Current exhibitions

Giusy Calia, Attraverso lo specchio, 2011

SPRING AT PALAZZO FORTUNY. The amazons of photography from the collection of Mario Trevisan

From March 8th to July 14th, 2014

The exhibition presents a significant anthology of original photographs, produced by some of the leading and most famous women photographers of the 19th and 20th centuries, offering a historic and linguistic overview of the medium [...] [...]

Barbara Paganin

SPRING AT PALAZZO FORTUNY. Barbara Paganin. Open Memory

From March 8th to July 14th, 2014

Barbara Paganin’s work begins with a search among the antiques shops of Venice to find these little objects, which one could imagine were once jealously guarded in some child’s “treasure casket”. [...] [...]

Anne-Karin Furunes

SPRING AT PALAZZO FORTUNY. Anne-Karin Furunes. Shadows

From March 8th to July 14th, 2014

In Shadows, the artist draws inspiration from the portraits of some ladies who used to visit the drawing rooms of Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei and who were photographed several times by Mariano Fortuny [...] [...]

Primavera Fortuny - Dora Maar

SPRING AT PALAZZO FORTUNY. Dora Maar. Despite Picasso

From March 8th to July 14th, 2014

Dora Maar liked to alternate experimental photography with commercial work. She produced portraits, nudes, advertising photographs, photomontages and many “street” images [...] [...]

Ritsue Mishima

SPRING AT PALAZZO FORTUNY. Ritsue Mishima. Tras Forma

From March 8th to July 14th, 2014

The thousand-year-old tradition of making glass in Venice, seen through the lens of Ritsue Mishima’s Japanese culture, results in works forming a highly contemporary alphabet. [...] [...]

Shah Abbas


From September 28, 2013 to April 27, 2014

Taking the large canvas by Carlo and Gabriele Caliari showing Doge Marino Grimani receiving the Persian ambassadors (1603) on display in the Sala delle Quattro Porte as its starting point, the exhibition aims to illustrate the excellent diplomatic relations between the Serenissima and Safavid Persia at the time of Shah Abbas the Great (1587-1629) [...] [...]

Pietro Bellotti


From December 7, 2013 to April 28, 2014

This year sees the start of a new and fascinating investigation at Ca’ Rezzonico, the symbol of 18th century Venice, into landscape painting. Among the leading figures of the genre, which is at the centre of a necessary re-evaluation, was Pietro Bellotto, Canaletto’s nephew and the younger brother of Bernardo Bellotti [...] [...]

il serenissimo principe


From January 26 to June 30, 2014

In the renovated space of the Doge’s Apartment in Palazzo Ducale, the exhibition aims to tell – through works from the prestigious collections of the Museo Correr, its library and its drawing cabinet, prints and numismatics – the historical evolution of this symbol, which returns in paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, coins, medals and insignia of traditional power, in memory of the extraordinary life of a world collapsed in 1797 and later immortalized in the size of the myth. [...] [...]

panza di biumo

GIUSEPPE PANZA DI BIUMO. American dialogues

From February 2 to May 4, 2014

The exhibition aims to pay tribute to one of the leading protagonists of international collecting of the 20th century, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, a man whose passion, intuition and faith in contemporary art have made it possible to create one of the most interesting collections of post-war American art [...] [...]

l'immagine della città europea

THE IMAGE OF THE EUROPEAN CITY from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

From February 8 to May 18, 2014

The fascinating context of the European city from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment is evoked in this exhibition through an extraordinary iconographic repertory comprising over a hundred paintings, prints and drawings from prestigious public and private, Italian and foreign collections. [...] [...]


LEGER 1910-1930 A vision of the contemporary city

From February 8 to June 2, 2014

Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, dedicates a great exhibition to Fernand Léger and the extraordinary experience of the European avant-garde, with a focus on the representation of the contemporary city [...] [...]

A SELF-PORTRAIT by TITIAN. Problems of attribution in Titian’s drawings

From March 29 to June 15, 2014

The exhibition of this fascinating – recently rediscovered and attributed to Titian by a number of authoritative international scholars and now generously loaned by an American collection – will offer a unique opportunity for the museum’s visitors and Venetians generally to admire the unexpected “new” image of the great artist. [...] [...]


From April 18 to June 15, 2014

The exhibition includes paintings and drawings that reflect one of the most important aspects of the Miroslav Kraljevć’s caree, the portraits and self-portraits painted in Paris or in his native Požega [...] [...]