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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The actress at work. Scripts annotated by Eleonora Duse

This exhibitions 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 […]

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The Palazzo Cini Gallery

On 25 April the Palazzo Cini Gallery at San Vio will re-open to the public, thanks to a partnership with Assicurazioni Generali, with a number of new attractions for visitors. […]

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Fra Angelico’s The Madonna of Pontassieve

From 17 June the Palazzo Cini Gallery at San Vio will host the masterpiece from the Galleria degli Uffizi

From 17 June to 28 September 2015 the Palazzo Cini Gallery at […]

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Imago Mundi. Luciano Benetton Collection. Map of New Art

Five continents, 38 collections, 6930 artists with 10×12 cm artworks

In the current climate of arrested utopias, attacks on cultural heritage, assaults on imagination and knowledge, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton’s global […]

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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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Portraits of Daniele Barbaro by Titian and Veronese at the Palazzo Cini

To mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Daniele Barbaro (1514- 1570), the Palazzo Cini Gallery will host two masterpieces of Renaissance portraiture by Titian and Paolo Veronese depicting the illustrious
Venetian […]

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Eighteenth-Century Venetian Drawings from the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and an exceptional loan of a Capriccio by Francesco Guardi

During the Palazzo Cini Gallery’s loan of the Portrait of Two Friends by Pontormo for an exhibition on 16th-century Florentine portraiture at the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris,  (Florence. Portraits à la cour […]

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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, 23 September, is dedicated to books published to mark the third centenary of the […]

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Photo Library Meetings

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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Study Day Meeting of Italian Drama Schools

Th e Centre for Study and Documentary Research into European  Theatre
and Opera has collaborated with the Accademia Teatrale Veneta to organise a study day for Italian drama schools on 25 […]

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Meeting of the Italian Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)

Annual Meeting
International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)
Italian Committee
29-30 September, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore



29 September h. 9:30-11 

Giovanni Giuriati, Guido Raschieri, Claudio Rizzoni, Simone Tarsitani
Alcune considerazioni sul lavoro di catalogazione e digitalizzazione […]

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Masterclass with Shobana Jeyasingh. From Bharata Natyam to contemporary dance techniques

The Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies is organising a masterclass with Shobana Jeyasingh on 4 and 5 November at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, thus a study project that […]

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Safeguarding Monuments during the Great War

The Ugo Ojetti Photographic Collection in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

9 June- 31 July

The Institute of Art History archives preserve the photographic collection that Ugo Ojetti put together during the Great War. It consists of more than 500 photographs (gelatin and albumen prints) taken from 1915 to 1919.

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.