Every week the Civic Museums of Bologna propose a rich calendar of events, to unveil their collections and tell new and unusual aspects and episodes of the city’s history, also through different points of view and unusual combinations between the different collections. Conferences, workshops, concerts, guided tours, language visits are the main “tools” of this story, which unfolds over thousands of years of history, from the first stone tools of men who lived 800,000 years ago to the products of the current industrial district, from painting to the various forms of modern and contemporary art, from music to great political and civil epics.
Below are the events scheduled from Friday, September 28th to Thursday, October 4th.
On Thursday 4 October, on the occasion of the San Petronio festival, the museums are regularly open with public holidays.
Please note that from 27 September to 12 October, at the Museum for the Memory of Ustica, the DC9 maintenance intervention, designed and carried out by the students and professors of the restoration course of the university, will be visible to the public – during ordinary opening hours. ‘Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
Friday, September 28th
5.30 pm: Villa delle Rose – via Zaragoza 228/230
“Mariella Simoni, 1975 – 2018”
Opening of the exhibition.
The exhibition, set up in the spaces of Villa delle Rose, thanks to the curatorial gaze of Barbara Vanderlinden rediscovers and re-reads the forty-year journey of an important Italian artist, who made the opening to the world and the attitude to nomadism one of its figures stylistic and existential.
Entrance to the inauguration: free
Saturday 29 September
10 am and 11.15 am: Music Museum – Strada Maggiore 34
On the occasion of the review The Best of
“Mamamusica III” (II meeting)
Laboratory in 4 meetings for children from 19 to 36 months and parents.
At 10 am for children from 19 to 24 months; at 11.15 for children from 25 to 36 months.
A project of the Music Museum in collaboration with Associazione Musica e Nuvole. With Chiara Bartolotta, Luca Bernard, Linda Tesauro.
A special, exciting and inclusive musical space for adults and children where attention is focused exclusively on sounds. Canti e rhythms coming from very different repertoires, an enveloping embrace of sounds marked by intense silences, in which adults and children build a unique communicative relationship, to discover and rediscover the enchantment of expressing themselves through music.
Reservations required online only on www.museibologna.it/musica .
Confirmation or cancellation is required by the Thursday before the laboratory date.
Admission: € 5.00 per participant
THE OTHER APPOINTMENTS
Friday, September 28th
4.30pm: Medieval Museum – via Manzoni 4
On the occasion of the Franciscan Festival
“Beyond Giotto: ‘the sweetest and most united way'”
Meeting with Claudia D’Alberto.
An indicative path aimed at the discovery of less known “Franciscan artistic beauty”. The meeting is an opportunity to talk about Puccio Capanna, a painter who, in Assisi, was the most important contractor of commissioned decorative enterprises, between the first and second half of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan order and the confraternities.
Saturday 29 September
11 am: Certosa Cemetery – via della Certosa 18
“Words of war, words from the war”
Mirtide Gavelli and Sanzio Campanini, Civic Museum of the Risorgimento, will guide visitors among some monuments that, one hundred years after the First World War, recall the young lives broken by the conflict: Bolognese, Italian and Austro-Hungarians, united in the piety of burial common.
4.16, 4.45 pm and 5.30 pm: Casa Carducci and Museum of the Risorgimento – Piazza Carducci 5
“Odds and rhymes scattered: The Nation, the City, the Poet”
Itinerant museum show, presented by Associazione Teatro Storia, in collaboration with Casa Carducci and Museo Civico del Risorgimento.
Reservations required (by September 28th) to 347 7579809 or to email@example.com .
5 pm: Villa delle Rose – via Zaragoza 228/230
“Mariella Simoni, 1975 – 2018”
Guided tour of the exhibition with Lorenzo Balbi, Head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Institution Bologna Museums.
Reservations required at 051 6496627 (Wednesday from 10 to 17 and Thursday from 13 to 17) or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Admission: € 4.00 + show ticket (€ 5.00 full price / € 3.00 reduced). For the holders of the Bologna Metropolitan Museums Card € 3.00 for the guided tour (free admission exhibition)
6.30-23.30 pm: Davia Bargellini Museum – Strada Maggiore 44
“White Night at the Davia Bargellini Museum”
On the occasion of “Strada Maggiore è … revival!”, An initiative promoted by Confcommercio Ascom Bologna, in collaboration with the Municipality of Bologna and with the contribution of the Chamber of Commerce, the Davia Bargellini Museum makes an extraordinary opening from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm .
Visitors will also have the opportunity every hour, starting from 18.30 and up to 22.30, to participate in a guided tour of the museum, curated by Giacomo Alberto Calogero, RTI Senza Titolo Srl, ASTER Srl and Tecnoscienza.
Sunday, September 30th
2.30-18.30pm: Villa delle Rose – via Zaragoza 228/230
“Cultural mediation at the exhibition” Mariella Simoni. 1975 – 2018 “”
An operator of the MAMbo Educational Department is present every Sunday from 14.30 to 18.30 to form information and insights on the works and the artist.
Admission: show ticket (€ 5.00 full price / € 3.00 reduced). For holders of the Musei Metropolitani Card, free entry
4 pm: MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna – via Don Minzoni 14
“That’s IT! On the latest generation of artists in Italy and one meter eighty from the border”
Guided tour of the exhibition by the MAMbo Educational Department.
Reservations required at 051 6496627 (Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 17) or email@example.com .
Admission: € 4.00 + show ticket (€ 6.00 full price / € 4.00 reduced). For the holders of the Bologna Metropolitan Museums Card € 3.00 for the guided tour + € 3.00 for admission to the exhibition
Thursday 4th October
10.30 am: Davia Bargellini Museum – Strada Maggiore 44
“The representation of San Petronio between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries”
Guided tour by Paolo Cova, RTI Senza Titolo Srl, ASTER Srl and Tecnoscienza.
4.30pm: Medieval Museum – via Manzoni 4
“The invention of a patron saint: Petronius in medieval art”
Guided tour by Paolo Cova, RTI Senza Titolo Srl, ASTER Srl and Tecnoscienza.
Admission: museum ticket (€ 5.00 full price / € 3.00 reduced)
Pavilion de l’Esprit Nouveau – Constitution Square 11
“Listen, it becomes light, Mario Nanni’s staff” , until September 30th
In synergy with the Emilia-Romagna Region and with the collaboration of the Bologna Museums Institution, Bologna Design Week invited Mario Nanni to present his work in a site-specific exhibition inside the Pavilion de l’Esprit Nouveau, an architectural unicum gate of the event at the Bologna exhibition center hosting CERSAIE 2018.
The history of architecture and light have always been worth one another, united by the time and technology of the moment. The pavilion designed by Le Corbusier in 1925 is a masterful example of the use of natural light as a building material, to design geometries, curves, spatial inventions and colored volumes. While the first artificial light, the newly invented incandescent bulb, was still seen with a certain diffidence, the Swiss master inserted it with courage in his architecture in a functional and essential way, showing clearly the technique of realization.
The pavilion – faithfully rebuilt in Bologna in 1977 and recently restored – is reinterpreted by Mario Nanni, extraordinary interpreter of light, until September 30th through the lighting of his works.
Medieval Museum – via Manzoni 4
“Praise for every hour: the Franciscan chorales from the Basilica of San Francesco” , until March 17, 2019
The exhibition, realized in the context of the Franciscan Festival, presents a varied selection of the various liturgical cycles, made between the 13th and 15th centuries for the Bolognese Basilica of San Francesco, which are currently part of the rich collection of illuminated codices of the Medieval Civic Museum from Bologna. Among these we note the series of precious Franciscan grades richly illuminated by the so-called Master of the Bible of Gerona, the absolute protagonist of the Bolognese book decoration of the late thirteenth century. Next to this is also the slightly later series of antiphonaries, also widely decorated, partly inspired by the oldest experiences of Giotto assisiate, evidently filtered into the city through the same order of the minor friars. These first choral series followed others during the fifteenth century, when the friars minor entrusted themselves to various miners coordinated by the Bolognese Giovanni di Antonio, to decorate around 1440-50 some of their liturgical books, also presented during the exhibition.
“The magic world, Gianni Del Bue” , until September 30th 2018
The Civic Museums of Ancient Art present the personal exhibition “The magic world” of the contemporary artist Gianni Del Bue set up in the Lapidary of the Medieval Civic Museum.
The exhibition, born from an idea by Graziano Campanini, hosts over 30 works that interact with the museum’s collection. Del Bue, who had already paid homage to his exhibitions of Renaissance capitals such as Florence, Urbino and Mantua, now entertains with Bologna and its history. The contact with the city takes place right through the Medieval Civic Museum, an authoritative casket of an art with a strong impact on the cosmic, on nature, on the sacred and on the imaginary.
The magical daily of Del Bue’s works recalls the same magic everyday of all the works in the museum’s collection: spears, shields, bronzes, all of which are common objects of the period, as well as the subjects present in the works of Del Bue, they hold a magical and seductive charm.
“German guests, Goldschmiede und Bildhauer”, until 30 September 2018
Since 1996 the Civic Museums of Ancient Art in Bologna have promoted the cycle of “Guests” initiatives, in which works are temporarily exhibited that may arouse public interest due to the singularity of their history or of what they represent, but also for the their rarity, or for the search for their proper attribution or for a particular link with the artistic heritage or the art history of the city and its territory. Often these loans are real exchanges, activated during exhibitions at other Italian and international institutions. In fact, the importance of the work lent requires a temporary replacement, thus allowing to receive and exhibit for a limited period of time the illustrious “guests”, placed in dialogue with the heritage preserved in the Civic Museums of Ancient Art.
In the context of this enhancement and cultural and scientific collaboration with international museum institutions, the exhibition “German guests, Goldschmiede und Bildhauer” presents two objects of the highest quality that come from German museums: a precious reliquary bust of the head of San Paolo del 15th century from the Museum of the Cathedral of Münster and a Renaissance wooden sculpture depicting Christ the Savior, the work of Gregor Erhart, from the Maximilianmuseum of Augsburg (Augsburg).
MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna – via Don Minzoni 14
“That’s IT! On the latest generation of artists in Italy and one meter eighty from the border” , until November 11, 2018
MAMbo opens the exhibition program of its main space – the Sala delle Ciminiere – under the artistic direction of Lorenzo Balbi, with “That’s IT! On the latest generation of artists in Italy and one meter eighty from the border”, an exhibition presenting the works of 56 artists and collectivesborn from 1980 onwards, exploring different media and languages.
The exhibition, with a clearly generational cut, investigates the most recent developments in art in our country, consistently with a precise positioning on the Italian and international scene that MAMbo has chosen to identify, identifying for each of its exhibition spaces a clear scientific identity .In this context, the museum confirms and develops a vocation that has historically made it a point of reference and privileges, for the exhibitions in the Sala delle Ciminiere, research on new generations, experimental media and emerging names never presented in Italy. Particular attention is also paid to the production of new works, also with a view to increasing the permanent collection: many works on show will in fact be made for the occasion.
“That’s IT!” (IT as the European Union code that identifies the initials of Italy) does not develop, intentionally, around a unitary and monolithic concept, but offers questions and possible readings of the contemporary in an open, dialectical and magmatic perspective. Does it still make sense to define an “Italian” artist today? What contributes to determining the definition of “Italianità”? Does this definition have consequences on the artist’s self-representation? Where and how do we put the geographical and generational border?
In the exhibition you can find some possible clues. Artists born in Italy who work in Italy are included; born in Italy who work abroad; born in Italy who work both in Italy and abroad; born abroad who work in Italy; born abroad who work abroad but who have studied in Italy.
The only limit that has been chosen to establish and maintain rigidly is that of the age registry, to give space and visibility to those who have appeared more recently on the art scene: none of the protagonists of the exhibition was born before 1980.
The exhibition presents an overview of the Millennials generation, the first to experience a continuous adaptation to the frenetic evolution of technologies, constant hyper-interconnection and, on the social level, a growing precariousness of the world of work in a context of economic crisis. A generation that has abandoned the certainties and ideologies of the previous ones in order to adopt expressive modalities that stimulate them to question themselves on the present, to investigate the contemporaneity rather than to provide answers.
Museum of Industrial Heritage – via della Beverara 123
“The Emiliano Romagnolo Channel in the eyes of Enrico Pasquali” , until 25 November 2018
The promise to give the visitor unique and original suggestions of our territory – already contained in the title of the exhibition for images “The Emilian Romagnolo Channel in the gaze of Enrico Pasquali” – is largely maintained in the collage of emotions in black and white that the Consortium for Canale Emiliano Romagnolo (CER) has conceived and organized with the collaboration of numerous partners to enhance not only one of the most important hydraulic works in the country, but to celebrate the activity of the hardworking man.
The exhibition gives to our present the relevance of the Channel for the agri-food economies of part of Emilia and much of Romagna. At the same time it makes us jump backwards, in a composite universe made of essential, raw, real, almost documentary, represented by the master of neorealism of Castel Guelfo, born in that slice of land washed by the Sillaro often referred to as the watershed of border between Emilia and Romagna, which started the “profession” of photographer in Medicine.
The exhibition will show a significant selection of Enrico Pasquali’s works from the 50s-60s and a video with a rich series of oral testimonies and interviews with workers, technicians, designers and executives, protagonists of the start-up of the works of the Emiliano Romagnolo Canal , recently created by Sonia Lenzi, directed by Enza Negroni.
“Moto Bolognesi CM thirty years memorable 1929-1959”, until October 14th 2018
The exhibition focuses on the golden period for Bologna in the motorcycle production sector: in the 1920s and 1950s, the Bologna area is in fact a center of national importance in this area, thanks to an unparalleled concentration of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies. of finished bikes (over 70 active with alternating fortunes in those years) and an even greater number able to supply everything needed to assemble any motorcycle.
In those same years the adventurous story of the CM is situated, not unlike that of many Bologna companies.
The exhibition presents 15 motorcycles from the 1930s and 50s, among the most important models made by CM and among the most significant examples present in the collections of Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. A rich array of photographic images and catalogs, largely unpublished, is visible in three screen projections and on screen.
Municipal Art Collections, Palazzo d’Accursio – Piazza Maggiore 6
“Creti, Canova, Hayez. The birth of modern taste between ‘700 and’ 800 in the Communal Collections of Art “, until October 7, 2018
With the exhibition “Creti, Canova, Hayez. The birth of modern taste between ‘700 and’ 800 in the Municipal Art Collections “, the museum presents a redefined visit path in conjunction with the restoration of a part of the Palazzo d’Accursio roof.
Organized by the Civic Museums of Ancient Art with the curatorship of Silvia Battistini and Massimo Medica, the exhibition allows you to admire over 150 works ordered according to numerous unpublished combinations, thanks to the presentation of some works usually kept in storage – it is the case of pastels and paintings by Angelo Crescimbeni, Sebastiano Gamma and Coriolano Vighi – and loans from other civic museums such as the Museo Civico Archeologico, the Museo Civico Medievale and the MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna.
The exhibition focuses on the recursive revival of models from previous eras by the artists who worked during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, comparing styles and iconographies of important authors not only from Bologna. The resulting synthesis laid the foundations of contemporary taste, creating the theoretical and aesthetic assumptions also for the avant-gardes of the early twentieth century.
Faced with the closure of seven rooms in this phase of construction – the Galleria Vidoniana, rooms 8, 9 and 10 of the Pinacoteca, room 11 in the Rusconi wing, rooms 19 and 20 dedicated to Pelagio Palagi – the exhibition itinerary of the exhibition it winds through the magnificent room 17 (known as Sala Urbana), the rooms 14-16 (ala Rusconi), 18 and 23-25.
The Bologna Museums Institution recounts, through its collections, the entire history of the metropolitan area of Bologna, from the earliest prehistoric settlements to the artistic, economic, scientific and productive dynamics of contemporary society.
A single widespread route across the territory, divided into thematic areas.
Archeology, history, art history, music, industrial heritage and technical culture are the major themes that can be tackled, even through transversal paths to various locations.
The Bologna Museums Institution: MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, Morandi Museum, Casa Morandi, Villa delle Rose, Museum for the Memory of Ustica, Civic Archaeological Museum, Medieval Civic Museum, Municipal Art Collections, Museum Civic of Industrial Art and Davia Bargellini Gallery, Museum of Industrial Heritage, Museum and Library of the Risorgimento, International Museum and Library of Music of Bologna, Museum of Textile and of the “Vittorio Zironi” Upholstery.
Info: www.museibologna.it .
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