Columbia University Center for Study in Venice at Casa Muraro

Calle Barbaro
Dorsoduro, 350
30123 Venice
Telephone: 041.520.3523
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The Venetian house and library of the late Michelangelo Muraro, distinguished art historian of Venice and the Veneto, have been left to Columbia University. The intention of Professor Muraro was to see established a center that would continue the tradition of hosting students and scholars who come to Venice to study the art, history, culture, and environment of the city in the lagoon. The Casa is located just behind and overlooking the gardens of Ca’ Dario, a celebrated early Renaissance palace on the Grand Canal. The Muraro library contains a collection of 7,700 books, ca. 110 of them rare, and an archive of articles on art, architecture, and history. Columbia University currently offers a two-month, intensive program, offering courses in Italian language and literature, and in the History of Art and Architecture of Venice.