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Canaletto & the art of Venice
By Otago Museum

Exhibition on Screen

Immerse yourself in some of the greatest masterpieces of all time in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium with a special one-off screening of Canaletto & the Art of Venice. Settle in for a morning enjoying the arts at Tūhura Otago Museum.

Embark on an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings, and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century grand tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

The film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

Rated E, Runtime 85 Minutes

10.30am and 3.30pm, Sunday 24 September
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
$20 Adult, $15 Concession / Student

24 September, 2023
Otago Museum
419 Great King Street
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand