Punta della Dogana - Pinault Collection

Gallery and Historic Building in Venice

Punta Della Dogana

Punta della Dogana is an art museum in one of Venice’s old customs buildings, the Dogana da Mar. It also refers to the triangular area of Venice where the Grand Canal meets the Giudecca Canal, and its collection of buildings: Santa Maria della Salute, (hence the area is also known as Punta della Salute), the Patriarchal Seminary of Venice, and Dogana da Mar at the triangle’s tip.

Pinault Collection is the legal entity holding the artistic and cultural assets of the French businessman François Pinault. It manages the art collection of the Pinault family, its exhibition sites, institutional and cultural partnerships, art loans, and artist-in-residence programs.

A year after the Palazzo Grassi opening, the Venice city council organized a competition to convert the 16th century custom house Punta della Dogana into a contemporary art museum. François Pinault won the competition over the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Pinault enlisted Tadao Ando once again for renovations, as the building had been abandoned for over 30 years.

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Visiting Punta della Dogana - Pinault Collection


10am-7pm Wed-Mon Apr-Nov


adult/reduced €15/10, incl Palazzo Grassi €18/15

Address: Punta della Dogana, Dorsoduro, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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