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Italy’s Art Exhibitions

Mar 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Art & Culture

ANSA) – Rome, March 18 – The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy’s art exhibitions:

CORTONA – Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona (MAEC): 40 masterpieces of Etruscan art from Louvre, never before seen in Italy; until July 3.

FLORENCE – Palazzo Strozzi: Picasso, Miro’, Dali’, Young and Angry: The Birth of Modernity; until July 17.

– Uffizi: Sketches by Fra’ Angelico, Botticelli, Mantegna, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo; until June 12.

– Palazzo Vecchio: For The Love of God, Damien Hirst’s famous diamond-encrusted skull in only third outing since creation in 2007; until May 1.

– Palazzo Pitti: Vinum Nostrum. The Art, Science and Myths of Wine in Civilisation; from prehistoric winegrowing to Dionysus cult, Etruscan, Roman use; show features oldest surviving wine container, on loan from Georgia; until April 30.

FORLI’ – Musei Civici di San Domenico: Melozzo da Forli’, 90 works by Renaissance master and contemporaries including Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Perugino, Mantegna and Raphael; until June 12.

GALLARATE – Museo Maga: Alberto Giacometti, The Soul Of The 20th Century; until June 5.

GENOA – Palazzo Ducale: ‘Mediterranean, From Courbet to Monet and Matisse’; 80 mostly Impressionist works including Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Munch; until May 1.

MILAN – Museo Diocesano: ‘The Eyes of Caravaggio’, formative years from Venice to Milan with works by Lotto, Tintoretto, Titian the young artist would have admired; until July 3.

– Palazzo Reale: bizarre 16th-century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo; works on loan from Louvre, Munich, Madrid, New York, Stockholm and Kunshistorisches Museum in Vienna; until May 22.

– same venue: Impressionists, Masterpieces From the Clark Collection; until June 19.

– same venue: Mimmo Paladino; March 30-June 26.

PAVIA – Castello: Leonardeschi, From Foppa to Giampietrino, 22 works loaned from Hermitage, many of them believed to be by Leonardo until end of 19th century; until July 10.

REGGIO EMILIA – city centre: 150 huge Italian flags marking 150th anniversary of Italian unity; until June 2.

RIMINI – Castel Sismondo: The Marvellous Years: Impressionism; 100 works from international museums including Monet and Pissarro, Sisley and Degas, Bazille and Renoir, Cezanne and Guillaumin, Morisot and Fantin-Latour, Gauguin and Van Gogh; until March 27.

– same venue: Caravaggio’s first religious painting, The Ecstasy of St Francis, back in Italy for first time in 25 years from Wadsworth Museum, Hartford, as well as several contemporaries; until March 27.

ROME – Vittoriano: ‘At the Roots of National Identity’, 200 works celebrating 150th anniversary of unity; national figures and symbols including Garibaldi, Manzoni, Verdi, Pirandello, Eleonora Duse, Futurism, Carducci, Caruso, Toscanini, Padre Pio, Marconi, Fermi, Neorealism, Fausto Coppi, Toto and Italy national soccer team; until June 2.

– Musei Capitolini: ‘Portraits, The Many Faces Of Power’, 150 Roman heads, busts, statues ranging from early terracotta works to deified images of imperial rulers; until September 25.

– Vittoriano: Tamara de Lempincka, The Queen Of The Modern, 120 works by Art Deco icon; until July 3.

– Scuderie del Quirinale: Lorenzo Lotto, 56 masterpieces by 16th-century Veneto painter, until June 12.

– Colosseum: Nero; April 1-September 18.

– MAXXI: Michelangelo Pistoletto, From One To Many, 100 works, 1956-1974; until August 15.

– Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (GNAM): ‘Dante Gabriele Rossetti-Edward Burne Jones and the Myth of Italy in Victorian England’; 100 works loaned by major international galleries, many for first time in Italy; pre-Raphaelite works and masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Titian, Veronese; until June 12.

– Palazzo delle Esposizioni: Alexander Deyneka (1899-1969), Russia’s most important modernist painter; until May 1.

Chiostro del Bramante: Karl Lagerfeld, photography; until April 10.

– Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza: Caravaggio In Rome; previously unpublished documents and images rewrite artist’s life story; until May 15.

– Villa Medici: Europunk, 550 objects including fanzines, posters, album covers, films and gear from UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Italy, 1976-1980; until March 20.

ROVERETO – MART: Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, 75 works loaned from Musee’ d’Orsay including Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Vuillard, Denis, Courbet; until July 24. SAN MARINO – Palazzo Sums: 25 Impressionist works including Monet, Cezanne and Renoir; until March 27, in tandem with Rimini show.

TURIN – Reggia di Venaria: La Bella Italia, celebrating 150th anniversary of Italian unity; 350 works tracing various ex-capital cities including Florence, Turin, Milan, Genoa and Naples as well as Rome; plus art giants like Giotto, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Tiepolo, Canova, Bernini; until September 11.

VENICE – Palazzo Grimani: Hieronymous Bosch, Vision of the afterlife (1500-1503), Triptych of Saint Liberata (1505) and Triptych of the Hermits (1510); until March 20.


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