From Pop Art to the reopening of the archaeological area, here is the 2024 of Pistoia Musei

From the exhibition on Pop Art to the new multimedia archaeological trail and the display of the Thousand Flowers Tapestry at the Ancient Palace of Bishops. Here is the 2024 program of the Fondazione Pistoia Musei ETS museum system for this year.

It was presented yesterday at the Pistoia Musei ETS Foundation in Pistoia, chaired by Antonio Marrese and directed by Monica Preti, the program for 2024 of the museum system promoted by Fondazione Caript. The proposal is articulated in the four locations of Pistoia Musei within the city’s historic center: the Museum of the Ancient Palace of Bishops, the Museum of San Salvatore, Collections of the Twentieth Century at Palazzo de’ Rossi and Palazzo Buontalenti.

Precisely the latter, Palazzo Buontalenti, sees itself as the protagonist from March 16 to July 14, with the opening of the exhibition 60 Pop Art Italia, an exhibition on the main artistic phenomenon of the 1960s curated by Walter Guadagnini, The review traces the birth and development of Pop Art in Italy through the important experience of the School of Pistoia and the major cities that saw it as a protagonist such as Rome, Turin and Milan and that contributed to the spread of the movement. The exhibition will consist of more than 60 works by major exponents of Italian Pop Art, including: Mario Schifano, Tano Festa, Franco Angeli, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Ceroli, Pino Pascali, Fabio Mauri, Jannis Kounellis, Renato Mambor, Titina Maselli, Giosetta Fioroni, Laura Grisi, Roberto Barni, Umberto Buscioni, Adolfo Natalini and Gianni Ruffi.

Prominent personalities also pop up within the appointment of the scientific committee of Fondazione Pistoia Musei such as: Sébastien Allard, art historian, director of the Département des Peintures at the Louvre Museum in Paris; Emanuela Daffra, director of the Polo Museale della Lombardia and superintendent of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence; Eva Degl’Innocenti, archaeologist, director of the Musei Civici di Bologna, former director of MarTa in Taranto; Paolo Giulierini, archaeologist, director of the Museum of the Etruscan Academy and the City of Cortona, director of the MANN in Naples; and Francesco Tedeschi, professor of contemporary art history at the Catholic University of Milan.

In addition to this, Fondazione Pistoia Musei is interested in developing projects that blend social, history, art and architecture, visual arts and new technologies, making its venues available with the aim of deepening and experimenting with new points of view on the present. One can thus contribute to the cultural and social growth of society. With the renovation and refurbishment of the Museum of the Ancient Palace of Bishops by Fondazione Pistoia Musei and Fondazione Caript, moreover, the public can be assured of a high quality visiting experience, with layouts that adopt innovative museographic directions.

Thearchaeological area will be accessible to the public again by the end of 2024, with an entirely new exhibition route. The presentation will benefit from the addition of Pistoia Moving Stories, an innovative multimedia project whose purpose is to make the visiting experience even more engaging.

The calendar of events also includes a new display of themillefiori tapestry known as "of Adoration" at the Old Palace of Bishops. It is currently on loan until Feb. 4 at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome for the exhibition Fabulous Calvin. The World as a Work of Art: Carpaccio, de Chirico, Gnoli, Melotti and Others. The return of the tapestry to Pistoia marks the beginning of the journey of the multimedia installation The Enchanted Garden. Created in collaboration with the art collective camerAnebbia and currently on display at the Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi, the installation offers the public the opportunity to explore the work in three dimensions even in the absence of the original. For this occasion, a lecture by Mario Barenghi, curator of the Rome exhibition, and a concert by the vocal ensemble Passi Sparsi will be offered during April.

Fall 2024, on the other hand, will see the new chapter of the program In Visit.Within the permanent route Collections of the Twentieth Century at Palazzo de’ Rossi, there will be a temporary exhibition of works of art from national or international museums and collections. Maria Lai (Ulassai, 1919 - Cadedu, 2013), a celebrated Sardinian artist known for her textile works, will be the protagonist of this event realized in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo.

For the program The Pleasure of Art, dedicated to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, the aim is to make museums open and welcoming meeting places for everyone and everyone. For this reason, starting this year Fondazione Pistoia Musei is part of MTA - Tuscan Museums for Alzheimer’s, a museum network dedicated to accessibility and the development of specific programs for people with dementia and their caregivers.

“Being called to chair the new Pistoia Musei Foundation,” says President Antonio Marrese, “is a great challenge, not only because of the cultural value that this institution has managed to achieve in just a few years, but also because with our work we aim to make an increasingly strong contribution to the revitalization of the city through museums, collections and exhibitions, together with other institutions in the area. This is a path that pursues a common good, toward which I am convinced that many private business entities we will ask to collaborate will also be sensitive.”

“With new organs and a new scientific committee, Pistoia Musei,” concludes director Monica Preti, “in its renewed role as a foundation of the Third Sector strengthens its scientific, educational and social orientations, with the intention of building an expanded community consisting of scholars, tourists, but also all the inhabitants of the city and the territory. This will also be able to happen thanks to this year’s rich programming, which will have pop art as its main focus, but will also offer the public the reopening of such an important space as the archaeological area of the Ancient Palace of Bishops.”

Image: Pistoia, Museum of the Ancient Palace of Bishops. Photo: Ela Bialkowska

From Pop Art to the reopening of the archaeological area, here is the 2024 of Pistoia Musei
From Pop Art to the reopening of the archaeological area, here is the 2024 of Pistoia Musei

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