'The Venice of Tintoretto' at Palazzo Mocenigo

An exhibition to discover the fascinating context in which the genius of Venice lived and worked!

From 07 September 2018 to 06 January 2019

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Parallel to the great exhibitions organized at the Doge’s Palace - ‘Tintoretto 1519-1574’ - and at the Gallerie dell'Accademia - ‘The young Tintoretto’ - Palazzo Mocenigo will also host an exhibition to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto. Open from 7 September 2018 to 6 January 2019, 'La Venezia di Tintoretto' presents a fascinating insight into the sixteenth-century universe, in Venice and beyond.

Buy your access to the Mocenigo Museum exhibition 2018 online: the exhibition on Tintoretto is included in the normal entrance ticket to the museum!

The 16th century marked the beginning of the bond, which has become increasingly tighter, between fashion and the individual, between form and substance, in a reality in which everything essential must be fully visible. This moment coincides with the period of maximum splendor of the Serenissima Republic, a society at the peak of its power that welcomed and reflected every human expectation, from the highest to the simplest and most concrete ones...

Through various works, all part of the vast heritage of the Venetian Civic Museums Foundation, 'La Venezia di Tintoretto' exhibition at Palazzo Mocenigo will try to make the visitor understand what inspired Tintoretto in the creation of his canvases, works that communicate with such a noble sensitivity that they give light the strength of materiality.

Prints, drawings, volumes, accessories related to fashion and other interesting testimonies will be on display in this great Tintoretto exhibition at Palazzo Mocenigo, Venice.  You will explore the historical and environmental context in which Tintoretto lived, and be surrounded by the atmosphere in which he worked in order to fully understand the meanings and implications contained in the works of this great artist, protagonist of one of the most important chapters in the history of Italian painting!

Tintoretto on show at Palazzo Mocenigo: do not miss the chance to visit one of the most interesting exhibitions organized in Venice for the 500th anniversary of the birth of a unique artist!

At the end of the exhibition, we recommend continuing your visit of Palazzo Mocenigo, a splendid example of a Venetian aristocratic residence, which houses the Study Center for the History of Textiles and Costumes of Venice, a vast library and a perfume museum.

What did the nobility of the Serenissima wear between the seventeenth and eighteenth century? Why was Venice considered a model of style and elegance? You can retrace the fascinating history of Venetian fashion in the rooms of Palazzo Mocenigo. The clothes and accessories on display will allow you to enter a refined world, where nothing was left to chance, from the buttons, to the fabric to the very precise decorations. Admiring these fabric masterpieces will also highlight the prominent role played by weavers, tailors, lace makers and embroiderers in the creation of the luxurious and refined elegance for which the Venetians were envied throughout Europe. Of great importance is also the rich library with over 13,000 figurines dating back to the 18th and the 20th century.

Let's not forget the section dedicated to perfumes that analyzes their important role of Venice from the origins of this ancient tradition, in a unique journey in Europe. Sensory and multimedia experiences will allow you to discover soaps and ancient fragrances created precisely in Venice centuries ago...

Noteworthy are also the settings of the rooms, which will give you an idea of what a Venetian noble residence of the Serenissima looked like.


Opening hours Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo

  • From November 1st to March 31st from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (the ticket office closes at 3.30 pm)
  • From April 1st to October 31st from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (the ticket office closes at 4.30 pm)

Opening hours Library of Palazzo Mocenigo

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
  • Wednesday and Friday from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm
By Insidecom Editorial Staff