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Venice Contemporary Art Galleries

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It’s also home to a wide variety of art galleries and museums that ranges from Renaissance paintings to impressive masterpieces of modern and contemporary art. If you’re visiting Venice soon and wondering which museums you should pay a visit, this list should get you covered. In order to maximize your tour, consider buying the Venice Museum Pass, which includes a visit at some of the museums listed below.

Top Venice Art Galleries

Best Venice Museums

The Accademia Gallery Of Venice is one of the most popular museums in Italy. It boasts a stunning collection of treasures and impressive art pieces and most of these belong to the Venetian heritage. Some of the best Venetian masterpieces from the 14th until the 18th...

Skip the Line: Venice Accademia Galleries Ticket
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  • The Accademia Gallery was opened as an art school in 1970, it now hosts one of the most comprehensive collections of Italian art in the world.
  • This is a chance to see the masterpieces of revered artists including Molin, Bellini, Tiziano, Manfrin and more.
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Doge’s Palace

Also known as the Palazzo Ducale, the Doge’s Palace is located within Venice’s Piazza San Marco and features an extensive collection of smaller museums, courtyard, and extravagant ornamentations, which include gilded ceilings, frescoed walls, and intricately...

Leonardo da Vinci Museum Venice Scuola di San Rocco

2. Leonardo da Vinci Museum Venice Scuola di San Rocco

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  • It is a journey into the lives and works of Leonardo da Vinci.
  • A direct entry to the inventions by Leonardo da Vinci based on his understanding of the human body.
  • Description of the medical and artistic work in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian languages.
  • The museum is organised in four sections...
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Museo Civico Correr

Just like the Doge’s Palace, the Museo Civico Correr is another museum that can be found at the famous Piazza San Marco. It’s a museum dedicated to the civic history of Venice and was named after Teodoro Correr, a Venetian aristocrat whose last will included the vast items from the collection, including drawings, paintings, coins, copperplates, classical antiquities, and seals. Among the...

Venice Chorus Pass

3. Venice Chorus Pass

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  • Explore the different Venetian Churches in the Chorus Museum Circuit with this thrilling pass around the city
  • On this tour, travelers are able to observe Venetian artwork at your own pace. Go through each venue and enjoy the quality of the artwork on display
  • You may then choose to attend an optional evening concert at the...
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Most of the artwork in this museum came from the collection of Peggy Guggenheim, an American socialite who has been a collector of arts all throughout her lifetime. Featuring Italy’s most important modern art collections, the museum showcases the work of famous 20th century American and European artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder. The museum also hosts...

Mocenigo Palace, Museum of Textiles and Costumes Ticket

4. Mocenigo Palace, Museum of Textiles and Costumes Ticket

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  • An entry ticket to the fascinating exploration of the historical life's of Venetian nobility- outfits, perfumes, furnishes and door cravings.
  • Skipping the long lines and diving straight to the mesmerizing g ahistorical lives Mocenigo family.
  • An insight to the intricate art and culture of 17th and 18th costumes and drapes...
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Punta della Dogana

The Punta della Dogana is a former customs house with a triangular shape and located in between Giudecca Canal and Canal Grande. Originally built in the 15th century, the building was rebuilt in 1677 by Giuseppe Benoni. A tower was added at the end and surmounted by a statue. During the 18th and 19th century, the museum has undergone numerous transformations, including the one made by the...

 Scuola Grande di San Rocco Ticket

5.  Scuola Grande di San Rocco Ticket

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  • The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is the only one of the old Great Schools to have survived the fall of the Venetian Republic. It is an exceptional place where over 60 paintings, the Granparte of Tintoretto and then Tiziano, Tiepolo and other extraordinary artists, are preserved in their original location in a building that, from its construction,...
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CA PESARO Gallery of Modern Art and the Oriental Art Museum

6. CA PESARO Gallery of Modern Art and the Oriental Art Museum

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  • Ca Pesaro hosts two permanent collections: Ca' Pesaro – ‘the International Gallery of Modern Art’ and ‘the Museum of Oriental Art’.

    Ca’ Pesaro is the only one which accommodates two permanent and separate collections in whole Venice! You cannot miss...
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Casa Museo Querini Stampalia Ticket

7. Casa Museo Querini Stampalia Ticket

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  • Visit a precious example of a house museum discovering traditions of the most refined elite of Serenissima. 

    Querini Stampalia is the perfect match between ancient and new, you cannot miss...
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Ca D'oro - Franchetti Gallery Admission Ticket

8. Ca D'oro - Franchetti Gallery Admission Ticket

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  • Visit one of the most beautiful palazzi of the Canal Grande – the rightfully named “house of gold”, or Ca d'Oro. The ancient patrician 15th century residence is home to the art collection Baron Giorgio Franchetti, which he donated to the Italian state. The palazzo is decorated in the Venetian Gothic style and has been lovingly restored and...
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The Murano Glass Museum

9. The Murano Glass Museum

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  • The Murano Glass Museum was founded in 1861 when the darkest period in the history of Murano glassmaking had been overcome, following the fall of the Republic of San Marco ( 1797) and the subsequent years of foreign rule.

    The Murano Glass Museum collection is laid out chronologically on the first floor of the museum. Starting from an...
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Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo:Center of the History of Textile, Costume and Perfume

10. Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo:Center of the History of Textile, Costume and Perfume

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  • Patrician residence in San Stae, housing valuable eighteenth-century furnishing and paintings. The palazzo is the home of the Centro Studi di Storia del Tessuto e del Costume (Centre for the Study of the History of Textiles and Clothing), and holds rich, complex collections coming from diverse sources. Among them, the museum displays a selection...
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Skip the Line Correr Museum Private Tour

11. Skip the Line Correr Museum Private Tour

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  • Enjoy a 2.5 hour private tour of one of the most interesting museums of Venice taken by the hand of a local top-rated expert guide.

    You will explore the sumptuous rooms where Sissi, Empress of Austria, used to live, the Procuratie Nuove, the old house of the city's most important ruling authorities, the "wonder rooms" and a spectacular...
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With this list of museums and art galleries in Venice, deciding where to go on your visit should now be easy. Take note that there are many ways on how you can save on your trip. For instance, you can book the Venice Grand Canal Boat Tours and the Venice Card to save on your tickets. You may also check out some of the Free Attractions in Venice.