The VIVE Institute offers its Sunday free-of-charge visitors a cycle of visits, different every month, so that each time they can admire different works and aspects of the museum's many collections. Each cycle includes four different routes, of half an hour each, and focuses on three works chosen as particularly illustrative. An invitation to return each month, by taking advantage of the free Sundays, to discover more treasures and explore new themes each time.
This month sees the inauguration of a short cycle (which will continue also in November) dedicated to the individual sections of the museum, narrated as always by choosing a total of twelve masterpieces (including works of art by Giorgione, Bernini, Algardi and Guercino), without forgetting the stories of those who owned them, handing them down to us today.
The museum of Palazzo Venezia can be considered a laboratory for the study of collecting in the modern age. Its collections, in fact, have been enriched over time thanks to shrewd acquisitions by the State, but also thanks to the generous donations of private individuals, who have chosen to share with the community the treasures jealously guarded in their homes. A collection, however, is also a reflection of the thought, the taste and the sensitivity of the person who has patiently built it up with passion and dedication, just as an artist creates his work.
WHEN: 2nd October
TIME: 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:15 am, 15:30 pm, 16:15 pm, 17:00 pm, 17:45 pm
At 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - Fabrizio Ruffo di Motta Bagnara. The Picture Gallery
At 10:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. - George W. Wurts and Henriette Tower: sculptures, porcelain, silverware
At 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - Alfredo Barsanti: the bronzes
At 12:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. - Evan Gorga: the terracotta sketches
WHERE: Palazzo Venezia.
MEETING POINT: via del Plebiscito, n. 118.