Exhibitions in Venice 2019: all the unmissable events


Here are the exhibitions in Venice 2019, that is all the important events you can’t miss.
Venice always offers a wide choice of cultural events, but what to see?
Making a list of everything you must see is impossible, but you can make a selection.

Exhibitions in Venice 2019

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Collezione Schulhof | Guggenheim museum

La Collezione Schulhof alla Guggenheim Collection

    This exhibition will be an opportunity to view the Schulhof Collection nearly in its entirety with seventy-eight works of art on view. Privileging formal artistic developments, this presentation will provide insights into the art movements and styles that evolved and matured towards the end of World War II through to the 1980s.

When: January 26–March 18, 2019
Where: Peggy Guggenheim Collection

READ ALSO – The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice: heart and soul

Doge’s Palace, Venice

Canaletto | Venezia

Canaletto (Canal, Giovanni Antonio 1697-1768): Bacino di San Marco, Venice. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts*** Permission for usage must be provided in writing from Scala.

    Eighteenth-century Venice with its lights and shadows unfolds through the rooms of Palazzo Ducale, in the story of an extraordinary century and its protagonist: Giovanni Antonio Canal, Canaletto. This was a period of great complexity and value, of excellence in the fields of painting, sculpture and decorative arts. From its beginning, the eighteenth century showed itself to be a century of enormous vitality and great changes: in the language of art, in the history of ideas and techniques, in social life.

When: 23 February – 9 June 2019
Where: Venice, Palazzo Ducale – Doge’s Apartments

Casa dei Tre Oci

Letizia Battaglia | La bambina con il pallone

Letizia Battaglia, La bambina con il pallone, 1980 © Letizia Battaglia

    A great exhibition by Letizia Battaglia (Palermo, 1935), one of the most significant protagonists of Italian photography, with a great anthology that traces her career.
    The portraits of women, men or animals, or children, are just a few chapters that make up the exhibition; to these are added the photos that describe the city of Palermo, politics, life, death, love.

When: 21 march – 18 august 2019
Where: Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice

Palazzo Grassi



    Considered as one of the most influential painters of the international art scene, Luc Tuymans has been dedicating himself to figurative painting since the mid 1980s and has contributed throughout his career to the rebirth of this medium in contemporary art.
    As part of the cycle of monographic shows dedicated to major contemporary artists, launched in 2012 and alternating with thematic exhibitions of the Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi presents Luc Tuymans’ first personal exhibition in Italy.

When: 24 march 2019 – 6 january 2020
Where: Palazzo Grassi, Venice

Palazzo Mocenigo

  • Leonardo
    A little-known aspect of Leonardo da Vinci will come to light in this exhibition organised to mark the fifth centenary of his death: his work as a cosmetologist and perfumer, dedicated to the creation of fragrances and cosmetics.
    A reconstruction of the lively network of exchanges between the major Renaissance courts enables us to learn of the experiments and recipes for cosmetics that Leonardo shared with the most important female figures of the day.

When: 3th May – 20th september 2019
Where: Palazzo Mocenigo

Arshile Gorky | 1904-1948
Ca’ Pesaro

  • Arshile Gorky | 1904-1948
    In May 2019 Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia will present a major exhibition of the work of Arshile Gorky at Ca’ Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna. This will be the first exhibition in Italy of the work of this celebrated and influential figure of 20th-century American art.

When: 8th May – 22th september 2019
Where: Ca’ Pesaro

BURRI la pittura, irriducibile presenza
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Alberto Burri | Rosso Plastica M3

Alberto Burri: Rosso Plastica M3, 1961, Plastica, combustione su tela, cm 121,5×182,5 (127,5×188,5×5,5). Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri

  • BURRI la pittura, irriducibile presenza
    At the Cini Foundation, 50 works from important Italian and foreign museums, the Burri Foundation and prestigious private collections, reconstruct the art and life of one of the greatest protagonists of Italian and European art of the twentieth century.
    The exhibition shows Burri in Venice, after the memorable personal of 1983 that was a fundamental step in the artist’s career.

When: 10 May 2019 – 28 July 2019
Where: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

I Fortuny. A family story
Palazzo Fortuny

  • I Fortuny. A family story
    To mark the seventieth anniversary of the death of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, and to coincide with the 58th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, Palazzo Fortuny will pay tribute to the versatile Spanish artist by highlighting the importance of the family context in his artistic development.
    The reference to the Biennale is neither accidental nor out of place, given that a few months after Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo’s death in 1950, a room was dedicated to him in the Spanish Pavilion, where he had held exhibitions on several occasions.

When: 11 May – 24 November 2019
Where: Palazzo Fortuny


Giardini biennale | Padiglione Centrale

  • Venice Biennale 2019
    The 58thInternational Art Exhibition of Venice will run from May 11thto November 24th2019.
    As usual, the National Pavilions with their own exhibitions will be on display at the Giardini venue and the Arsenale venue, and collateral events will take place in the historic center of the city, as well.
    Ralph Rugoff will be the curator.

Whenfrom May 11thto November 24th2019
Where: Venice Arsenale and Biennale Gardens

READ ALSO – Biennale Arte 2019 what to see: the Pavillions and the exhibitions

Il capitano generale da mar e doge Francesco Morosini
Museo Correr

  • Il capitano generale da mar e doge Francesco Morosini: figura e gloria al tramonto della Serenissima
    Four hundred years after the birth of Francesco Morosini, dubbed “the Peloponnesiacus” (1619-1694), several Venetian institutions are celebrating this fascinating figure, a doge and admiral. Museo Correr is the major venue since it preserves Morosini’s entire historical heritage from his palace in Campo Santo Stefano, inherited in 1895 by the last heir.

When: 14th June 2019 – 6th January 2020
Where: Museo Correr

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim Collection | Venice museum

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

    The exhibition will celebrate Peggy Guggenheim’s Venetian life, shedding light on how she significantly continued to add works of art to her collection after her departure from New York, having closed her museum-gallery Art of This Century (1942–47), and having made Venice her home in 1948. The exhibition will present a selection of paintings, sculptures and works of paper that Guggenheim acquired from the late 1940s to 1979.

When: 21 September, 2019–27 January, 2020
Where: Peggy Guggenheim Collection

READ ALSO – The Guggenheim Museum in Venice: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Doge’s Palace

  • The Flemish masters and Venice. The birth of the Baroque of Antwerp
    I Fiamminghi e Venezia is shown thematically in 10 rooms, bringing together some 80 paintings, drawings, engravings, statues, and Venetian and Antwerp glass made à la façon de Venise, mainly loaned by the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Rubens House in Antwerp, MUVE, The National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and MNHA Luxembourg.

When: 5th September 2019 – 1st March 2020
Where: Doge’s Palace

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5 thoughts on “Exhibitions in Venice 2019: all the unmissable events

  1. This is a misleading post.

    The title “Exhibitions [plural] in Venice 2019: all the unmissable events.”
    But is only one event listed in the post.

    “Venice always offers a wide choice of cultural events,…”
    Really? What might they be? I have no idea from this post.
    Make a list and then post it.

    • This post will be updated as soon as the scheduled events are announced. Currently the only event with certain dates is the Biennale. Soon we hope that the dates and titles of the other events will also arrive.
      Venice is an explosion of unmissable exhibitions always 🙂

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