Le stanze del vetro. The Glass Ark. Animals in the Pierre Rosenberg Collection
Stanze del vetro / Skira 2021
English translation of the catalogue by Scriptum
The exhibition The Glass Ark. Animals in the Pierre Rosenberg Collection, curated by Giordana Naccari and Cristina Beltrami, will open on 26 April 2021 and retrace – in an original and fascinating way – the history of 20th-century Murano glass from an unusual angle: the glass animal.
Upon the opening to the public of the exhibition it will also be possible to visit it online with the new 3D virtual tour and examine in detail, room after room, the extraordinary works on display thanks to the many insights, photographic and video contributions about the production of glass animals in Venice.
The over 750 works of art – representing, among others, elephants, hippos, cats, giraffes, bears, parrots, fish, turtles, foxes and tiny, lamp-worked life-sized insects – belong to the personal collection that Pierre Rosenberg, art historian and former Director/President of the Louvre in Paris, put together over thirty years.