San Nicola, Tiziano, il Merletto
Dates: December 8, 2011 to April 1, 2012
Location: Museo Diocesano Vicenza
Piazza Duomo 12, Vicenza, Italy
Web site: http://tinyurl.com/7ew8olu
Telephone: 0444 22640
Hours: From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-13:00
Friday and Sunday 14:00-18:00, also. Last entry at 17:30
Admission fee: Admission is free.
This exhibition examines the cult of St. Nicholas of Bari through iconography, paintings (by Titian) and sculpture. It particularly highlights the May 2009 gift by Mrs. Maria Vittoria Coen Del Vecchio of a 49 cm x 398 cm altar cloth made in Burano for the main altar of the Basilica of San Nicolo of Bari between 1930 and 1934. The piece shows 16 scenes of the life and miracles of St. Nicholas (the inspiration for Santa Claus). It was first exhibited at the 1934 Fiera del Levante, a trade fair held that is still held in September in Bari, Italy. Original cartoons for the lace were also donated and are on display.
Five lectures will be given in association with the exhibition, in particular note:
Sunday, February 12, 2012 (17:00) – Professor Doretta Davanzo Poli, “The lace of St. Nicholas”.