Museo del Vetro

Past exhibitions


January 28, 2023

The exhibition Simon Berger: Shattering Beauty, organised in collaboration with Berengo Studio at the Museo del Vetro, contains a series of new portraits by the artist in glass, presenting his pioneering technique to the Venetian lagoon for the very first time. […]


September 4, 2021

The Murano Glass Toys exhibition will be open to the public from 4 September 2021 to 6 January 2022 at the Glass Museum in Murano, an initiative, part of The Venice Glass Week, conceived with the aim of promoting the regional brand Vetro Artistico® Murano. […]

Exhibition | LIVIO SEGUSO

October 15, 2019

A major tribute to Livio Seguso, the brilliant Murano master of contemporary glass, whose works are recognisable for their extreme creative quality, in which glass dialogues with other materials in an innovatory way […]


May 7, 2019

From May the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia – Museo del Vetro presents an exhibition focusing on the material that was central to Tapio Wirkkala’s career from the beginning: glass. […]

Exhibition | MATTHIAS SCHALLER. Leiermann

May 7, 2019

In the photographic series Leiermann, artist Matthias Schaller develops two themes: the mirror – a source and medium for intellectual, ideal and rational reflections – and Venice – a symbolic, historical and cultural city connected to the present-day. […]

THE VENICE GLASS WEEK. Mario Bellini at Murano

September 9, 2018

As part of The Venice Glass Week, and in addition to the presence of its exceptional permanent exhibition, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia is presenting an exploration of innovative forms of artistic expression in glass through the work of the famous architect and designer Mario Bellini. […]


April 21, 2018

Coming from the passion of a great art enthusiast, namely the renowned New York collector Barry Friedman, this extraordinary collection of twentieth-century Murano glass works was donated in 2017 to The Venetian Heritage, New York, to become a permanent part of the Murano Glass Museum. The 177 works of include glass designed by Bianconi, Buzzi, Nason, Poli, Scarpa and Zecchin, made in the most important and historic Murano’s factories. Find out more […]

THE WORLD IN A GLASS BEAD. The Murano Glass Museum bead collection 1820 - 1890

December 8, 2017

The Museo del Vetro di Murano, which owns perhaps the world’s largest existing collection and exemplars of glass beads, presents the frst major scientifc study of these small precious artefacts, undertaken by Augusto Panin. […]

ROSSLYND PIGGOTT. Garden Fracture / Mirror in Vapour: part 2 | Exhibition

September 30, 2017

For three years Australian artist Rosslynd Piggott worked in Murano in perfect harmony with the maestro Maurizio Vidal, an expert engraver. On view the experimental work by who learned secrets of glass art from engraver master Maurizio Vidal. Find our more
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GAETANO PESCE. Five Glassmaking Techniques

May 13, 2017

The investigative spirit of the exhibition and its desire to narrate a major creative phase in Pesce’s work focuses extensively on his expressive language, showing how in shaping glass he is able to optimally combine his exceptional sense of form with the volatility of this extraordinary material, producing unexpected and playful results. […]

DINO MARTENS, Painter and Designer

May 13, 2017

Thanks to the extensive Lutz Holz collection, the exhibition is able to present an artist and designer with natural scientific and technical mastery of his material. This is also amply supported by his drawings and notes, in which he meticulously detailed and described the stages of his work. […]

MURANO TODAY. Emotions of glass

October 7, 2016

On view finest selected works from island’s glass factories, showcasing the evolution of this extraordinary industrial sector, both in technical and specifically aesthetic terms. Discover more […]

IL VETRO A LUME by Mauro Vianello

June 25, 2016

An extraordinary and universally acknowledged glassmaking technique on show at Glass Museum. Discover “Vetro a Lume” masterpieces. […]

SILVIA LEVENSON. Identidad desaparecida | Exhibition

March 12, 2016

Silvia Levenson, born in Buenos Aires in 1957, lives and works in Italy since 1980. Starting from March 12nd, her first ever exhibition at Glass Museum is dedicated to the tireless Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo. Discover more […]

GLASS ART FOR THE APERITIF. The evolution of sociable drinking. Stories of glass and paper

March 12, 2016

At Glass Museum on view a true history of communication by major companies through the transformations of drinking toasts and glass art works. Disover it […]

A LIGHT FOR EMILIA-ROMAGNA. The Sant’Agostino Chandeliers

January 23, 2016

The result of restoration project of the beautiful chandeliers from Sant’Agostino (Ferrara) will be presented in this exhibition, scheduled to be held from 23 January to 28 February 2016, at the Murano Glass Museum. Click to discover more […]

A. Ve. M. Arte Vetraria Muranese | Exhibition

October 10, 2015

Visit this comprehensive overview of one particular company which, made a great contribution to the introduction of design into the world of glassmaking. Click to find out more information […]

EGE. European Glass Experience 2015

April 18, 2015

The international EGE – European Glass Experience project dedicated to contemporary art and glass, launched in 2013 with an international contest co-financed by the Cultural Programme of the European Commission, now reaches its central phase. The travelling exhibition takes place at Venice Glass Museum from April 18, 2015. […]


February 9, 2015

The new open space and 7-metre-high ceiling of the Conterie will offer temporary exhibitions and events on the ground floor: the first of these, from until January 17, 2016, a heartfelt tribute to the magical sculptor of glass that was the Murano-born Luciano Vistosi. […]

ANNA SKIBSKA. Metamorphoses of forms

From May 31, 2013 to January 31, 2014

Anna Skibska uses glass as the medium for a hidden process exploring the theme of transparency, as research for the determination of light. Shaping the intangible mass of glass with the same ability as a sculptor, digs rather than fills, the artist succeeds in creating imperceptible glass “meshes” […]

ERALDO MAURO. Darkroom: slides

From May 31, 2013 to January 31, 2014

The “SLIDES/diapositive” art project by Eraldo Mauro, begun in Venice and then touching on important national and international museums and galleries, is based on the evocative power of the perception of colour and on the common denominator linking alchemy, glass and slides […]

SEGUSO: Art Glass: 1932/1973

From May 18 to September 29, 2013

Covering a chronological period ranging from the creation of the company to the period in which the members of the family separate, stimulated to try different, independent roads, the exhibition traces out the fundamental artistic contribution made by this famous glass maker. […]

AMALRIC WALTER. The rediscovery of the pate de verre

From February 2 to May 12, 2013

The secrets and creative innovations associated with pâte de verre, one of the most ancient and unusual ways of working glass, in a major exhibition dedicated to the French artist Amalric Walter […]

JEWELS. Murrine

From October 7, 2012 to January 27, 2013

Giusy Moretti presents her collection of murrine, opening a fascinating chapter dedicated to the Moretti family and his historic activity […]

MARIO DEI ROSSI AND ANTONIO DEI ROSSI. The contemporary figurative murrine

From October 7, 2012 to January 27, 2013

The Glass Museum with this exhibition enhances a peculiar aspect of the world of Murano glass […]

CONTEMPORARY GLASS. The future beyond transparency.

From July 7 to September 30, 2012

Offering a bird’s eye view of the tradition of contemporary glass, this exhibition is a moment of reflection on more recent glass production, completing the permanent collection […]

MURRINO GLASS, from Altino to Murano

From June 16, 2012 to January 27, 2013

Murano glassmakers revived this antique method after long study of the archaeological material present in the museum at Murano and in other important archaeological collections […]


From December 9, 2011 to April 30, 2012

A major exhibition that traces the last 150 years of history, through nearly 200 works, including the most representative of the Museum’s collection, and illustrative of the uniqueness of its creators […]

ERCOLE MORETTI. A century of Venetian pearls.

From October 9, 2011 to June 30, 2012

A century of Venetian pearls and prestigious glass objects produced by one of the most renown workshops of Murano, Ercole Moretti and F.lli […]

ERMANNO NASON. Guerriero del vetro.

From September 18, 2010 to February 20, 2011

The exhibition includes around a hundred famous works by Ermanno Nason (Murano, 1928), the great glass maker maestro and member of a family that has played an important part in every stage of the history of Murano from the XVII century to today. […]

REDISCOVERING THE MUSEUM. The revival of the second half of the 19th century. Antonio Salviati and Vincenzo Zanetti.

From February 6 to June 15, 2010

After the exhibition dedicated to the little known glass pieces from the early Nineteenth century (1797-1859), a difficult period for Murano glass, it is now the turn of the second half of the century, which was witness to an extraordinary revival. […]


From May 23, 2009 to February 2, 2010

Luciano Gaspari (Venice, 1913 – 2007), a painter and designer who worked in the lively world of Venetian art from the 1930s, began to experiment with glass production at a crucial moment, just after the Second World War, when the best Murano factories were responding to changing times by seeking the new stimuli and inspiration offered by artists from different fields. […]

REDISCOVERING THE MUSEUM. Murano 1797-1859 from the collections of the Glass Museum.

From December 6, 2008 to May 1, 2009

“Rediscovering Museums” is a series of exhibitions which aims to exploit the full potential of core collections that are generally not on display to the public yet are of great importance and significance. The first show in the series opens on 6 December 2008 and covers the extraordinary yet little known collection of early-nineteenth-century glassware. […]

FAREVETRO. Artistic creation and craft techniques in 100 different works.

From May 29 to October 28, 2008

FareVetro is the first exhibition organised at the Museum as the result of this partnership. Coordinated by Silvio Fuso and open to the public from 29 May to 30 September 2008, the show brings together more than one hundred examples of the art of the glass-maker. […]