Exhibitions 2016: must to see in November in Italy



The list of exhibitions not to be missed in December 🙂 

My Weapon Against the Atom Bomb is a Blade of Grass.
Tancredi. A Retrospective – With over ninety works, this much-awaited retrospective marks the return to Venice of Tancredi Parmeggiani, among the most original and prolific Italian painters of the second half of the twentieth century.

12 November 2016 – 13 March 2017
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

READ ALSO: The post where I explain my visit to the exhibition dedicated to Tancredi Parmeggiani and because you have to see it if you visit Venice.

Guggenheim Tancredi mostra

CULTURE CHANEL. The woman who reads. The exhibition which at the end of summer will take place in Venice is dedicated to Coco Chanel, to her story and her relationship with books and reading.

17th september 2016 – 8th january 2017
Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice

READ ALSO: Culture Chanel, the woman who reads.

Culture Chanel

Francis Bacon – an exhibition dedicated to Francis Bacon, in collaboration with the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna, which will analyze the life of Bacon and his artistic experience. You’ll find a detailed article about the exhibition in the post Exhibition dedicated to Francis Bacon.

From October 15th 2016 to May 1st 2017

Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso

Bacon | mostre Treviso

History of Impressionism – The exhibition will illustrate the period between the 19th century and the early 20th century and will put on display works by the greatest artists of Impressionism.
You will probably think that there are too many exhibitions devoted to Impressionism, but I can assure you that this one will be different, as I will explain in this post.
READ ALSO: Impressionism in Treviso.

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

mostre impressionismo


Maya. Language of beauty – An exhibition dedicated to the Maya culture will arrive in Italy, and it will run from October 8th 2016 to March 5th2017.
On show around 300 works of art which will allow you to explore all the aspects of one of the most fascinating civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas.
READ ALSO: my visit to the exhibition of Maya.

8th october 2016 – 5th march 2017
Palazzo Della Gran Guardia, Verona

Testa Maya | mostre Verona


Il mondo che non c’era (The world that wasn’t there) – is the title of the exhibition housed in the rooms of the Alberti Poja Palace in Rovereto from October 1st 2016 to January 6th 2017. An exhibition which is a journey discovering pre-Columbian civilizations who had lived for thousands of years in the lands conquered by force by the Europeans.
READ ALSO: il post che ho dedicato alla mostra sull’arte precolombiana a Rovereto, con le opere da non perdere.

from October 1st 2016 to January 6th 2017
Alberti Poja Palace, Rovereto – more info: www.museocivico.rovereto.tn.it

Museo Civico Rovereto | mostre Trentino

Fondazione Museo Civico Rovereto. Image Source: www.ilmondochenoncera.it

Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916). Genius and Memory – On the 100th anniversary of the death of Umberto Boccioni a series of events have been arranged to celebrate this great artist, starting with the great exhibition held in Milan Umberto Boccioni. Genio e Memoria (Umberto Boccioni. Genius and Memory), as I told you in a post I dedicated to my visit to the exhibition.

5 Novembre 2016 / 19 Febbraio 2017
Mart – Rovereto



Bellotto e Canaletto. Lo stupore e la luce – After the success of the exhibition dedicated to Francesco Hayez last year, the Italian galleries of Milan dedicate an exhibition to two great Venetian painters: Canaletto and Bellotto. About 100 works, including paintings, drawings and engravings, a third of them never before exhibited in Italy today, to tell the story of landscape painting.

From November 25, 2016 al Mar. 5, 2017
Galleries in Italy, Milan

mostra Canaletto Bellotto

Palazzo Reale in Milan – The exhibitions here are three:

Peter Paul Rubens and the Birth of Baroque – The big autumn exhibition at Palazzo Reale in Milan dedicated to the great artist Peter Paul Rubens.
READ ALSO: 5 things about Rubens.

26th october 2016 – 26th february 2017
Milan, Palazzo Reale

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro – Over 200 photographs and illustrated books for a journey into the world of Japanese culture.

22nd september 2016 – 29th january 2017
Milano, Palazzo Reale

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.
READ ALSO: 5 things about Escher.

24th June – 22nd January, 2017
Palazzo Reale, Milan

mostre milano

Piero della Francesca’s Virgin of Mercy in Milan – Even this year the Municipality of Milan will give an exhibition consisting of only one masterpiece, but which needs an unlimited time to be admired, as a gift to everybody: The Virgin of Mercy.

6th December 2016 – 8th January 2017
Palazzo Marino, MilanoFREE ENTRANCE

Piero della Francesca | Madonna della Francesca | dettaglio


The Gelman Collection: Mexican art of the twentieth century. Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, RufinoTamayo, María Izquierdo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Ángel Zárraga – The works of the Gelman Collection, one of the most important collections of the twentieth century Mexican art, tells the “Mexican Renaissance” (1920-1960) and history of the artists who have been involved.

19 november 2016 – 26 march 2017
Palazzo Albergati, Bologna



ORLANDO FURIOSO 500 ANNI. Cosa vedeva Ariosto quando chiudeva gli occhi – April 22, 1516, in a printing of Ferrara, ended the Orlando Furioso press, symbol work of Italian Renaissance.
In the fifth centenary Ferrara celebrates the poem with an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, books, manuscripts, musical instruments, ceramics, weapons and rare items.

24th september 2016 – 8th january 2017
Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara

LEGGI ANCHE: il post che ho dedicato ai 500 anni dell’Orlando Furioso.

Paolo Uccello, San Giorgio e il drago, c. 1458-60. Parigi, Musée Jacquemart-André. Image source: http://www.studioesseci.net


Ai Weiwei. Libero – 22 orange rubber boats anchored to the Palazzo Strozzi’s windows in Florence which will disgust art lovers, who want to see art always inside a museum.

23 settembre 2016 – 22 gennaio 2017
Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

READ ALSO: The post I dedicated to the exhibition of Ai Weiwei at the Palazzo Strozzi and the controversies of the people of Florence.

Ai Weiwei | Reframe | Palazzo Strozzi


Artemisia Gentileschi – A journey into the life and art of Artemisia Gentileschi, with a thorough examination of exchanges and influences with the artists of her neighbors. 

30 november – 7 may 2017
Palazzo Braschi, Roma

Artemisia Gentileschi

Star Wars . Play – The exhibition devoted to the fascinating universe of Star Wars, an absolute myth that has charmed three generations from 1977 to the present.

28 october 2016 – 29 january 2017
Complesso del Vittoriano – Ala Brasini, Rome

Guerre stellari mostra


I disegni di Pietro Guida – An exhibition with forty works created at different stages of the artist’s long production, which begins in the late ’40s and by past and present. And ‘possible to admire the sculptures Pietro Guide but also the designs that summarize his personal and professional history, among which you can recognize the design of some statues.

30 October – 3 December 2016
Circolo La Scaletta, via the Seven Sorrows, 10 – Matera
More informations –www.lascaletta.net

Antonello di Gennaro mostra Matera


Vermeer, Woman with a Lute – The painting is titled “Woman with the lute,” it is on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum and is exposed for the first time in Naples, at the Capodimonte Museum.

8 november 2016 9 february 2017

Vermeer | Woman with a Lute


Topazia Alliata – In Palazzo Sant’Elia, an exhibition dedicated to fascinating and unconventional noblewoman Palermo, Topazia Alliata of Salaparuta. Painter, gallery owner, curator, talent scout who has traveled the twentieth century and traveled all over the world.

11 november 2016 – 11 january 2017
Palazzo Sant’Elia, Palermo



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18 thoughts on “Exhibitions 2016: must to see in November in Italy

  1. Grazie per i suggerimenti. Tutte mostre eccellenti per qualità ed interesse storico!!!
    Non trascurerei, per chi dovesse trovarsi a Napoli e dintorni,
    Fabio Mauri – retrospettiva a luce solida (26.11.16 — 06.03.17 ) al MADRE di Napoli, Un’ampia mostra retrospettiva, dedicata ad uno dei più grandi artisti contemporanei, influente e seminale esponente delle neo-avanguardie della seconda metà del XX secolo.
    Allungandosi, poi a Caserta, dopo aver visitato la splendida Reggia, un passaggio al d2.0-Box della dirartecontemporanea|2.0 gallery [www.dirartecontemporanea.eu ]
    per REPERTI ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHh5LpgkGMU )

    • Grazie per i suggerimenti. Non potendo inserire tutti gli eventi (altrimenti farei un post lungo un chilometro 😀 ) grazie per le tue segnalazioni.
      Soprattutto il Sud d’Italia ha bisogno di essere sostenuto nelle sue iniziative, così poco pubblicizzate!

    • E’ vero c’è tanto da vedere ed è una fortuna. Vuol dire che tutto sommato questo sciagurato Paese “vive” ancora di passioni.
      Grazie infinite per la segnalazione. Non conoscevo la storia di Gino Pellegrini e del suo lavoro incredibile al cinema.
      Spero di riuscire ad andare a vedere la mostra perchè mi hai proprio incuriosita.
      Un talento che ha lavorato per “West Side Story” , “L’ammutinamento del Bounty”, “La spada nella roccia”, “Mary Poppins”, “il Pianeta delle scimmie” e molti altri tra cui “Odissea nello spazio” di Stanley Kubrick, merita una visita alla mostra che lo ricorda.

  2. Mi piace questa selezione di mostre. Io ho visitato quella a Ferrara, interessante il tema, ma mi aspettavo molti più dipinti…..
    Grazie per tener aggiornato il post!

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