The visit route, set up in the historic residence located on the Grand Canal in Venice, from 24 May 2021 which was scheduled to close on 21 November 2021, is extended until March 10 2022. There is still time for you to book a visit of the eclectic tour full of rare works and curiosities.
Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro offers visitors an original and eclectic exhibition itinerary that, through the rooms on the first piano nobile, leads them to discover the history of the palazzo, the illustrious families that have lived there for six centuries and the restoration work that has been carried out in recent months. The story of the dispersed art collections, begun by the family of Doge Grimani, includes an exceptional first nucleus of paintings that once belonged to the Palazzo: Portrait of Andrea Contarini by Domenico Tintoretto, Hymen by Sebastiano Ricci and Portrait of Maria Dolfin by Francesco Montemezzano.
The tour includes a collection of both ancient works - tapestries, paintings, furniture and other objects - and contemporary works - such as the watercolours by French painter Yvan Salomone (Saint-Malo, 1957) - on loan from private international, Italian and Venetian collections. In addition, the exhibition is enriched by the photographs of the artist Patrick Tourneboeuf (Paris, 1966), to recount through the eye of the French architect and photographer the evolution of the building before and after the works. This work constitutes the first commission of Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro - which will also build up its own collection over time.
The androne on the ground floor hosts the photographic project Invisibilia by the Venetian artist Ugo Carmeni, a macroscopic reinterpretation of some small formal elements that decorate the 16th-century façade of Palazzo Vendramin Grimani, identified and photographed during the restoration work. This project is presented together with the group of sculptures of ANATOMIA DELL’OCEANO by the Brazilian artist Daniela Busarello, landscape-bodies inspired by the Serenissima.