From 7 May 2019 to 30 May 2021 at Palazzo Grimani the exceptional exhibition will be held, Domus Grimani 1594 – 2019, which celebrates, after more than four centuries, the return to Palazzo Grimani of the collection of classical statues belonged to the Patriarch of Aquileia Giovanni Grimani.


DOMUS GRIMANI 1594 – 2019, aiming at bringing back to life a specific moment in Venice’s history, involves the use of state of the art technology to highlight a vital and vivid past which can still surprise and charm.

In fact, audio guides will accompany visitors around the rooms and to underline this special occasion two very important voices have been involved: the Italian version will feature Isabella Rossellini, while the English will feature Jude Law, an honorary member of Venetian Heritage.

Palazzo Grimani will also be revitalized through a site-specific project realized in collaboration with ETT, one of the leading companies in the production of technological solutions for art and culture. Thanks to VR viewersavailable for visitors, the rooms will reveal hidden details it will be possible to see inside the Tribuna many other statues – among them the Galatians that used to lay on the floor – as well as the sculptures which used to adorn the courtyard until the XIX century.

Moreover, an intervention by Factum Arte which is one of the most renowned creators of multimedia contents in the art  world; thanks to their know-how, a high-definition reproduction of the painting representing the Dispute between Minerva and Neptune (by Giuseppe Porta called Salviati) has been created and placed where the original painting was, on the ceiling of the Tribuna’s antechamber.

Finally, a new lighting project for the Tribuna realized by iGuzzini: the Italian brand, a leader in the field of lighting for cultural spaces, has developed a permanent project which will allow visitors to fully appreciate the room, combining curatorial and engineering skills focused on the artistic experience as well as environmental sustainability.


The project, which perfectly combines the conservation and promotion of Italian artistic heritage and exemplifies a model collaboration among public and private cultural institutions, both national and international. Thanks to this synergy, the second floor of the Palazzo Grimani will feature another special exhibition, PITTURA/PANORAMA: Paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, 1952-1992 from May to November 2019. Organized by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation and Venetian Heritage, in association with Gagosian, the exhibition is curated by John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Covering a forty-year span of the artist’s career, this will be the first presentation of Frankenthaler’s work in Venice since it was included in the American Pavilion for the 1966 Venice Art Biennale.

The presentation of these two exhibitions in the Palazzo Grimani represents its commitment to the bond between the ancient and the contemporary and to promoting a unique building that many have yet to discover.

Opening time: 

– Monday: CLOSED
– from Thursday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
(ticket office until 6.30 pm)


Palazzo Grimani*,  exhibition DOMUS GRIMANI,  exhibition PITTURA/PANORAMA

Full ticket:  € 13,00

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