Gallery of Modern Art
Modern art in the former palace of the Pesaro family and Coca Cola overlooking the Grand Canal.
The city of Venice is a compulsory destination for those interested in art. Besides its great artistic history, this city remains cradle and patron for today’s young artists. It was for this purpose, at least, that the Duchess of Bevilacqua La Masa bequeathed the Ca' Pesaro palace in the 20th century to serve as host to the Gallery of Modern Art. The building, which in its day was a great baroque architectural masterpiece, was built between the 17th and 18th centuries. The palace, which originally belonged to the Pesaro family, took fifty-eight years to build. Erected on the Grand Canal, north of the geographical centre of the city, this museum is a place of pilgrimage for artists and fans. Walking inside, you'll find both works of great Venetian artists as well as of international artists from the 19th century up to the present, such as Miro, Klimt, Bonnard and Matisse. It is one of the best places to visit to enjoy the culture of this historical city, resting from the religious motives that flood most of its attractions. Something that many people do not know is that the café is a good place to relax with views of the Grand Canal.