Art exhibits guide in Italy – updated on September 15

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.

The exhibition at the Centre Saint-Bénin Aosta illustrates the way in the name of Metaphysics – understood by the teacher elected as a quality of painting and not as a feature of the subject – that runs through the various stylistic phases of his work: recovery … Continue reading →

ASSISI – William Congdon. An American in Assisi



In the first centenary of the birth of William Congdon, the exhibition presents the works of the great artist of abstract expressionism born following his meeting with Assisi and the Pro Civitate Christiana, in his twenty years of presence in the city, woven … Continue reading →

BERGAMO – Palazzo della Regione – Bergamo Alta: Sandro Botticelli’s “sophisticated person”.News and restoration works of the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo; until Novembre 4


Sandro Botticelli "Persona sofistica". Novità e restauri delle opere dell’Accademia Carrara di Bergamo

This is the presentation of findings have emerged from recent restorations carried out on a set of three paintings, all late works, which summarize the work of art by Botticelli, in the political and artistic climate that motivated the Florence of the Medici, the Pazzi Conspiracy … Continue reading →

BORDIGHERA (Imperia) – From Bordighera looks the twentieth century


Bordighera (Imperia). The many and beautiful trails of private collectors and the vitality of the market for galleries Italian (with particular reference to Charles Cardazzo, animator of three famous exhibition in Venice, Milan and Rome) are intertwined, for the exhibition “Views of the twentieth century “, with the wealth of multifaceted art collection of family Terruzzi. The exhibition will give us, until 30 September, at the rooms of the Villa Regina Margherita , a prestigious exhibition center opened in Bordighera in June last year with a permanent exhibition of the collections edited byAnnalisa Scarpa,… Continue reading →

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

– Palazzo Pitti: FLORENCE IN THE ARTIST EYE Signorini in Rosai, until October 28.


Florence, Gallery of Modern Art Palace Pitti17 July – October 28, 2012 Press preview Monday, July 16 12:00 “Florence, Florence, Florence yet.Loved and still unavoidable. Apparently the same as itself in monumental landmarks: and yet, how many transformations through … Continue reading →

– Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence: Pinocchio in the First Vision – Florence, until 27 October


Pinocchio turns 131 years: Saturday 7 July at 11.00 the exhibition opens in Pinocchio First Vision: with joints in the National Library. Exhibition of original drawings of the illustrators of Pinocchio, owned by the Historical joints. The Galileo Hall and the corridors in front of …Continue reading →

– Andito degli Angiolini e Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti: The new frontier history and culture of Native Americans from the collections of the Gilcrease Museum, until 9 December
La nuova frontiera Storia e cultura dei nativi d’America dalle collezioni del Gilcrease Museum

In 2012, marks the fifth centenary of the death, in Seville, Amerigo Vespucci. In Florence, his birth on March 18, 1454, the Superintendence for State Museums of Florence has decided to devote a major exhibition on the uses … Continue reading →


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

National Museum of Villa Guinigi: Painters in Lucca at the time of Paul Guinigi. Baptist Gerio in San Quirico all’Olivo; until January 6, 2013

The National Museum of Villa Guinigi Lucca will host from 6 July 2012-6 January 2013, the exhibition “Painters in Lucca at the time of Paul Guinigi. Baptist Gerio in San Quirico all’Olivo “.
The event is of international interest, is organized by the Superintendence of Lucca and Massa Carrara BAPSAE in collaboration with the Musée du Petit Palais in Avignon and CICRP (Interregional Center for Conservation and Restoration of Property) of Marseille.

Centerpiece of the exhibition is the reconstruction of the triptych created in 1417 by Baptist Gerio for the Church of San Quirico Olivo, now privately owned and closed to the cult, whose parts were scattered between Lucca, Avignon and Philadelphia. —>

MILAN – Castello Sforzesco: Bramantino; until September 25.

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 —>

PADOVATitian and Paul III. The painter and his model, until 30 September

Tiziano e Paolo III. Il pittore e il suo modello

Display at the exhibition in Padua, for the first time to the public and scholars, two new works of the great Cadore, from the United Kingdom is astonishing for its innovative way of treating the color from the early works, with … Continue reading →

RIETI “Francesco, the saint”, masterpieces by Cimabue and Paladino; until November 4

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.

– 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.

– Colosseum: Nero; until September 18.

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 —>

Santo Stefano in Sessanio (L’Aquila)Countries, shepherds and travelers. Visions of ancient marbles and paintings from the Uffizi in Santo Stefano di Sessanio; until September 30

The Exhibition will be staged in the village in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo from 7th July to 30th September. A great event that renews and strengthens the partnership between Santo Stefano di Sessanio and the city of Florence, after the extraordinary success of last year under “Sharing of Affection”, which has known how to attract thousands of Italian and foreign tourists, art lovers and culture, journalists and students (over 14,000 paying visitors), demonstrating how we can make recovery of tourism and the economies of inland areas with initiatives of real quality. —>



STRAVilla Pisani: Nobility of work. Arts and crafts in the Venetian painting of the nineteenth; until November 4

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; November 4

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. —>

TRIESTE – Gabriele Bonato Icons

Gabriele Bonato Icons

Gabriele Bonato Icons

LipanjePuntin artecontemporanea is pleased to present Icons, an exhibition of Gabriel Bonato (1980, Palmanova). The pictorial reflection of Gabriele Bonato focuses on the characteristics of the image and its formal perfection. If in the past the images that our retina were impressed … Continue reading →

TURIN – Museo Nazionale del Cinema – Mole Antonelliana: Off the Set – Photos by Chiara Samugheo for cinema; until September 23

Chiara Samugheo


The exhibition, curated by Mauro Raffini says more than forty years of career Samugheo Clare, the first female Italian photographer who, from the mid-50s, he photographed the stars around the world for) covers … Continua a leggere

URBANIAOur Lady of the Snow by Federico Barocci; until October 31

Urbania, the ancient Casteldurante is preparing to host a valuable new shows to continue also in 2012 its tradition more than a decade of exhibitions and studios housed in the prestigious Palazzo Ducale.

E ‘on the occasion of the fourth centenary of the death of Federico Barocci (1535 – 1612) that the town of Urbania, Department of Culture, in collaboration with the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints of the Uffizi in Florence and the contribution of the Fondazione Cassa di Pesaro, organized the exhibition “The Madonna of the Snow by Federico Barocci. The tradition, the critical “and dedicated to the genius of one of the masters whose fame was equal, during the sixteenth century, to that of Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and Correggio.—>

VENICE – 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.

Accademia Gallery – The Titian ever seen. The flight into Egypt and the great Venetian painting

Il Tiziano mai visto. La fuga in Egitto e la grande pittura veneta


12 years of restoration work at the Hermitage museum and the first masterpiece of Titian, imposing in size, shines again. After 250 years, appearing for the first and only time in Russia and came to Venice in a major exhibition.

It took 12 years of restoration accurate by the Hermitage to resurface the colors, the light, the details, the revolutionary force of the work with which Titian in 1507 “discover” the nature in painting and needed to be an agreement international between… Continue reading 


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