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Architecture awards at the MilanTriennale

The Triennale is assigning gold medals for architectural design, with the winners and other finalists on display in Milan. In that same city, a new venue, Gam Manzoni, opens its doors with an exhibition on Divisionism. Genoa hosts an exhibition on Steve McCurry and Turin one on Salvatore Scarpitta

Studio ABDR - Associates Architects, New High Speed ​​Train Roma Tiburtina, Italy, 2011
Studio ABDR - Associates Architects, New High Speed ​​Train Roma Tiburtina, Italy, 2011
15/10/2012

The week begins with a foray into architecture on 16 October at the Milan Triennale. In collaboration with Made Expo and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Triennale awards the winning projects for the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture Prize and inaugurates an exhibition on its winners and finalists, which will run until 18 November. In addition to the gold medal, special awards will be assigned – for Debut Work, Clients, and Research, in addition to six honourable mentions in each of the following categories: New Buildings, Parks and Gardens, Infrastructure, Restoration and Conversion, Architecture and Emergencies, Architecture, and Design for the Future. The awards panel is presided by Ennio Brion, with Cecilia Bolognesi, Ole Bouman, Alberto Ferlenga, Massimiliano Fuksas, Fulvio Irace, and Luca Molinari. It has decided to award three career gold medals to Gae Aulenti, Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, and Vittorio Gregotti. Some of the topics
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Renoir’s paintings in Pavia

Renoir’s paintings in Pavia

The French artist is the protagonist of a major exhibition at the Scuderie del Castello Visconteo in Pavia. Other exhibitions opening this week include one by Angelo Bozzola in Turin and another by Grazia Varisco in Milan. Ciprì’s È stato il figlio is out in theatres
It’s film time in Venice

It’s film time in Venice

The 69th Venice Film Festival kicks off this week. The city also hosts several major art events: Titian’s masterpiece The Flight to Egypt is on display at the Gallerie dell’Accademia, while an exhibition devoted to Carlo Scarpa’s work as a designer inaugurates the “Le stanze del vetro” exhibition venue.
Walking on art in Siena

Walking on art in Siena

For a few months, the inlaid marble floor of the Cathedral of Siena, normally covered by a protective surface, will remain uncovered. The Itria Valley hosts the Festival of the Senses. Emilia-Romagna’s museums will remain open on the Ferragosto holiday of 15 August.
“Singing stones” in L’Aquila’s hamlets

“Singing stones” in L’Aquila’s hamlets

L’Aquila and its surroundings host the 13th “Singing stones” music festival. Taormina hosts two exhibitions dedicated to Nunziante. The International Folklore Festival kicks off in Atina
A tribute to Nadir Afonso, architect, painter, and collector

A tribute to Nadir Afonso, architect, painter, and collector

A major exhibition in Rome is dedicated to the Portuguese artist. Maria Cristina Carlini’s sculptures are on display in Varese. The Archaeological Museum of the Plateau of the Seven Communities opens in Rotzo
The Residences of the Royal House of Savoy turn into centre stage

The Residences of the Royal House of Savoy turn into centre stage

Piedmont once again hosts the “Teatro a Corte” festival. Florence pays tribute to Amerigo Vespucci with an exhibition on Native Americans. Battista di Gerio’s triptych for the Church of San Quirico all’Olivo has been put back together on an exceptional basis for an exhibition in Lucca
Summer notes

Summer notes

The season kicks off with the Fête de la Musique on the summer solstice, and with the Ravello festival. Numerous events celebrate art, including a major exhibition of international Gothic art in Florence, and a two-venue exhibition dedicated to Umberto Maganzini in Riva del Garda and Arco di Trento
Genoa remembers Yves Klein, the precursor of Body Art

Genoa remembers Yves Klein, the precursor of Body Art

A major exhibition pays tribute to the French artist fifty years from his death. The F4 photography festival takes place on the hills of Treviso. The country of Oman is the focus of an exhibition in Pisa, while Bologna hosts the Biografilm festival
Kandinsky’s colours on display in Aosta

Kandinsky’s colours on display in Aosta

The exhibition focuses on the last twenty years of the master of abstracticism. Mimmo Paladino’s ceramic masterpieces are the focus of an exhibition in Faenza
Reggio Emilia, capital of European photography

Reggio Emilia, capital of European photography

Reggio Emilia hosts the seventh edition of its contemporary photography festival, which this year focuses on the themes of community and citizenship. Lucio Fontana is the focus of an exhibition in the newly renovated Municipal Art Gallery in Arezzo
De Chirico takes centre stage in Chieti and Aosta

De Chirico takes centre stage in Chieti and Aosta

Two exhibitions on the master of metaphysical painting are opening this week. Other international artists whose work is on display include Sam Francis in Brescia and Peter Dreher in Bologna. Ernesto Bazan’s photos from Cuba are the subject of an exhibition in Milan, with the Trento Film Festival turns sixty
Culture Week is back: museums, archives, and libraries open their doors

Culture Week is back: museums, archives, and libraries open their doors

The 14th annual Culture Week, an event sponsored by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, kicks off with guided visits, workshops, conferences, and concerts. Other appointments include the Ethical Photography Festival in Lodi. The Museum of the Palaeolithic in Isernia inaugurates a new pavilion.
Erwitt and the others: the great photographers take centre stage

Erwitt and the others: the great photographers take centre stage

The Franco-American master inaugurates the new Centro Tre Oci in Venice; the scenic photography of the Lotze family is on display at Riva del Garda; and Ancona hosts an exhibition by the photographer Roberto Recanatesi. Marco Tullio Giordana’s new film on the Piazza Fontana terrorist bombing, “Romanzo di una strage”, is out in theatres this week
Turin’s GAM hosts art from the 1950s and ‘60s

Turin’s GAM hosts art from the 1950s and ‘60s

Turin’s Museum of Modern Art exhibits some of its most important 20th century acquisitions. Omar Galliani and Joan Miró take centre stage in Rome. Ferrara hosts Sorolla’s paintings and Pavia Rembrandt’s drawings
“Lux in arcana”, the secrets of the Vatican archives revealed at the Capitoline Museums

“Lux in arcana”, the secrets of the Vatican archives revealed at the Capitoline Museums

One hundred documents on display in Rome trace twelve centuries of history. Thirty years of post-war European art feature in an exhibition at the Guggenheim Collection in Venice. “Palazzo Strozzi hosts “Americans in Florence”. The Taviani brothers’ “Cesare deve morire” is out in theatres this week 
Celebrate Valentine's Day in a museum

Celebrate Valentine's Day in a museum

On February 14, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Affairs has a present in store for all couples: a ticket for two to state-owned cultural venues. “Titian and the modern landscape” opens in Milan
"Incantations of distant lands" in Reggio Emilia

"Incantations of distant lands" in Reggio Emilia

At the Palazzo Magnani is an exhibition on the Orientalist painters of the the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Milan there is a tribute to Gustav Klimt while in Venice there are artists’ interpretations of Moleskine notebooks
In Venice, the celebrations continue for the Unification of Italy

In Venice, the celebrations continue for the Unification of Italy

A review without rhetoric to reflect on the 151 years of the history of the unity of Italy is the proposal of the Fondazione Bevilacqua in the Palace of Titus. At the Diocesan Museum of Padua is the collective exhibition “I colori del sacro”, ("The colors of the sacred".) Sandro Chia is the protagonist at the Galleria d’Arte Maggiore in Bologna. In Rimini at, Castel Sismondo, is the exhibition “Da Vermeer a Kandinsky”, (“From Vermeer to Kandinsky”)
Venice hosts “Affinities and contrasts” in contemporary art

Venice hosts “Affinities and contrasts” in contemporary art

Cultural events continue apace in Italy’s main cities with performances, concerts, and children’ s events. Venice hosts the third edition of the international collective exhibition dedicated to cutting-edge artistic trends
Florence celebrates the Biblioteca Nazionale

Florence celebrates the Biblioteca Nazionale

The Tuscan capital hosts an exhibition dedicated to the history of the unification of the Magliabechiana and  Palatina libraries. Views of Italy’s main cities from 1860 to 1880 are on display in Turin. Taormina hosts a personal exhibition by Guccione, whose main theme is the moon
Small and medium publishers’ trade fair

Small and medium publishers’ trade fair

Rome hosts the 10th edition of the “Più libri più liberi” trade fair. Exhibitions opening this week include those of Sandro Chia in Modena, Vittorio Corsini in Roma and Francesco Vaccarone in La Spezia
Verona's leading role in 18th century art

Verona's leading role in 18th century art

The city celebrates its painting tradition with an exhibition dedicated to  Tiepolo, Cignaroli, and Rotari. Aosta hosts an exhibition on Andy Warhol, while Milan pays tribute to the Transavangarde
The Brera Art Gallery meets the Pushkin Museum

The Brera Art Gallery meets the Pushkin Museum

19th and 20th century French painting masterpieces from Moscow. The Russian Avant-garde on show in Vicenza. The townscapes of Bernardo Bellotto in Conegliano and Avati’s “Il cuore grande delle ragazze” (“Big-hearted girls”) at the cinema
Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael take centre stage in Rome

Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael take centre stage in Rome

The nation’s capital hosts two exhibitions on the Renaissance. Two major events focus on the world of cinema: the sixth International Rome Film Festival and an exhibition dedicated to Audrey Hepburn
A Russian autumn

A Russian autumn

Rome hosts two major events as part of the Italian-Russian cultural exchange year: “Aleksandr Rodcenko” and “Socialist realisms”. Marsala hosts a retrospective dedicated to Ugo Attardi. Paolo Sorrentino’s new film debuts in theatres this week
Bergamo hosts “The Belpaese and the arts”

Bergamo hosts “The Belpaese and the arts”

Bergamo’s GAMEC hosts an exhibition on Italy’s image abroad from the 19th century to the present. A major exhibition of Russian icons is on show at Rome’s Castel Sant’Angelo, while Pieve di Cento’s Magi’900 hosts the “Transafricana” festival
Italy’s history as told through fashion at the Royal Palace of Venaria

Italy’s history as told through fashion at the Royal Palace of Venaria

The royal residence of the House of Savoy hosts “150 years of elegance”. Also opening this week is “Money and Beauty: Bankers, Botticelli, and the Bonfire of the Vanities” in Florence. Rome hosts the Hebrew Literature Festival
A look at the Renaissance in Ancona and Arezzo

A look at the Renaissance in Ancona and Arezzo

Le Marche hosts the exhibition  “At the Lord’s table. Masterpieces of European art from Raffaello to Tiepolo”; while the great masters as seen by Vasari take centre stage in Tuscany and the Città Spettacolo Festival will be held in Benevento. The Venice Film Festival’s first flims are out in theatres this week
Reading John Fante in Torricella Peligna

Reading John Fante in Torricella Peligna

The small town in Abruzzo once again hosts “My father’s God”, a literary festival dedicated to the Italian-American writer. Rieti hosts a musical tribute to the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification, while an evening event in Spoleto celebrates Gian Carlo Menotti, creator of the Festival of the Two Worlds
Bianco-Valente at the EuroMediterranean Festival

Bianco-Valente at the EuroMediterranean Festival

A site specific event in the Dominican Convent of Altomonte highlights a contemporary installation art exhibition. Keith Haring’s Milwaukee Mural is on show in Chieti. The Circomusica festival takes the stage in Florence
A collective exhibition on humour in contemporary art will be held in Tolentino

A collective exhibition on humour in contemporary art will be held in Tolentino

Castiglioncello celebrates the painters Adolfo, Angiolo, and Ludovico Tommasi. The “New school of Sicilian photography” takes centre stage in Acireale
The Residencies of the House of Savoy host the stars of European theatre

The Residencies of the House of Savoy host the stars of European theatre

The summer theatre season kicks off with the tenth edition of the “Teatro a Corte” Festival, held in several of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy. In Ravenna province, “Casola… è una favola” continues the theatre festival theme. Capri will host the Photography Festival, while sculpture takes centre stage in Spilimbergo. Finally, Riccione hosts a film industry trade show, the Giornate Professionali del Cinema
Summer kicks off with music, and Spoleto celebrates Italian Unification

Summer kicks off with music, and Spoleto celebrates Italian Unification

The Festival of the Two Worlds opens this week. Other events of note include the Milanesiana art festival and the Klee exhibition in Aosta
Music, dance, and theatre at the Ravenna Festival

Music, dance, and theatre at the Ravenna Festival

Riccardo Muti will direct “The two Figaros” during this year’s festival, whose theme is fairy tales, and which features a particularly rich bill of events.  Other events opening this week include Estate Fotografia at Pieve di Soligo, featuring an exhibition dedicated to Paul Starand and Walter Rosenblum
Meetings and debates from the Biblical Festival to “Dialoghi sull’uomo”

Meetings and debates from the Biblical Festival to “Dialoghi sull’uomo”

The annual festival on the relationship between ancient scripture and current events is back in Vicenza, while contemporary anthropology takes centre stage in Pistoia. Noteworthy art exhibitions include “Made in Italy” in Rome’s Gagosian Gallery, featuring works from some of the leading artists of the last sixty years who shared a fascination with the Belpaese
Matisse seduced by Michelangelo

Matisse seduced by Michelangelo

At Brescia at the Museo di Santa Giulia, an exhibition that highlights the influence of the Italian genius on the French artist in his use of colours, lines and volumes and on the relationship between sculpture and painting. In Rome, at the State Archives, a exhibition-documentary on the life of Caravaggio in the Eternal City
Melozzo back in his hometown of Forlì

Melozzo back in his hometown of Forlì

The Renaissance artist is at the centre of a great exhibition. For contemporary art, Mimmo Paladino is at centre stage in Chieti, Guccione in Agrigento and the second half of the 20th century in Bari
Mimmo Rotella's “Artypo” in Florence

Mimmo Rotella's “Artypo” in Florence

The Tuscan capital will also host the group exhibition “8½”, where thirteen contemporary artists celebrate Trussardi's 100th anniversary. Rapallo presents the fifth edition of the photography festival. Giuseppe Papasso's film “Un giorno della vita” is out
"Wonders of Africa" at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa

"Wonders of Africa" at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa

Among the appointments of the last week of the year we highlight the comics exhibition of Rambelli's collection in Cesenatico (in the Province of Forlì-Cesena) and a series of initiatives dedicated to kids: in Turin you can attend “Una fiaba al museo” (A fairy tale at the museum)
Palazzo Farnese on show

Palazzo Farnese on show

The week's star event is the Roman building opening. That splendid example of Renaissance architecture now housing the French Embassy opens for an exhibition bringing together treasures from the noble family's art collection across five centuries of history
To Istanbul with Palladio, in Tuscany with Ghirlandaio

To Istanbul with Palladio, in Tuscany with Ghirlandaio

The great architect, in a comparative setting with the contemporary Turk Mimar Sinan, is the protagonist of an exhibition in the city on the Bosphorus. Between Florence and Scandicci a series of exhibits dedicated to the Renaissance painter and his artistic family. Other events of the week include the premier of Rossini’s “Moïse et Pharaon” directed by Riccardo Muti at the Rome Opera house
Veneto's great landscape

Veneto's great landscape

One hundred works of figurative artists of the second half of the 20th century who have represented the local area, from the Alps to the Venetian Lagoon, goes on display at Pieve di Soligo. Among this week's inaugurations, there is the exhibition on Rodin in Legnano and on Vedova in Milan, Gentilini in Livorno and Galliani in Prato. For photography, Modena hosts an exhibition on photographs taken by Italian photographers in 19th century Persia
 Focus on contemporary art

Focus on contemporary art

A week of events dedicated to the 20th century and the latest artistic trends: Artissima and the Chinese avant-garde in Turin, the Cobra movement in Rome, Mario Schifano at Erba and Bill Viola in Naples. Pordenone launches a new gallery, inaugurated with the photographic exhibition of Jim Goldberg
Exhibition of Osvaldo Licini’s masterworks

Exhibition of Osvaldo Licini’s masterworks

An exhibition of the masterworks by the Italian master of abstract art will be held at the GAM – Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin. The same venue will host a tribute to landscape artist Vittorio Avondo on the centenary of his death. Other events this week include exhibitions dedicated to Claudio Parmiggiani in Parma, Lucio Schiavon in Venice, Kara Tanaka in Reggio Emilia and the photography collective “Disquieting images” in Milan
The return of Van Gogh

The return of Van Gogh

Twenty-two years since the last great exhibition, the great artist who painted The Sunflowers is once again under the spotlight in Rome with seventy masterpieces showcased at the Vittoriano. It will be a week full of all sorts of important international events, such as the “Gold of Taranto” exhibition at the Shanghai World Expo, the opening of the Chinese Culture Year in Italy and the Frankfurt Book Fair, where over 300 Italian publishers are expected to be present
Mantua commemorates Pier Luigi Nervi

Mantua commemorates Pier Luigi Nervi

Palazzo Te hosts a major exhibition dedicated to the renowned engineer. The Magnani Rocca Foundation in Mamiano di Traversetolo (Parma) presents Graham Sutherland’s paintings. Castel Nuovo in Naples hosts a personal exhibition by Roberto Viviani celebrating his sixty-year artistic career.
William Congdon returns to Assisi

William Congdon returns to Assisi

Assisi celebrates the renowned American painter on the centenary of his birth. Maratea hosts a photographic exhibition on the Italian landscape of the “Divine Comedy”. Festivals in Todi, Portogruaro, and Torricella Peligna celebrate music, literature, and the performing arts. Cortona hosts an antique fair.
Sardinia jazz, Basilicata blues

Sardinia jazz, Basilicata blues

From Berchidda to Policoro, it’s music festival time. Among this week’s exhibitions, Forte dei Marmi hosts the contemporary art collective “Italian Newbrow”
Festival

Festival

Outdoor events are scheduled all over Italy this week, including concerts, performances, screenings, and food and wine tastings. The main ones include Dromos in Sardinia, Aosta Classica, and Urbino Musica Antica
The Milan Triennale pays tribute to Luigi Ghirri

The Milan Triennale pays tribute to Luigi Ghirri

Several events dedicated to photography kick off this week. In Milan, an exhibition is dedicated to the “Journey through Italy project”, which revolutionized the approach to landscape photography. Jordi Bernadò’s photos are on display in Acireale. Rome hosts Laura Cusano’s reportage from Lebanon, “A very black night”
Music in the city, music by the lake

Music in the city, music by the lake

“July sounds good” in Rome and festivals in Como and on Lake Trasimeno kick off a week of classical and contemporary music. Among the week’s art exhibitions are those dedicated to Mimmo Paladino in Bari and Hans Richter in Acri (Cosenza)
A hat-trick for GNAM

A hat-trick for GNAM

Three different exhibitions open at Rome’s National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (GNAM) this week: Warhol, Tamburi and the third in the “grandi nuclei” cycle of exhibitions showcasing works from the GNAM’s own collection. An exhibition in Rieti looks at the iconography of Saint Francis of Assisi. The Milan Triennale explores the world of kitsch
Mimmo Centonze, a multi-venue exhibition in Rome

Mimmo Centonze, a multi-venue exhibition in Rome

Other events scheduled for this week include the inauguration of the “Radical City” exhibition in Turin and the Flussidiversi poetry festival in Caorle (Venice)
The “Long Night of Museums”, a celebration of the arts after sunset

The “Long Night of Museums”, a celebration of the arts after sunset

This Europe-wide cultural initiative is back on Saturday with special openings and events throughout Italy. Rome hosts Forum PA, a forum for the public administration, in which the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Affairs will present the innovative projects it has carried out in recent years
The Maggio Fiorentino festival: a journey from Mitteleuropa to South America

The Maggio Fiorentino festival: a journey from Mitteleuropa to South America

The festival, in its 75th year, celebrates several anniversaries, from Debussy to Messiaen. It’s jazz time in Vicenza. Tirano (Sondrio) hosts an exhibition on futurism and writing. The Art Expo opens in Venice
Lucca hosts Ugo Nespolo’s In Praise of Beauty

Lucca hosts Ugo Nespolo’s In Praise of Beauty

The pop artist is the focus of an exhibition that traces his creative evolution from the 1970s to the present. Trieste showcases Italian and Slovenian 20th century art. Gianni Amelio’s Il primo uomo is out in theatres this week
Urbino re-visits the Renaissance

Urbino re-visits the Renaissance

This city in the Marche celebrates its golden age. Naples hosts two exhibitions about the sea, and Venice one on Picasso and Vollard. The PhotoFestival takes place in Milan
The Uffizi Gallery dusts off its tapestry collection

The Uffizi Gallery dusts off its tapestry collection

The Florentine museum’s precious tapestries are once again on temporary exhibit after being restored. Ravenna hosts an exhibition of Dante-inspired mosaics, while the Lotze family’s photos are on display at Riva del Garda. Rome hosts an imposing installation by Walter De Maria
Cultural venues celebrate women

Cultural venues celebrate women

Women will enjoy free entry to all state museums on March 8. An exhibition dedicated to the sculptor Vincenzo Gemito opens in Montevarchi. Carlo Ceresa’s paintings are on display in Bergamo. The Bach-Fest premieres in Rome
The light of Divisionism in Rovigo

The light of Divisionism in Rovigo

Works by Previati, Segantini, Morbelli, and Pellizza da Volpedo are on display in Rovigo. Rovereto hosts a major exhibition on post-modernism that was presented in London. Music festivals in Emilia Romagna include Crossroads and Piacenza Jazz. “La scomparsa di Patò” is out in theatres
Nineteenth-century Italian painting takes centre-stage in Pavia

Nineteenth-century Italian painting takes centre-stage in Pavia

The exhibition, in cooperation with the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, concludes the programme of the year of cultural exchanges between Italy and Russia. There is a tribute to Giovanni Testori in Ravenna whilst in Bologna, there is a retrospective of Carlo Mattioli
female beauty and art in Milan

female beauty and art in Milan

At the Trienniale the exhibition “Skin of a woman.” In Rome and its province an exhibition dedicated to the Grand Tour while in Florence, Dario Fo and Franca Rame bring their show “Mistero buffo” (“Funny mystery”) back to the theatre
The photos of Brian Duffy at the Alinari Museum in Florence

The photos of Brian Duffy at the Alinari Museum in Florence

Among the other openings of the week is the exhibition “Aux Folies Bergère” at the Museo Parigino in Rome
Music and the performing arts between Christmas and the New Year

Music and the performing arts between Christmas and the New Year

This weeks events include a performance by the “La Classique” Moscow Ballet and Paolo Villaggio’ s recital “La Corazzata Potëmkin” in Verona
Contemporary art from the Arctic on display in Rome

Contemporary art from the Arctic on display in Rome

An exhibition in Rome showcases the work of four Canadian Inuit graphic artists. Exhibitions on Mattia Moreni in Turin and Alberto Esse in Piacenza are also of interest. Finally, “East Zone” in Piazzola sul Brenta features photography by Antonio and Felice Beato and Adolfo Farsari
The Russian avant-garde lands in Palermo

The Russian avant-garde lands in Palermo

The exhibition in Palermo is among the week’s main attractions and one of the last events of the Russian-Italian cultural exchange year. Milan hosts an exhibition on “Rembrandt and the rise of the bourgeoisie”. The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities’ “Art Tuesdays” initiatives opens the doors of the main Italian public museums on the evening of 29 November
Paestum , at the Archaeological Tourism Exchange

Paestum , at the Archaeological Tourism Exchange

Photography is the star of the show at the Lucca festival. In Brescia, the "Roberto Capucci and the ancient" exhibition whilst in Gorizia there’s the “Archivi da mangiare e da bere”, ("Archives to eat and drink")
In Turin, it’s Artissima time

In Turin, it’s Artissima time

Hundreds of established and emerging galleries meet up in Turin for the eighteenth edition of the international fair. A group exhibition brings together 25 contemporary artists in Pescara while at Piacenza there is an exhibition on the Great War and in Cosenza there is the exhibition “Le strade del paesaggio” - “The streets of the landscape”
An exotic look at the 19th century at the Chiostro del Bramante

An exotic look at the 19th century at the Chiostro del Bramante

Rome hosts an exhibition dedicated to orientalist painters, while Piacenza pays tribute to Stefano Bruzzi. Sàrmede, in Treviso province, once again hosts the International Exhibition of Children’s Illustrations
Filippino Lippi and Sandro Botticelli together at the Scuderie del Quirinale

Filippino Lippi and Sandro Botticelli together at the Scuderie del Quirinale

Over thirty works by these two Renaissance masters are on display in Rome, which also hosts a major retrospective dedicated to the U.S. artist Georgia O’Keeffe
The Passion of Artemisia in Milan

The Passion of Artemisia in Milan

An exhibition dedicated to the painter Artemisia Gentileschi, with scenography by Emma Dante, opens this week at Milan’s Palazzo Reale. Another noteworthy opening is that of the exhibition on Expressionism held at Villa Marin, near Udine. A major project on Arte Povera, involving numerous Italian museums, kicks off this week. Finally, Tortona hosts an exhibition on 19th century still lifes
Paris during the Belle Époque and the “années folles”

Paris during the Belle Époque and the “années folles”

Two major exhibitions open in Traversetolo (Parma) and Ferrara, focusing on Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani, Picasso, and Dalí. Two films in competition at the Venice Film Festival are out in theatres this week: “Questa storia qua”, a documentary about Vasco Rossi, and Crialese’s “ Terraferma”
The ancient Madonne d’Abruzzo on display in Rimini

The ancient Madonne d’Abruzzo on display in Rimini

Rimini, a town in the heart of Romagna, hosts an exhibition of wooden statues made between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Villar Pelice hosts the masters of European graphic art, and Cortonantiquaria a site specific project by Kounellis
Jazz time in Sardinia

Jazz time in Sardinia

The 24th edition of the jazz festival directed by Paolo Fresu takes centre stage in Berchidda and its surroundings. In Genoa, the German artist Kurt Fleckenstein transforms the Villa Croce Museum with a labyrinth-like installation. Cortina hosts two exhibitions: “Garibaldi, soldiers, brigands: a tribute to Giovanni Fattori” and “Giorgio Morandi – The magic wave of poetry”
The masters of 20th century art on display in Belluno

The masters of 20th century art on display in Belluno

Belluno will host an exhibition dedicated to artists such as Balla, Birolli, Casorati, Rossi, Boccioni, Martini, Savinio, Morandi, Manzù, and Schifano. The paintings of Gillo Dorfles are on display in Matera
Dalí meets Dante in Follonica

Dalí meets Dante in Follonica

One hundred xylographs by the Spanish master, depicting scenes from Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, go on display this week. Other exhibitions that will be inaugurated include “Project Sculpture” in Rimini and “Zone Scoperte III – Tribute to Italy” in Catanzaro
“The highways of civilization” cross paths in Trento

“The highways of civilization” cross paths in Trento

The Castle of Buonconsiglio hosts an exhibition on the relations between the Mediterranean and Central Europe; an exhibition on the “Genius of the Macchiaoli” will be held in Viareggio; while Rome hosts an anthology of the painter Armodio
Villa Adriana hosts a theatre piece by Nekrosius

Villa Adriana hosts a theatre piece by Nekrosius

The Lithuanian director’s new play is the highlight of the Tivoli festival. Noteworthy art exhibitions include one on Vasari in Florence, and another on Piero della Francesca in Senigallia
Five itineraries through Italian Unification-era Turin

Five itineraries through Italian Unification-era Turin

Piedmont’s capital hosts an outdoor exhibition dedicated to the historical evolution of the city in the period from 1814 to 1861. Other exhibitions to be inaugurated this week elsewhere in Italy include one dedicated to Salvador Dalì, to be held in Otranto
Toni Benetton, the metaphor of sculpture

Toni Benetton, the metaphor of sculpture

Treviso hosts an exhibition dedicated to the sculptor interested in architecture, landscape and photography. At the Triennale in Milan the artist and fashion designer Emilio Cavallini showcases his creative endeavours from 1980 up to today. The Strozzina Centre of Contemporary Culture in Florence features the awards-exhibition event "Talenti emergenti"
Carla Accardi at centre stage in Catania

Carla Accardi at centre stage in Catania

The artist is at the centre of a large exhibition project that brings together renowned works, recent ones or works specially created for the occasion. The photos of Gregory Crewdson go in Rome. On release in cinemas "Into Paradiso"
“The theatre of fashion” on display in Brescia

“The theatre of fashion” on display in Brescia

The exhibition dedicated to stage costumes for the world of opera and ballet created by great fashion designers arrives at the Mazzucchelli Museums. In Florence, the last days left to see Bronzino, Pistoletto and the "Portraits and power". This week's events include the release of the controversial film of Michele Placido about Renato Vallanzasca
Florence inaugurates “A year with art”

Florence inaugurates “A year with art”

An exhibition dedicated to drawing in the Florentine Museum Pole’s program. In Genoa, an anthology for Giuseppe Puglisi. Milan extends the collective XXI century sculpture exhibition
Christmas in Rome’s Museums 

Christmas in Rome’s Museums 

In the Roman museum spaces, exhibitions, shows and cultural events during the holidays. The Capital is also hosting the exhibition dedicated to Caravaggio’s crafts shop. In Verona, the international Crib Exhibition
Portraits of the soul of Modigliani

Portraits of the soul of Modigliani

An important exhibit dedicated to the great Livornese artist will show works and documents from his life.  Among the week’s events is also the exhibition in Monforte d’Alba of fifteen Caravaggio-inspired works by contemporary artists
Independent films at the Torino Film Festival

Independent films at the Torino Film Festival

The twenty-eighth edition of the Piedmontese event has begun. A major exhibition of African and Middle Eastern photography. In Brescia the anthology of the Neo-futurist Innocente
Botticelli’s Lombard masterpieces

Botticelli’s Lombard masterpieces

An exhibition at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan showcases the works of the Renaissance master kept in various collections around the city and the region. The 50th anniversary of Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, will be celebrated at the Triennale Design Museum. Rome hosts the archaeological exhibition on one of Mexico’s most important sites, Teotihuacan, and the historical exhibition dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi. As for contemporary art, the Consolandi collection will be presented in Gallarate
Rimini goes for three with Caravaggio, impressionists and Gianquinto

Rimini goes for three with Caravaggio, impressionists and Gianquinto

Castel Sismondo is protagonist with three important painting exhibitions. A tribute to Balla and to the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. An exhibition on the Neapolitan nineteenth century and encounters of “Middle Ages in the book shop” in Milan
Autumn kicks off with Giorgio Morandi’s landscapes

Autumn kicks off with Giorgio Morandi’s landscapes

The greatest exhibition ever dedicated to the Bolognese artist’s main theme will be held in Alba. In these days exhibitions dedicated to Giulio Turcato (in Terni) and Chardin, France’s greatest 18th century painter (in Ferrara), will also be opened. And there’s more: photography, children’s book illustrations, and art installations complete this week’s cultural agenda.