhibitions. Details to be discussed with the guide.
Cost of the tour: starting from €100 per hour (+ admissions)