An always valid suggestion is to visit the Lercaro Collection Museum, which with the advantage of being a large collection of modern and contemporary works of art, combines that of being free, following the purpose of Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro, who intended art as willingness to beauty and self-improvement available for anyone.
Among the works of art on permanent display are the Futurist Postcards by Giacomo Balla, creations of great personality, created by the representative of Futurism to address greetings to loved ones.
Giacomo Balla (1871 – 1958) was one of the greatest exponents of Italian Futurism, even if it is not right to limit his art to the marinettian movement alone: some of his works were even in advance of the times of Futurism.
The “Lercaro Collection” was born from the union of some works acquired directly by Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro for personal taste with others, very numerous, given to him over time by important artists and collectors. The result of a precise project implemented since 1971 by the will of Lercaro himself with the intention of offering everyone an opportunity to elevate his mind and spirit, today the museum is made up of some significant ancient pieces such as a “Madonna del Latte ”From the end of the XV-beginning of the XVI century, and above all from modern and contemporary works by important protagonists of the nineteenth-century artistic scene. Giacomo Manzù, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Vittorio Tavernari, Adolfo Wildt are just some of the artists present in the collection, together with the contemporaries Ettore Spalletti, Mimmo Paladino, Graziano Pompili.
The exhibition path was designed to bring together the multiple expressive aspects of the language of art: from the naturalistic representation of the “portraits” by Giovanni Boldini and Eugenio Pellini to the innovative and ingenious sign of the futuristic postcards of Giacomo Balla or to the more measured one classic by his pupil Emilio Ambron, up to the expressive essentiality of Giorgio Morandi’s work and the conception of a “sacred” deeply connected with the human and concrete dimension of life, expressed by Giacomo Manzù’s sculpture.
Via Riva di Reno, 57
Tel. 051 6566210
Thursday and Friday 10.00 / 13.00
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 / 18.30