The François Pinault Foundation was created in April 2006 in order to promote art and culture and more specifically contemprary art in mseums. The collection has already developed a remarkable reputation thanks to its two pillars Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. The François Pinault Foundation is strengthening its implementation within the artistic and cultural life of Venice with a new site: The Teatrino.
Located in Campo San Samuele and overlooking the Canal Grande, Palazzo Grassi presents major temporary exhibitions, some of which are based in whole or in part on François Pinault's Collection.
Punta della Dogana
Triangular shaped Punta della Dogana separates the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. As a center for contemporary art, the former customs house of the city presents a permanent exhibition of works from the François Pinault Collection, the institution who wanted and sponsered the transition of this masterpiece of architecture, so emblematic to the city, from its eminently commercial function to port of contemporary art and ideal venue to share it with the world.
Spread over a surface of 1,000 square meters, the Teatrino will be equipped with an auditorium of 220 seats, completed by reception areas and spaces for technical equipment (boxes, equipment for stage management and simultaneous translation, etc.).
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