Punta della Dogana is a beautiful building that is used for the temporary exhibitions of the selected contemporary art pieces from the Pinault collection. It is located on the edge of the Canale Grande, therefore it also offers a great view on the center of Venice and the Venetian bay.
Punta della Dogana is a contemporary art gallery in Venice. It organizes temporary exhibitions of selected art pieces from the Pinault Collection. This collection belongs to Francois Pinault, a well-known businessman that started wood business in 1963. Over time, he withdrew from wood business and his company entered fashion industry (becoming the third biggest luxury company in the world) and acquired many other companies. Since Pinault had passion for contemporary art and the means to acquire art pieces, it is considered that his collection is one of the most important collections of contemporary art in the world.
In 2007, Francois Pinault was selected by the city of Venice to undertake the reconstruction of Punta della Dogana in Venice. The reconstruction was finished in 2009 and from that day onwards visitors of this building have been able to enjoy the selected art pieces from the Pinault collection.
Punta della Dogana was once a customs building (“Dogana” means customs in Italian) and it is located just across the Grand Canal from Piazza San Marco. Next to the gallery there is also a famous basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie, so if you decide to visit this gallery be sure not to miss this important basilica. Punta della Dogana is also a unique triangular building usually of interest to architecture lovers. Furthermore, the sharp angle of this triangular building divides two canals: Canale Grande and Giudecca Canal, and from that point tourists can enjoy a great view on the Venetian bay and famous San Marco Square and Palazzo Ducale.
Before visiting this art gallery, be sure to take a look at our photo gallery. This gallery is dedicated to contemporary art which may not be of interest of many visitors. Also you should check on the webpage of Punta della Dogana gallery website which exhibition is currently on display:
Ticket prices for Punta della Dogana, contemporary art gallery
There are two museums in Venice under the management of Pinault association: Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, so do not get confused when you see a sign that refers to one ticket price or two tickets price, they refer to these two museums.
Regular ticket price for both Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana is 20 Euros (€) (≈21.8$).
Regular ticket price for one of the art galleries is 15 Euros (€) (≈16.3$).
Reduced ticket price for both Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana is 15 Euros (€) (≈16.3$).
Reduced ticket price for one of the art galleries is 10 Euros (€) (≈10.9$).
Reduced price : individuals older than 12 and younger than 18, residents of Venice, students younger than 25, individuals older than 65, disabled individuals and their companions.
Free entrance : 100% disabled individuals, children younger than 11.
We advise visitors to check the prices and working hours on the official website of Punta della Dogana museum website.
Working hours of Punta della Dogana, contemporary art gallery
The gallery is open every day except Tuesday: 10:00-19:00h.
Last entrance to the gallery is at 18:00h.