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OK, Venice is a museum in itself. But it is also one of the most lively cultural hotspots in the world, with outstanding museums and exhibitions. From the Biennale of art and architecture to the Doge’s palace, from Venetian glass to contemporary art masterpieces on show in fascinating historical palaces, Venice has all a curious traveller looks for.

museums in Venice

Arsenale of Venice

Arsenale of Venice

Venezia - Sestiere Castello
closed on: Variable, see the website
The Venice Arsenale medieval dockyard complex is a main venue of La Biennale, it accommodates the main curator's exhibition and various national pavilions
Ca’ Pesaro | gallery of modern art

Ca’ Pesaro | gallery of modern art

Venezia - Santa Croce, 2076
closed on: Monday
The Ca' Pesaro museum, on the Venice Grand Canal, is home of the Modern Art International Gallery with works by Klimt, Chagall and Henry Moore, among others
Casa di Carlo Goldoni

Casa di Carlo Goldoni

Venezia - San Polo, 2794
closed on: Wednesday
The Casa di Carlo Goldoni in Venice is the house where the playwright was born in 1707, converted in the 1950s into a museum dedicated to his life and work
Gallerie dell’Accademia

Gallerie dell’Accademia

Venezia - Campo della Carità, Dorsoduro, 1050
closed on: Monday afternoon
The Gallerie dell Accademia is an art museum in Venice renowned for the famous Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci and its notable collection of paintings
Giardini della Biennale

Giardini della Biennale

Venezia - Sestiere Castello
closed on: Variable, see the website
Built in 1807, the Giardini della Biennale (Biennale's Gardens) is the main venue of the annual art and architecture exhibitions of the Venice Biennale
Museo Correr

Museo Correr

Venezia - San Marco, 52
closed on: none
The Museo Correr in Venice is a museum of fine arts, decorative arts, and history on St. Mark's Square, with works by Bruegel, Titian, and Canova, among others
Museo del Vetro | Glass museum

Museo del Vetro | Glass museum

Venezia - Murano - Fondamenta Giustinian 8
closed on: none
The Museo del Vetro (Venetian Glass Museum) in the island of Murano, Venice, is one of the most important museums dedicated to artistic glass making
Museo di Palazzo Ducale | Doge’s Palace

Museo di Palazzo Ducale | Doge’s Palace

Venezia - piazza San Marco, 1
closed on: none
The Museo di Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) in Venice is a famous medieval building and an art museum with works by Titian, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Veronese
Museo di Storia Naturale | Natural History

Museo di Storia Naturale | Natural History

Venezia - Santa Croce 1730
closed on: Monday
The Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum) in Venice is a fascinating science museum located in the Fondego dei Turchi palace on the Grand Canal
Museo Ebraico | Jewish museum

Museo Ebraico | Jewish museum

Venezia - Campo del Ghetto Nuovo
closed on: none
The Museo Ebraico Jewish Museum in the Venice Ghetto is an architectural complex encompassing places that key-pointed the long history of the Venetian Jews
Palazzo Fortuny

Palazzo Fortuny

Venezia - San Marco 3958
closed on: open during exhibitions
Palazzo Fortuny is an art center in Venice, once home of artist Mariano Fortuny, which regularly accommodates exhibitions of modern and contemporary art
Palazzo Grassi

Palazzo Grassi

Venezia - Campo San Samuele, 3231
closed on: Tuesday
The Palazzo Grassi is a neoclassical building on the Venice Grand Canal and a modern and contemporary art center, part of the François Pinault Foundation
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Venezia - Dorsoduro, 704
closed on: Tuesdays
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is world-renowned museum in Venice, housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal, dedicated to 20th century art
Punta della Dogana | contemporary art center

Punta della Dogana | contemporary art center

Venezia - Dorsoduro, 2
closed on: Tuesdays
Punta della Dogana is a center for exhibitions of contemporary art operated by the François Pinault Foundation located in the former Custom House of Venice
Zuecca Project Space

Zuecca Project Space

Venezia - Giudecca 33
closed on: Variable, see the website
The Zuecca Project Space in Venice, opened in 2011, is a space dedicated to the production of cultural projects, housed in the Zitelle Palladian complex

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Venice | Ca’ Pesaro: modern art affinities

Venice | Ca’ Pesaro: modern art affinities

In 2013 the permanent exhibition at the Ca' Pesaro Modern art Gallery has been renovated and artworks re-arranged by following a new presentation approach
Venice | A journey into the history of life

Venice | A journey into the history of life

The Museum of Natural History of Venice, on the Grand Canal, is truly remarkable for its ancient building and intriguing up-to-date scientific galleries

archive of exhibitions, news, and events in Venice

Pavilion of Germany | Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Pavilion of Germany | Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Four new large openings framed in steel have transformed the German pavilion for the 2016 edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Pavilion of Argentina – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Pavilion of Argentina – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, the exhibition of Argentina at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 is a timber labyrinth which evokes an endlessness Pampa
Pavilion of France – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Pavilion of France – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

"New Riches", the French exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2016, criticizes the idea of buildings made by few starchitects for a handful of wealthy people
Makoko Floating School II by Kunlé Adeyemi – NLÉ

Makoko Floating School II by Kunlé Adeyemi – NLÉ

The revised Makoko Floating School II by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi, from NLÉ, winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016
The pavilion of Austria at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The pavilion of Austria at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The exhibition of Austria at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 presents a project aimed to find creative solutions to give good shelter to immigrants
15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Peru

15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Peru

Our Amazon Frontline is the title of the exhibition, focused on the Plan Selva, in the Peruvian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Thai Pavilion

15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Thai Pavilion

Surrounded by oscillating poles, 9 schools built after the Chiang Rai earthquake are presented in the Thai Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016
15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Poland

15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Poland

What if a building can be certified "fair trade" like other products? This is the question upon which is based the exhibition of Poland at the Biennale 2016
15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Spain

15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Spain

The Spanish pavilion, Golden Lion winner at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, focuses on the many buildings unfinished after the 2008 financial crisis
British Pavilion – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

British Pavilion – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

"Home Economics. Five new models for domestic life", the exhibition of the United Kingdom at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, focuses on housing, a hot topic in Britain
Denmark’s architectural wunderkammer – 15th Venice Biennale

Denmark’s architectural wunderkammer – 15th Venice Biennale

The exhibition of Denmark at the Venice Biennale 2016, curated by Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, is an architectural "wunderkammer"
Taking Care. Italy at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

Taking Care. Italy at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

The exhibition of Italy at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on projects which "takes care of people, places, principles and resources"
EN: art of nexus – Japan at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

EN: art of nexus – Japan at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

EN: art of nexus, the exhibition of Japan at the Venice Architecture Biennale, presents works by young architects conceived to promote social relations
LifeObject – Israel at the Venice Biennale 2016

LifeObject – Israel at the Venice Biennale 2016

"LifeObject", the exhibition in the pavilion of Israel at the Venice Biennale 2016, investigates the relationship between biology and architecture
Pavilion of the People’s Republic of China – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Pavilion of the People’s Republic of China – Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

"Daily Design, Daily Tao", in the pavilion of the People's Republic of China, is one of the best exhibitions at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale
BLUE: The Netherlands at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

BLUE: The Netherlands at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The exhibition "Blue" in the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2016 investigates the role of architecture in United Nations' peacekeeping missions
Two Arsenals, One Vessel. Turkey at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

Two Arsenals, One Vessel. Turkey at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

The exhibition of Turkey at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 features a phantom vessel made with wreckage recovered in Instanbul: an invite to infringe barriers across the Mediterranean
ACTIVE VOICE | Installation at “Time Space Existence” exhibition

ACTIVE VOICE | Installation at “Time Space Existence” exhibition

"Active Voice" by Louise Braverman Architect, describes the collaborative design process for the creation of a charter school in a community in Staten Island
Christian Kerez investigates architecture’s limits | Switzerland -15th Biennale

Christian Kerez investigates architecture’s limits | Switzerland -15th Biennale

Christian Kerez and his student at ETH created a geode-like experimental architecture made in concrete for the Swiss pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale
The Pool – Australia at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The Pool – Australia at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The exhibition of Australia at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture presents the pool as a distinctively Australian democratic and social space
12 proposals to regenerate Detroit –  US Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale

12 proposals to regenerate Detroit – US Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale

The pavilion of the United States at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale presents 12 architectural projects to regenerate 4 derelict areas in Detroit
15th Venice Biennale – Aravena’s core exhibition part 2 : Arsenale

15th Venice Biennale – Aravena’s core exhibition part 2 : Arsenale

The core exhibition by the Venice Architecture Biennale director Alejandro Aravena, part 2: Arsenale: ETH Zurich, Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Atelier Bow Wow,...
15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Pavilion of Ireland

15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Pavilion of Ireland

The Pavilion of Ireland at the Biennale by Niall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou investigates the perception of architecture by people with Alzheimer's
15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Nordic Countries pavilion

15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Nordic Countries pavilion

In Therapy, the exhibition of Nordic Countries - Sweden, Norway, and Finland - at the 15th Venice Biennale is an arena to discuss Scandinavian architecture
15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Reporting from the front – p.1/Giardini

15th Venice Architecture Biennale | Reporting from the front – p.1/Giardini

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: exhibition at Giardini by curator Alejandro Aravena. Including projects by SANAA, Chipperfield, LAN, and Vo Trong Nghia, among others
Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 – INDEX

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 – INDEX

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 - Reporting from the Front: national pavilions, exhibitions, special events. All the articles and photos by Inexhibit
Venice Biennale 2015 | 2 installations from China

Venice Biennale 2015 | 2 installations from China

Venice Biennale of Art 2015. Arsenale: two installations by Chinese major artists, The Phoenix by Xu Bing and With the Wind 2015 Its your call by Liu Jiakun
Venice Art Biennale 2015 | Australia, Norway, USA

Venice Art Biennale 2015 | Australia, Norway, USA

Venice Art Biennale 2015: the new pavilion of Australia, by Denton Corker Marshall, featuring Fiona Hall; Norway - Camille Norment and the USA - Joan Jonas
Design looks ahead: 9 stories from Veneto

Design looks ahead: 9 stories from Veneto

The Padiglione Venezia houses an exhibition entitled Looking ahead. The evolution of the art of making. 9 stories from Veneto: digital – not only digital
Venice Art Biennale | Russia-Switzerland-Germany

Venice Art Biennale | Russia-Switzerland-Germany

Venice Art Biennale 2015, Giardini: pavilions of Russia, Irina Nakhova, Switzerland, Pamela Rosenkranz, Germany, Nicolai, Zielony, Metwaly + Rizk, Steyerl
Venice | Swatch pavilion by Joana Vasconcelos

Venice | Swatch pavilion by Joana Vasconcelos

"The Garden of Eden" is an immersive installation by Joana Vasconcelos, in the Giardini's Swatch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, made of luminous flowers
Is political art back? Venice Biennale – Corderie

Is political art back? Venice Biennale – Corderie

Perhaps to grasp the concept of the Art Biennale by Okwui Enwezor, could be not easy, but for sure politics has come back to Venice. The Corderie exhibition
The rooms of memory | Venice Art Biennale 2015

The rooms of memory | Venice Art Biennale 2015

Codice Italia, the exhibition in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2015, is a voyage into memory, inspired by Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas
Venice Art Biennale | France-Austria-Netherlands

Venice Art Biennale | France-Austria-Netherlands

Venice 56th Art Biennale | pavilions of France - Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Austria - Heimo Zobering and the Netherlands - Herman de Vries
Venice | The Art Biennale 2015 – Index

Venice | The Art Biennale 2015 – Index

The 56th Venice Biennale of Art is open from May 9 to November 22, 2015.This year's edition, entitled All the World's Futures, is directed by Okwui Enwezor
Venice Art Biennale 2015 | Japan-UK-Czech Rep.

Venice Art Biennale 2015 | Japan-UK-Czech Rep.

Venice Biennale 2015 - International Art Exhibition: free associations part 1: pavilions of Japan, Britain and Czech Republic + Slovak Republic at Giardini
Venice | a journey inside Pollock’s Alchemy

Venice | a journey inside Pollock’s Alchemy

Alchemy by Jackson Pollock at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is an exhibition that allow the visitors to appreciate a masterpiece of the 20th century art
Venice | Modalities of spontaneous

Venice | Modalities of spontaneous

Modalities of the Spontaneous is an fascinating exhibition by Alper Derinboğaz featured in the pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014
China | 14th Architecture Biennale

China | 14th Architecture Biennale

The pavillion of the People's Republic of China at the 14th Architecture Biennale of Venice is housed at the Arsenale inside the Magazzino delle Cisterne
Austria | 14th Architecture Biennale

Austria | 14th Architecture Biennale

The exhibition featured at the pavilion of Austria at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 is focused on the architecture of Parliament houses
France | 14th Architecture Biennale

France | 14th Architecture Biennale

The theme of the exhibition presented by France at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale is clearly anticipated in its title: Modernity: promise or menace?
Hungary | 14th Architecture Biennale

Hungary | 14th Architecture Biennale

The central space of the Hungarian pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale is occupied by an “in progress” architectural installation
Daniel Libeskind | Sonnets in Babylon

Daniel Libeskind | Sonnets in Babylon

Sonnets in Babylon is an installation conceived by Daniel Libeskind and housed in the Padiglione Venezia at the Gardens of the Biennale
Serbia | 14th Architecture Biennale

Serbia | 14th Architecture Biennale

The pavilion of Serbia at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale is based on the contrast between a very bright central space and an extremely dark gallery
14th Venice Architecture Biennale | part 1

14th Venice Architecture Biennale | part 1

The 14th Architecture Biennale of Venice, curated by Rem Koolhaas, is entitled Fundamentals. It is divided in three parts: the first is called Monditalia
Istanbul | The Yenikapi Project

Istanbul | The Yenikapi Project

The Yenikapi project in Istanbul, by Eisenman Architects and Aytac Architects, originates from an exceptional archaeological finding. We met Peter Eisenman
Gardens of Museums | Sculpture gardens

Gardens of Museums | Sculpture gardens

Sculpture gardens are green spaces where museums create, often outstanding, open-air art galleries: 4 examples in Otterlo, Washington, Jerusalem and Venice
Bahrain | 14th Architecture Biennale

Bahrain | 14th Architecture Biennale

The pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Biennale presents a survey on the modern architectural models imposed to the Arab world by the Europeans
Japan | 14th Architecture Biennale

Japan | 14th Architecture Biennale

In Japan, modernization coincided with the import of the Western Model after WW2, but the Country's frantic development process also produced contradictions
Pavilions | 14th Architecture Biennale

Pavilions | 14th Architecture Biennale

Absorbing modernity 1914-2014 is the exhibition focused on the theme proposed by Koolhaas at the Biennale and developed by all national pavilions curators
Denmark | 14th Architecture Biennale

Denmark | 14th Architecture Biennale

The pavilion of Denmark at the Architecture Biennale depicts how a model of modernity could be found in the encounter between rationality and aesthetics
Dominican Republic | 14th Biennale

Dominican Republic | 14th Biennale

The pavilion of the Dominican Republic at the Venice Biennale narrates the history of modern architecture in the Caribbean Country since 1930
Canada | 14th Architecture Biennale

Canada | 14th Architecture Biennale

The exhibition of Canada at the 14th Architecture Biennale explores the 100 years-long modernization of the most northerly region of the Country, Nunavut
Belgium – 14th Architecture biennale

Belgium – 14th Architecture biennale

The pavilion of Belgium at the 14th Architecture Biennale develops the theme of modernity and its transformations by focusing on residential interiors
Germany | 14th Architecture biennale

Germany | 14th Architecture biennale

The German pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale is focused on the symbolic role of architecture and its relationship with national identity
British pavilion | 14th Architecture Biennale

British pavilion | 14th Architecture Biennale

The exhibition at British pavilion at the 14th Architecture Biennale, a clockwork Jerusalem, depicts how modernity has been incorporated in British culture
Indonesia | 14th Architecture Biennale

Indonesia | 14th Architecture Biennale

The pavilion of Indonesia at the 14th Architecture Biennale is focused on the peculiar role that the Tukang (master craftsman) has in building realisation
Spain | 14th Architecture Biennale

Spain | 14th Architecture Biennale

Interiors is the title of exhibition of Spain at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Iñaki Ábalos, and a means to re-think architecture
Israel  | 14th Architecture Biennale

Israel | 14th Architecture Biennale

The exhibition of Israel at the 2014 Venice Biennale, entitled “The UrbUrb” depicts the history of urbanization of the Country in the last century
USA | 14th Architecture Biennale

USA | 14th Architecture Biennale

The Unites States of America pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale has been conceived as a workshop aimed to encourage research and debate
Kosovo | 14th Architecture Biennale

Kosovo | 14th Architecture Biennale

The exhibition of Kosovo at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale is neither large nor particularly complex, nevertheless it is some of the most captivating

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