Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 NEWSLETTER # 144 - May 6th, 2011

  The Impressionists. Masterpieces form the Clark Collection

For the first time in Italy, 73 masterpieces from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, USA. Palazzo Reale in Milan is to be the first venue on the unprecedented, outstanding world tour of masterpieces from the famous American collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, which includes great French works of the nineteenth century, with stunning paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Berthe Morisot and Camille Pissarro.

 Melozzo. Human beauty between Piero della Francesca and Raphael

Forli - January 29th – June 12th, 2011


"Without Melozzo, the 16th century works of Raffaello and Michelangelo would have never existed": with these words curator Antonio Paolucci introduced the exhibition devoted to the artist. Indeed, the purpose of the exhibition is to showcase the crucial role played by the artist during Italy's Renaissance period. For the first time the event focusing on Melozzo from Forlì, already the star of other major exhibitions held in the past, in 1938 and 1994, brings together most of the "mobile" works, including some of the frescoes from the series made for the apse of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Rome and currently located in the Vatican Museums and the Quirinale, the Italian presidential palace.


  Night of Museums

Most of Italian Museums - From 20:00 of Saturday, 14th of May  - To 02:00 of Sunday, 15th of May, 2011


The 2011 Night of Museums is a cultural event organized together by multiple Italian and European museums and cultural institutions in a location during which the establishments remain open late into the night. Marketed together, the event seeks to introduce new individuals to the cultural institutions. A common entrance pass allows visitors to access all exhibits, you'll be able to visit some of Italy's top museums for free and some museums will also have concerts or special guided tours, too.


 Giacometti, Soul of the Twentieth Century

Gallarate (Mi) - March 5th - May 29th, 2011


There are works that an artist is unable to part with, intimate works, that are deeply linked to his personal live, dear works that become irreplaceable. These works are usually those that the artist keeps for himself, those that he preserves in his studio beside the tools of his trade, his studies, his papers. From an artist’s entire production, maybe this private collection is his most intimate and personal, and it helps him most understand his deepest poetry. This is why the exhibition “Giacometti. Soul of the Twentieth Century” at the Maga Museum, in Gallarate, from 6 March to 5 June 2011, is unique and exceptional.



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