Boston Chapter

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Save Venice is proud to have an active Boston Chapter that hosts a series of events in the Boston area year-round. These include the spring lecture series, which focuses on aspects of Venetian history, art, architecture, and music, as well as the Annual General Meeting in the autumn. The lectures and the annual meeting are preceded by an elegant reception; the Annual General Meeting includes a business meeting and a short lecture on Venetian current events, restoration, or artistic heritage.

Save Venice itself was founded in 1971 in Massachusetts by a group of concerned citizens, led by Wellesley College Professor John McAndrew and his wife Betty, and Harvard Professor Sydney J. Freedberg. They took action in response to the terrible damage caused by the flood of November 1966. Originally, this organization was part of the Venice Committee of the International Fund for Monuments, but in 1971, board members met in Wellesley and formed a new tax-exempt organization, Save Venice Inc.

The Boston Chapter has been actively involved in preserving works of art and architecture. Current projects include frescoes by Paolo Veronese and the Funeral Monument of Livio Podacataro in the church of San Sebastiano. Recent projects include emergency maintenance of Carpaccio’s Supper at Emmaus, the Diziani ceiling canvases in the Scuola del Vin, tombstones in the New Jewish Cemetery on the Lido, Tintoretto’s Birth of St. John the Baptist in the Church of San Zaccaria, Triumph of Mordechai on the ceiling of San Sebastiano, and the Pilastri Acritani in Piazza San Marco. Major painting restorations within the Gallerie dell’Accademia include Giorgio Vasari’s Allegory of Charity, the Saint Helen Polyptych by Michele di Matteo, Tintoretto’s Deposition of Christ, and Titian’s Pietà.

Although the headquarters of Save Venice Inc. was transferred to New York City in the mid-1980s, the Boston Chapter maintains a full schedule of events each year. The Boston Chapter also raises funds for art restoration through benefit dinners, parties, concerts, and trips. Local supporters of Save Venice take pride in a long-standing affection of Bostonians for Venice, dating to the 19th-century, a fondness reflected in the architectural styles of many buildings throughout the city and superlative museum collections. The Boston Executive Committee welcomes your inquiries, suggestions, and donations.

Boston Chapter

For more information on Boston Chapter activities and events contact us at boston@savevenice.org
or follow us on Facebook .

Save Venice is proud to have an active Boston Chapter that hosts a series of events including the spring lecture series, which focuses on aspects of Venetian history, art, architecture, and music, as well as an Annual General Meeting in the autumn.

Save Venice itself was founded in 1971 in Massachusetts by a group of concerned citizens, led by Wellesley College Professor John McAndrew and his wife Betty, and Harvard Professor Sydney J. Freedberg. They took action in response to the terrible damage caused by the flood of November 1966. Originally, this organization was part of the Venice Committee of the International Fund for Monuments, but in 1971, board members met in Wellesley and formed a new tax-exempt organization, Save Venice Inc.

The Boston Chapter has been actively involved in preserving works of art and architecture, including frescoes by Paolo Veronese and the Funeral Monument of Livio Podacataro in the church of San Sebastiano.

The Boston Executive Committee welcomes your inquiries, suggestions, and donations.

Officers

Consul General Nicola De Santis
Honorary Chair
Richard Baiano
Chairman
Donald C. Freeman
Treasurer
Susan Angelastro
Secretary
Susan Angelastro
Projects Chair
Christopher Carlsmith
Lecture Series Chair
Richard J. Baiano
Lucille Spagnuolo
Events Co-Chairs
Gina Morda
Young Friends Chair

Chairs Emeriti

Rodney Armstrong
Peter Fergusson
Ronald Lee Fleming
Donald C. Freeman
Donna Hoffman
Frederick Ilchman
Juan Prieto
Lucille Spagnuolo

Charter Members

Shelagh Hadley
Louise A. Pfieffer

Executive Committee

Jan Saragoni Bradlee
Magda Brosio
Anne Fitzpatrick
Victoria DiStefano
Lee Essex Doyle
Elizabeth Georgantas
Herbert Holtz
James Johnson
Christine Kondoleon
Barbara H. Lloyd
Pia Miller
Gina Morda
John O’Leary
Sandra Ourusoff
Christopher Patzke
Karen Lee Sobol
Robert Willson