'The Etruscans' at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice: sculptures of reclining Etruscan women on display
|Architect/Designer||Venezia, Francesco (1944-)|
|Credit||ORCH Orsenigo / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Glass ; Town houses ; Art galleries ; Sculpture ; Stone ; Statues ; Exhibition buildings ; Conversion of buildings ; Exhibitions|
NOTES: Palazzo Grassi was built between 1748 and 1772 and its design is attributed to Giorgio Massari. It was purchased by the Fiat group in 1983 and was restored and transformed into an exhibition space by Gae Aulenti in association with Antonio Foscari. It was further renovated in 2005 by Tadao Ando when it was bought by the entrepreneur Francois Pinnault. This exhibition, designed by Francesco Venezia, brought together over 700 Etruscan items from around the world and extended throughout all 36 galleries of the Venetian palazzo.
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