From 12 March to 28 June 2020 at Palazzo Fava you will see the exhibition dedicated to the Polyptych Griffoni, by Francesco del Cossa and Ercole de ‘Roberti, one of the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
Thanks to this exhibition, organized by Genus Bononiae, the work returns to Bologna after 550 years from its realization and 300 from its disintegration.
The masterpiece was in fact dismembered in 1725 in a multitude of precious single portions which later entered the antiquarian and collecting market, then arriving at their current destination in 9 different museums.
For the first time an exhibition returns all the existing parts: an extraordinary occasion both from a historical and artistic point of view and a tribute to the city of Bologna where the work was conceived to be destined for the family chapel of Floriano Griffoni in San Petronio.
Starting from this exhibition and for the biennium 2020 – 2022, various activities will be implemented to promote and enhance the heritage and cultural activities of common interest and importance for the city.
It begins with an unprecedented synergy between the Educational Services of Genus Bononiae and the Bologna Museums Institution, thanks to which educational and dissemination pathways for schools between the exhibition and the Medieval Civic Museum which conserves the works of some of the most important artists active in Bologna during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including Jacopo della Quercia, Vincenzo Onofri and above all Francesco del Cossa, whose beautiful tombstone by Domenico Garganelli can be seen in the museum.
The inter-museum itineraries on the Medieval Bologna will also be declined for the non-school public in possession of the exhibition ticket, which can be accessed with reduced admission to the permanent Collections of the Institution.
All information on the possibilities offered to the public and schools by this new agreement between the Municipality and Genus Bononiae will be communicated in detail on the site of the exhibition and on the portal of the Bologna Museums Institution in the coming weeks.
Where is it? At Palazzo Fava in Via Manzoni 2, Bologna.