The François Pinault Foundation is one of the most important centers for the contemporary art in Venice and a must-see for art lovers and collectors. In the two locations of Palazzo Grassi, a luxurious residence of the eighteenth century and Punta della Dogana, an ancient customs house of the seventeenth century, the exhibitions dedicated to art and photography are organized every year. The art works exposed come from various museums or are owned by François Pinault. There is a constant dialogue between art and architecture: the two ancient buildings restored by the architect Tadao Ando and the artworks on display. The visit to Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana offers a glimpse into the perspectives of contemporary art in Venice today and in the past, and the possibility to learn about Tadao Ando’s work. It is possible to visit one or two exhibition venues and also a private gallery.

The next exhibition scheduled to open on 23 May 2021 at Punta della Dogana will be dedicated to the American artist Bruce Nauman, Contrapposto Studies and curated by Carlos Basualdo, the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Caroline Bourgeois, curator at the Pinault Collection with the collaboration of the artist.

The duration of these guided tours is from 2 to 4 hours. For information: