Palazzo Grassi (also known as the Palazzo Grassi-Stucky) is a fine example of Venetian Classical architecture and located on the Grand Canal of Venice. The term Classical architecture has a specific Archaeological meaning relating to the architecture of Classical Greece The Grand Canal ( Italian: Canal Grande, Venetian: Canałasso) is the most important Canal in Venice Italy. Venice ( Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venesia or Venexia) is a city in Northern Italy, the capital of the It was designed by Giorgio Massari, and the building was completed between 1748-1772. Giorgio Massari (1687-1766 is a prominent late- Baroque Venetian architect
The latecomer among the palaces on the Grand Canal of Venice, Palazzo Grassi has an academic classical style that is in contrast to the surrounding Byzantine Romanesque and Baroque Venetian palazzos. The Grand Canal ( Italian: Canal Grande, Venetian: Canałasso) is the most important Canal in Venice Italy. This article is about the city See also Byzantine Empire. Byzantium ( Greek: Βυζάντιον Latin: la BYZANTIVM Baroque art redirects here Please disambiguate such links to Baroque painting, Baroque sculpture, etc It has a formal palace façade, constructed in white marble, and lacking the lower mercantile openings typical of many Venetian patrician palaces.
The Grassi family sold the palazzo in 1840, with ownership that followed passing through many different individuals. The Palazzo was purchased by the Fiat Group in 1983, under the late chairman Gianni Agnelli, and it underwent a complete restoration overseen by Count Antonio Foscari Widmann Rezzonico, the current owner of Villa Foscari. Fiat SpA (an Acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) is an Italian automobile manufacturer Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Giovanni Agnelli, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( March 12, 1921 – January 24, 2003) better known as Gianni Agnelli, was Villa Foscari is a patrician Villa in Mira, near Venice, northern Italy, designed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio The group's aim was to transform Palazzo Grassi into an exhibition hall for the visual arts. It continues to be used as an art gallery today. 
Between 1984-1990, Pontus Hultén was in charge of the art museum which also contains a 600 seat outdoor theatre. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Karl Gunnar Vougt Pontus Hultén ( June 21 1924 – October 26 2006) was a Swedish art collector and museum director Since 2006, the palace has been owned by the french entrepreneur François Pinault who exhibits his personal art collection there. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. François Pinault (born 21 August 1936) is a Billionaire French businessman who runs the Retail company Currently, there is some interest in the Grassi family, who reside in New York, to purchase the palazzo back with the intentions of maintaining it as an art museum. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous