Till May 30th, 2021
The extraordinary collection of classical sculptures
that once belonged to the Grimani family is now back to Palazzo Grimani
after more than 400 years.
We can admire, in their original site, works of art from different museums, such as the Historical Museum “Correr”, the Archaeological Museum of Venice, the Ca’ d’Oro Museum and some private collections.
The most relevant room is Patriarch Grimani’s Tribune
, where 88 sculptures are hosted; among them, there are several busts of members of the Grimani family and mythological figures, both in marble and in plaster.
Other rooms have been decorated with some new works of art, such as furniture, tapestries, little bronze sculptures, paintings. In the Foliage Room
we can admire the table
that Michele Grimani, the last heir of the family, sold in 1829 to the Count of Warwick and which was eventually purchased in 2015 by a private collector.Giovanni Grimani donated his collection to the Venetian Republic in 1594
, and in that year the sculptures left the Palazzo… and now they are back, after 425 years!
The idea of a museum house has then been recreated.
We are waiting for you for a private guided tour of Palazzo Grimani
. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org