Love in Venice
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A tolerant and secular state, the Venetian Republic originated in the lagoon communities around Venice and existed for half a millennium, from 1297 until 1797. Dominated by a merchant capitalist elite who did business through sea trade, the Republic of Venice enjoyed an autonomy and freedom that was not typical of the rest of Italy, and which for centuries made it a destination for love and pleasure. Titled 'Love in Venice,' the exhibition at The New York Public Library will examine the literary, artistic, musical and cultural aspects of Venice's seductiveness, including its beautiful courtesans, lavish festivals, lively carnivals and libertine counter-culture. On view will be works as diverse as the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, one of the most iconic works produced in Venice to explore ideas of desire, to flap books showing the undergarments of Venetianprostitutes, etchings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, letters from Lord Byron's paramours and examples of wedding poetry celebrating the unions of leading European families.
February 10, 2017 - August 26, 2017
Normal Venue Hours:Monday 10-6, Tuesday 10-8, Wednesday 10-8, Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 1-5
Normal Venue Hours: Sun. 1-5 pm; Mon. & Thu.-Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Tue.-Wed. 10 am-8 pm
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