Venice is a place densely inhabited by art. A city where the High Renaissance and contemporary art perfectly coexist. An endless number of exhibitions, cultural events, museums, and galleries are filled with an enthusiastic audience. World-renowned creators, artists, collectors, and creatives come here for inspiration and useful contacts.
In this article, I have selected 5 must-see galleries to start your acquaintance with the Venetian art scene:
The Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia owns the largest collection of Venetian paintings in the world. Today, the Gallerie dell’Accademia collection is housed in the amazing Santa Maria della Carità complex, consisting of a 16th century church and monastery. The 37 rooms of the museum offer visitors a unique journey through Venetian art from the 14th to the 18th century. Here you will find amazing world-class masterpieces by the most influential names in the history of art as Giorgione, Tiziano, Paolo Veronese, and many others.
Carlo Eleuteri is a world-renowned collector of antique and vintage jewelry and art objects. Mr. Eleuteri is one of the most prominent figures in the global vintage jewelry market, managing stores in Europe and the United States of America. But few people know that Carlo created his own Wunderkammer in Venice. This chamber-like space contains amazing objects from completely different periods, styles, and cultures. This is the peculiarity and uniqueness of this gallery and the very personality of Carlo. Visiting this gallery, the guests will feel privileged, if only because there is no information about this place on Google.
Whether the travelers want it or not, while in Venice, they will definitely visit Contini. Contini is a contemporary art gallery. The main features are that they introduce the artist’s work to visitors, as closely as possible. This is their philosophy and style. Close friendships with the artists help them to always show a little more than other galleries and provide a real sense of exclusivity. Contini is more of an art space than an art gallery.
Victoria Miro represents international artists and artist estates. The gallery occupies 20,000 square feet across its locations in Mayfair and Wharf Road, London, and Venice. The intimate gallery space is housed in a seventeenth-century building, in the former Galleria Il Capricorno. This quintessentially Venetian canalside location is in the heart of the San Marco district. Victoria Miro Venice will feature a year-round program of exhibitions and will provide further opportunities for artists to stage exhibitions and special projects in an intimate environment in the heart of Venice.
A real heaven for artists and people who are passionate about art. The Giudecca Art District is a network of art professionals whose interests are focused on the island of Giudecca. GAD aims to create an attractive pole for art, away from the buzz of mass tourism and close to the modern industrial aesthetics of Northern Europe. Also, GAD takes up the noble mission of creating the best conditions for the development of young talents.