A Romantic Day in Venice

Thank you to everyone who spent their Valentine’s Day at the Brooks!

A couple enjoys a romantic gondola ride (video) down Venice's Grand Canal

Our delicious Valentine’s Brunch was sold out, and we saw RECORD-BREAKING attendance for the opening day of Venice in the Age of Canaletto!  People came from near and far to see these beautiful paintings and exquisite decorative objects. Click thumbnails to see larger view:

Brooks Director Cameron Kitchin chats about the exhibition with a visitor

Exhibition Curators Stanton Thomas and Alexandra Libby signed copies of their book on Canaletto

We also had a full house for the Kress Foundation President’s Max Marmor’s informative (and entertaining!) talk on the history of the Kress Collection at the Brooks.  This summer, the Foundation sent photographers to all of the museums that housed Kress works of art, to create a digital database of all 3,100 works of art.  If you click on the image below, you can see interactive panoramas of all of the Brooks’ galleries with Kress objects:

If you didn’t get a chance to visit the new exhibition yet, come this weekend, February 20 – 21 for our Friends & Family Weekend events.  Details will be posted tomorrow on special offers and discounts, so stay tuned…

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