Glass Tea House Mondrian by Hiroshi Sugimoto

The Glass Tea House Mondrian
©Hiroshi Sugimoto+New Material Research Laboratory.
Courtesy of Le Stanze del Vetro.
Sponsored by Sumitomo Forestry and Fondazione Bisazza.

On June 6th, the “Glass Tea House Mondrian” will open to the

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From Portrait to the icon: the charm of an actress through photography

From portrait to icon. The charm of an actress in photography.

The Duse Archive photographic collection is a treasure trove of an inestimable value.

The quantity and variety of the photographic prints in

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The Palazzo Cini Gallery

The Palazzo Cini Gallery

On 8 April the Palazzo Cini Gallery will re-open to the public, the stately residence on the Grand Canal with its art collection belonged to Vittorio Cini, thank to

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Rediscovered Masterpieces from the Vittorio Cini Collection

Rediscovered Masterpieces from the Vittorio Cini Collection

In addition to great variety, one of the most important features of the historic art collection owned by Count Vittorio Cini, is its wealth. The

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The Quartetto di Venezia: The Complete Beethoven String Quartets

TICKETS ON SALE  at the ticket office of the “Le Sale del Convitto” Exhibition Center starting from an hour before the event. Pre-sale online on the website BOXOL

In collaboration with the Quartetto di

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Paolo Venini and His Furnace

Checkered ‘murrine’ glass vases and bowl, 1953

Curated by Marino Barovier for Le Stanze del Vetro, the exhibition Paolo Venini and His Furnace is devoted to a pioneering figure of 20th-century glass,

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Mindful Hands. Masterpieces of Illumination from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Maestro Olivetano, cut from Gradual with Corpus Domini or Holy Communion by the Apostles, initial C

A large exhibition entitled Mindful Hands. Masterpieces of Illumination from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is due to be

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Art conversations 30 September-9 November

Art Conversations return to Palazzo Cini, from 30 September to 9 November: a unique opportunity to be accompanied by experts and art historians to discover the exhibition Masterpieces gathered by Vittorio

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Books at San Giorgio

The book launch series dedicated to the latest Fondazione Giorgio Cini publications resumes this autumn.

The first date, 11 October, is dedicated to the presentation of the Catalogo della raccolta di miniature

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International Conference. Giovanni Bellini:“… il migliore nella pittura”

Giovanni Bellini, Virgin and Child with Saint John and a Saint, Venice, Gallerie dell’Accademia

With a career spanning fifty years dedicated to innovating Venetian painting – from the initial expressions of Humanist culture

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International Conference Sustainability of local commons with a global value: the case of Venice and its lagoon

Fifty years after the 1966 Venice flood, the Fondazione Cini is holding an international conference on the city’s future

Devoted to the theme of “Sustainability of local commons with a global value:

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Europa Rossi. Singing and Praying in Jewish Italy 1600-1630

A seminar and a conference – concert to remember one of the earliest Jewish female professional singers in the Western world, the Mantuan Europa Rossi, and her celebrated brother Salomone (1570-c.1630):

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Music and Rites Batá Drums in the Cuban Santería

Drums in the Cuban Santería, coordinated by Marco Lutzu and organised by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies in collaboration with the Conservatorio di Musica “Benedetto Marcello”

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International Conference Picasso and the Mediterranean I. The Hidden Past: Italy

This first seminar on the relationship between Picasso and the Mediterranean – promoted by the Institute of Art History in collaboration with the Musée Picasso, Paris – will explore two fundamental

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International Conference New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations between 1955-1975

Coordinated by an Advisory Committee made up of Robert Adlington, Gianmario Borio, Giordano Ferrari, Dörte Schmidt and Daniela Tortora, this conference is a crucial stage in a research project on experimentation

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Mindful Hands. Masterpieces of Illumination from the Fondazione Giorgio cini

17 September 2016 - 8 Jannuary 2017

An exhibition of over 120 illuminated pages and initials from one of the most important collections of miniatures worldwide, once owned by Count Vittorio Cini and presented to the Foundation in 1962

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.

Hiroshi Sugimoto
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The Glass Tea House Mondrian

until 30 November 2016

The Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto made his first architectural work, a temporary pavilion, in Venice for Le Stanze del Vetro on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.



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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.