As we certainly already know Venice is a city that finds great space for culture, always able to overcome difficulties and even new emergencies related to Covid. Even the heat of the moment is set aside in front of so much beauty and the great cultural level of the exhibitions now taking place in the city.

But what are the best exhibitions taking place in Venice? Here is a quick and careful selection made to measure for you!

Share Happiness #1: Homage to Frankenstein - Alberta Pane Gallery

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A really interesting project, for which a trilogy of exhibitions is planned. The first of these hosts some Venetian galleries, invited to "share" works chosen among those of their artists in the Venetian spaces of Alberta Pane. All this stems from the need for sharing already strong and present before the pandemic, but exacerbated by it: very important at this time in fact is the desire to share, not only for the world of contemporary art. This first exhibition is entitled Share Happiness - a tribute to Frankenstein, evoking Mary Shelley's famous novel that invites a deep reflection on the meaning of human existence.

Open until 25 July 2020, Tue - Sat from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Aberta Pane Gallery , Calle dei Guardiani - Dorsoduro 2403/H

Piranesi Roma Basilico - Giorgio Cini Foundation


Throughout the summer until late autumn, the second floor of the Palazzo Cini Gallery will host a dialogue on the urban architecture of Rome between the ancient engraving art of Giambattista Piranesi and the photography of Gabriele Basilico, revealing to the public an unpublished selection of the work of this outstanding artist, among the most attentive in visually narrating urban transformations and the relationship between man and nature. An exhibition not to be missed!

Visitable until 23 November 2020 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 20:00

Gallery of Palazzo Cini , Dorsoduro 864

Henri- Cartier Bresson. Le Grand Jeu - Palazzo Grassi


An exhibition not to be missed at Palazzo Grassi, where it will be possible to admire the world of the famous French photographer Henri-Cartier Bresson in his solo exhibition entitled Henri-Cartier Bresson. Le grand Jeu realized together with the National Library of France and the Foundation of the same name on the artist. A great selection of shots of the French master made with the help of five important personalities from the world of culture. For more information click here.

Open until 10 January 2021, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Palazzo Grassi, Campo San Samuele 3231, San Marco

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Youssef Nabil. Once upon a dream – Palazzo Grassi


A second exhibition at the same time as the one on Henri-Cartier Bresson at Palazzo Grassi, where there is a monographic exhibition dedicated to the artist Youssef Nabil entitled Once Upon a Dream. Another incredible look at auteur photography: here the artist uses a traditional Egyptian technique frequently used for family portraits and posters from the films that populated the streets of Cairo. Ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in exotic and always new atmospheres.

Open until 10 January 2021, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Palazzo Grassi, Campo San Samuele 3231, San Marco

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Untitled, 2020. Three perspectives on the art of the present – Punta della Dogana


A large collective involving several young or even already established artists, who will tell us about the new frontiers of visual arts. An incredible journey in contemporary art that will leave us speechless. Nam June Paik, Solange Pessoa, Charles Ray, Auguste Rodin, Cameron Rowland, Betye Saar, Lorna Simpson, Ser Serpas, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Alina Szapocznikow, Henry Taylor, James "Son Ford" Thomas, Luc Tuymans and Gilberto Zorio are just some of the artists present in this exhibition.

Open until December 13, 2020, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Punta della Dogana, Dorsoduro 2

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Jacques Henri Lartigue - The invention of happiness. Photographs - Tre Oci


The Casa Tre Oci on the Giudecca Island reopens after the Coronavirus emergency with one of the largest retrospectives ever organized in Italy, dedicated to the French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986). Although considered one of the most remarkable photographers of the twentieth century, he presented himself to the general public of the time as a painter. He carefully explored the daily life of the French bourgeoisie, achieving great achievements in terms of research and aesthetic quality. An exhibition outside the box, which explores photography going beyond the photographic image.

Open until 10 January 2021, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Casa Tre Oci, Giudecca 43

From silence to speech. Lorenzo Marini - Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation


A very interesting solo exhibition in the spaces of the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa on the painter and digital artist Lorenzo Marini. An anthological selection that retraces his path started in the 80s in Venice, alongside the conceptual works of the 90s, passing through the "Manifesto per la Liberazione delle Lettere", in an exhibition that ends with the installation of AlphaCube, in which the artist generates a great immersive and relational work.

Can be visited until August 30, 2020, Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 to 17:30

Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation , Gallery of Piazza San Marco 71/c

Entrance with reservation 348 4914746

Opera. The protagonists of the melodrama - Doge's Palace


A great tribute to Venice as the birthplace of melodrama and to Italy as the place of choice of the most important names in the history of opera. An exhibition created in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which will present a gallery of paintings, drawings, dresses, booklets, set designs, and memorable premiere will be presented in a new way. 

Open until August 30, 2020, Sunday to Thursday 8:30-21:00, Friday and Saturday 8:30-23:00.

Doge's Palace, Piazza San Marco 1