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Alfred Sisley - Poet of Impressionism
.BIG - International Biennial of Young Art
65th Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Robert Capa. Faces of History
Dubuffet and Grafitti Art
Greek Theatre Festival
Spoleto Festival 2001
| Vincenzo Foppa
Museo della Città, Santa Giulia, Brescia
From March 3rd to June 2nd, 2002
The first ever major exhibition of Foppa's work. A collection of more than 110 paintings by this Renaissance artist shown alongside works by other important artists of the period including Donatello and Mantegna. Don't miss the section dedicated to Brescia in the mid 1400s.
Ashes and snow
From April 7th, 2002
The delicate relationship between man and nature is explored in this evocative exhibition by the Canadian photographer Gregory Colbert. The photos were taken over a ten-year period with particular emphasis on the magical universe of elephants - "nature's living masterpieces" in Colbert's words.
Piazza Dante Metro Station
From March 27th, 2002
The art scene in Naples goes (literally) underground with the opening of Piazza Dante metro station. The station was designed by the renowned architect Gae Aulenti and provides an exciting new space for both Italian and international contemporary art. Piazza Dante is the fourth metro station in Naples to become an active exhibition space (Cilea, Salvator Rosa and Museo opened their doors to art in April 2001). In the words of Gae Aulenti: "it's a way to get to people in direct contact with art, avoiding the psychological barrier that is often created by a museum."
Giotto's Crucifix and Masaccio's Trinity
From April 11th
These two masterpieces are now on show once more in Florence's Basilica di Santa Maria Novella after extensive restoration.
Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel reopens
From March 25th, 2002
Giotto's newly restored masterpiece reopens to the public on the same day (March 25th) that his patron Enrico Scrovegni opened the frescoed chapel in 1305. Advance booking is advisable as only a limited number of visitors will be admitted to the chapel in order to protect the frescoes. And remember, up until February 17th you can still book a guided tour of the frescoes during restoration.
Genoese Painting from the Hermitage - from Luca Cambiaso to Magnasco
Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
From March 15th, 2002
The Doges' Apartments in Genoa's magnificent Palazzo Ducale are the setting for an exhibition which traces the relationship between Genoa and St. Petersburg during the 18th Century through a series of well-known masterpieces.
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Mazzotta Foundation, Milan
From February 23rd to June 9th, 2002
Paintings by one of the most important German artists of the 20th century.
From Puvis de Chavannes to Matisse and Picasso
Palazzo Grassi, Venice
From February 10th to June 16th, 2002
An unusual selection of 200 works which takes us from the works of the often neglected post-impressionist Puvis de Chavannes to Gauguin towards modern art.
Themes and variations: Post-war Art
Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice
Until August 4th, 2002
Paintings, sculptures and drawings from the Guggenheim Collections in Venice and New York.
The Leaning Tower reopens
Pisa's famous tower reopens to the public after 12 years of work. Visits will be limited to 25 people at a time for a maximum of 30 minutes per visit. For 15 Euros visitors can climb to the top of the Tower, or rather to the railings overlooking the belfry, while they'll no longer be able to walk around the picturesque arcades. Tickets can be bought in Piazza dei Miracoli until the online booking system gets up and running. Phone +39-050.560547 or +39-050-561820 for information.
Baroque painting in Genoa
Zero to Infinity