Art Fairs

The Venice Biennale 2022

After a three-year break, the Venice Biennale returns for its 59th edition this month. The International Art Exhibition, curated by Cecilia Alemani and entitled ‘The Milk of Dreams’ will open to visitors on 23 April.

Once again, Sotheby’s will take up residence at The Gritti Palace for the duration of the Vernissage; perfectly positioned on the Grand Canal to give our guests and clients easy and exclusive access to the openings, events and parties at venues across the city such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Arsenale and the Biennale Giardini.

Follow the opening week’s events, and enjoy carefully select highlights from the pavilions to museum shows, restaurants, off-site events and more. Read our guides to help you plan your visit and experience the very best the city, and the Biennale, has to offer.

While in Venice, enjoy the unique opportunity to view one of Claude Monet’s greatest masterpieces—the visionary depiction of Venice from 1908, Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute. More than 100 years following the artist’s first and only visit to Venice, Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute will return to its birthplace in celebration of the Venice Biennale for a one-day-only private exhibition on 20 April, before appearing at auction as a star lot of Sotheby’s Modern Evening Auction in New York on 17 May.

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