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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In Eleonora Duse’s Room.  From Portrait to the icon: the charm of an actress through photography

ATTENTION: Due to unexpected restoration works the exhibition will be closed to the public until August the 21st included.

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

The Duse

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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 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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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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Book Launch: Giovanni Bellini e la pittura veneta a Berlino. Le collezioni di James Simon e Edward Solly alla Gemäldegalerie

Giovanni Bellini e la pittura veneta a Berlino

Le collezioni di James Simon e Edward Solly alla Gemäldegalerie

Catarina Schmidt Arcangeli

Scripta edizioni, Verona, 2016

Quattrocento and early Cinquecento paintings are an important part of

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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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India, Cultures in Crisis. Venice-Delhi Seminars

India, Cultures in Crisis. Venice-Delhi Seminars in Collaboration with Reset Dialogues on Civilizations

The 2016 edition of the Venice-Delhi Seminars will focus on thinking about Indian society and politics, still faced with the centuries-old challenges of inequalities and social, economic and cultural differences. The ancient conflicts, such as the contrast involving Hindus and Muslims, have degenerated and have reopened old wounds between religions, casts and tribes. The largest world democracy still has a spectacular plurality of faiths, identities, and ways of living, eating, thinking and dying.

This edition marks a return for the series of international seminars involving philosophers and sociologists from Europe,

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The Third Edition of the Benno Geiger Poetry Translation Prize

In accordance with Elsa Geiger Arie’s bequest commemorating her father, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini has announced the third edition of the Benno Geiger Poetry Translation Prize, to be awarded for an Italian translation of a book of poetry from an ancient, mediaeval or modern Western Language published in the previous year. The annual prize thus honours Benno Geiger (1882-1965), an Austrian writer and art critic who published important works on the history of art as well as his own poetry. He also made some excellent German translations of Italian verse classics. Geiger’s fascinating letters on literary and artistic matters with early

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Music and Rites Ritual Music at Meknes (Morocco): Me’lmat, Jilala and Schigouri

On 19 and 20 October the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Musical Studies will launch a new series entitled Music and Rites, aimed at promoting projects associated with the music, sound and

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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: Venice and its Lagoon

Exactly fifty years since the flood of 1966 which dramatically highlighted Venice’s vulnerability to the world, the Fondazione Cini is holding an international conference on the theme of the sustainability of local commons. This theme has been inspired by the definition of local commons elaborated by Nobel prize-winner Elinor Ostrom. Local commons are goods that are non-excludable (it is impossible or very costly to exclude somebody from using them) and free (but rivalrous, because use by one person reduces their availability for use by somebody else). Their dynamics are thus apparently paradoxical because they involve contrasting but equally legitimate rights. Venice

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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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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.