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Venice, Home Away From Home

The Grand Canal

It all started fifty years ago, when I first came to Venice, Italy as a college student. Wake Forest University was offered a small palace on the Grand Canal, a former US Consulate. The idea was to use it as a s branch of the university for study abroad. The students that first year helped create the space both for education and for residential purposes.

Man standing at door in Venezia
Jim Fitch, Rice Museum Executive Director, at the enchanted door of Venezia
"At heart I am a Venetian. And this is now my fiftieth year of loving, learning and living in Venice." —Jim Fitch

Venezia sky scape
The magical skies of Venezia


Follow along with Jim Fitch and his social media on Instagram at @artmattersjimfitch.

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