The Glass Rooms
LE STANZE DEL VETRO are a cultural project and a permanent exhibition space, designed by Annabelle Selldorf Architects, located on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, born in the summer of 2012 from the collaboration between the Giorgio Cini Foundation and Pentagram Stiftung and dedicated to the study and the enhancement of modern and contemporary glass art.
The project has the specific objective of bringing glass back to the center of the debate and of the international art scene, showing the innumerable potential of this material. The cultural initiatives of LE STANZE DEL VETRO are dedicated both to the promotion of contemporary artists who have used glass as an original means of expression and the medium of their own poetics, and to the enhancement and study of the main producers and the most important glass collections present in the panorama world.
Two exhibitions are held every year: the first, in spring, dedicated to the use of glass in the fields of art and design in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; the second, during the autumn, dedicated to the talents who designed and engineered for the Venini glassworks in the twentieth century.