RECENT EVENTS



GIANCARLO CERRI: Dal Paesaggio Reinventato All’Astrattismo Concreto, Dipinti 1995-2015 – from February 7 to 28, 2016 at Villa Pomini, Castellanza.
Giancarlo Cerri is a Milanese painter who was born in 1938. His art is characterized by two main aspects: the strong visual impact of his paintings through a constant renewal of forms and fusion, and the inexhaustible commitment that led him to creative productivity that was only interrupted in 2005 when his eyes didn’t allow him to continue painting.
But Giancarlo Cerri art exhibitions never stopped, and the recent show “Dal paesaggio reinventato all’astrattismo concreto, dipinti 1995-2015" at Villa Pomini, Castellanza from February 6 to 28, 2016 took place thanks to the artist’s willingness. It is another chapter of a long artistic path that made his art available in Italy and abroad for years.
“At first, paper, then canvas: that’s the way my art began.”— Giancarlo Cerri

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LA MAISON DU ROY 1690-1792 Splendors of Royal Guard uniforms from Louis XIV to Louis XVI – December 4, 2015- February 6, 2016 at Milan's Palazzo del Senato, State Archives.
Designed and curated by Gabriele Mendella, one of the most internationally acclaimed vintage tailors, the show brought to life the evolution of costumes and military fashion from Louis XIV to Louis XVI through reconstruction of elaborate Royal Guards of France uniforms.
The effort required three years of work, 4,000 historical documents used for research and more than half kilometer of fabric coming from all over Europe.

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2nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE: MAB Museums (ICOM ITALIA) Archives (ANAI) and Libraries (AIB) - Professions in the heritage sector, recognition and training, November 19-20, 2015, National Library, Rome.
The MAB National Conference 2015 was an opportunity to discuss the overall role of cultural heritage professionals. It was organized by the Museums (ICOM), Archives (ANAI) and Libraries (AIB) Associations, that decided to pool their skills in November 2011 to create the MAB consortium. The two-day meeting and discussion was open to the public and strengthened efforts by cultural professionals.

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BIBLIOPRIDE 2015 - May 2015, Palazzo Reale, Milan.
An extremely dense program of events that started with the international conference “Strong Libraries, Strong Societies”. Meetings involved 6,000 Italian libraries with varied initiatives engaging all citizens. The mission was to stress that libraries are a treasure to protect not only because they preserve words and thoughts, but also because they are meeting points for all of us, especially for the youth who can learn how to acquire knowledge, and learn to discuss, reflect and communicate with each other.

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UN MUSEO IDEALE (An Ideal Museum) – Exclusive guest collection from the Museo del Novecento, or 20th Century Museum. From Futurism to Contemporary, May 15 - September 13, 2015 at Milan’s Museo del Novecento.
Held during the six months of the Milan Expo, "An Ideal Museum" was an exhibition curated by the Museo del Novecento scientific committee and set up by Paolo Giacomazzi. It offered a unique opportunity to admire some iconic Italian works from ranging from Futurism to “Arte Povera”, a radical Italian art movement from the late 1960s to 1970s whose artists explored a range of unconventional processes and non-traditional everyday materials. The result was an open dialog with the contemporary world.

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ALBERTO GHINZANI. OPEN|AIR – July 4 - October 31, 2015 at the Castello Isimbardi, Castello d’Agogna, Pavia.
The first comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Alberto Ghinzani, sculptor from the Lomellina Valley, where he was born in 1939 and died last April. The Fondazione Vera Coghi di Castello d’Agogna pays homage to Ghinzani with a large exhibition curated by art critic Chiara Gatti together with Claudia Ghinzani, the sculptor’s wife.

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NUOVI ARRIVI (New Arrivals): Works from the donation of Bianca and Mario Bartolini - May 15 - November 1, 2015, at the Museo del Novecento, Milan.
Held during the six months of the Milan Expo at the Museo del Novecento, the exhibition was a tribute to an extremely important donation of more than 600 works by Italian and international artists of the last century. Through a selection of 100 works, the show reconstructed the fundamental chapters of the collection. Among the artists on show were Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Giacomo Balla and Mario Schifano.

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