Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale Program is a special four-week, six-credit studio art and art history program offered by Marist College and Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM). Students have a unique opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in a contemporary art exposition, drawing inspiration from the city of Venice and works of renowned and up-and-coming global artists featured at the Biennale sites.

The Venice Biennale with its 120-year history is one of the most prestigious art expositions and cultural institutions in the world. Since its foundation in 1895, it is considered a premier in the promotion of the avant-garde while advancing new artistic trends, and a top organizer of international events in the contemporary arts. The Program’s curriculum is based on the Biennale calendar alternating between art and art history, and on architecture depending on the corresponding biennale exhibition. 

The Program’s directors guide the participants in expanding their skills in art and art history in accordance with a multi-disciplinary model, which characterizes this Program’s distinctive nature.

Students will explore contemporary art and culture through a combination of studio art workshops, critiques and visiting lecturers. They work toward creating a body of work that will culminate in an exhibition, an ancillary project of the Biennale. Participants enjoy access to museums such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Scuola San Rocco, Punta della Dogana, and free admission to the Biennale Exhibition.

A background in art history, studio art, or similar experience is needed to participate in the Program. 

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