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Sunday - from Ca'Pesaro to our party at Geoffrey's studio

Some of us started pretty early, but after a pretty packed first week it took a bit of effort and dedication to get to a visit to Venice's Museum of Modern Art, the wonderful Ca'Pesaro. The building is magnificent, rearing up above the Grand Canal, designed by Longhena and completed by Gaspari, it became Venice's Modern Art museum two years after the first Venice Biennale, in 1897.

The commune purchased a work from each subsequent show, hence the presence of pieces such as Rodin's Burghers of Calais and Klimt's Judith and Holofernes. Subsequently donations and loans flowed in and the museum has an exceptional collection, of which we only see the tip of the iceberg.

That evening, after dinner we crossed the Giudecca canal to our annual party at Geoffrey Humphries' bohemian studio for a drinks party...started in a civilised way...and developed!


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