October 26, 2016
For adults and families The Cadorin bottega exhibition is a record of intense activity by at least three generations of […]
The Royal Palace, the neoclassical rooms and Antonio Canova, the History of Venice and the Picture-gallery
Among precious historical furnishings, it houses important works of the XVIII century Venice
The International Gallery of Modern art houses masterpieces such as works by Medardo Rosso, Rodin, Kandinsky, Klee...
Housed in Murano, the museum hosts the most extensive historical collection of Murano glasses
Natural History Museum
An evocative and engaging layout for discover the secrets of nature and living beings
Museum of Textiles and Costumes with the itineraries dedicated to perfume
Visit the gothic Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei located in Campo San Beneto and transformed by Mariano Fortuny into his private studio
Housed in Burano, the museum exhibits rare and valuable specimens of Venetian lace, from the 16th to the 20th century
Carlo Goldoni's house
It’s the house where Carlo Goldoni was born and It contains a small museum dedicated to him, and a library of theatrical studies
For over 500 years it has marked the life, the history and the continual passage of time of Venice
For adults and families The Cadorin bottega exhibition is a record of intense activity by at least three generations of […]
The international contemporary scene is on show at Palazzo Fortuny from June 4 to October 10 with artworks from thee great Enea Righi Collection. Find out more […]
A tribute to a woman who, by her intelligence and sensitivity, succeeded in supporting and inspiring one of the most refined artists of the past century. Click to discover the exhibition […]
The highly personal and visionary style of Sarah Moon, the intensity of her gaze and the poetry of her images could not have found a more fitting venue for exhibition than the fascinating and empathetic setting of Palazzo Fortuny. Discover more […]
Beatrice Romaine Goddard was one of the most representative figures of the artistic scene of the 1920s. Retrace her whole artistic experience through this new exhibition. Click to find out more […]
Seductive and enigmatic Ida Barbarigo presents a selection of works from two series made over two decades, between 1980 and the end of the 1990s, at Palazzo Fortuny, in an exhibition curated by Daniela Ferretti. […]
This exhibition cuts across the centuries and different disciplines exploring that universal value which since ancient times has been the number of divine proportion, as defined in a treatise by Luca Pacioli, illustrated by Leonardo and printed in Venice in 1509. The exhibition is a new way to discover the unit of measurement able to give all things their inherent harmonious dimension. […]
The exhibition in Palazzo Fortuny intends to document the life of the extravagant lady and recreate the charm and atmosphere of fin-de-siècle Venice, with its mix of Art nouveau elegance and avant-garde stimuli […]
Organised by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Glas Italia, the exhibition presents glass designed works by 12 International designer, simultaneously on display at Ca’ Pesaro and Palazzo Fortuny […] […]
Dora Maar liked to alternate experimental photography with commercial work. She produced portraits, nudes, advertising photographs, photomontages and many “street” images […]
In Shadows,Furunes draws inspiration from the portraits of some ladies who used to visit Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei and who were photographed several times by Mariano Fortuny […]
Barbara Paganin’s work begins with a search among the antiques shops of Venice to find these little objects, which one could imagine were once jealously guarded in some child’s “treasure casket”. […]
The thousand-year-old tradition of making glass in Venice, seen through the lens of Ritsue Mishima’s Japanese culture, results in works forming a highly contemporary alphabet. […]
The exhibition presents a significant anthology of original photographs, produced by some of the leading and most famous women photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, offering a historic and linguistic overview of the medium […]
A year after the death of the brilliant Catalan artist, a key exponent of international informal art, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and Vervoordt Foundation pay tribute to him through a fascinating exhibition aiming to reveal the profound essence of the art produced by this major figure in 20th century art […]
The “Fortuny and Wagner” exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny boats the contribution of an Italian contemporary artist, Mirco Marchelli. He presents in this occasion a musical installation and a series of paintings and sculptures entitled “Silent scene for low clouds”. […]
From December 8th 2012 to April 8th 2013 – The result of a long research on the iconographic and aesthetic influence of Richard Wagner and the ‘Wagnerism’ on the visual arts in Italy between the end of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th […]
The exhibition documents the œuvre of Franco Vimercati (Milan, 1940-2001) through the presence of over 100 of his works. Concentration and sequences of images are the peculiar aspects of his work. […]
Visitors can enjoy a full approach to the poetic elements of Maurizio Donzelli’s work, always focused on the concept of drawing, the discovery of images, the observer’s unavoidability in the definition of work of art, in the relation between light and colour […]
A refined and never commonplace artist, Annamaria Zanella presents a wide-ranging selection of her most recent creations at Palazzo Fortuny. Materials of jewellery are transformed into precious forms and geometries narrating fragments of the artist’s personal life, going beyond the mere function of ornament. […]
“Risonanze” is Helg first exhibition in an Italian Museum. It includes a selection of twenty-four colour works, many of them are unreleased photographs, specially created by the artist for Palazzo Fortuny. […]
The world’s first exhibition on wax portraits will analyse a field that has been studied very little by art historians: that of life-size wax figures […]
This is the first major exhibition to be dedicated to the extraordinary and complex personality of Diana Vreeland (Paris 1903–New York 1989) […]
“TRA. Edge of Becoming” took place during the Biennale of Venice of 2011 and was again a huge success. TRA brought together the rich legacy of Mariano Fortuny, the wabi inspirations of Axel Vervoordt, the reflexions of the economic thinker Bernard Lietaer, the scientist Eddi de Wolf and the architect Tatsuro „Taro‟ Miki, and aimed to create an aesthetic, intellectual and enlightening experience which encouraged the visitor to read the world through art.
An unpublished visual-narrative journey set in Venice during the Second World War, created by photographer Paolo Ventura (Milan, 1968), who lives and works in New York. […]
The Revolution of Color) that is, the “total look” of clothes, but above all of accessories, through which the great Venetian stylist Giuliana Coen (1920) – married name Camerino, and in art Roberta (after the film that included the song “Smoke gets in your eyes”, which always stirred deep feelings for her) – is recognized for having effected a genuine revolution in the 1950s: the celebrated “revolution of colour”. […]
Genetic Circuit. RSBP Is the title of the exhibition by the Venetian artist Michelangelo Penso (1964): a series of works created between 2009 and 2011 developing the research, based on scientific observation of the universe, which characterises his most recent work. […]
The exihibition presents an extraordinary series of rare Delphos, the legendary clothes in plissé (finely pleated silk), together with capes, cloaks, costumes and accessories, from American private collections. […]
Nuala Goodman (Dublin, 1962), who combines fashion, design and painting to reinterpret furniture, objects, and carpets with her flock-printed fabrics (flock-printing is a technique used to achieve a velvet effect on different surfaces with the application of other fibres, with different results and patterns), refinished by hand. […]
Eighty unique pieces by Alberto Zorzi (Padua, 1958): jewellery-sculptures (gold, silver precious stones, oil paintings, glass), as well as six large pieces of silverware that initially appear to be for decorative purposes only but actually have a function, “turning out to be” vases, fruit bowels or table centre pieces. […]
Twentyone still lifes by Giorgio Morandi (Bologna, 1890 – 1964), some of which are from private collections and are on public display for the very first time. “Silent and humble” paintings in which the colours “vibrate with a slightly subdued brilliance that seems to come from within … a style of painting that belongs perfectly in the perceptive and mental space between the visible and invisible” (Francesco Poli, from the exhibition catalogue). […]
Already anticipated by some of the artist’s works on display or “scattered” around the first floor, the exhibition covers all the vast space of the Museum’s second and shows large-sized canvases together with sculptures and other smaller sized works conceived by Marco Tirelli (Rome, 1956) especially for the museum. […]
A site-specific project developed by Giorgio Vigna (Verona, 1955) especially for the Wabi-Sabi in the middle of the third floor of Palazzo Fortuny. Once again, experimentation with the potential of materials – glass, copper and gold as well as waste materials – are at the helm of the artist’s research, in which the natural and artificial, the highly imaginative and the sublime meet and clash in works that are suspended somewhere between the possible and imaginary. […]
Forty large images by Luca Campigotto (Venice, 1962), offer a journey through nature as a path of initiation and necessity of a photographer’s work, amidst historical references and evocations of films. […]
CITY OF CITIES is a site-specific installation by Francesco Candeloro (Venice, 1974), articulated in a series of large works – sheets of plexiglass of two metres cut by laser and printed with UV rays -, in which the themes of architecture, the city and the environment are linked to photography, sculpture and signs, creating a route/labyrinth. Visitors will be able to travel between the various cities, from Seoul to New York, passing on to Europe via Lisbon, London, Kassel, Palermo and other cities, ending with Venice. […]
The exceptional nucleus of armour, helmets and accessories of the Koelliker collection in Milan. The war-garments of the Samurai – the powerful military caste that ruled Japan for seven centuries – were always considered, even in peacetime, an important sign of authority and of social condition, leading to the creation of armour of amazing beauty, enriched by superbly crafted ornaments. […]
Roberto Capucci and Mariano Fortuny: artistic forms and ideas.
Mariano – painter, set designer, inventor of lights and costumes, alchemist of fabric prints; Roberto – artist-architect, creator of complex forms for exhibitions, created with the techniques of clothing but conceived as sculptures. […]
Including clothes, accessories and trompe-l’oeil creations, the eighty-plus pieces in this show are all made of paper by the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave (Bruxelles, 1947).
The exhibition also offers an unusual account of the world of Mariano Fortuny, with the evocative works organised within his palazzo-museum to illustrate episodes in his life and his significance for figures such as D’Annunzio and Proust. Spread over all three floors of the Museum, it comprises a number of three-dimensional models and the recreation of atmospheric settings. […]
Laid out on the ground floor of Palazzo Fortuny, these thirty-five site specific works by master glass-blowers from Murano are organised within a fluctuating system of sounds to form a large installation that explores the themes of light and water.
Suspended luminescence, they bring synthetic materials and silicones together with light, LED and fibre optics. They are introduced by Ganxi, a large, illuminated curtain in hand-crafted boro-silicate glass. […]
After Artempo, Palazzo Fortuny re-opens. At the first floor, the collection of paintings, precious fabrics and lamps evoke the work of the artist who lived and worked here.
From 14 December to 2 March, the space will also house Tech-Tile, with twenty or so extraordinary works by the English artist Stephen Bottomley, whose creations are an original form of homage to Mariano Fortuny himself. […]
It examines the relationship between art, time and the power of display, representing a breadth of cultures and periods and featuring over 300 objects ranging from rare archaeological materials to contemporary installations.
The work of over 80 artists will include Francis Bacon, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, James Turell, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. […]
The show comprises around 200 recent works by the Venetian-born artist, drawn mainly from her own studio collection. Produced between 2003 and 2006, they reflect the latest phase in her art, which has focussed on the representation of humankind’s vital energy. […]
The thirty-five panels, the films and ‘magic boxes’ – that is, three-dimensional reconstructions, with models and dioramas – all illustrate the main themes in Hugo Pratt’s work. […]
Mariano Fortuny’s atelier is once more opening for the public, with an exhibition which covers not only the period in which the artist lived but also the very special way Fortuny saw the city of Venice when he first moved here, in the early years of the twentieth century. […]
The exhibition, curated by Dominique Païni, is organised in concomitance with the 51st Venice Visual Arts Biennale and with the collaboration of the Venice Museum Authority and Baudoin Lebon, Paris. […]
Shoah l’infanzia rubata at Palazzo Fortuny […]
Quaranta immagini di Alessandra Chemollo e Fulvio Orsenigo […]
viverevenezia3__in the labyrinth, at Palazzo Fortuny […]
This show at Palazzo Fortuny follows on from that at the Palazzo Te in Mantua.
Concerned with the relation between these two cities, it is well suited to the setting provided by the museum dedicated to the eclectic Spanish artist. […]
Curated by Cristiano Seganfreddo and Daniele Sorrentino, in collaboration with LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea
More than sixty fascinating images; previously unpublished, these were taken by the artist during a visit to Egypt in 1938.
Selected by Silvio Fuso and painstakingly printed by Giorgio Molinari using special techniques, the pictures come from the valuable collections of the Museo Fortuny.
The exhibition, designed by Daniela Ferretti, is being held in the remarkable setting of Fortuny’s own studio, on the first piano nobile of the palace. […]
Padiglione Croazia – Boris Cvjetanovic (1953-) and Ana Opalic
Padiglione Lituania […]
Curated by da Annamaria Orsini Cammarata […]
Organized by Comune di Venezia, Beni e Attività Culturali, in collaboration with Studio Camuffo and Fondazione Querini Stampalia
A project by Germano Celant
This exhibition was intended to remind, fifty years after his death, one of the most emblematic of our century: Mariano Fortuny y Mandrazo. Eclectic and versatile artist, fashion designer and creator of extraordinary fabrics, creator of a reform that revolutionized the theater lit up technique. […]