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Palazzo Grassi

Campo San Samuele, 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 240 1308
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Prize for rudest gallery staff

The most beautiful building let down by the rudest museum staff I have ever met. A real shame as... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Damien Hirst ..... amazing

A fab exhibition of Damien Hirst. Huge sculptures in this huge setting! Of course the entire... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The museums part of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are currently closed to the public. Both museums will reopen on April 9, 2017. Inaugurated in 2006 and 2009, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are two contemporary art museums. Renovated by Japanese architect Tadao Ando they present personnal and collective exhibitions. Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana aim to share with the public the extraordinary Pinault Collection and to strengthen the priviledged relationship the institution has developed with artists, especially thanks to works specifically conceived for its exhibition spaces. Since May 2013, the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi complements this artistic and cultural programme. Conceived by Tadao Ando, this 225-seat auditorium offers a wide range of events - conferences, concerts, screenings - that underline the will to establish a dialogue with a Venetian and international public.
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Campo San Samuele, 3231, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 240 1308
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The most beautiful building let down by the rudest museum staff I have ever met. A real shame as the space is incredible but paying 18 euros to be treated aggressively and unprofessionally is not on, in my book.

Thank John3464
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fab exhibition of Damien Hirst. Huge sculptures in this huge setting! Of course the entire exhibition is based on a theme of finding these sculptures deep under the sea with photos to supposedly verify it but naturally the idea is truth or untruth? Clever!...More

Thank Moosie57
Reviewed 1 week ago

in addition this time we saw the second part of the D.Hirst exhibition and it was amazing . what a way to start our 3 days in Venice ! will be back

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read a few reviews of Damien Hirst's exhibition "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable", but none did it justice, especially when you find out it is located in two different venues, where each is a major exhibition in itself. The imagination and...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went along to this exhibition as likers not necessarily lovers of his work but this exhibition was mind blowing. The scale in both volume of exhibits and size of some of the pieces is like nothing I have ever encountered. Make sure you visit...More

Thank Jacqueline K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At least while the Damien Hirst exhibit is on, admission into the Palazzo Grassi also gets you into the Punta Della Dogana. Cost is €18. We enjoyed this museum and exhibit as a break from all the Renaissance art and churches, but we’re not contemporary...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our main reason for coming to Venice was to see this creation and, while Venice itself is shrouded in mist most of the time at the moment, this two-site show (the word "exhibition" just doesn't do it justice) shines through on every level - creativity,...More

Thank HankEaling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace itself is beautifully situated and surely is an impressive exhibition venue. After reading the reviews of the current Damien Hirst exhibition I did not expect much, but did not skip it due to an earlier missed opportunity of his earlier exhibition and due...More

Thank tohtoritytsy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the museum many times but this time the exhibition was nothing special. I hope they will find something better for the next one.

Thank teo23teo23
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

After visiting the pavilion of Grenada (part of Biënnale) we learned that the complete idea of the exhibition of Damien Hirst was stolen from a Grenadian artist. The Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is perfect handicraft. But it is definitely not art. The...More

Thank Ronald B
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Thank you so much one and all for your prompt responses. Much appreciated. Off to bedfordshire now before early start for the flight... Ciao ! :-)