What’s On

Once you’ve toured the Doge’s Palace, take a look at a few more select exhibitions, concerts, and other activities that might be of interest while you’re visiting.

City Museum Exhibitions:
56th BIENNALE d'ARTE: All the World's Futures

Opening May 9. Celebrating its 120th anniversary, the 56th Edition of the renowned international art exhibition is curated by Okwui Enwezor. 88 countries will exhibit works of 136 artists (89 for the first time, from 53 countries) at the national pavilions at the Giardini, the expansive venues of the Arsenale, and—along with 44 collateral exhibitions—in many spaces and palaces throughout the city rarely accessible otherwise.

Guided tours available. Tickets €25, €30 two-day passes; closed Mondays. Until
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at the Giardini, Arsenale, collateral venues
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Art Exhibitions:
CHARLES POLLACK: A Retrospective

This exhibition documents Charles Pollock’s entire career, with most of the material being loaned by the Charles Pollock Archive, Paris, thanks to the Pollock family.

Entrance €7; opens Apr 22, closed Tues.
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at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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City Museum Exhibitions:
GLASS from FINLAND: Masterpieces of the Bishofberger Collection

Celebrating the beauty of artistic glass, this exhibition features over 300 masterpieces by the most important Finnish designers of the 20th century thanks to an unprecedented loan of from the private Bischofberger Collection. Behind San Giorgio Maggiore, one stop on Line 2 from the Riva degli Schiavoni.

Le Stanze del Vetro is a Giorgio Cini Foundation project for the study and appreciation of 20c glass.

10-7pm, closed Wed. Thru
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at the San Giorgio Maggiore (behind the basilica)
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City Museum Exhibitions:
PROPORTIO at the Fortuny

The universal value of Pi—discovered by the Pythagoreans, defined by Euclid, called “divine proportion” in a treatise by Luca Pacioli, illustrated by Leonardo and printed in Venice in 1509—has been the number of divine proportion (or golden section) since ancient times. This fascinating exhibition, co-ordinated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti, cuts across the centuries and a wide variety of disciplines that explores this unit of measurement which gives all things their inherent harmonious dimension.

10-6pm daily (closed Tue). May 9 thru
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at the Palazzo Fortuny, San Marco 3958
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City Museum Exhibitions:
WEIMAR ART at the Correr

The first comprehensive show in Italy and the United States to explore the themes that characterize the dominant artistic trends of the post-war Weimar Republic, 1919-1933. Beckmann, Dix, Grosz, Sander, and more. €12; Daily 10am-7pm (discount for seniors, students, passes), opens May 1, thru
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at the Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco
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