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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Exhibition Eleonora Duse and Arrigo Boito

Part of the celebrations for the centenary of the death of Arrigo Boito (1842-1918), this exhibition reconstructs the artistic and personal relationship of Eleonora Duse with the famous Veneto librettist, poet and composer –

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Accademia Vivaldi 2018 Masterclass on the performance practice of the music of Antonio Vivaldi

After the success of Accademia Vivaldi (7-14 July 2017) the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi is organizing a second edition that is quite different from the previous one.

Instead of a single session

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The Squero Auditorium – 2018 Concert Season

The 2018 concert season at the Squero Auditorium consists of twelve concerts, organised in collaboration with Asolo Musica, Associazione Amici della Musica.
The season begins on 24 February with cellist Mario Brunello,

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New Guided Tours of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Ph Lorenzo Cinotti @Celestalis

A new pilot project for guided tours of the monumental complex of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini will start on 1 March 2018. Tours will be available every day of the

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 A new installation on

the theme of violence against women

 Violence against women has become a daily ritual. Now only treated as a matter of fact

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A Furnace in Marseille. Cirva – Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques

© 2017 Photographie David GIANCATARINA

A Furnace in Marseille. Cirva Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques curated by Isabelle Reiher and Chiara Bertola

The next Spring exhibition at LE

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Exhibition Imagined Architecture. Drawings from the Collections of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini collections contain numerous drawings for illusory architecture: projects, sketches, ideas, modelli, copies, and bozzetti for engravings, related to various genres of ornamentation, quadratura, and stage design. Most of them

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Historical Studies Seminar Places for Culture; Culture for Place

The seminar on “Places for Culture; Culture for Places” will be – at least this is the aim of the Institute for the History of the Venetian State and Society – a stimulating

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Workshop. Actors and Digital Avatars

From 7 to 11 May 2017, in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari University and as part of the “Theatre, Research and Innovation project. The digital scene”, funded by the Veneto Region, the Institute of Theatre and Opera is holding a workshop with the Venetian company See-d on the relationship between performers and their digital alter ego: an anthropomorphic avatar created and animated through a motion capture system. The experts involved are from international companies operating in the field of digital animation and artificial intelligence. They will work with a Commedia dell’arte actor and a contemporary dancer in order to map the movements and create animated digital avatars, which

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Lecture. Edward Gordon Craig and the “Drama for Fools”

In collaboration with the University of Padua, the Institute of Theatre and Opera is hosting a lecture entitled “Edward Gordon Craig and the ‘Drama for Fools’”, to be given by Professor Didier Plassard.

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Artists’ Conversation. A Furnace in Marseille. Cirva-Centre international de recherche sur le verre et les arts plastiques

During the exhibition of the same title, the Glass Study Center will be holding a artists’ conversation to highlight the mission and activity of the Cirva-Centre international de recherche sur le verre et

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Eyes on Music: Workshop and Scholarships

Eyes on Music: Projects on visual ethnomusicology
The Audiovisual Documentation in Ethnomusicology
12-16 June 2018
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venice

In ethnomusicological studies, the audiovisual component is becoming largely preponderant in field studies as

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Indian Music Concert: Sunanda Sharma and the Banaras Gharana

16 JUNE 2018, h 18.30 pm
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Indian Music Concert. Free entrance until full capacity.


This year on the Island of San Giorgio there will be another opportunity to

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Workshop Research-led Performance: Flute and Guitar in Twentieth Century Music

Nazar Haidri, CUB-009, acrilico su tela, 2013, collezione privata.

This workshop marks a new departure in the Research-led Performance series, the Institute of Music’s way of taking an active part in musical life by creating

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Consert Season at Auditorium "Lo Squero"

Concert Season 2018

The 2018 concert season at the Squero Auditorium consists of twelve concerts, organised in collaboration with Asolo Musica, Associazione Amici della Musica.

Guided Tours


You can visit the monumental complex on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 3 pm every hour.

Institutes and Centers of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

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


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

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.