Wednesday 9 March 2022
h 10.00 – 17.00
The Museo Fortuny will reopen as a permanent exhibition venue.
Two years after the ‘Acqua Granda’ flooding seriously damaged the Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei, Mariano Fortuny’s house museum is set to reopen its doors to the public, following essential conservation work on the ground floor, and the refurbishment of the upper floors.
These modifications set in train a historically grounded reorganization of the museum spaces, with the restoration of the rooms devoted to the memory of the brilliant and highly talented Mariano Fortuny.
The exhibits included paintings, lighting systems, clothes, fabrics, colours and dyes resulting from the genius of Mariano and Henriette, together with photographic archives and items from the personal collection, documents and patents, and works by artists and friends who came to Venice and lived in and found new light in the palace overlooking Campo San Beneto. The palace will be open all year round with permanent exhibits and will also host temporary shows on contemporary themes.
The opening will be an opportunity to present the Panza di Biumo collection of 20th-century international artworks, which are going on public view for the first time. The collection was recently donated to the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia in memory of one of the most important collectors of the twentieth century.
Free admission opening days have been postponed to Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March.
For those who have already downloaded free tickets for Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March it is not needed to book new tickets, they can download new admissions for the same time slot and day (Saturday or Sunday) previously booked, with automatic date change.
We kindly ask to download again admission tickets for the new dates, by entering the cart code received via email at this link and clicking the “download now” button.
The downloaded ticket must be shown at the entrance of the Fortuny Museum at the chosen time. Super Green Pass is required