Musei Civici di Venezia
On the website of the Musei Civici di Venezia you can find a list of all exhibitions currently open in some of the most important buildings and institutions of the city: Doge’s Palace, Correr Museum, Murano Glass Museum, Museum of Natural History, Casa Goldoni, Palazzo Fortuny, Palazzo Mocenigo, Saint Mark’s Clock Tower, Ca’ Rezzonico, and Ca’ Pesaro.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is fascinating for the great character of both its founder and its
location. Peggy Guggenheim was instrumental to the development of 20th-century art and criticism. You can find and read a short biography here.
The seat of the museum, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, is an unfinished architectural masterpiece of which you can read a short history here.
Palazzo Grassi / Punta della Dogana
The Pinault Collection is hosted in two exceptional locations in Venice: Palazzo Grassi (inaugurated in 2006), on one side, and Punta della Dogana (open since 2009), on the other.
The spaces were restored and set up by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, recipient of the Pritzker Prize in 1995.
The artworks in the two museums are regularly renewed and each exhibition sees the active involvement of the artists, who are invited to create their works on location or carry out specific commissions.
The Venice Biennale
The Venice Biennale was founded in 1895 and is considered one of the best known and most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Yearly, it alternates the Exhibition of Contemporary Art with that of Contemporary Architecture, the latter of which inaugurates its latest edition this year, opening from May to November 2020 at the national pavilions of the Venice Giardini (or Giardini della Biennale). The Biennale involves the entire city of Venice, with many free exhibitions and events outside of the institutional spaces of the Giardini and Arsenale, giving access to palaces and buildings that only open for this exhibition period. Finally, the Venice Biennale organizes exhibitions, performances, research, and formative activities for all sectors of Art, Architecture, Cinema, Dance, Theater, and Music.
The Chorus Association contributes to the protection, preservation, restoration, and promotion of the architectural and artistic heritage of the churches of Venice and of the Patriarchate.
The Association ensures that the churches are adequately guarded in order to protect the integrity of the art and heritage they contain and to guarantee public access, providing these spaces with suitable learning instruments for visitors and worshipers.
The Chorus Association aims to contribute to the development of studies and research of the heritage and history held in these spaces, directly involving everyone who is interested in the mission of their protection.
Finally, the Chorus Association is set to keep everybody informed and updated on the use of the raised funds with the utmost transparency.
The Jewish Museum of Venice
The Jewish Museum of Venice is situated in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues. It is a little but very rich museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish Community of Venice.
The precious objects shown to public, important examples of goldsmith and textile manufacture made between the 16th and the 19th centuries are a lively witnessing of the Jewish tradition. The museum furthermore offers a wide selection of ancient books and manuscripts and some objects used in the most important moments of the cycle of civil and religious life.
The museum is built in two areas, the first one devoted to the cycle of Jewish festivities and to objects used for liturgy, the latter- planned with a greater educational approach- deals with the history of Venetian Jews through images and objects.