"Glory of Venice" Opening Weekend at NCMA


  • NC Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States

On March 4th and 5th, the North Carolina Museum of Art celebrates the opening of special exhibition Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 with a series of special events and family activities. Please see schedule and exhibition details below.

 

Saturday, March 4 (OPENING DAY!)

 

Family Tours of Glory of Venice

11:30 am and 1:30 pm

Free tour with paid exhibition ticket

 

Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet docent on Level B at entrance to exhibition. Visit the Box Office in East Building to purchase exhibition tickets.

 

Pop-Up Art: Inspired by Calligraphy

Noon to 3 pm

Level B, Main Hall

Free

Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult

 

Create imaginative letters inspired by calligraphy in the exhibition Glory of Venice.

 

Glory of Venice Opening Celebration

7 pm

East Building

$50 Members; $65 Nonmembers

 

In the 15th and 16th centuries, Venice was a center of commerce and trade, politics, and, of course, art. Celebrate the opening of this opulent, significant exhibition with wines, cheeses, Venetian-inspired delicacies, and lively music. Ask Me docents introduce members to the details of the exhibition and give brief tours throughout the evening. Costumes and masks encouraged.

 

Sunday, March 5

 

Family Tours of Glory of Venice

11:30 am and 1:30 pm

Free tour with paid exhibition ticket

 

Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet docent on Level B at entrance to exhibition. Visit the Box Office in East Building to purchase exhibition tickets.

Exhibit runs March 4 to June 18.

Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 features 50 paintings and a significant group of printed books and individual pages that illustrate a crucial period in the history of Venetian art and culture, widely regarded as one of the most exciting chapters in the history of Western art. The core of the exhibition is a group of masterworks from the world-renowned collection of the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice: major altarpieces, private devotional paintings, secular works, and portraits by such masters as Giovanni Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio, Cima da Conegliano, Giorgione, and Titian. This rare selection includes works that have never before traveled across the Atlantic; it is supplemented with significant Venetian paintings from U.S. collections, including six from the NCMA.

 

This multimedia ensemble, the first Italian-focused major exhibition at the NCMA, is the first U.S. exhibition to examine one of the most remarkable chapters in the history of art, Venice at the dawn of modernity.