Thursday, April 22, 2010

Italy Arts Guide: CIty by CIty Guide to Italy Art Exhibitions

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

BASSANO DEL GRAPPA - Museo Civico: 22 works by 16th-century master Jacopo da Ponte, show marks 500th anniversary of birth; until June 13.

BRESCIA - Museo di Santa Giulia: Inca, Origins and Mysteries of the Civilisation of Gold; 250 artefacts, until June 27.

CASTELFRANCO VENETO - Casa del Giorgione: home-town show marking 500th anniversary of Giorgione's death; 130 works by Veneto painter and other Renaissance masters including Bellini, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian; until April 11.

COMO - Villa Olmo: Pieter Paul Rubens, 25 works plus 40 by painters of his circle including Van Dyck, Jordaens, Thulden; until July 25:

FERRARA - Palazzo Diamanti: 20th Century Masterpieces from the Maeght Foundation; some 100 works by Matisse, Kandinsky, Chagall, Miro', Leger, Calder, Giacometti, Bonnard, Braque and others who showed their work at the gallery of Aime' Maeght in Paris; until June 2.

FORLI' - Musei di San Domenico: Flowers: Nature and Symbol from the 17th Century to Van Gogh; 100 works from international museums including Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Delacroix, Courbet, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne and Klimt; until June 20.

GENOA - Villa del Principe: Genoa's most celebrated palazzo celebrates its reopening with a show gathering 80 landscapes in the Doria Pamphilij collections including Caravaggio's Rest on the Flight into Egypt; until September 26.

MILAN - Palazzo Reale: Goya and modern masters, 184 works by Spanish great and later artists including Miro', Picasso, Bacon and Pollock; until June 27.

- Triennale: Roy Lichtenstein, 100 works from the Guggenheim, Whitney, Vienna's Moderner Kunst museums; until May 30.

- Palazzo Reale: Egon Schiele and his Viennese contemporaries; 80 works on loan from Vienna's Leopold Museum; until June 6.

NAPLES - six city museums: The Return of the Baroque, 350 works and 27 tours; until April 11.

PARMA - Three city venues show Parma University's huge archive on 20th century Italian art; Palazzo del Governatore (art, photography), Galleria San Ludovico (fashion) and Scuderie della Pilotta (architecture and design), until April 25.

PIACENZA - Fondazione Ricci Oddi: 19th-Century Tuscan Painting, Macchiaioli and beyond, 40 works; until May 2.

POMPEII - Entrance to site: exhibition on city's final day on August 24, AD 79; scale of destruction; history of digs; current risks from Vesuvius; present show until August 1 but will later be part of a permanent display introducing visitors to the site.

RAGUSA - Palazzo Garofalo: Ten Ancient Greek helmets loaned for first time ever by Pergamon Museum in Berlin, some from Olympia, flanked by five similar artefacts hauled up from Sicilian waters and normally on show in regional museums; until April 28.

ROME - Palazzo Massimo: Treasures from Morgantina; 16 ancient Greek masterpieces from southern Italian site returned by Met; until May 23.

- Musei Capitolini: The Age of Conquest: The Lure of Greek Art in Rome; masterpieces looted from Greece between the third and first centuries BC; until September 5.

- Scuderie del Quirinale: Caravaggio, 24 masterpieces from Italy and abroad including Musicians from the Met, Lute Player from the Hermitage, Amor Vincit Omnia from Berlin, Uffizi's Bacchus, David With the Goliath's Head from Borghese, Fruit Bowl from Biblioteca Ambrosiana; till June 13, first of string of events marking 400 years since his death.

- Fondazione Roma Museo: Edward Hopper, 170 works mostly from New York's Whitney Museum including The Sheridan Theatre, New York Interior, Pennsylvania Coal Town, South Carolina Morning, Summer Interior, Morning Sun, Second Story Sunlight, A Woman in the Sun and Girlie Show; until June 13.

- Vittoriano: From Corot to Manet, The Symphony of Nature; 170 Impressionist works including Corbet, Boudin, Pissaro, Sisley; until June 29.

- Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo: The Secret of Marble, Painted Marble From Ascoli Satriano; 11 Ancient Greek works from the ancient city of Ausculum in Apulia including griffins returned by Getty Museum in 2007; until April 18.

ROVERETO - Mart: From the Stage to the Canvas, 200 paintings depicting theatre productions by such artists as David, Delacroix, Fussli, Degas, Ingres and many others; until May 23.

SIENA - Santa Maria della Scala, Opera della Metropolitana and Pinacoteca Nazionale: 'From Jacopo della Quercia to Donatello, Early Renaissance Art in Siena'; 300 works including 20 polyptychs reconstructed for the occasion, 25 restored works, loans from around the world; until July 10.

TIVOLI - Villa Adriana: Show charting rise and fall of Hadrian's Villa; dozens of artefacts returned from collections around the world; until November 1.

TREVISO - Casa dei Carraresi: The Secrets of the Forbidden City, Matteo Ricci at the Ming Court; until May 9.

VIGEVANO - Castello Visconteo: Leonardo da Vinci's output during his time in Lombardy; 'virtual codex' on flying, botany, mathematics, weaponry, astronomy, engineering and architecture; until April 5.

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