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Summer 2016 Art Exhibitions in Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on May 29 2016

Italy's cities are singular monuments to the canons of Western art and architecture.

Rome, Florence, Assisi, Venice, Siena, Pisa and Naples are all world renowned, but with 20,000 historical cities and towns, there is plenty for art lovers to enjoy.

Some of Italy's world famous museums include:

  • Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Capitoline Museums in Rome
  • Brera Art Gallery in Milan

Here are four exhibits to catch when you are in Italy this summer:

1. From Kandinsky to Pollock. The great art of the Guggenheim


In Florence, view European and American art from the20s to the 60s from the Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim collections. This show demonstrates the evolution of art from the European masters to the great personalities of the American art scene. Featured in the exhibition: Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Jackson Pollock, Marc Rothko, Wilhelm de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly.

Palazzo Strozzi

Ends July 24th.

2. Tranquillo Cremona e la Scapigliatura

Through painting, sculpture, literature and music, this exhibition explores the period between the 1860s and the 1880s, a cultural and intellectual movement starting in Milan. On display are 50 works representing the Scapigliatura period including: Tranquillo Cremon and Daniele Renzoni e Luigi Conconi.

Pavia (Lombardy)

Scuderie del Castello Visconteo

Ends June 5th.

3. Piero della Francesca. Exploring a legend


This extensive exhibition is a tribute to Piero della Francesca, displaying the style of those influenced by his work, from his contemporaries to the greats of the 20th century. These include: Domenico Veneziano, Beato Angelico, Paolo Uccello and Andrea del Castagno up to Johann Anton Ramboux, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, members of the Bloomsbury Group, the Italians Guidi, Carrà, Donghi, De Chirico, Casorati, Morandi, Funi, Campigli, Ferrazzi, Sironi and non-Italian artists such as Balthus and Hopper.

Forlì (Emilia Romagna)

Musei Civici di San Domenico
Piazza Guido da Montefeltro, 12

Ends June 26th.

4. Artists of the 20th Century


The MAR in Ravenna is hosting a special exhibition of 20th century works that features artists who stayed loyal to the past while others changed course. These artists stood apart from the avant-garde of the early 20th century or the new avant-garde after World War II. The exhibition is divided into sections:

  • Barocco — Scipione, Fontana, Leoncillo
  • Icone Pop  Schifano, Festa, Ceroli
  • Ancient and postmodern — Salvo, Ontani, Mariani and Paladino

Also on display are works by De Chirico, Morandi, Carrà, Martini, Savinio, Casorati, Sironi, De Pisis, Campigli and Severini to Guttuso, Paolini and Pistoletto.  Non-Italians: Picasso, Duchamp, Man Ray, Dalì, Klein, Christo.

Ravenna (Emilia Romagna)
MAR-Museo d'Arte della Città di Ravenna
Via di Roma, 13

Ends June 26th.

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Topics: italian culture, Florence, art, history

Darya Camacci

Written by Darya Camacci

VP Sales & Marketing BellaVista Tours