24th May 2014 Palazzo Cini opens to the public again presenting Tuscan and Ferrarese masterpieces from the Vittorio Cini Collection.
In the sixtieth anniversary year of the Institute of Art History, the Giorgio Cini Foundation
has decided to open his doors to the public. From May 24th to November 2nd 2014
visitors will have the great opportunity to admire this extraordinary site with its marvellous collection of Tuscan and Ferrarese paintings
, including works by Giotto, Guariento, Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Piero di Cosimo and Dosso Dossi
. However, the idea is to allow public the chance – for at least six months a year – of seeing the marvellous pieces of the collection kept in the splendid gallery of the sixteenth-century building
For the occasion the Bronzino masterpiece 'Ritratto di Giovane con Liuto'
from the Uffizi Gallery
will be on display in Venice until the restitution of 'Doppio Ritratto di amici
' by Pontormo
, which is now in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi for the great exhibition 'Pontormo e Rosso Fiorentino. Divergenti vie della "maniera
"(Florence, March 8th – July 20th 2014). The loan is part of a significant collaboration between the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Galleria degli Uffizi and the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi involving exchanging works between institutions and thus creating a cultural bridge between the two italian art cities of Venice and Florence.
Situated halfway between the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Punta della Dogana, Palazzo Cini opens up after great works for lighting and conservation improvement, giving back a more accessible exhibition itinerary without affecting the intimate atmosphere of this museum house in which Vittorio Cini
Beside the around 30 paintings exhibited
, visitors have the opportunity to appreciate the antique furnishing and art objects on the first piano nobile that recreate the building’s original character and the personal taste of his great collector, alongside some fine pieces of applied arts
such as the complete porcelain
table service made by the 18th-century Venetian manufactory of Cozzi
, ivory plaques and caskets by the Workshop of the Embriachi
, Renaissance enamels, jewellery and terracotta sculptures.
11-19 (closed on Tuesday)
Tickets: € 10,00
Special price for Peggy Guggenheim collection visitors €7,00
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