Venice at 90: A Retrospective
The city of Venice is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. On May 9, 1927, the State Legislature changed the designation of Venice from “town” to “city” by amending the enabling legislation and the Venice Charter. The photographs and items on display at the VMA present an overview of the development of Venice over the course of the city’s history. Along with the museum’s permanent exhibits, this temporary exhibition provides a glimpse of the forces, people and organizations that were instrumental in creating the city of today. The exhibition includes information and photographs on the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Kentucky Military Institute, the Venice Army Air Base, and the Winter Quarters of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, as well as other influences. It provides images and objects that capture the changes that took place to create contemporary Venice, with reminders of its past still prevalent.