Three Exhibitions for 2022

Submitted by HedonisticHiking on 15 Jan 2022

Calling all art lovers!  If you have plans to be in Italy in 2022, here are three upcoming art exhibitions you may like to see!  As of January 10, 2022 non EU citizens must show a Certificate of Recovery from COVID-19 or a Certificate of Vaccination against COVID-19 for entry to museums. All visitors must show a valid ID together with this Green Pass. 

Palazzo Reale, Milan
Tiziano e l'immagine della donna
February 23 – June 5 2022

This exhibition focuses on Titian and the main Venetian artists of the sixteenth century, particularly looking at the representation of female beauty.  In Venice in the sixteenth century, the female image acquired an importance perhaps never seen before in the history of painting, partly explained by the elevated status that women had in the Venetian society of the day.  The exhibition, created in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, will also include works by Tintoretto, Veronese, Palma il Vecchio.  The Palace is in the Piazza del Duomo and is usually closed on Mondays.  

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity
April 9 – September 26 2022

This exhibition explores the many ways in which magic and the occult informed the development of Surrealism in an international perspective, tracing its artistic trajectory from the “metaphysical paintings” of Giorgio de Chirico through to the politically contentious climate of the postwar years.  Amongst the many fascinating artists included in the exhibition are  Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst and René Magritte.  The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is located on the Grand Canal between the Accademia Bridge and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, and is usually closed on Tuesdays.

Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Rubens e i Palazzi de Genova
October 6 2022 - January 22 2023

The evocative setting of Palazzo Ducale will be hosting this event which tells the story of the relationship between Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens, one of the great painters of the baroque period, and the City of Genova. Rubens had been in Genova on various occasions between 1600 and 1607, and built strong connections with the rich and influential aristocrats of the city. Over 150 works are on display, with as many as twenty Rubens works from European and Italian museums and collections, which will be added to those currently present in the city.  The Palazzo Ducale is on Piazza Matteotti and is open every day.