The major exhibition on Ambrogio Lorenzetti in Siena: here is all the information

Major exhibition on Ambrogio Lorenzetti opens in Siena at Santa Maria della Scala. Here is all the useful information.

The major exhibition on Ambrogio Lorenzetti (Siena, c. 1290 - 1348) in Siena is scheduled to run from October 22, 2017 to January 21, 2018.The exhibition finds space in the Santa Maria della Scala complex and comes to crown a multi-year project dedicated to the 14th-century Sienese master, which began in 2015.In that year, in fact, a challenging investigation of the artist was launched with the Dentro il restauro initiative, which brought to Santa Maria della Scala a number of works by Ambrogio Lorenzetti that required analysis, conservation work and restoration. Among others, the frescoes of thehermitage of Montesiepi and the polyptych of the church of San Pietro in Castelvecchio in Siena (which has also been reassembled and reunited with the cymatium): works included in a restoration site that citizens and tourists can enjoy. Also recovered are the frescoes in the chapter house of St. Francis and the cycle of frescoes in the church of St. Augustine.

The Sienese exhibition, which will be titled simply Ambrogio Lorenzetti, will take stock with regard to knowledge about the artist, one of the most important in fourteenth-century Europe, best known for his frescoes on Good and Bad Government in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico (on which most of the studies concerning the artist have focused), but little known for his other works, so much so that there is no modern scholarly monograph on this great painter. The exhibition aims to make up for these shortcomings as well: loans come from leading museums (Uffizi, Louvre, National Gallery in London, Vatican Museums, Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Yale University Art Gallery) and contribute to reconstructing the artist’s career in its almost entirety.

The exhibition, curated by Alessandro Bagnoli, Roberto Bartalini and Max Seidel (also curators of the catalog, published by Silvana Editoriale, which will serve as the first modern monograph on Ambrogio Lorenzetti), makes use of the installations by Studio Guicciardini&Magni, is promoted and financed by the City of Siena, and has received the High Patronage of the President of the Republic (who will be present at the opening on Oct. 20), the Patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and the Region of Tuscany.

Here are the hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.). Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admission 6:30 p.m.). Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last admission 7:30 p.m.). Extended openings Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m., last entry half an hour earlier). Closed on Tuesdays and December 25. During the holiday season, Dec. 23 to Jan. 6, open daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last admission always half an hour before).

Ticket prices: 9 euros full, 7 euros reduced (children 12-18 years old, students, over 65, military, concessionary, train travelers holding Trenitalia regional season tickets, one-way tickets to Siena, while Cartafreccia holders and holders of an arrow ticket to Florence are entitled to 2 full tickets for the cost of 1), 5 euros reduced groups (minimum 15 people), free for children under 12, disabled and accompanying persons, journalists and one accompanying person per group. Cumulative tickets are also provided: exhibition + Santa Maria della Scala complex (14 euros full, 12 euros reduced), exhibition + Civic Museum of Palazzo Pubblico (14 euros), exhibition + Santa Maria della Scala + Civic Museum (20 euros), exhibition + Acropolis Pass, or Duomo + Santa Maria della Scala (20 euros from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 and Jan. 7 to 21, 25 euros from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 6).

Image: Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Majesty (tempera and gold on panel, 161 x 209 cm; Massa Marittima, Museum of Sacred Art)

The major exhibition on Ambrogio Lorenzetti in Siena: here is all the information
The major exhibition on Ambrogio Lorenzetti in Siena: here is all the information

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