Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music
FEB 15 – MAY 11, 2014
The Portland Art Museum continues its commitment to and history of presenting great works of Italian art with this stunning exhibition exploring the art and music in the Serenissima—a reference to the Republic of Venice, literally meaning “the most serene.”
This spectacular exhibition explores the important interrelationships of the visual arts and music in the Venetian Republic between the early 16th century and the fall of the Serenissima at the close of the 18th century.
Resplendent Venice was home to two Golden Ages, in art and music. This multidisciplinary exhibition is the first to explore the interaction between the visual arts, music, and political culture in Venice: processions, charitable organizations, concert life, operas, and festivals, and composers including Gabrieli, Monteverdi, and Vivaldi. The exhibition features paintings by such artists as Tintoretto, Bassano, Piazzetta, Ricci, Tiepolo, Guardi, Longhi, and Canaletto, as well as prints, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, original period instruments, and early music texts.
Don’t miss this celebration of Venetian art, music, and culture. The Portland Art Museum is the only U.S. venue for this incredible international exhibition. The presentation in Portland will be enhanced with a variety of public programs and performances.
This exhibit is supported by Janet and Richard Geary, The Mark Family, Laura S. Meier, Andrée H. Stevens, Dr. Alton and Celia Wiebe, Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, Jim and Susan Winkler, and Dalla Terra.