Palazzo Ducale

Doge's Palace

Past exhibitions

JHERONIMUS BOSCH AND VENICE

February 18, 2017

On view 3 Bosch masterpieces, the only preserved in Italy, and other 50 contextual works to retrace the link between the great visionary Master and Venice […]

VENICE, THE JEWS AND EUROPE 1516-2016

June 19, 2016

The exhibition “Venice, the Jews and Europe”, organised to mark the fifth centenary of the institution of the Venice Ghetto, describes the circumstances that underlie the origins, creation and transformations of the first ‘enclosure’ for Jews in the world. The exhibition aims to provide the many visitors to the lagoon city with an increased awareness of the cultural diversity that existed in cosmopolitan Venice at the beginning of the sixteenth century, including the combination of knowledge, skills and traditions that still remain its most important heritage. […]

WATER AND FOOD IN VENICE. A history of the Lagoon and the City

September 26, 2015

Coinciding with EXPO 2015 and its key theme “Feeding the planet. Energy for Life”, from September 26, 2015 to February 14, 2016, the evocative rooms of the Doge’s Apartment in the Doge’s Palace will host a detailed, heterogeneous exhibition dedicated to Venice and the complex network of support systems that the city acquired over the centuries so it could develop, grow and prosper. […]

HENRI ROUSSEAU. Archaic candour

March 6, 2015

Produced by 24 ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 ORE the highly awaited exhibition about Henri Rousseau comes at Palazzo Ducale in Venice. Showing over one hundred works from the most important international institutions, the exhibition will guide the attention of the Doge’s Apartments visitors on the comparison between the “Douanier” and the great protagonists between late nineteenth century and the period the Vanguards,. The exhibition is organised with the special collaboration of the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris and the patronage of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici di Venezia e Laguna. […]

PER IL BENE DELLA PACE. Il lungo cammino verso l’Europa dalla pace di Bologna alla Dichiarazione dei diritti dell’uomo (1530-1789)

October 25, 2014

On the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (July 1 to December 31), the exhibition “Per il bene della Pace. Il lungo cammino verso l’Europa dalla pace di Bologna alla Dichiarazione dei diritti dell’uomo (1530-1789)” celebrates peace as the supreme value of European culture. Visit the exhibition set up in the Chamber of the Scrutinio by buying the entrance ticket of Palazzo Ducale. […]

THE SERENISSIMO PRINCE. HISTORY AND STORIES OF DOGES AND DOGARESSAS

January 26, 2014

In the renovated space of the Doge’s Apartment in Palazzo Ducale, the exhibition aims to tell – through works from the prestigious collections of the Museo Correr, its library and its drawing cabinet, prints and numismatics – the historical evolution of this symbol, which returns in paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, coins, medals and insignia of traditional power, in memory of the extraordinary life of a world collapsed in 1797 and later immortalized in the size of the myth. […]

GIFTS BY SHAH ABBAS THE GREAT TO THE SERENISSIMA

From September 28, 2013 to April 27, 2014

Through a precoius collection, the exhibition aims to illustrate the excellent diplomatic relations between the Serenissima and Safavid Persia at the time of Shah Abbas the Great (1587-1629) […]

MANET. Return to Venice

From April 24 to September 1, 2013

EXTENDED TILL 1st SEPTEMBER 2013 “Manet. Return to Venice”: about 80 paintings, drawings and prints, and has been planned with the special collaboration of the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, which possesses the largest number of masterpieces by this extraordinary painter […]

VENETIAN FORTRESSES in Mediterranean Sea

From March 8 to September 22, 2013

Displayed in the seat of the Serenissima’s “power”, and making use of the interesting documents loaned from the Gabinetto di Cartografia (Maps Cabinet) and Library of Museo Correr, the exhibition reconstructs the Venetian military defence systems and fortresses of the Stato da Mar. […]

THE DOGES' PROMISSIO AND COMMISSIONS

From October 12, 2012 to March 3, 2013

The autumn dossier exhibition will instead be dedicated to the vast collection of illuminated manuscripts of the Doges’ Promissio and Commissions […]

SEA ROUTES. PORTOLANS AND NAUTICAL CHARTS

From May 18 to August 30, 2012

In tribute to the America’s Cup, more than 50 rare examples of marine cartography dating from the 14th to the 18th century […]

CELEBRATIONS IN THE DOGE'S PALACE

From February 24 to May 6, 2012

The fine prints drawn by Canaletto and engraved by Giambattista Brustolon, well-known even to the general public, but their interest here lies in the fact that most of the subjects show scenes within the Doge’s Palace […]

VENICE AND EGYPT

From October 1, 2011 to January 22, 2012

The thousand-year old relationship between Venice and Egypt narrated for the first time ever through more than 300 works […]

VENICE AND ISLAM

From July 28 to November 25, 2007

After Paris and New York, this large-scale exhibition dedicated to the relationship between Venice and the world of Islam arrives in the city itself […]

TINTORETTO’S PARADISO. Artists competing for a commission at the Doge’s Palace

From September 9 to December 3, 2006

The exhibition covers the commission for what is the largest canvas painting in the world: the Paradiso in the Great Council Chamber of the Doge’s Palace […]