Thanks to Generali Palazzo Cini opens in Venice: ancient and modern art dialogue with contemporary art

The Gallery will be accessible to the community and to the enthusiasts for the fourth year. The artworks by Vik Muniz will be on display

Discovering the ancient world through a dialogue with the contemporary one, being surrounded by the unique atmosphere of a private house once belonged to one of the most important Italian private collectors of twentieth century Vittorio Cini. This is the experience offered by Palazzo Cini, the Venetian house-museum that, thanks to Generali, reopens to the public from April 21st to November 15th 2017 for the fourth consecutive year. Along with the ancient and modern art collection, the Gallery will put on display a new contemporary art show by the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz.

The aim of Generali is to share culture and art with the community, both protecting the existing heritage and promoting new artistic expressions, encouraging reflection and discussions as a chance for the society to grow and develop.

Palazzo Cini hosts sculptures and artefacts, as well as paintings by Tuscan and Ferrarese artists, with works by Giotto, Guariento, Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Piero di Cosimo and Dosso Dossi. All these artworks inspired the artist Vik Muniz, who designed the project "Afterglow: Pictures of Ruins", put on display in the gallery.


"Art, in all of its forms, is one of the highest expressions of human creativity and talent – said the Chairman of Generali Group, Gabriele Galateri di Genola and offers models from which drawing ideas and suggestions to interpret the present and plan the future. Palazzo Cini represents a clear demonstration of such dialogue between original collections of ancient and modern art and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.

Generali is committed to promote and preserve the artistic, architectural and environmental heritage of Venice and to encourage innovative ideas and actions for the progress of the community”.


Generali’s historical presence in Procuratie, the reopening of Palazzo Cini and the recent project for the restoration of the Royal Gardens in Piazza San Marco are all demonstrations of the historic tie that has linked Generali to the lagoon city, with which the Group shares an international and multicultural spirit.

Fantasy Landscape with ruins and figures after Canaletto, © Vik Muniz (2017). Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts, Londra
Ponte Salario Burnt after Hubert Robert, © Vik Muniz (2017). Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts, Londra
Preaching among the Ancient Ruins, after Giovanni Paolo Panini, © Vik Muniz (2017). Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts, Londra
Temple of Juno in Agrigento after Caspar David Friederich BURNED CROP, © Vik Muniz (2017). Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts, Londra