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Private Foundations in VENICE

Palazzo Venier dei Leoni,701, Dorsoduro - Venice

Collection of works of XX century thought and wanted by Peggy Guggenheim who lived here for more than thirty years. Guggenheim Museum exhibits surely one of the most important collection in Italy for painting of the first half of the 20th century.
It hosts paintings by Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Mirò, Kandinskij and Pollock. Italians are well represented by Severini and Balla

Opening hours: From 10.00 to 6.00 p.m., closed on Tuesday and December 25th. From 1 April to 2 November 2002, the Museum, Museum Café and Museum Shop are open on Saturday evenings until 22:00 (10 PM).
: Adults: 8 €; students: 5 €. Free entrance for children 12 years of age and younger. For further free credits please visit official web site at Guggenheim Foundation.
: 041-2405411
Fax: +39.041.5206885

The permanent museum Fondazione Querini Stampalia was born by the artistic passion of the aristocratic venetian family named Querini, that bought and placed an order for all the works exposed inside. It'a an occasion to admire paintings by Bellini, Pietro Longhi, Gabriel Bella and many more. Don't forget to take a look at the period furniture, it's pure venetian style of Serenissima Republic.

Opening hours: 10.00/6.00 p.m.  Open till 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Closed on Monday.
: 8 €, reduced 4 €
: +39.041.2711411
Web Site:

5252, Campo Santa Maria Formosa - Castello - Venice

2826, San Barnaba - Dorsoduro - Venice

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa always operated in Venice in helping young artists to find popularity, even providing working spaces and funds. When duchess Felicita Bevilacqua La Masa died, the entire Palace facing the Grand Canal, Cà Pesaro, was left as a gift to the city with the purpose of promoting those young artists that normally are excluded in the major exhibitions. This tradition is still brought forward nowadays as Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa put at disposal of young artists spaces situated on the top floor of ancient Palazzo Carminati. Many famous artists of twentieth century as Emilio Vedova, De Pisis and Tancredi spent some of their days here improving their skill on modern art.

Phone: +39.041/5207797; +39.041/5208879
Official Web Site: Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini was founded in 1951 on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore by Vittorio Cini, to commemorate his son Giorgio. After massive restoration works, the old Benedictine monastery became the setting of cultural, social and educational activities. Originally devoted to studying Venice history and Venetian civilization, over the past 50 years the Giorgio Cini Foundation expanded its activities and gradually became what it is today: a contemporary center of international research, with an active contribution of experts and scholars from all over the world. With eight Research Institutes devoted to Art History, History of the Venetian State and Society, Literature, Theatre and Opera, Venice and the East, Vivaldi, Music, Comparative Music Studies and Venice and Europe the Fondazione Giorgio Cini promotes exhibitions, conferences, seminars, classes and various publications.

Opening hours: 10-18, closed on Monday.
: 041-5289900; Fax: 041 5238540
Official Web Site: Cini Foundation - E-mail:

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore - 30124 - Venice


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