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Curator Tour with Karine Tsoumis

Wed October 27, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenting Programs Sponsor
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Discover the special exhibition Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads alongside curator Dr. Karine Tsoumis.

About the Exhibition

Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis where migration and mobility shaped the daily lives of its inhabitants. Its position at the crossroads of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World brought a continuous flow of commodities like pigments, spices, and luxury objects. In the homes of Venetians, these imported goods complemented locally-made products like maiolica, or tin-glazed earthenware. Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads recreates a sensory world of objects, from Chinese porcelain and Islamic metalware to Venetian textiles and glass. Learn more

Presenting Programs Sponsor
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Exhibition Supporting Sponsor
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Official Paint Sponsor

Farrow & Ball logo

Thanks To

Instituto italiano di cultura

Community Partners
Villa Charities

This exhibition includes objects generously provided by the Royal Ontario Museum.

Header: Dish with Scene from the Story of Daphne and Apollo (detail), Venice, Italy, c.1555-1570, Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), Gift of George and Helen Gardiner, G83.1.381




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