The International Gallery of Modern Art Ca' Pesaro has finally reopened and is ready to welcome back its public, and it does so in great safety and in full compliance with anti Covid regulations. We are talking about one of the richest modern art galleries in Italy, which preserves within it masterpieces of art such as The Thinker by Rodin (remember that there are several versions), The Judith II by Gustav Klimt, as well as works by Medardo Rosso, Kandinsky, Giorgio Morandi, Antonio Donghi and Umberto Boccioni. In short, an immense overview of great masters that is absolutely worth discovering and knowing.

The reopening and the exhibition dedicated to Umberto Moggioli

To better celebrate this reopening, the museum has organized an exhibition/homage to the Italian painter Umberto Moggioli (Trento 1886 - Rome 1919), one of the protagonists of the so-called "school of Burano", a particular and little known Venetian painting season of the early twentieth century. The tribute retraces the artist's life through a careful selection of works that include a different variety of mediums, including drawing, oil painting and etchings of a very refined level of quality. All this is about one hundred years after the Venice Biennale of 1920, when the artist, born in Trento, was one of those most celebrated by the public and critics. 

The exhibition curated by Gabriella Belli, Elisabetta Barisoni with the collaboration of Mauro Zazzeron is mainly based on the inclusion of works not usually exhibited to the public, in a careful selection of works from both private and public collections. In any case, for the first time, it will be possible to admire, in the same museum setting, two splendid images of the island of Burano observed from above, with the gardens finely cultivated and bathed by the waters of the lagoon.

In this exhibition is documented the masterful activity of landscape painter, stimulated and influenced by an apparently "secondary", peripheral, marginal Venice, made of islands and particularly unusual places of the lagoon. It is precisely this lagoon painting that the artist proposes is capable of underlining not only all the beauty of the small islands of the estuary, which in fact constitute the thematic focus of the exhibition, but also the atmospheres of the early twentieth century, rendered through soft painting that simplifies the complexities of the natural landscape, without seeking excessive technical virtuosities.

The period of time on which this exhibition focuses is the one around 1911, the year in which the artist moved with his wife to a small building in Burano, where he was able to concentrate on his figurative art, and where he met the critic Nino Barbantini, at the time director and artistic curator of Ca' Pesaro, as well as other young painters working in that period such as Tullio Garbari, Luigi Scopinich, Gino Rossi, Pio Semeghini and Felice Casorati.

"The exhibition is therefore intended to be a fitting tribute to a personality of absolute importance, not at all marginal, who, despite the autonomy of his expressive path, has inextricably linked his name to that of the Capesarina avant-garde, helping to renew the Venetian figurative landscape of the first two decades of the twentieth century."

Useful information

The International Gallery of Modern Art Ca' Pesaro is located in Santa Croce, 2076, 30135 easily reachable from Piazzale Roma: Line 1 stop San Stae, from Venezia Santa Lucia Station Line 1 stop San Stae and from Lido di Venezia: Line 1 stop San Stae

The Museum is open to the public from Friday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, last entrance at 4:30 pm.

The full and individual ticket for Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art + Museum of Oriental Art has a cost of 10,00 euro.

The Reduced ticket has a cost of 7.50 euros and is for the exclusive use of the following categories: Children from 6 to 14 years old; students from 15 to 25 years old; visitors over 65; staff of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT); Rolling Venice Card holders; holders of ISIC - International Student Identity Card.