Gallerie d'Italia free admission on the occasion of Ferragosto

On Saturday, August 15, the Gallerie d'Italia in Milan, Vicenza and Naples will be open for free admission on the occasion of the August bank holiday.

OnSaturday, August15, on the occasion of Ferragosto, the three Gallerie d’Italia venues in Milan, Vicenza and Naples will offerfree admission.

In Milan, the rooms housing the permanent collections Da Canova a Boccioni and Cantiere del ’900 have been reopened. From Canova to Boccioni presents an itinerary that starts from Neoclassicism, documented by Canova’s bas-reliefs, and reaches the threshold of the 20th century with Boccioni’s prefuturist canvases, passing through a century of Italian painting.
The new selection of works in the Cantiere del ’900 focuses in this edition on a selection of masterpieces from the 1950s-1980s, with works by Fontana, Burri, Vedova, Afro, Dorazio, Schifano, and Manzoni. Also as part of Cantiere del ’900, until the end of August, a temporary in-depth look at the works in Intesa Sanpaolo’s collection related toNuclear Art, a movement born in Milan in 1950 to ’break down all isms’ after the tragic events of World War II and in particular the devastating effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is proposed in the Sala delle Colonne.

In Naples, at Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Caravaggio’s Martyrdom of St. Ursula is back in the spotlight. The splendid palace takes visitors on a journey of discovery ofNeapolitan art from the17th to the early 20th century, including the important nucleus of works by Vincenzo Gemito, which reveals in the room dedicated to him the famous portrait of the Gypsy along with famous sculptures such as the Fiociniere.

In Vicenza, the piano nobile of Palazzo Leoni Montanari presents a renewed itinerary: alongside the collection of the eighteenth century Veneto with paintings by Guardi, Longhi, and Carlevarijs, a new display of Attic and Magna Graecia ceramics allows for a dialogue between a nucleus of ancient vases and the mythological-themed decorations found in the frescoes in the rooms. Visitors can also admire the eighteenth-century sculptural group The Fall of the Rebel Angels, a stunning pyramid of sixty figures carved from a single piece of Carrara marble, created in the mid-eighteenth century by Agostino Fasolato.

On the weekend of Ferragosto, at the Gallerie d’Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, as part of the event dedicated to families Fiabe in corte: animali e creature fantastiche di un palazzo colmo di meraviglie two animated and playful tales, set in the magnificent Baroque courtyard, will be offered at 11 a.m., inviting visitors to discover the treasures kept in the palace.
Saturday, Aug. 15, will feature The Dream Factory, to discover the secret voice of a Venetian pastime of days gone by, while Sunday, Aug. 16, the tale will present A Little Mouse Under the Pillow, to uncover the mysteries of an ancient palace in Venice.

Fables in the Court is offered at 11 a.m. with free admission, reservations required at 800.578875 or email (limited seating with physical spacing guaranteed).

Pictured is the salon of Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano in Naples.

Gallerie d'Italia free admission on the occasion of Ferragosto
Gallerie d'Italia free admission on the occasion of Ferragosto

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