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Opportunities not to be missed

Activities organised for the temporary exhibitions



“Intuition”. Until November 26 at Palazzo Fortuny

Intuition comes from the Latin intueor, a word composed of “in” (Inside) + “tueor”  ( to look, to observe) = “to look inside”. Intuition is the “revelation” that enables mankind to have new visions and inspirations. The exhibition explores how intuition has, in some form, shaped art across geographies, cultures and generations. It brings together historic, modern and contemporary works related to the concept of intuition, dreams, telepathy, meditation, creative power, inspiration… The guided tour in this exhibition engages visitors empathetically, allowing them to experiment a new way to look at the different expressions of intuition in the artistic production through centuries, as well as in the different developments of human thought and spirituality.

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Target: Secondary school, 2nd cycle, University

About Pop Art
Until November 5 at Centro Culturale Candiani in Mestre

Pop Art – irreverent and ironic, but also caustic and crical towards the consumer society, was born in US in the the 1960s, endorsing a new way of conceiving the work of art.The exhibition includes more than forty works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg and many other leading players of this movement, all coming from the Sonnabend Collection. The guided tour among them retraces one of the most iconic period in the twentieth century imagination

Languages: Italian, English, French
Lenght: 1 h 30
Target: Secondary school, 2nd cycle, University

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Exhibitions at the Doge’s Palace between September 2017 and June 2018


Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas: the Al Thani Collection
9 September 2017- 3 January 2018, Palazzo Ducale, Sala dello Scrutinio

Approximately three hundred unsurpassed jewels from the collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, a member of the royal Qatar family, go on show for the first time in Italy, offering a view of five centuries of splendour of a refined art and of its symbolic and cultural implications within the context of the great Indian civilisation, in which every gem has a meaning and is much more than mere ornament. Find out more about this exhibition >


Intercative visit

Moghul and Marahaja, history and myth, splendor and spirituality
Upper years of secondary school; Higher education

The guided tour in this spectacular exhibition offers several keys of interpretation: history, civilisation and society, applied arts… Approximately five hundred years of the history of power in India are examined: from the period of the Mughal Empire founded in 1526, to the glittering courts of the maharajahs that survived with incredible wealth even after colonisation by the British, constituting one of the most fascinating worlds in Western imagination and even determining a long-lasting and significant cross-fertilisation, in which the tastes and cultures of East and West blended. But the exhibition also offers the opportunity to observe and understand fundamental elements of the complex Indian civilisations and cultures through some of their most important symbols. All through a series of objects of unsurpassed quality,  in terms not only of the size and purity of the precious stones, gold and pearls, but also for the refinement of the workmanship. This is an unmissable experience for those studying the making of jewellery, intaglio and all the arts and crafts associated with these techniques.

Lenght: 2 hours
Languages: Italian, English, French, German



Kindergarten (the oldest children), primary school and the first year of secondary school

Set within the enchanting context of the exhibition, a vision of the whole animated by Indian fairy tales (varying according to the different age groups) allows children to learn about this ancient and complex civilisation in an entertaining manner, amidst princes and princesses, jewels (of course… ), animals, children, demons, magic and moral values​…

The activity then continues with the creation of a story to be invented or reworked, either alone or as part of a group, starting with some “key” words or images from the recent experience of the exhibition.

When the exhibition closes in January, the workshop will move to another “fairytale” venue, the Museo di Ca’ Rezzonico, with appropriate modifications to the content.

Lenght: 2 hours
Languages: Italian, English, French, German

John Ruskin. The Stones of Venice
10 March – 10 June 2018 , Doge’s apartment and Museo dell’Opera

The Stones of Venice introduces a complete vision of Venetian culture: the people, the arts, the actions, the thinking. It is, so to speak, an archetypal cultural history” (John D. Rosenberg, 1963).The Doge’s Palace plays a key role in Ruskin’s artistic, aesthetic and architectural vision. Ruskin explored it from different angles, producing watercolours, filling notebooks, realising architectural reliefs, plaster casts, albumen and platinum prints and daguerreotypes, and on the basis of all this also draughty his fundamental thesis of “The Nature of Gothic”, leading to its rediscovery and celebration.


Interactive visit

With Ruskin in the Doge’s Palace
Upper years of secondary school; Higher education

This is a special visit to the Doge’s Palace guided, so to speak, by Ruskin himself. It takes place between the exhibition and the palace, along a route suggested by “The Stones of Venice” to rediscover the views and reflections of this author, who played a decisive role in the nineteenth-century revaluation of Italian pre-Renaissance art.

Lenght: 2 hours
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish


CLIL activity

The Stones of Venice
Upper years of secondary school

Selected extracts from the book in the original language read in front of the works to which they refer in the Doge’s Palace, to appreciate the quality of the writing, and to enable participants to practise their understanding and discuss the theme in FL (= foreign language). Thanks to the exhibition, the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) activities, developed in collaboration with the specific Doctoral research programme of the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia (see all the activities proposed on page …), offers a new an extraordinary opportunity this year.

Lenght: 2 hours
Language: English