The GYPSOTHECA E MUSEO ANTONIO CANOVA in Possagno is one of the few museums in the world where visitors can see Canova’s birth house and the full collection of his sculptures.
It is hard to describe the astonishment the visitors feel entering the Gallery when they are surronded by hundreds of sculptures: gods, heroes, muses and lovers from Greek mythology and portraits of princes, kings, emperors and statemen like, for example, George Washington.
Today this museum constitutes a necessary reference point for all the museums in the world that jealously preserve the marble masterpieces, expressions of Canova great talent.
Through the Antonio Canova project Friends of Venice Italy Inc. and Venice International Foundation have financed the Venus in the lands of Antonio Canova exhibition (September 2015-June 2016) organized in Possagno, Asolo and Crespano del Grappa, villages close related with Canova’s life and family.
The Canova project will continued with the funding of two important masterpieces: the restoration of a series of tempera paintings and the fixing of the roof of the so called “New building gallery” designed by the well famous architect Carlo Scarpa in the fifties.