Saturday, August 26, 2006

Museum of Erotic Art - Venice

Two weeks without telephones, computers, or e-mail. Lucky for me, there were plenty of other distractions.

The Museum of Erotic Arts in Venice is one block off Piazza San Marco. The four-storey building features many ink drawings, pictures, photographs, and art. Most of it did nothing for me, but the SO quite liked a series of modern photos of women in Venetian Carnival garb by Alexander Dupouy. I felt that the two best pieces were in the lobby, before the ticket counter. They were glass goblets with incredibly detailed 4-inch high figurines in S&M garb. Dominique Regnier's sculptures invited me with "Please DO Touch" signs, and it was wonderful to run my hands over the cool stone.

Worth the visit, and the entrance fee included a glass of wine.


Anonymous said...

It makes you wonder. The same country that produced sex and the city...And flaunts it's obsession with sex in ads for the most pure of life's daily accessories...Yet we won't be host to an event as thought provoking, and sensual as this? I just don't get it.

I'd love to hear more about this place.

Kathleen Bradean said...

Tia, there is a museum in New York.

As you can see, it gets mixed reviews. But ti does exist.