Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro

Past exhibitions

CULTURE CHANEL. The woman who reads

September 17, 2016

Discover Gabrielle Chanel’s creative world from a totally new perspective with “CULTURE CHANEL. The woman who reads”: that of her relationship to books and reading. Find out more […]

LINO SELVATICO. A new Belle Époque

May 14, 2016

Ca’ Pesaro is dedicating a comprehensive study to Lino Selvatico (1872-1924) with paintings recently restored and on public display for the first time. An artist of great relevance emerges, whose major characteristics are presented in the large-format portraits he made for Venetian and Milanese high society. Discover more […]

FERRUCCIO GARD. Chromatism and optical art | Exhibition

October 17, 2015

In his paintings, Ferruccio Gard creates highly original formal and compositional solutions, magical combinations of forms and colors that are born of the artist’s commitment to painting, in his vision of the primary importance of form and color. Discover the exhibition […]

“…BUT AN EXTENSION”. Gastini, Icaro, Mattiacci, Spagnulo

September 26, 2015

In line with the traditional attention shown by Ca’ Pesaro to the crossroads between sculpture and painting, this exhibition offers the opportunity for a fascinating dialectic comparison between the works of four great exponents of Italian contemporary art. Click to discover more. […]

THE LEADING THREAD. An Exhibition/Installation by Federica Marangoni

May 8, 2015

Discover the spectacular exhibition / installation by Federica Marangoni: a thread of light, the “leading thread” in cracked red neon always in motion, is the thread of the artist’s life and emotions. […]

Cy Twombly. Paradise | Exhibition

May 6, 2015

One of the greatest masters of contemporary art, Cy Twombly (Lexington, Virginia, 1928 – Rome, 2011) returns to Venice with a major monographic exhibition curated by Julie Sylvester and Philip Larratt-Smith […]

CAGNACCIO DI SAN PIETRO The appeal of New Objectivity

May 6, 2015

Twenty-four years after his retrospective at the Museo Correr, Cagnaccio di San Pietro (1897-1946) comes home once more, to the museum in which he took the first official steps of his career. A selection of masterpieces illustrates the thematic range of this internationally recognised sample of Magical Realism. Discover more […]

VOLA ALTA PAROLA. The artist's book by Edizioni Colophon

March 12, 2015

At Ca’Pesaro on display from March 12th, a large selection from 103 artists books by Editions Colophon. An opportunity to rediscover the unique charm of the artist’s book, considered as a complex AND multifaceted work of art. […]

PARADOXES: A SERIES OF UNFORESEEABLE ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ART. Candida Höfer Les Bourgeois de Calais à Venise

January 31, 2015

“Les Bourgeois de Calais à Venise”, the well-known sculptural group by Auguste Rodin, has given inspiration for the new exhibition of Candida Höfer, one of the leading exponents of the so-called Düsseldorf School. […]

MUSEUM CALLING ARTIST. Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio. A Return

November 21, 2014

For the first edition of “Museum calling Artist”, the directors of the AMACI association have chosen to commission the execution of a new work from twins Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio. For a number of years, the twins have combined their work as visual artists with a career in filmmaking in a constant striving for balance between photography and their artistic work. […]

PARADOXES: A SERIES OF UNFORESEEABLE ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ART. Lesenes by Giulio Aristide Sartorio and a sound installation by Alberto Tadiello

October 17, 2014

On October 17, 2014, Ca’Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art is opening a renew space made possible by Dom Pérignon. The new “Dom Pérignon Space” is where the “old” and the “new” are mixed and fused with each other. […]

12_Glas Italia in Venice

From June 4 to July 14, 2014

Organised by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Glas Italia, the exhibition presents glass designed works by 12 International designer, simultaneously on display at Ca’ Pesaro and Palazzo Fortuny […]

A SELF-PORTRAIT by MIROSLAV KRALIEVIC

From April 18 to June 15, 2014

The exhibition includes paintings and drawings that reflect one of the most important aspects of the Miroslav Kraljevć’s caree, the portraits and self-portraits painted in Paris or in his native Požega […]

GIUSEPPE PANZA DI BIUMO. American dialogues

From February 2 to May 4, 2014

The exhibition aims to pay tribute to one of the leading protagonists of international collecting of the 20th century, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, a man whose passion, intuition and faith in contemporary art have made it possible to create one of the most interesting collections of post-war American art […]

CAMERA 1953/1964. The years of Romeo Martinez

From December 12, 2013 to February 16, 2014

The exhibition reconstructs, via the most significant issues of “Camera” and photographic documentation concerning the most important phases of Romeo Martinez’ work, the period of the “International Photography Biennials”, organised between 1957 and 1965 in Venice […]

THE SONNABEND COLLECTION

From June 1 to November 25, 2013

Ileana Sonnabend, perhaps one of the leading discoverers of fresh talent of the late 20th century, is remembered at Ca’ Pesaro thanks to the exceptional ong-term loan to the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia […]

MULTIPLE VEDOVA

From May 31 to December 31, 2013

The project rediscovers and at the same time stresses the work of Emilio Vedova and, with some of his most forceful works, makes possible a comparison with the glorious artistic history of Venice within two of its leading museum […]

BIROLLI, DELUIGI, SANTOMASO, VEDOVA. Works from Venice Biennial 1948

From March 7 to April 28, 2013

The exhibition offers an occasion to examine the links between the history of the Ca’ Pesaro collection and that of the Biennale, which have for many years been inextricably bound together […]

"DISEGNI DI LUCE”: Angelo Garoglio photographs Medardo Rosso

From October 13, 2012 to January 13, 2013

In studying the research and aims of Rosso, Angelo Garoglio reveals his vision to us, presenting images of the great master’s works to the public […]

RAFFAELE BOSCHINI. Graphic works 1912-1925

From September 1 to September 30, 2012

Ca’ Pesaro has numerous prints, thanks to a sizeable donation from the family. This was the artist’s favourite area, comprising drawings, watercolours, engravings, woodcuts, drypoints, aquatints, lithographs and monotypes […]

ENRICO CASTELLANI AND GUNTHER UECKER

From September 1, 2012 to January 13, 2013

Two great masters of contemporary art, significant exponents of the latest generation of the Gruppo Zero, meet after almost 50 years for this exhibition […]

ISTORIA D'AMORE A NIPPO (1917) by Arturo Martini

From May 18 to August 19, 2012

Arturo Martini presents a dramatic, mysterious love story in which the characters, surrounded by a wild and harsh nature, indicated by a firm, bold line, live the events of their lives […]

THE SPIRIT OF KLIMT: Galileo Chini, Vittorio Zecchin and major decoration cycles in Venice

From March 31 to July 8, 2012

An exhibition dedicated to the influence of the great Italian painting on Italian art in the early 20th century, culminating with the 1910 Venice Biennale […]

GENNARO FAVAI visioni e orizzonti 1879-1958.

From December 17, 2011 to March 11, 2012

A major retrospective exhibition that aims to discover, trace, and document, through more than 200 works the entire artistic itinerary of Gennaro Favai […]

BACK in BLACK

From September 2 to November 6, 2011

The exhibition presents a selection of six works of sculpture, a print and a video, whose most apparent formal link is the color black. […]

PIER PAOLO CALZOLARI

From June 4 to October 30, 2011

The exhibition provides the rare opportunity of examining the plurality of the artist’s work and his ability to combine the most diverse formal languages. […]

ANITA SIEFF. Psyche.

From June 4 to August 21, 2011

In conjunction with the 54th Venice Biennale, the Museum of Ca’ Pesaro presents a site-specific project by Anita Sieff at the first floor, Sala 10. […]

FLUENDO VERSO. Save poetry.

From February 25 to March 27, 2011

Rooms in the ground floor of Ca’ Pesaro host the central part of the exhibition ideated by the Venetian artist Marco Nereo Rotelli for his city, conceived as a “concept-city” for its big poets who loved Venice. […]

LUPUS IN FABULA. Works by Sonia Ros.

From February 18 to March 27, 2011

As part of this programme, the first date in 2011 offers several large canvases, all on show for the first time, by Sonia Ros, a young artist who lives and works in Venice and Vittorio Veneto. […]

TONY CRAGG. In 4D from flux to stability.

From August 29, 2010 to January 9, 2011

A project conceived especially for Ca’ Pesaro by one of the protagonists of sculpture today, Tony Cragg (Liverpool, 1949). With an itinerary through the three floors of Ca’ Pesaro – from the entrance hall and small room on the ground floor, to the monumental staircase, second floor and façade overlooking the Grand Canal – the exhibition offers forty works of art, in glass, bronze, steel, plastic, wood and stone, but also drawings, preparatory sketches and watercolours, spanning thirty years activity, from the 1980s to today, most of which have never been on show in Italy before. […]

FORMS OF THE MODERN. Sculpture at Ca’ Pesaro. From Medardo Rosso to Viani, and Rodin to Arturo Martini.

From March 9 to July 18, 2010

Around thirty large sculptures belonging to the famous sculpture collection of Ca’ Pesaro are arranged in a completely new itinerary that enhances formal values and novel combinations.
The exhibition winds its way through the lavish area of Longhena’s entrance hall on the ground floor and the monumental second floor – over one thousand square metres of outstanding architectural value and light quality – recently returned to their use as a museum area, finally making it possible to exhibit works that have been inaccessible to the public for ages. […]

BERNARDÍ ROIG. Shadows must dance.

From June 5 to November 8, 2009

Shadows Must Dance is an exhibition project conceived specifically for Ca’ Pesaro by Bernardi Roig, one of the most important exponents of the current Spanish art scene. Fifteen of his works – mainly sculptures, but also installations, drawings and videos – made in the last fifteen years are related to the museum’s spaces and masterpieces, creating an active dialogue between images of the past and the present that generates a weave of new meanings and a new emotional dynamic. […]

KUNIAKI KUROKI. The Rimpa and Hiroshige. Expression of Japanese aesthetics through glass.

From November 29, 2008 to January 25, 2009

Involving the collaboration of both Ca’ Pesaro museums – the International Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Oriental Art – the exhibition comprises some eighty works by the Japanese artist Kuniaki Kurioki (Suki, province of Miyazaki, 1945). […]

MARCELLO MORANDINI. Art, Architecture, Design.

From September 12 to November 16, 2008

Forty years after his first major show in Venice – a room dedicated to his work at the 1968 Venice Biennale – Morandini returns to Venice with an important exhibition at Ca’ Pesaro, to be held in concomitance with the Biennale Architecture – 11th International Architecture Exhibition.
Comprising more than 60 pieces, the show will include 34 wall sculptures and ‘structures’ in white- or black-lacquered wood that were produced over the period 1978-2008. […]

CESARE LAURENTI. The Rialto Fish Market.

From September 11 to November 9, 2008

The Rialto Fish market, the Pescheria, is one of the distinguishing marks of neo-historical and urban architecture of the early Twentieth century in Venice. It was designed by the versatile artist Cesare Laurenti (1854-1936) with the technical collaboration of the architect Domenico Rupolo (1861-1945) […]

ABDURRAHMAN ÖZTOPRAK. The Sublime Figures of the Leaping Heart from the Elgiz Collection, Istanbul.

From May 31 to August 24, 2008

One of the most significant living Turkish Modern Painters, Abdurrahman Öztoprak (Istanbul, 1927) seizes his cosmic power of harmony from love, exaltations of the heart, and passion. The paintings compiled from Elgiz Collection of the artist mature period, must be evaluated primarily as the result of the dialogue between the artist and the collector. […]

SCONFINAMENTI. Exit- Entry.

From May 17 to July 27, 2008

Exit-Entry is an installation that Angelo Zennaro designed specifically for Ca’ Pesaro.
Entirely hand-made using the technique of ‘glass fusion’, the work is unique of its kind, both for its size and for the way in which it is adapted to its architectural setting. It comprises a total of 24 leaves of polychrome glass covering an overall area of 24 square metres. […]

EDGARD CHAHINE (1874 – 1947). Images of Parisian life in the early 20th century.

From December 20, 2007 to February 24, 2008

Who was Edgard Chahine? In Paris in the early 1900s he was more famous than Bonnard. A draughtsman lionised by the beau monde, an engraver of dazzling technical skill, an illustrator of works by Huysmans and Barrès, he was a close friend of Anatole France and would (up to 1926) exhibit at every Venice Biennale. […]

FROM LIGHT TO REALIZATION. Think, project and realize with glass

From April 14 to May 13, 2007

More than an individual exhibition, this is part of a multi-faceted project launched by Angelo Zennaro in 2004 with the fundamental support of the Local Industries and Crafts Dept. of the Provincial Council of Venice. Involving a total of 280 students and 11 teachers working in local arts education (the Accademia di Belle Arti, the Istituto Statale d’Arte and the Liceo Artistico Statale), it has been carried out thanks to collaboration with the Musei Civici Veneziani. […]

TWENTY YEARS OF THE INTERNAZIONAL PRIZE FOR GRAFICS "DO FORNI"

From November 12, 2006 to January 7, 2007

The exhibition, opened to public from 12th November to 7th January 2007, celebrates the twenty years of the graphic prize. Works by the winners are exposed in the ground floor of the Museum, among with works by Fabrizio Plessi, Alberto Gianquinto, Igor Mitoraj, Sandro Chia and Mimmo Rotella. […]

CAROL RAMA. The Engraved Work 1944-2005.

From September 16 to October 29, 2006

From 16 September to 29 October, a selection of about thirty-five engravings by Carol Rama – winner of the Golden Lion to the career at the 50° Venice Biennale (2003) – will be exhibited in the rooms for temporary exhibitions of the Ca’ Pesaro Modern Art Museum in Venice, alongside twenty or so works of Rama’s paintings and drawings that will be hung in the main hall. […]

THE DREAM OF VENICE. Thirty Paintings by Miranda Visonà 1912-1989.

From May 6 to August 27, 2006

The thirty works in the exhibition date from the 1930s to the 1950s, a period when Miranda Visonà immersed herself with great enthusiasm in the artistic life of Venice. As well as a series of Venetian capricci, there is a self-portrait, a portrait of her by Bortolo Sacchi and a rare portrait of Berto Morucchio, one of most important art critics in the Venice of the day and a great admirer of Visonà’s work. […]

A MODIGLIANI MASTERPIECE AT CA' PESARO. 'La femme à l'éventail' from the Musée d'Art Modernede la Ville de Paris.

From February 1 to April 30, 2006

Painted in 1919, shortly before the artist’s death, La femme à l’éventail – one of the masterpieces from the Paris Musée d’Art Moderne – is one of the numerous portraits that Modigliani painted of his friend and confidante, Lunia Czechowska.
A clear example of his late style, it reflects the influence of Cubism and of the artist’s own explorations of the medium of sculpture in the years 1911-1913. […]

A GAUGUIN MASTERPIECE AT CA' PESARO. 'Le Cheval blanc' from the Musée d'Orsay.

From October 14, 2005 to January 23, 2006

Paul Gauguin’s Le Cheval blanc at Ca’Pesaro until 23 January 2006. […]

MAURIZIO PELLEGRIN. Isole: Transit and Flow.

From September 3 to November 6, 2005

The project consists of installations, film, sculpture and photography, which together form one large single work: Isole.
Each individual section has its own precise logic; however, its full vitality is captured when it is seen in relation to the spirit of the overall project. […]

BICE LAZZARI. Abstract Emotion.

From August 6 to September 18, 2005

Organised by the Musei Civici Veneziani in collaboration with Archivio Lazzari di Roma and curated by Renato Miracco and Flavia Scotton, the exhibition will be open to the public from 6 August to 18 september 2005. […]

MIMMO PALADINO.

From June 8 to July 31, 2005

Organised by the Musei Civici Veneziani and curated by Enzo Di Martino and Flavia Scotton, the exhibition will be open to the public from 8 June to 31 July 2005. […]

THE VENETIAN PARTISAN. Art for the Resistance.

From April 23 to May 29, 2005

Organised as part of the celebrations for the sixtieth anniversary of the Liberation, the show hinges on Leoncillo Leonardi’s sculpture The Partisan Woman, the first version of the Venetian monument to the Resistance that was destroyed by neo-fascists in 1961. […]

LINA BO BARDI. The freedom of architecture.

From September 10 to November 15, 2004

On the occasion of the 9th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the University Iuav and the Civic Museums of Venice are proud to present, from the 10th to the 15th of November, at the Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’ Pesaro, an exhibition on the work of architect Lina Bo Bardi,conceived and curated by Luciano Semerani, Antonella Gallo and Giovanni Marras. […]

WORKS DONATED TO CA' PESARO. The Death of Othello. Homage to Pompeo Marino Molmenti.

From June 5 to August 30, 2004

Thanks to the Venice International Foundation, Ca’ Pesaro has recently acquired three paintings by Pompeo Marino Molmenti (1819-1894). […]

WORKS DONATED TO CA' PESARO. The Third Dimension.

From June 5 to July 4, 2004

The ground floor of Ca’ Pesaro is hosting a show of works of sculpture given to the Museum over the past four years. […]

SHOZO SHIMAMOTO. From Gutai to Proxima 1955-2004.

From April 24 to May 30, 2004

This exhibition give to public the chance to look at and understand the long and articulated path of the work of Shozo Shimamoto, one of the most significant exponent of the artistic revolution after the Second World War. He is a free and eclectic spirit, a protagonist of a complex and original expressive path, displayed in the exhibition through a significant selection of works. […]

FROM RAUSCHENBERG TO JEFF KOONS. The Ileana Sonnabend collection

May 31, 2014

Ileana Sonnabend’s collection represents a holding of inestimable cultural value for the city. In this occasion some of the great names of 20th century will be hosted at the International Gallery of Modern Art of Ca’ Pesaro: Andy Warhol, Richard Serra, Jeff Koons, Dine, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Judd, Wesselmann […]