Palazzo Grimani Museum
- Visit Palazzo Grimani, the symbol Venetian art and architecture of the 16th-19th Century
- Don't miss the art exhibition "Frontiers Remaigined"
The building of Palazzo Grimani was built for and belonged to Antonio Grimani in the beginning of the 16th Century. He was a tradesman and later elected Doge of the city, this residence stayed in his family for nearly two centuries.
The Palazzo was designed by architect Michele Sanmicheli (city planner and military Venetian architect) with a façade that is divided into three sections, and decorated with polychrome marble and window arches.
The building’s L-shape surrounds a courtyard that dates back to the mid-16th Century inspired by the typical Roman architecture, to look more like a ‘Domus Romanae’ or Roman Residence.
Palazzo Grimani is today a venue of art exhibitions and a place to visit to admire the Venetian art and architecture of the 16th-19th Century.
The building was in fact residence of the Grimani family until 1806, and it became property of the city in 1998 and became part of the Polo Museale Veneziano in 2001. It was opened to the public as a Museum in 2008 and is a unique and valuable building in the history, architecture and culture of Venice.
Frontiers Remaigined - From 9 May to 22 November
Tagore Foundation International and the Polo museale del Veneto are pleased to announce their presentation of Frontiers Reimagined, a major exhibition that will open to the public at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani on 9 May, 2015 in tandem with the inauguration of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Sundaram Tagore, with co-curator Marius Kwint, the exhibition will explore the theme of cultural boundaries through new and recent works, many of which were created specifically for the presentation, by established and emerging artists from around the world. The site-specific installation is juxtaposed by the architecture and collection of the Museo di Palazzo Grimani, a 16th century palace turned state museum, which holds a unique place in Venetian history and architecture. The recently restored palazzo houses a historic collection of artwork by Hieronymus Bosch, Giorgione, Vasari, as well some of the most important frescoes in the city, by Italian Mannerist painters Francesco Salviati, Federico Zuccari and Camillo Mantovano.
Comprised of more than 65 works by 44 artists from more than 25 countries in a variety of media, Frontiers Reimagined will demonstrate the intellectual and aesthetic richness that can emerge in today’s globalized art world when artists engage in intercultural dialogue. Sundaram Tagore and Marius Kwint have selected the artists in the exhibition for their shared global perspective, as seen in both their artistic explorations and their practice of living and working across physical borders, stretching from the West to Asia to Africa.
This ticket provides access to the Accademia Galleries Museum + Palazzo Grimani Museum
- Admission to the Palazzo Grimani Museum
- Reduced valid for: EU citizens aged between 18 and 25 years old
The titles that entitle to a reduction must be exhibited in case of controls.
Palazzo Grimani Museum
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