Exhibitions 2016: Must to see in August in Italy

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The list of exhibitions not to be missed in August with some anticipation of such events inaugurated in Autumn.

I look forward to read in the comments to know what you liked and what is not, but most are curious to know which shows you and suggested that you do not find in this list 😉

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I pittori della luce. Dal Divisionismo al Futurismo (Painters of light. From Divisionism to Futurism) – From June 25th to October 9th 2016 at the Mart Museum (the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto) masterpieces by Segantini, Pelizza da Volpedo, Boccioni, Balla, Carrà, and several artists who made a revolution in art world will be on exhibition.
On view 80 works of art divided into 6 sections, retracing the origins and the development of Divisionism, which will pave the way to Futurism.

25 June – 9 october 2016
Mart, Rovereto

READ ALSO: Painters of light. Review of the exhibitions at the Mart museum.

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Genoa in the Middle Ages – For the first time an exhibition on Genoese Middle Ages.
A path within an imposing thirteenth-century church in the heart of Genoa, which includes 200 precious eastern and western works. The only opportunity to discover this extraordinary medieval city.

Until the 9th october 2016
Museo di Sant’Agostino – Genova

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi mostra

A Family Affair. The Marinoni and the Polyptych of St. John the Baptist – The Polyptych of St. John the Baptist returns home after being in restoration for a year. Its return is being celebrated by the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum with a compact exhibit, curated by Chiara Paratico, who analyzed this work as intense as it remains partly a mystery.

June 16 – October 2, 2016
Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milano

READ ALSO: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum: a house museum in the centre of Milan.

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Eadweard Muybridge – Italy will host an exhibition dedicated to the photographer who captured and reproduced movement, anticipating the birth of cinema.
The exhibition organized by the Gruppo Credito Valtellina Gallery will be on view from May 19th to October 1st2016 and admission will be free.
The exhibition will display the artistic production of one of the pioneers of cinema, and will feature a contemporary reconstruction of the set Eadweard Muybridge used to take shots in sequence.

18 May 2016 – 01 October 2016
Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Milan – free entrance

READ ALSO: Eadweard Muybridge: photography becomes cinema.


Escher – The exhibition Escher in Milan will feature 200 works and an itinerary which will be an ideal journey within Escher’s artistic development, starting from his training as an engraver and a fellow of Art Noveau.

24 June – 22 January, 2017
Palazzo Reale, Milan

READ ALSO: to know more Escher in Milan: the exhibition dedicated to Escher will arrive in Lombardia.



Storie dell’Impressionismo (History of Impressionism) – The exhibition devoted to Impressionism in Treviso will drive the visitors through a journey to discover the origins, development and transformation of this artistic movement.
The exhibition will be divided into 9 sections, and will start from the greatest masterpieces of the academic painting by Ingres and Bouguerau, and then it will focus on the success of Impressionist painters until the final phase of this season, that actually will see the dawn of a new beginning, with Cézanne as forerunner of Picasso’s Cubism and of the 20th century avant-gardes.

Treviso, Museo di Santa Caterina
October 29 ottobre, 2016 – April 17 aprile, 2017

READ ALSO: to know more History of impressionism in Treviso.

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Maya. Language of beauty – The exhibition itinerary will be divided into 6 sections, where sculpture, architecture, musical instruments, jade masks, jewellery, and the most important masterpieces of Maya art will be the elements that will allow you to discover one of the greatest Pre-Columbian civilizations, and the mysteries of this enigmatic people.

Dall’8 ottobre 2016 al 5 marzo 2017
Palazzo Della Gran Guardia, Verona

READ ALSO: to know more Maya: language of beauty.

Boccioni a Milano

BOCCIONI – After the success of the exhibition at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, the exhibition dedicated to Boccioni in the first centenary of the death arrives at the Mart in Rovereto.

October 2016
Mart, Rovereto

READ ALSO: to know more My visit to the exhibition dedicated to Boccioni in Milan.

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2 thoughts on “Exhibitions 2016: Must to see in August in Italy

  1. Dii sicuro la mostra sui Maya. nel ’99 ci fu una mostra simile a venezia ma non ricordo se su Maya o Aztechi.
    Ad agosto forse la mostra sui capolavori rubati recuperati dall’Arma presso Palazzo Barberini a Roma.
    Sono off topic, ma mi chiedevo se conoscessi la GNAM di Roma.

    • E’ proprio dai tempi della gloriosa mostra di Palazzo Grassi a Venezia che in Italia e in Europa non si espone una collezione così completa sui Maya.
      Sarò un evento importantissimo!

      Ho visitato la GNAM molto tempo fa, ma so che attualmente le sale dell’ ‘800 e del ‘900 sono chiuse per lavori e verranno riaperte dal 10 ottobre 2016.
      L’autunno potrebbe essere una buona occasione per tornare 😉

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