The Correr Wunderkammer: a Venetian Kaleidoscope
This interactive visit enables to discover the treasures and curiosities to be found in the sort of collections that were at the origin of all our museums. The tour passes from the Neoclassical rooms (with a range of important works by Antonio Canova: marble statues, plaster casts, models, paintings and sketches) on to the various valuable collections that reflect just how cosmopolitan the city has been throughout its history. It ends with the picture gallery, one of the world’s richest and most evocative collections of Venetian painting from its beginnings right up to the early sixteenth century. Notes on architectural barriers Lift at the street number 52 St. Mark’s Square (between Florian Cafè and Aurora Cafè). To access, please call in advance the number +39 041 2405234.
Length: 2 hours
Language: Italian, English, French, Russian
Classical & classicism. Associations, interpretations, returns: Antonio Canova and antique art museums
An extraordinary itinerary amidst the neoclassical spaces and works of the Museo Correr and the Graeco-Roman sculptures of the Museo Archeologico enable students to explore the close mesh of aesthetic, philosophical and spiritual “debts”, associations, interpretations, references between two fundamental periods in the history of Western art . Taken “in hand” by Antonio Canova – and assisted by an activity book to take home – participants will try to understand Canova’s reinterpretation of antique art and in some way seek to question how we perceive it still today, what “glasses” we use to look at it.
Length: 2 hours
Language: Italian, English
Doge’s Palace and Museo Correr
From Doges to Emperors
From the Doge’s Palace – the heart of the Venetian Republic – to the nineteenth-century Royal Palace at the other end of St. Mark’s Square. The children not only experience the magnificence and splendour of these buildings but are offered the opportunity to make out the visible traces left by the complex and often dramatic historical development which occurred as the Venetian Republic ended and came under the dominion of Napoleonic France and then Habsburg Austria. At the same time, however, they see how Venice maintained its identity and the fundamentally Italian nature of its art. A single ticket for a truly “unique” visit.
Length: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: Italian, English, French or Spanish.