“We wanted to organise this important seminar just a few daysbefore the closure of the exhibition ‘Venice: Canaletto and his Rivals’ organised at the>National Gallery of Art in Washington together with the National Gallery of London, and sponsored by the Bracco Foundation.”
For the first time ever, the art works in the Farnesina Collection and the installations of the Farnesina Design Collection are to be seen outside the building that has housed Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs – the country’s diplomatic heart – since 1959. The works will be shown in a special exhibition, “Farnesina Palace and its Collections”, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the General Department for the Promotion of the Country System.
First Canaletto and the eighteenth-century Venetian view painters at the National Gallery in Washington, then support for the great Concert by Petruzzelli Opera and Symphony Orchestra of Bari promoted by the Italian Embassy in the United Stateson March 17 2011: the Bracco Foundation celebrates the 150th anniversary of Italian Unity all over the world.
On the occasion of the Celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, Giuseppe Garibaldi on March 3, 1861 to the Milanese workers.
One of the oldest surviving gondolas from Venice will be on view starting January 6, 2011, on the mezzanine of the East Building at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. lt will complement the exhibition Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals , on view from February 20 through May 30, 2011. The gondola dates from the mid-19th century and was once owned by American painter Thomas Moran (1837-1926). On loan from The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia, the gondola measures 37 feet long by 5 feet wide.
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, will present 21 of Canaletto's finest paintings of Venice with 34 by his most important contemporaries, including Gaspar Vanvitelli, Luca Carlevarijs, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto, and Francesco Guardi, in Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals, on view from February 20 through May 30 , 2011 , in the East Building.
The Bracco Foundation, an important new body in Italy’s cultural community, was presented today in Milan at an event attended by the Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti, and numerous personalities from the arts and institutional circles, including Lorin Maazel, Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Maria Benedetta Donati and Livia Pomodoro.
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