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“The Magnificent Obsession”: MART celebrates ten years

"The Magnificent Obsession"
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto celebrates its tenth anniversary with a yearlong exhibition in the Rovereto venue, featuring over one thousand works from the collection

The new life of Vicenza, a capital of art

Vicenza, panorama
After years of conservation restoration efforts, the Basilica Palladiana, Palazzo Chiericati and the Temple of Santa Corona are finally re-opening, and the Palladio Museum is being inaugurated along with internationally-important exhibitions: the city is staking everything on its cultural offer

The contemporary art Riviera

Regional Centre for Contemporary Art (CRAC - Centro Regionale per l'Arte Contemporanea), Liguria
Liguria boasts estimable 20th century collections at Genoa’s Villa Croce Museum, La Spezia’s CAMEC, and Palazzo Gavotti in Savona. In order to valorize them, a regional centre, the CRAC, has recently been instituted

Castello Gamba, a new modern and contemporary art venue

Room 8, Pop Art, Castello Gamba, Châtillon, Valle d'Aosta
This exhibition venue in Valle d'Aosta re-opens its doors to the public after a renovation effort, with 150 works from its 1,500-strong collection. The exhibition focuses on Italian figurative art from the late 19th century to the second half of the 20th, paying particular attention to Alpine ... continue

"Recounting the middle ages in Frosinone province", a multi-media itinerary in Atina

Recounting the middle ages in Frosinone province
Atina’s Palazzo Ducale and an online portal provide a virtual journey through the castles, hermitages, and abbeys of Frosinone province. The interactive installations allow visitors to select their guide of choice: a pilgrim, a monk, or a knight

Gae Aulenti, projects and context

Gae Aulenti
The recently departed “lady of architecture” was responsible for many major restoration efforts in Italian and foreign museums. In Italy, some of the most important ones concerned Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Spazio Oberdan in Milan, the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, and Palazzo ... continue

The Triton Fountain, eight months for a new life

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Triton Fountain, Piazza Barberini, Rome
Bernini’s masterpiece kicks off a conservation restoration effort targeting Rome’s most famous fountains; a call for sponsors has also been issued regarding the restoration of the Mausoleum of Augustus

The replacement of the Sindone Chapel’s marble furnishings is underway

Guarino Guarini, Sindone Chapel, Turin
The Piedmont Regional Directorate for Cultural and Landscape is forging ahead with the restoration of the architectural masterpiece that was damaged by a fire in 1997; the chapel’s load-bearing capacity will be restored

MuseiD-Italia is born, an online digital display case for sites of cultural interest

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage’s project on Italy’s museums, integrated with CulturaItalia, will be available online within the next few days. This comprehensive registry will make it possible to search for and admire masterpieces of ... continue

The Massimo Rao Pinacotheque opens in San Salvatore Telesino

Massimo Rao, Progenitor from the land of dreams, 1991, colour lithograph, 113x80.5 cm
Fifteen years after the death of the artist Massimo Rao (1950-1996), his native town of San Salvatore Telesino (Benevento) is promoting, together with the Massimo Rao Association presided by Renata Lombardo, the opening of a public pinacotheque ... continue

“Il Cantiere del '900” opens in Milan

Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Venice moon, 1961, oil and glass on canvas, 150x150 cm, Intesa Sanpaolo Collection
A year after the inauguration of Intesa San Paolo’s Gallerie di Piazza Scala, dedicated to 19th century Italian art, particularly that from Lombardy, 25 October saw the inauguration of “Il Cantiere del ‘900”, a new ... continue

Four more Italian museums join Google Art Project

Fondazione Musei Senesi in Google Art Project
Google Art Project continues to grow: the search engine’s project, which makes possible virtual visits to some of the world’s most prestigious museum collections, is broadening its offer with an additional 29 museums, four of which are ... continue

The collection of artists from Monferrato, Langhe, and Roero continues to grow

Roberto Lucato Equilibrium
The Municipality of Alba (Cuneo) has purchased Roberto Lucato’s painting Equilibrium, as part of the “Putting art in our communes. Works by Italian artists in the public collections of Monferrato, Langhe, and Roero” project, ... continue

"Vado al Mast", discovering the Museum of Sacred Art in Tarquinia

Vado al Mast...educational workshop, Tarquinia, poster
Two educational workshops for children in the 5th and 7th grades help them learn about the museum’s collections and the building where they are held, the Episcopal Palace: the former traces the history of the institution, while the latter ... continue