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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International conference. Paolo Venini and his furnace

Venini, ‘checkered murrine’ glass vases, 1954

The event will focus on Paolo Venini, an enlightened and creative entrepreneur, between innovation, tradition and international collaborations.

On Tuesday February 16th 2016 Paolo Venini, (1895-1959) […]

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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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Shakespeare in Venice Summer School. The Shylock Project 2016

The Study Centre for Documentary Research into European Theatre and Opera presents the second edition of an intensive two-week course of study exploring the text and contexts of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of […]

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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

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.

Lettera da San Giorgio 33

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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).

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.

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.