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CAUMONT CENTRE D'ART - Exhibition TREASURES OF VENICE - The CINI Collection

  • CAUMONT CENTRE D'ART - Exhibition TREASURES OF VENICE - The CINI Collection
  • CAUMONT CENTRE D'ART - Exhibition TREASURES OF VENICE - The CINI Collection
CAUMONT CENTRE D'ART - Exhibition TREASURES OF VENICE - The CINI CollectionCAUMONT CENTRE D'ART - Exhibition TREASURES OF VENICE - The CINI Collection

From  November 19th to March, 27th, 2022.

Health pass will be asked.

The paintings, sculptures, drawings, and precious objects presented at the Hôtel de Caumont in the winter of 2020 are part of one of the most prestigious collections of Italian art, from the fourteenth to eighteenth century, assembled by the businessman and philanthropist Vittorio Cini (Ferrara, 1885-1977, Venice).
In 1951, he founded the Giorgio Cini Foundation, an internationally renowned research and training centre, to honour the memory of his son, prematurely deceased. His insatiable curiosity and the invaluable advice of prestigious art historians have enabled him, in the space of fifty years, to form an exceptional collection for its quality and for the variety of techniques and types of objects: Venetian porcelains and French ivories, miniatures, finely decorated volumes, sculptures, engravings, drawings, and paintings on wood.Today, the Cini Collection is held in the Galleria di Palazzo Cini, the collector’s former residence on the Grand Cana, and in the main head office of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
In addition to works by the great Tuscan masters-such as Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, and Piero di Cosimo- and Venetian masters, such as Lorenzo and Giandomenico Tiepolo, the exhibition is presenting masterpieces of the Ferrara Renaissance. Complemented by a selection of sculptures, enamels, and ivories, and a selection of drawings and illuminations, the exhibition reflects the entire technical and stylistic diversity of a period during which Italian art flourished, and the refined taste of one of the leading Italian art collectors of the twentieth century.
The exhibition also presents contemporary creations in dialogue with the collection. These creations by the artists Ettore Spalletti and Vik Muniz, originally made for being exhibited in the Palazzo Cini Gallery, prove that the Cini collection is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists today


PRACTICAL INFORMATION : 

The visit includes :

  • The Treasures of Venice exhibition
  • The 18th century salons whose refined decorations recreate the atmosphere and aesthetics characteristic of this period.
  • The gardens invite the visitor to enjoy the tranquility of a walk in the shade of the cypresses and the coolness of the fountains.
  • The film "Cezanne au pays d’Aix" is projected continuously in the Auditorium (subtitled in english)
  • Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Pets are forbidden.


RATES :

  • Adult : 14,50€
  • Senior (over 65 years) : 13,50€
  • Reduced (student, Aix en Provence City Pass , disabled people) :  11,50€
  • 7 to 25 years old : 10€ 
  • Family pass (2 adults + 2 children 7-25s) : 43€
  • Free for child under 7s
  • Audioguide : 4€
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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.52604
Longitude : 5.44885