Reopening of the Museum of Palazzo Fortuny

Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, Study for the Pink Robe (Henriette Fortuny), 1932, Venice, Palazzo Fortuny Museum


Following a conservative restoration on the ground floor (heavily damaged by the Acqua Granda in November 2019) the gothic Venetian palace reopens which was the home and laboratory of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (Granada, 1871 - Venice, 1949) and of the muse, wife and partner Henriette Nigrin, a reference point of the European intellectual elite at the beginning of the twentieth century and a productive center in the cosmopolitan and industrious Venice. The new overall layout of the noble floors also reveals a new destiny of the building, which will no longer be just a temporary exhibition space, but will become a permanent museum, in which Mariano Fortuny and his universe of light and innovation will once again become protagonists, thanks to an exhibition itinerary of extraordinary suggestion, curated by master Pier Luigi Pizzi with Gabriella Belli and Chiara Squarcina. Meanwhile, the inauguration of the Museum - scheduled for March 9 - will be the occasion to present for the first time to the public, on temporary display at Palazzo Fortuny, the exceptional donation received from the Fondazione dei Musei Civici di Venezia, of a nucleus of works by leading American artists from the Panza di Biumo Collection, a tribute in memory of one of the most important collectors of the twentieth century.



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