Venice in January: all the open exhibitions
January is an unusual month to visit Venice, but it doesn't mean that you won't find anything to do. Christmas holidays have come to their end and we must wait till February 8 to attend the famous Venice Carnival, but January is still a good month to visit our splendid city, especially if you love museums and exhibitions.
January is an unusual month to visit Venice, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t find anything to do. Christmas holidays have come to their end and we must wait till February 8 to attend the famous Venice Carnival, but January is still a good month to visit our splendid city, especially if you love museums and exhibitions.
Let’s see what kind of exhibitions are open in Venice in January 2020, but don’t forget to have a look at our article about living Venice with kids, since we listed all the museums where you can have fun with your children.
Pittura di Luce: Burano and its painters
If you stay in Venice for the first week of January, you’ll have the chance to visit the unique exhibition named Pittura di Luce. This exhibition takes place at the Lace Museum on the Burano island, famous for its colorful houses.
Real Bodies, Human Art Exhibition at Palazzo Zaguri
If you’re a sensitive person, you probably won’t go to this exhibition, but if you’re not you should definitely take the chance to visit it.
Real Bodies is an original and realistic discovery experience inside the fascinating and complex world of the human body. Through a collection of incredible bodies that have been preserved thanks to the plastination technique, you’ll be able to see the body of a gondolier on a real gondola, a Murano glass master working in front of his furnace in all its physical details.
If you’re afraid of missing it, don’t’ worry, the exhibition will be open until October 2020.
BREATHLESS – London Art Now
Another exhibition you can attend in Venice in January is the one called BREATHLESS – London Art Now, that takes place inside the magnificent Ca’ Pesaro palazzo.
This rich collection of artworks guides you into the reality behind the contemporary art world, through the work of 15 emerging artists, who live and work in London.
From Titian to Rubens
From 5th September 2019 until 1st March 2020, the Doge’s Palace hosts the exhibition “From Titian To Rubens: Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish Collections“. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, considering that many of these Flemish artworks have rarely been lent.
For the occasion, three icons of Venetian painting return to their hometown, Venice: Titian’s Jacopo Pesaro presenting Saint Peter to Pope Alexander VI, the altarpiece of the former San Geminiano church, covered by the press worldwide as David Bowie’s Tintoretto’, and Titian’s Portrait of a Lady and her Daughter.
If you’re a fan of the talented Adriaan Willaert, who became Maestro di Cappella of the Basilica di San Marco in 1527, this is the chance you were waiting for, in fact, an entire section of the exhibition is dedicated to his artworks.
Some other ideas to enjoy Venice in January
Still wondering what to do in Venice in January 2020? Here’s some ideas you can take inspiration from: