Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 NEWSLETTER # 134 - December 30th, 2010

    Botticelli in the Lombard collections 

   Adventure of Glass

Venezia – December 11th, 2010 – April 25th, 2011


This exhibition retraces all the steps of the “adventure of glass” in Venezia, starting from its arrival in the lagoon from distant lands up to the narrow connection between glass and design representing the present and the future of the glass craftsmanship in Murano. This beautiful exhibition is divided into four sections, from the 15th to the 20th century, displaying more than 300 works.

   Leonardo’s Musician


  Damien Hirst – For the Love of God 

Firenze – November 26th, 2010 – May 1st, 2011


The diamond encrusted skull, For the Love of God, by British artist Damien Hirst, which gained iconic status following its first exhibition in 2007, will be presented at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. For the Love of God is a life-size cast of a human skull in platinum, entirely covered by 8,601 VVS to flawless pavé-set diamonds, weighing a total of 1,106.18 carats. Set into the forehead is a large pear-shaped pink diamond, known as the Skull Star Diamond. The teeth are those of the original skull, which was purchased by Hirst in London.


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