ART MAKES YOU LOOK AND LISTEN MORE CLOSELY. Having beauty around you, in language, colour, letters, poetry, images and sounds, is important. That is why we invite artists and other guests to take part in our cultural programme. They may be musicians, writers, architects, illustrators, painters, biologists or philosophers. They give concerts in the Limonaia or tell us, during our Encounters, fascinating stories in the tower rooms. About things that always have something to do with Villa Augustus. Sometimes they exhibit their work in pop-up gallery Herfst (Autumn) in room 24, or spend some time in the secret room in the Giardino Segreto as Queen of the Secret Garden (artist-in-residence). They pay for their stay with a story, a poem, a picture, a drawing or something else.