Joy, fear, calm, happiness, anxiety, and tension will be the focus of the new workshops for Family Card holders.

Emotions have long been the object of interest of artists, who have looked to explore and express feelings, sensations and anxieties, as both individual and collective experiences, using various techniques and mediums. Acknowledging these emotions is crucial for developing emotional maturity, for children and adults alike. The following calendar offers six interactive workshops between October and May, taking place both in and outside of the museum.

All activities are for children 6–10 years old and holders of the Guggenheim Family Card.

October 12, 2019
11 a.m. and 20 p.m.
Be Calm and Heighten Your Senses

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Stop, take a deep breath and observe. Following these three instructions will allow participants to channel their thoughts towards feelings of calm. Through an up-close observation of the minimal and conceptual works of Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin and Donald Judd, children will experiment with different meditation practices that will help stimulate their concentration, and enter into a silent state of peace and tranquility.
Activity led by Marco Peri.

November 9, 2019
11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
How Are You Feeling?

Gallerie dell’Accademia

Gestures, facial expressions and body postures can communicate countless emotions without saying a word. This performative workshop in the exhibition rooms of the Gallerie dell’Accademia will encourage participants to analyze and interpret the expressions of depicted figures, with the aim to stir up hidden feelings and emotions.
In collaboration with the Gallerie dell’Accademia. Activity led by Susi Danesin.

December 14, 2019
3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
No Fear!

Palazzo Ducale

Sharing your fear is the first step to overcoming it. During this adrenaline-fueled visit through the secret rooms of the Palazzo Ducale, from the fearsome prison cells to the torture room, the bravest participants will listen to some truly spine-chilling tales… An encounter not suitable for the faint-hearted, to make for bold and courageous children!
In collaboration with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia/Education Services MUVE EDUCATION. Activity led by Alessandro Bressanello.

March 7, 2020
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Teatrino Groggia

A duo of street artists will demonstrate the many wonderful ways to make music using tools, toys and other bizarre objects. Inspired by the freedom of rhythmic expression that is typical of avant-garde music, the workshop will transport participants to a joyful world in which fantasy mixes with a healthy-sized amount of madness. The afternoon will close with an unmissable performance, enjoyable for all members of the family.
In collaboration with Teatrino Groggia, mpg. cultura Venezia. Activity led by Bidonville Bazar.

Book as of February 26, 2020

April 4, 2020
time to be announced
A Touch of Wonder

C.T.R. (Centro Teatrale di Ricerca) Ex Convento dei Ss Cosma e Damiano - Giudecca

Jugglers and acrobats will take center stage of this extraordinary experience that will introduce participants to the wonderful world of the circus. The circus inspired artists such as Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Fortunato Depero, and Alexander Calder. This circus themed workshop will involve juggling exercises, acrobatics with fabrics and stilts, and a spectacular performance that will leave you speechless!
In collaboration with C.T.R. (Centro Teatrale di Ricerca) Ex Convento dei Ss Cosma e Damiano - Giudecca. Activity led by Cooperativa BARBAMOCCOLO.

Book as of March 25, 2020

May 9, 2020
time to be announced
Save yourselves!

Chiostro dei SS. Di Cosma e Damiano

A game of logic that will give participants’ brains a mighty workout, with a mix of tricky puzzles, arduous riddles and mysteries to solve. Only those who crack the clues will escape the cloister of Santi Cosma and Damiano. What do you need? Clarity and focus: train your brain and overcome anxious thoughts!
Activity led by Macaco Tour.

Book as of April 29, 2020

Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development

The museum renewes its membership with ASviS (Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development), whose mission is to promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 United Nations Agenda. EmozionArti participates to the campaign to achieve Goal 4 (Quality Education) of the UN Agenda.