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Prima Materia Punta Della Dogana

Punta della Dogana Venice
10.00 - 17.00 Punta della Dogana

If you are visiting Venice then you must see some good art. The city is positively heaving with beautiful ancient buildings filled with old masterworks from famous painters, but if you are looking for something more up to date then head to the Punta della Dogana. A superb location right at the head of the Grand Canal as it flows into Saint Mark’s Basin, this is a modern art lover’s dream.

The Prima Materia exhibition in the Punta della Dogana has been assembled from the collection of famous collector François Pinault, who founded the art gallery. You can expect some mid 20th century modern pieces from well-known movements like Mono-Ha and Arte Povera as well as some brand new commissions.

Artists on the list include American artist, curator, writer, and educator Diana Thater, young artist and filmmaker Ryan Trecartin and installation artist Theaster Gates. With almost 80 works from the last 5 decades the pieces will take you on a journey through the art world of the last half of the 20th century.

Once you have filled up your mind with contemporary art you may need something to fill your stomach. Nearby on the peninsular there are plenty of authentic eateries tucked away in the alleys. Not too far away is Linea d’ Ombra which is a trendy spot but it does have some of the most spectacular views across the Giudecca Canal.

On one of the littler side streets behind the Punta della Dogana is Ai Gondolieri on Dorsoduro. This spot is a very typical Venetian restaurant and is especially good for lunch. It is off the well beaten tourist path and so you can expect a relaxed Italian atmosphere with chatty locals and delicious yet reasonably priced food.

For something a little more down to earth try the Taverna San Trovaso. With its simple and genuine Italian food you can’t go wrong; there are no views here but the service is excellent.

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