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<p>Francesco Guardi, Temporary Tribune in the Campo San Zanipolo, Venice, 1782 or after

Francesco Guardi, Temporary Tribune in the Campo San Zanipolo, Venice, 1782 or after, oil on canvas, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1939.1.129

The Scuole of Venice: Devotion and Decoration in Religious Confraternities

In-depth art lecture

Virtual Lectures: Vittore Carpaccio

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Virtual
  • Registration Required

Registration is required.

Presented by Eric Denker, guest lecturer

Enjoy the third of four virtual lectures presented in honor of the exhibition Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice

Venetian Scuole, religious confraternities founded for the support of the local community, were an essential structure of Venetian life. Some were organized as support groups for ethnic communities, such as the Greek, Albanian, or German populations in the city. Others were more like craft guilds, devoted to the families of shoemakers, or tailors, or goldsmiths. Some were more purely religious, such as those devoted to mourning for the dead, or to the Guardian angel.

The most important of the scuole were the Scuole Grande, large charitable groups that had significant political influence as well. All of them, from the most humble to the richest, vied with one another to decorate their ceremonial halls with the works of fine Venetian artists.

This Zoom event will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all registered participants afterwards. Live captions (CART) will be provided. Registration is required.

Unable to attend this virtual event? Attend our in-person lecture.