The Gallerie dell’Accandemia of Venice are a state museum, which collects the best collection of Venetian and Venetian art, especially linked to paintings from the 14th to 18th centuries.
Among the major artists represented are Tintoretto, Tiziano, Canaletto Giorgione and Giovanni Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio and Veronese. There are also other art forms such as sculptures and drawings, including the famous Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci (only on special occasions).
The Galleries are located in the Dorsoduro district, at the foot of the Accademia Bridge, in what was until the early nineteenth century the vast complex formed by the church of Santa Maria della Carità, the convent of the Lateran Canons and the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Carità. They take their name from the Academy of Fine Arts, which opened them in 1817 and shared its premises until 2004.