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Experiences, Lectures and Talks

Art Book Club: Glassblower of Murano

Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2022 • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Cost
Free
Location
Art Reference Library
Audience
Adults, Experiences, Members, Seniors, TMA Teens

Join fellow art & book lovers for a story of intrigue stretching from 17th century to 21st century Venice. The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato is a story of treachery, romance, & glass. The publisher, Macmillan, gives the following summary: 

  • Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter. In the present day his descendant, Leonora Manin, leaves an unhappy life in London to begin a new one as a glassblower in Venice. As she finds new life and love in her adoptive city, her fate becomes inextricably linked with that of her ancestor and the treacherous secrets of his life begin to come to light.

This discussion is in-person in the Art Reference Library. There will be an accompanying docent-led tour of TMA's Venetian glass taking place on Friday, September 23rd & you can view the details here: [click link]

This event is FREE, but space is limited & advance registration is required, so please email library@toledomuseum.org, call (419) 254-5770, or text (419) 254-5093 to register!