The opening of the new season of the Franciscian Monastery Lopud 1483 and unique exhibition 'Treasures of Thyssen-Bornesmiza collection:From Renaissance to Modern, organized by Arcus Dalmatia, will be held on Saturday, June 15th, starting 5:30 pm in the monastery Saint Mary of Spilice on the island of Lopud.
The exhibition of objects from the most famous European private art collection, the Thyssen-Bornemisza family, will open its doors to the visitors of the island of Lopud, and everyone are more than welcome to see pictures, sculptures, furniture and decorative art from the Renaissance but also the modern art collected through four generations.
The exhibition will be attended by representatives of county and city authorities as well as numerous local and world artists. The exhibition will be opened by the exhibition curator Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, great granddaughter of August Thyssen, the collection collector, as well as the executive director of Stonehage Fleming Art Management, Marie de Peverelli.
With two wooden 18th-century angels at the very entrance to the monastery, the magnificent Renaissance tapis from France and the manuscript with the recipe for various balsams from the 17th century, visitors will also be able to enjoy the Florentine masterpiece – Saint Sebastian holds the arrow (late 1620) and the Liberation of Saint Peter (1645), originally acquired by Prince Eugene-Rose de Beauharnais in Italy, following his father Napoleon, whose army arrived all the way to the Dubrovnik Republic and the island of Lopud.
The monastery in which the exhibition is held is one of the few reconstructed Renaissance finds on the island of Lopud, the former strategic shipbuilding center of the Dubrovnik Republic, and today represents a new vibrant cultural center.
The exhibition will be open until October 13th, 2019. The boat transfer is organized from the Dubrovnik port of Gruz with departures at 4:30 pm and returning from the island of Lopud starting at 9:30 pm.