Palazzo Grassi, located in campo San Samuele and facing the Grand Canal, was the last palace built before the end of the Venetian Republic, in 1772.

In 2005 the Palace, that had been for years the location of important exhibitions on the great civilizations of the past, was taken over by François Pinault foundation, who begun a renovation project assigned to Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The result is a fascinating combination between Pinault collection and the historical location, that plays as a contrasting frame to the contemporary art works.   

The palace houses frequent art exhibitions with a selection of works coming from all over the world.

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