“Domus Grimani” opens to the public on May 7th during the preview of the Venice Art Biennale 2019.
The exceptional exhibition celebrates the return to Palazzo Grimani of the collection of classical statuary that once belonged to the Patriarch of Aquileia, Giovanni Grimani. Housed in the family palazzo until the end of the sixteenth century, when the Patriarch donated it to the Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia on his death, this collection now returns home after more than four centuries.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is the reconstruction of one of the most significant exemplars of European museology, the Tribuna of Patriarch Giovanni, which architecture survived nearly intact to this day. Thanks to this arrangement, inspired by the aesthetic of the house-museum, Palazzo Grimani becomes once more a vital part in the cultural offerings of the city.