Archive for May, 2011

A Textile Experience

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailThe Venice Civic Museums Foundation will host two modern textile shows, as part of its temporary exhibition program, at the Palazzo Mocenigo – Study Center for the ‘700-’900 Textiles and Costume History.
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Anita Sieff – Psyche

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

ca'pesaroIn conjunction with the 54th Venice Biennale, the Museum of Ca ‘Pesaro presents a site-specific project by Anita Sieff at the first floor, hall 10.
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The Olivetti Showroom in Venice

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

0aaolivenezOlivetti Showroom in Saint Mark Square houses the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano, the National Trust for Italy.
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Guided tours at Ca’ Giustinian

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

ca-giustinian-041A 15th century gothic Palazzo, one of the richest and most admired in the history of Venice, Ca’ Giustinian overlooks the Bacino di San Marco right at the beginning of the Grand Canal.
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The Historical Palio

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

4337On June 12th ,a yearly boat race between the four Italian Maritime Republics that sailed the seas in medieval times is hosted, in turn, on the Mediterranean at Amalfi and Genoa, on the Arno in Pisa and on the lagoon in Venice, to commemorate the historical figures and memories of the four cities.
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The Sensa Feast-Day

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

bucintoro1The enchantment of the city’s marriage to the sea is back

Sunday 5th June 2011

Every year Venice attracts millions of visitors to events that are famous the world over. The Festa della Sensa, is one of the city’s best known festivals that bring to life its thousand year history and its close ties to the sea and the art of “Voga alla Veneta” rowing.
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Julian Schnabel. Permanently becoming and the Architecture of seeing – Museo Correr

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Schnabel5-155x110From 4 June to 27 November 2011 the Museo Correr in Venice is staging a major exhibition dedicated to Julian Schnabel, the famed New York artist and eclectic creative spirit.
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The World Belongs to You. François Pinault.

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

imagesThe French billionaire François Pinault has appointed Caroline Bourgeois as the curator of this exhibition, which was conceived to coincide with the exhibition In Praise of Doubt at Punta della Dogana, and presents another re-assessment of the traditional limits of the geography of art, and how we relate to others and the world.
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Venice and the Plague: Letters, records and faiths of health offices

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

03080435The Black Death reached the shores of Europe in 1348, carried there on merchant ships on the backs of rats stowed away as cargo amongst the spices destined for the European market.
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The Museum of Torcello celebrates its 124th anniversary.

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

torcelloThe Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a basilica church on the island of Torcello. It is a notable example of Venetian-Byzantine architecture, one of the most ancient religious edifices in the Veneto.
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