Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 NEWSLETTER # 104 - January 11th, 2010

L'arma per l'Arte - Aspects of the sacred rediscovered

Firenze - 26th November, 2009 - 4th April, 2010

The exhibition, set up in the Sala Bianca of the Pitti Palace, is devoted in particular to sacred art, and hence to paintings and objects stolen from churches and convents, and sometimes museums, but in all cases works on sacred subjects or objects of liturgical use. The exhibition also represents the opportunity for presenting two important restoration works: on the one hand the polyptych by Sano di Pietro from the chapel of the Convent of San Bernardino in Sinalunga, which in chronological order is among the most recent retrievals of the special squad of the Carabinieri, and on the other the triptych by Mariotto di Nardo from the church of Sant’Angelo in Legnaia, which will subsequently be returned to its site of origin.

INCA – Origin and mystery of the sun Empire

KunStart International Art Fair

Bolzano - 4th March - 7th March, 2010

The region of the art fair KunStart is renowned for its artistic flair. It hosted the last edition of the European biennal of contemporary art, Manifesta 7, and offers more space to contemporary art in its many prestigious museums and exhibitions, such as the Museion in Bolzano, the Mart in Rovereto, the Galleria Civica in Trento and the Kunst Merano Arte in Merano. In this lively and versatile environment, new generations of art collectors emerge. This is also an open, multilingual and multicultural region, and is thus destined to be a venue for art dealers and enthusiasts.


Essential Experiences

Palermo - 14th November, 2009 - 28th February, 2010

Essential Experiences confirms Riso’s identity as a diffused regional museum by establishing links with other city and regional cultural institutions and promoting a “historical cultural continuity” that weds centuries-old tradition to what is contemporary to provide an alternative interpretation of Sicily’s extraordinary artistic heritage. Essential Experiences addresses fundamental ethical issues regarding the concept of “creation” and the artist’s responsibility, the ability to draw the viewer into a journey interpreting major existential themes—the passage of time, death, solitude, identity, symbols, and metaphors that are simple yet complex.



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