Ercole Barovier: PDA, prova artista, 1940. photo: Martin Adam



Colour Light Fire

Murano is the embodiment of Italian glass design par excellence. The tradition goes back to the 14th century when Venice relocated its famous glass production to the neighbouring island.

After some eventful decades, the island glass production experienced a new heyday in the 20th century, which began at the end of the 1920s and continues to fascinate to this day. Works of the highest artistic standard have been created in the numerous workshops of the lagoon city. Precious glass in all its facets – fine net patterns, solid vessel objects with polished surfaces – inspire collectors and lovers alike.

MURANO is an exhibition at two locations. At the centre of the exhibition in the pillar hall of our museum, curated from the Lutz Holz Collection, are manufactories such as Barovier & Toso as well as Venini and Seguso, who realized their own ideas as well as designs by renowned glass designers.

In addition to the presentation in GRASSI, other outstanding objects will be on display in the Techne Sphere Leipzig.

curation: Dr. Stefanie Seeberg and Steffen John
project partner:  Techne Sphere Leipzig

For special exhibition there are extended opening hours until the end of the exhibition: Tue-Sun, 10am-8pm.


A catalog with 168 pages and 240 color illustrations will be publishes by Sandstein-Verlag at a price of 24 €.