Join us for a spooky Halloween costume extravaganza!
In my first few days at Villa Lena I was surprised to find myself feeling waves of emotion come over me, which I put down to both the beauty of the place and the exceptional circumstances in which I was there.
My responses were romantic and tragic, silly and dark. I developed a multifarious practice over the course of the month that was both playful and meditative. It involved tree climbing, mucking around in the pool, drawing without looking, taking photographs, walking, running and dancing.Read more
Natalie Zervou, artist and educator from London, will show you how to design your own Bauhaus halloween costume. Scary things come out this time of the year!
Natalie Zervou, artist and educator, based in London takes you on a journey back in time. Experience the spirit of the 1970s Happening art movement. For the final session you will look at: Interactive sensory art-making using materials from the land.
Listen And Play
Hanna Sandin, a sculptor based in NYC, invites you to listen and interact with her ‘hearing trumpets’ on the occasion of a reading performance.
Natalie Zervou, artist and educator, based in London takes you on a journey back in time. Experience the spirit of the 1970s Happening art movement and collect your ‘happening kit’.
Natalie Zervou, artist educator based in London, collaborates with our chefs in residence, bringing you and your children herbacious potions making, set by the roaring fireplace in San Michele bar. Our barman will be on stand-by for adult cocktail mixing.
Curator Laura Copelin and filmmaker David Fenster presented their individual and collaborative land based art practices followed by a cocktail hour featuring West Texas and Tuscan flavours.
We looked at some of David’s film work, and also learnt about Laura’s current and recent projects at Ballroom gallery in Marfa, Texas. Laura and David are working on a collaborative film project, in which they focus on members of their community and elements of their lives in Marfa, Texas. We were also fortunate to get to see some of this on Friday.Read more
Curator Laura Copelin and filmmaker David Fenster present their individual and collaborative land based art practices followed by a cocktail hour featuring West Texas and Tuscan flavors.
Bored of flipping through Tuscany tourist guides? Overwhelmed by the endless options? Pick up the brand new Museeum guide of Tuscany! In this short guide based on the senses you can find information for anyone.
In this guide you will find the top suggestions for an exploration of the main cities around Villa Lena: Florence, San Gimignano, Lucca, Siena!
From a connoisseur to food lovers, there are amazing tips for restaurants. Dine with a beautiful view at the café in Museo degli Innocenti, or try Italian comfort food with a twist at Michelin star gourmet restaurant ”L’imbuto” (The Funnel) in Lucca Centre of Contemporary Art. This is a great place for a change from traditional Italian cuisine and for a break from medieval art.Read more