Compass for Tourists: Art exhibits guide in Italy

The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy’s art exhibitions:

AOSTA – Centro Saint-Benin: Giorgio de Chirico, The Labyrinth of Dreams and Ideas; 65 works including 40 oil paintings; until September 30.

COMO – Villa Olmo: Boldini and the Belle Epoque, 60 works, until July 24.

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

FLORENCE – Galleria dell’Accademia: Art Returns Art; contemporary masters including Bacon, Klein, Burri, Kounellis, Picasso and Warhol; until November 4.

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

LUCCA – Lucca Center of Contemporary Art: David LaChapelle, 53 photos of celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Elton John and Naomi Campbell; until November 4.

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.

MILAN – TriennaleDorfles. Kitsch

The exhibition presents authors who use quotations or kitsch items that fit into their work related to the culture of “bad taste”. In addition to an interactive carpet with kitsch images of everyday life, the last room is a carousel of objects made by anonymous artists. —>

OTRANTOCastello Aragonese: Andy Warhol, I Want To Be A Machine; 50 works, until September 30.

Approximately fifty works from private collections on display at the Italian Castello Aragonese until September 30. The Aragonese Castle of Otranto, after having received within its massive walls over one hundred and fifty thousand visitors to the exhibition of Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, from 27 May to 30 September 2012 contains the works of Andy Warhol, Prince of American pop art.
“Andy Warhol – I want to be a machine”, curated by Gianni Mercurio, opens new artistic season of the Castle of Otranto, which, thanks to the determination of  —>

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.

PERUGIAGalleria Nazionale dell’Umbria: Luca Signorelli, 66 works in biggest show ever on Tuscan Renaissance master, featuring loans from Italy and abroad; until August 26.

Exhibition dedicated to Luca Signorelli (Cortona 1450-1523), one of the most important artists of the Renaissance, long active in Central Italy from 1472 to 1519, which was not dedicated a solo exhibition since 1953.
The exhibition is divided into three venues: the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia, in the Cathedral at Orvieto, and in the Museum of Church of Holy Apostles, in Citta di Castello in the Municipal Gallery.—>

REGGIO EMILIA Guttuso, the evolution of a master

It will be a tribute to the great painter Renato Guttuso that May 26 will open the new exhibition space in the Galleria de ‘Bonis in Reggio Emilia, which will leave the old headquarters of Via Emilia San Pietro and moved on Viale dei Mille, number 44 / B. The exhibition dedicated to Guttuso, which will be open until 14 July, is organized on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the artist, a prelude to the great national celebrations of the fall. Outlining the profile of one of the most significant artists of the Italian Novecento, the exhibition will emphasize the link with the tradition of the gallery. —>

RIETI “Francesco, the saint”, masterpieces by Cimabue and Paladino

Opens in Rieti, from 16 June to 4 November, in three venues – Museum, Museum of Ecclesiastical Heritage Foundation and Varro – the exhibition “Francis, the saint. Masterpieces over the centuries and the Rieti area “, designed by Gianfranco Formichetti Imposing and Anna, born from the collaboration between the Superintendence for the Artistic and Historical Heritage of Lazio and ethno-anthropological city of Rieti.—>

ROME – Castel Sant’Angelo: The Popes Of Memory, seven centuries of papal life through 130 masterpieces; until December 8.

– Macro: Neon, The Luminous Material of Art, 70 works by 50 artists over 80 years including Dan Flavin, Maurizio Cattelan, Mario Merz, Alfredo Jarre, Pascale Marthine Tayou; until November 4.

– Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (GNAM): Andy Warhol Headlines; until September 9.

– Palazzo delle Esposizioni: 100 works from Stadel Museum in Frankfurt including Tischbein, Corot, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Redon, Munch, Ernst, Klee, Picasso; until July 17.

– 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.

– Colosseum: Nero; until September 18.

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

ROVERETO – MART: Fausto Melotti, Geometrical Angelical, also works by de Chirico, Carra’, others; until September 30.

An exhibition focusing on a revival of the work by Melotti since the sixties, aims to interpret the coexistence of lightness and rigor in the artist, with a path that will bring to light a very strong consistency of purpose —>

STRA – Villa Pisani: Nobility of work. Arts and crafts in the Venetian painting of the nineteenth.

Continuing in the footsteps of a long-range reconnaissance on the Venetian painting of the nineteenth century, featuring the exhibition offer years of the National Museum of Villa Pisani in Stra – Venice, shows the nobility of labor.—>

TIVOLI Villa Adriana: Antinous. The beauty and charm of the strong ties that bound the Emperor Hadrian to young Bithynia

For the first time the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Lazio Villa Adriana Antiquarium opens an exhibition dedicated to Antinous. From April 5 to November 4, the strong ties that bound the Emperor Hadrian to young Bithynia will be told for more than 50 works including sculptures, reliefs, gems and coins. —>

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.

URBANIAOur Lady of the Snow by Federico Barocci

Urbania, Casteldurante old, is preparing to host a new and valuable exhibition also continue its tradition in 2012 over a decade of studies and exhibitions hosted in the prestigious Palazzo Ducale.

And ‘to mark the fourth centenary of the death of Federico Barocci (1535 – 1612) that the town of Urbania, Department of Culture, in colla —>

URBINOThe Ideal City. The utopia of the Renaissance in Urbino between Piero della Francesca and Raphael

The exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, by the Superintendence for the Historical, Artistic and ethno-anthropological of Marche, Marche Region, the Province of Pesaro and Urbino, the city of Urbino, Marche Bank, the Bank Foundation Savings of Pesaro and the University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”. The organization is headed by Gebart with the collaboration of Civita. —>

VENICE – Ca’ Foscari: ‘William Congdon in Venice (1948-1960): An American View’; until July 8.

– Punto della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation: ‘Praise of Doubt’, 60 works by 20 contemporary giants including Maurizio Cattelan, Jeff Koons, Jeff Bauman, Adel Abdessemed, Marcel Broodthaers, Dan Flavin, Thomas Schutte and Charles Ray; until December 31, 2012.


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