We drug the kids (no, it’s not what that sounds like) around to a few art museums and an architecture exhibit over the past few days. Lot’s of choices to enjoy the arts in this beautiful city, but here’s a sampling of things we’ve done so far (the post seemed too long for the main page).
The 13th International Architecture Biennale Exhibition includes displays of architecture from around the world. The venue, known as the Venice Biennale
We also made it to the Palazzo Grassi overlooking the Grand Canal. We saw a variety of multimedia/cinema presentations – some of which were over our heads. We made a stop to see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection; a wonderful collection of modern art. Calder, Pollack, and many others. Some of are [ed. note: ack!] favorites are below (Willem’s favorite sculpture is the granite block with the two concave shapes).
[The pink dog is from the Grassi]
I also saw some interesting sculpture in a private hotel garden… I’m not sure I was supposed to be there, but I ended up getting my first haircut of the trip on the grounds; see below.