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Canova Hayez Cicognara. The Last glory of Venice

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Gallerie dell'Accademia, Campo della Carità -Venice

On the occasion of the bicentennial celebrations of the opening of the museum, from September 29th , 2017 to April 2nd , 2018 the Gallerie dell'Accademia of Venice present the exhibition CANOVA, HAYEZ, and CICOGNARA. The Last glory of Venice, curated by Fernando Mazzocca, Paola Marini and Roberto De Feo.

Two are the epochal events that frame the years taken into account by the exhibition: The Return on the pronaos of the Basilica of St. Mark, on December 13th , 1815, of the four bronze horses, which in the 1797 had been transferred to Paris, and the death of Antonio Canova in 1822.

The great director of the events evoked is the Count Ferrarese Francesco Leopoldo Cicognara, maximum historian and interpreter of contemporary Italy who has been able to combine the incessant activity of historian and scholar with  an extraordinary militant commitment, managing the immense Venetian artistic patrimony and at the same time closely following the development of contemporary art in Europe.

The exhibition, with over 130 works of relief, set up in the spaces on the ground floor of the museum, highlights the figures of the protagonists of the story that is proposed to narrate – Leopoldo Cicognara, Antonio Canova, Francesco Hayez – and introduces some of the most significant themes that characterized it: from the return to Venice of the works of art excised by the French, to the acquisition of the collection of drawings of the Secretary of the Academy of Fine Arts of Milan Giuseppe Bossi; From the reconstruction of the homage of the Venetian provinces to Austria, to the production of contemporary artists, to the Venetian years of George Byron, crucial for the development of Romanticism.


Timetable: From April 1st  to October 31st  from 8.30 am to 7.00 pm. From 1st  November to 31st March from 8.30 to 17.30. The ticket office closes an hour earlier.

Tickets: Full €20, reduced €13.

Information and reservations: from Italy 848082000; From abroad + 39 04142730892

Phone: + 39.041.2715911


Website: Museo di Palazzo Ducale


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