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Best Contemporary Art in Venice

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Bugno Art Gallery was established in 1991 by Massimiliano Bugno and is among the esteemed contemporary art galleries in town. Its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the Teatro La Fenice and it is near the Piazza San Marco. Their collection is a compilation of modern, contemporary and photographic works of acclaimed and emerging domestic as well as international artists. These include the likes of Mario Deluigi, Emilio Vedova, Giancarlo Franco, Mauro Cappelletti, Fabio Bianco, Andrés David Carrara, Giovanni Chiaramonte and Andrea Morucchio. This bi-level gallery is a popular stopover for art collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Just around the corner from the Galleria dell'Accademia, on the Grand Canal is one of Venice's premier museums. This world-famous museum is run by the same institution, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, that manages the renowned Guggenheim Museum in New York. Peggy Guggenheim, was interested in contemporary art and came into contact with various artists who guided and educated her, including Alexander Calder and Marcel Duchamp. This museum houses her collection of contemporary art such as works by Bacon, Balla, Brancusi and Chagall. You'll also find masterpieces by the likes of De Chirico, Kandinsky, Klee, El Lissitskj, Magritte, Man Ray, Picasso and Pollock.

Punta della Dogana is a stunning art gallery located on the triangular piece of land that separates the Grand Canal from the Giudecca Canal. Set in the former customs house, a beautiful 17th-century building, this gallery houses the permanent collection of world's numero uno art collector, Francois Pinault. Here, you will find his famous personal collection, besides several other exhibits pertaining to contemporary art.

Art enthusiasts looking for not-so-famous art galleries in Venice will find solace in Contini. A fine art gallery with an impressive display of sculptures as well, Cortini has two locations in Venice, with this one being one of them. The gallery mainly features the works of Italian artists such as Guido Cadorin, Enrico Ghinato, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Fortunato Depero and more, along with a few foreign artists such as Fernando Botero, Robert Indiana and Paul Klee.

Housed within the magnificent Ca' Pesaro, a Baroque palace overlooking the Grand Canal, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna (International Gallery of Modern Art) is a prominent Venetian institution. Designed by the renowned architect Baldassare Longhena in the 17th century, Ca' Pesaro itself serves as a remarkable work of art. Today, the palace's opulent interior showcases an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Encompassing works primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries, the gallery features both Italian and international artistic movements. You can discover captivating sculptures, paintings, decorative arts, and installations, offering a comprehensive exploration of modern artistic expression in Venice.

This non-profit exhibition space highlights Slovenian and other international contemporary artists. Backed by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture, A+A features temporary exhibitions displaying paintings and other modern art forms. It is also the meeting place for artists, youth and tourists alike.

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