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Events in Art and Archaeology

Cortona: The Dawn of the Etruscan Princes
FLORENCE  •  Museo Archeologico di Firenze  •  8 October 2013 - 31 July 2014
 

Excavation campaigns in the Archaeological Park of Cortona have uncovered the objects of the second funerary circle of Sodo, made up of more than 15 intact graves dating between the end of the Seventh Century and the beginning of the Sixth Century BC that have undergone restoration. On display in the exhibition Cortona: The Dawn of Etruscan Princes, they aim at offering a journey that brings visitors 2700 years back until the dawn of the Etruscan civilization in Cortona.

2700 years ago, Cortona was a multi-cultural centre, with Umbrian, Italic and Etruscan features, but also open to the charm of Greek and Eastern culture.

The exhibition is accompanied by a scientific catalogue.



Contact: Museo Archeologico di Firenze
Via della Colonna, 38
Florence, Italy 50121

Tel: (39) 055 23 575

Monsters: Fantastic Creatures of Fear and Myth
ROME  •  Museo Nazionale Romano  •  20 December 2013 - 1 June 2014
 
Over one hundred archaeological finds, from Italian and foreign museums - Athens, Berlin, Basel, Vienna, Los Angeles and New York - illustrate the iconographic evolution of the Minotaur, the Griffins, the Chimeras, the Gorgons, Pegasus, the Sphinx, the Harpies, the Sirens, the Satyrs, the Centaurs, the Hydra of Lerna, Scylla and other sea monsters, from the Orient to Greece, as well as to the Etruscan, Italic and Roman world.

A reminder that Classical Art not only portrays the ideal beauty of gods and heroes, but also a series of creatures of horror, into which men have always cast the darkest aspects of themselves. The exhibition unfolds itself along a labyrinthic path, just as the ancient shape throughout which heroes had to walk in their initiatory journey before they could come "forth to rebehold the stars".

The persistence of mythological figures in modern and contemporary culture is illustrated by the paintings on canvas Crete (by Alberto Savino), Medusa (by an anonymous Flemish painter of the first half of the 17th century), Perseus freeing Andromeda (by Cavalier d' Arpino).



Museo Nazionale Romano Website


Contact: Museo Nazionale Romano
Largo di Villa Peretti, 1
00185 Roma
Italy
Tel: (39) 06 48 02 01

D’apres Rodin. Italian Sculpture in the early 20th century
ROME  •  The National Gallery of Modern Art  •  18 February - 11 May 2014
 
 
D’apres Rodin. Italian Sculpture in the early 20th century

Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna Website


Contact: The National Gallery of Modern Art
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131
Rome

Tel: (39) 06 32 29 81

Frida Kahlo
ROME  •  Scuderie del Quirinale  •  20 March - 31 August 2014
 
 
Curated by Helga Prignitz-Poda, the Scuderie del Quirinale hosts an exhibition on the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), a symbol of the artistic avant-garde and of the exuberance of Mexican culture in the 20th century.


Scuderie del Quirinale Website


Contact: Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio 16
Rome

Tel: (39) 06 69 62 71

Pae White ...and then you know what
MILAN  •  Kaufmann Repetto  •  28 March - 17 May 2014
 
 

For her exhibition …and then you know what?, the California-born American artist Pae White (1963) presents an installation of four new tapestries that immortalize ephemeral objects in the attempt to render them, "something different from themselves." The tapestries are part of a series originally developed for her 2013 solo exhibition at MAK in Vienna, where the artist responded to the museum's renowned collection of applied arts. The monumental tapestries are woven entirely from metallic threads, which create an almost dematerialized surface. Here, the source image was a photograph of antique Japanese fabric samples that is transformed into a lustrous, mosaic-like weave, with a scale that recalls 16th century models of the genre.

Using again the collection of MAK in Vienna as a point of departure, Pae White develops a chess game composed of various toys and figurines. The figures are inspired by those the artist found in the MAK's archive. After a series of edits, Pae White sent the images of the found objects to fabricators around the globe. In places as diverse and distant as Lithuania and Ethiopia, the artists invited artisans and craftworkers to reinterpret these forms, reviving nameless, unattributed, and forgotten objects with new life and eliciting an array of cross-cultural and formal interpretations.

In the second room of the gallery, the artist presents an installation made of 540 neon, originally conceived for the London Underground Station of Gloucester Road.

Pae White lives and works in Los Angeles.



Kaufmann Repetto Website


Contact: Kaufmann Repetto
Via di Porta Tenaglia, 7
Milan
Tel: (39) 02 72 09 43 31

Events in Classical Music

The Harpsichord in my life : Giorgio Cerasoli
ROME  •  Studio 2  •  2 May 2014
 
 
The Harpsichord in my life:  Giorgio Cerasoli

Auditorium Parco della Musica Website



Detailed schedule information:
21h

Contact: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Rome
Italy

Tel: (39) 06 80 24 11

Events in Jazz

The Duke Ellington Orchestra
ROME  •  Sala Sinopoli  •  30 April 2014
 
The Duke Ellington Orchestra

Auditorium Parco della Musica Website



Detailed schedule information:
21h

Contact: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Rome
Italy

Tel: (39) 06 80 24 11

Bobo Stenson Trio
ROME  •  Teatro Studio  •  3 May 2014
 
 
Bobo Stenson Trio

Auditorium Parco della Musica Website



Detailed schedule information:
21h

Contact: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
00196 Rome
Italy

Tel: (39) 06 80 24 11



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