This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
Inaugurated in 2006 and 2009, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are two contemporary art museums.
Renovated by Japanese architect Tadao Ando they present personal and collective exhibitions.
Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana aim to share with the public the knowledge and love for contemporary art through the extraordinary Pinault Collection and to strengthen the privileged relationship the institution has developed with artists, especially thanks to works specifically conceived for its exhibition spaces.
Since May 2013, the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi complements this artistic and cultural programme. Conceived by Tadao Ando, this 225 seat auditorium offers a wide range of events – conferences, concerts, screenings – that underline the will to establish a dialogue with a Venetian and international public.