Manifesto for Venice

On 4 and 5 November 2016, exactly fifty years since the flood of 1966 that so dramatically highlighted to the world Venice’s vulnerability, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini held an international workshop

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The new concert season at the Fondazione Cini Squero Auditorium

Auditorium “Lo Squero”

Concert Season 2017

Mario Brunello will perform the first of six concerts devoted to Bach.


Twenty concerts organised by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in collaboration with Asolo Musica. The featured

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Exhibition Ettore Sottsass: The Glass

The exhibition Ettore Sottsass: The Glass, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Institute of Art History, sets out to explore the Italian designer’s complete glass production. From the 1940s onwards, Sottsass showed

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Exhibition Afterglow: Pictures of Ruins

This year’s season of art at the Palazzo Cini Gallery begins with Afterglow: Pictures of Ruins, an exhibition of works by the celebrated contemporary artist and photographer Vik Muniz, curated by the Institute

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A New Season at the Palazzo Cini Gallery

The new season at the Palazzo Cini Gallery will begin on 21 April thanks to the continuing partnership with Assicurazioni Generali. Housed in the Palazzo Cini, a stately home on the Grand Canal,

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Faurschou Foundation Venice

Andy Warhol e Robert Rauschenberg al Museo Pergamon 1983
© Christopher Makos, 1983, christophermakos.com

Faurschou Foundation Venice

Robert Rauschenberg & Andy Warhol
“Us Silkscreeners…”
12.05.17 – 27.08.17

Robert Rauschenberg
Late Series
12.05.17 – 27.08.17

Paul McCarthy
Christian Lemmerz
New Media (Virtual Reality

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Qwalala by Pae White

Pae White, “Qwalala”, LE STANZE DEL VETRO, Venezia 2017, Ph. Enrico Fiorese

On May 12, 2017, on the occasion of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Qwalala, a

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Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow: Traceability is Credibility

Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow: Traceability is Credibility

 The Irish artist Bryan Mc Cormack retells the odyssey of refugees in an installation promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

 On 13 May 2017, an installation by Irish artist

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The Music of the Merchant: Musical Life in and around the Venetian Ghetto from Shylock’s Era

From 24 al 30 July 2017, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of Theatre and Opera is hosting a workshop entitled The Music of the Merchant: Musical Life in and around the

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Dialoghi di San Giorgio What’s the body of the Body Politic? Sovereignty, Identity, Ecology

Opening event. Dialoghi di San Giorgio
12 September 2017

Dialoghi di San Giorgio 2017, entitled What’s the body of the Body Politic? Sovereignty, Identity, Ecology, will be opened by a special event: a performance of music

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Conferenza Internazionale “Transnational Sufism in Contemporary Societies: Reconfiguring Practices, Narratives and Boundaries”

Il sufismo, il percorso di purificazione spirituale, mistico ed esoterico nel contesto islamico, ha avuto un ruolo centrale nella storia dell’Islam, nelle sue declinazioni, artistiche, filosofiche, etiche e politiche. Nel corso

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Seminario L’etica e la moralità islamica tra religione e diritto

Questo seminario, organizzato in collaborazione con la professoressa Ida Zilio-Grandi (Università Ca’ Foscari) ha come scopo lo studio approfondito dell’etica e della moralità islamiche. In particolare, il seminario affronterà la delicata

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Manifesto for the Future of Venice

YES, there is a future for Venice …

Starting from an analysis of the city’s main problems, the document suggests a series of immediately applicable practical proposals to safeguard Venice and its lagoon.

Consert Season at Auditorium "Lo Squero"

Concert Season 2017

21 January - 16 December 2017

Mario Brunello ushers in the new concert season at the Fondazione Cini Squero Auditorium. The program was created in collaboration with Asolo Musica, and it is dedicated to classical music.

Institutes and Centers of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Istituti e centri

Institutes and Centers of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Each Institute and Center, as part of its research activities, in addition to establishing regular periodical publications, organizes and promotes exhibitions, educational conferences and seminars.



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La Nuova Manica Lunga è il luogo per la consultazione dei fondi documentali della Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Per agevolare le ricerche, l’intero piano terra è a scaffale aperto e consente il libero accesso ai materiali in numero illimitato.

Photo Library


Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm / 2pm– 4.30pm

A rich photographic archive includes about 730,000 photographs.
Consultation is possible by appointment.

Hosted Events
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The combination of internal and external spaces of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini allows interpretation and use customizable for any type of event

Guided Tours
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you can visit the monumental complex in the weekend.
On Saturdays and Sundays it is open from 10 am to 5 pm every hour.

Art Bonus
Art Bonus

Art Bonus

Art Bonus is the measure promoted by the Government to encourage cultural patronage.
The monumental complex of the Island of Saint George is a beneficiary of D.L. 31.5.2014, n. 83, "Disposizioni urgenti per la tutela del patrimonio culturale, lo sviluppo della cultura e il rilancio del turismo", convertito con modificazioni in Legge n. 106 del 29/07/2014 e s.m.i.