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 […]

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Le Stanze del Vetro Fulvio Bianconi at the Venini

The series of exhibitions on the history of the Venini glassworks continues this autumn. They are organised by Le Stanze del Vetro, a cultural project and exhibition space created jointly by the […]

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Meetings in the Photo Library

24 September 

Nuove tecnologie per la ripresa dell’opera d’arte (titolo da definire)

Will present Alberto Prandi (Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia)

29 October

Lo studio della scultura attraverso la fotografia  (titolo da definire)

Will present  […]

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Exhibition A Menagerie of Wonders.  The Ancient Roman Lod Mosaic at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

On 9 October 2015 the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, in collaboration with the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Center, will unveil A Menagerie of […]

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Conferences series Pavimenti musivi e marmorei dall’antichità al medioevo

The exhibition A Menagerie of Wonders. The Ancient Roman Lod Mosaic at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (until 10 January 2016) gives the opportunity to take a deeper look on the fascinating theme […]

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Theatrical sketches from Elena Povoledo’s Collection

On the occasion of the International Conference in Honour of Elena Povoledo Stage Illusions and  Theatrical Practice the Centro Studi Teatro set up in the exhibition rooms of the Manica Lunga, […]

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Book launch: Venezia Settecento. Studi in memoria di Alessandro Bettagno

Book launch
Venezia Settecento. Studi in memoria di Alessandro Bettagno
edited by Bozena Anna Kowalczyk
Silvana Editoriale, 2015

The book will be presented by Pierre Rosenberg, French Academy, President Emeritus, Musée du Louvre

2 December 2015, 5 […]

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Polyphonies “in viva voce” 19 – Cantare a cuncordu: Liturgical and Ceremonial Polyphonies in Central Sardinia

4pm — Seminar Liturgical and Ceremonial Polyphonies in Central Sardinia 
with Maurizio Agamennone, Giovanni De Zorzi and Ignazio Macchiarella

6.30pm — Concert Choir Su Cuncordu e’ su Rosariu
from Santu Lussurgiu (Oristano, Sardinia)


Cantare a cuncordu: Liturgical and Ceremonial Polyphonies in Central Sardinia

The Polyphonies […]

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Seminar Italian Composers and Cinema: 1945-1975

Nino Rota, 8 ½. Colonna sonora originale del film omonimo, LP, CAM 1963, copertina.
Fondo Nino Rota, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venezia.

As a follow-up to the study days organised in 2014, the Institute […]

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Janequin and Carpentras. Tradition and Innovation in 16th-century France

Battles and Lamentations
Janequin and Carpentras
Tradition and Innovation in 16th-Century France


Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early-Music Seminars 2016
Director: Pedro Memelsdorff

11-15 May 2016
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy
Call […]

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Lettera da San Giorgio 33

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Le Stanze del Vetro

Fulvio Bianconi at Venini

13 September 2015 — 10 January 2016

An innovative graphic designer, illustrator, caricaturist, Fulvio Bianconi was one of the most prolific artists to work in collaboration with the Venini glassware company – especially during the Fifties – designing pieces that would become true icons of Murano artistic glassmaking

In Eleonora Duse's Room

The actress at work. Scripts annotated by Eleonora Duse

until November, 30 2015

This exhibition presents a fascinating series of documents illustrating how Eleonora Duse worked on the plays she staged or unrealised projects. Preserved in the Eleonora Duse Archive, the scripts, printed texts and prompters’ copies reveal how the actress wrote notes, made cuts and variations, and added annotations of various kinds

Hiroshi Sugimoto

The Glass Tea House Mondrian

until November, 30 2015

The “Glass Tea House” is a temporary pavilion designed by the Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto as part of the activities of Le Stanze del Vetro. Hiroshi Sugimoto is known worldwide for his black-and-white photographs, and for the first time ever he is to design an architectural building in Venice.

Photo Library

The Giorgio Cini Foundation Institute of Art History has a rich Photo Library containing a total of around 730,000 photographs, including 330,000 mounted on large index cards, and 65,000 negatives



Monday – Friday 9am 6pm

The Giorgio Cini Foundation library possessions include sections on the history of Venice, literature, theatre and opera, relations between Venice and the East, and relations between Venice and Europe. The most significant section, however, is undoubtedly that dedicated to the history of art, which has over 150,000 books and collections of periodicals (around 800 titles, of which over 200 are current titles).

Guided tours
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The Giorgio Cini Foundation monumental complex is open to visitors thanks to guided tours.

Guided tours will take place, without need of reservation, every Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00.
During weekdays, guided tours are for groups of at least 12 people, upon reservation.

Hosted events
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The Giorgio Cini is dedicated to culture, research and study. For over 50 years it has hosted important international events including G7 summits, UNESCO conferences, major scholarly gatherings and smaller specialist meetings. The many possible combinations of interior and exterior spaces make the Foundation’s resources and facilities adaptable for any kind of event.