Save Venice and The Gritti Palace Announce a Dynamic New Partnership to Preserve & Restore Art and Architecture in Venice, Italy
Save Venice, the American non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of art and architecture in Venice, is proud to announce a new partnership with The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice. The Gritti Palace will be the lead sponsor of Save Venice’s 50th Anniversary Gala in Venice, October 7–10, 2022, and fund a major conservation project in the city. The project is under consideration by the Board of Save Venice and The Gritti Palace and will be announced on January 11, 2023.
During the last 50 years, Save Venice has become the foremost funder from North America of Venice’s artistic patrimony, sponsoring the conservation treatment of nearly 2,000 works of art and architecture across the city and lagoon. Over the past decade alone the organization has funded restoration projects and educational initiatives in Venice totaling over $18 million. Projects range in scale from entire churches to individual paintings and frescos, sculptures, manuscripts and neighborhood wellheads. The partnership with The Gritti Palace aims to further support the work of the organization and bring increased international attention to the unique challenges facing the historic city.
Save Venice Chairman, Frederick Ilchman said, "Thinking about the discerning guests of past decades – from Ernest Hemingway to Peggy Guggenheim and Frank Lloyd Wright – who made this iconic hotel their home away from home, it is an honor to be affiliated with The Gritti Palace and to be a beneficiary of its generous support. The Gritti Palace is itself one of the treasures of Venice, so it is fitting that this legendary hotel has prioritized the conservation of the art and architecture of the city we cherish. This partnership comes at a culminating moment in Save Venice’s history as we mark half a century with a grand celebration in Venice this October, and while we prepare for much work to come in future decades to preserve Venice’s cultural patrimony.”
Paolo Lorenzoni, General Manager of The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection, Venice, said: "In supporting Save Venice we are very proud to be able to honor the historic role of The Gritti Palace as a true patron of the arts, noble private residence and centre for celebration and social events. Here generations of travelers from all over the world have gathered and continue to experience the enriching social and cultural scene of the city. Our responsibility is to protect this cultural patrimony for the next generations to come.”
commemorates its 50th Anniversary in 2022 with 40+ art restorations in Venice underway simultaneously. The Gritti Palace partnership will support Save Venice’s mission to conserve and protect at-risk art and architecture in Venice. During the 50th Anniversary Gala in Venice, nearly 200 guests will enjoy three days of celebrations in some of the city’s most esteemed locations and visits to conservation projects including the centerpiece 50th Anniversary-year restorations of 2,442 square feet of Byzantine apse mosaics in the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta on the island of Torcello; the Scuola Italiana (Italian Synagogue) in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice; and iconic works such as Titian’s Assunta in the Basilica dei Frari and the apse mosaics of the Basilica of Santa Maria and San Donato on Murano.
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ABOUT SAVE VENICE
Save Venice is the leading American 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy. Save Venice was founded in the wake of the devastating floods of 1966 – the worst in its history – and formally incorporated in 1971. Since then, Save Venice has funded the conservation of nearly 2,000 individual artworks. In 2015, Save Venice established the Rosand Library & Study Center in Venice, creating a nexus for the research of Venetian art, history, and conservation. With offices in New York and Venice, Save Venice also provides grants for fellowships, exhibitions, and publications. Following the floods of November and December 2019, Save Venice created the "Immediate Response Fund” to ensure a sustained reserve for disaster relief and preventive conservation to protect Venice’s most vulnerable sites going forward. Save Venice recently launched "Women Artists of Venice,” a program to identify, restore, and celebrate the accomplishments of pre-modern women artists and artisans, including Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757) and Giulia Lama (1681-1747). savevenice.org
ABOUT THE GRITTI PALACE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, VENICE
The Gritti Palace, which reopened its legendary doors in February 2013 after a 35 million euro meticulous and handcrafted conservative restoration, is renowned for its discreet luxury and unparalleled service, and is the place in Venice where generations of travelers from all over the world and local Venetians have gathered to experience the enriched social and cultural scene of the city. The design of the restored interiors takes inspiration from the palace’s historic role as a noble private residence and location for social events and receptions. The Gritti Palace features 61 luxurious guest rooms and 21 sumptuous suites, several of which with breathtaking views of the Grand Canal, all inspired by renowned personalities such as Ernest Hemingway and Somerset Maugham, who have left their indelible mark on the hotel and the city, or titled to the emblematic institutions of the city, such as La Fenice and Punta della Dogana, which symbolizes the artistic and cultural roots of Venice and Palazzo Gritti. The unique two-story Redentore Terrazza Suite boasts a spectacular rooftop terrace measuring 250 square metres, featuring a spa pool, relaxing entertaining spaces and extraordinary panoramic views of the lagoon and the city. TheGrittiPalace.com
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