Venice apparently refuses to embrace holiday closures, and as we approach the week leading up to mid August, the city’s premier exhibitions swing their doors open to the public.
In fact, besides August 15th, the Architecture Biennale extends its accessibility to Monday, the 14th. The Civic Museums similarly break their Monday and Tuesday conventions, welcoming visitors on the 14th and 15th to venues that would normally remain closed (Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, Palazzo Mocenigo Museum, the Natural History Museum of Venice, and the Burano Lace Museum), as well as on Tuesdays (Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum of eighteenth-century Venice, Fortuny Museum).Fondazione Querini Stampalia invites art enthusiasts to explore its collections and exhibition DoorScape -The Space Beyond the Threshold, on the 15th of August, though its library will remain closed on that day. Peggy Guggenheim Collection treats visitors to the Edmondo Bacci: The energy of light exhibition on the same date. Under the #AUGUST4ALL campaign, The Home of the Human Safety Net opens its doors to all throughout August. Free admission and voluntary donations are welcomed to support programs dedicated to assisting vulnerable families. The Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at the Ca’ D’Oro and Palazzo Grimani extend their welcome to visitors on the 14th and 15th of August, ensuring that this period remains brimming with artistic encounters and cultural delights.
Australian Pavilion, Giardini – Biennale Architettura 2023 – Ph. Irene Fanizza