Italy: the best art exhibitions in 2014

Published in: News 01/07/2014

A rich year of artistic events is ahead, so many exhibitions and retrospectives are scheduled in the main Italian cities. Here are the dates, the artists and the correct pronunciation of their names.


RAVENNA - Museo d'Arte della Città, Loggetta Lombardesca
The Charm of Frescos - The detached masterpieces from Pompeii to Giotto, from Correggio to Tiepolo
February 16, 2014 - June 15, 2014

The exhibition Traces the ancient history and fortune of the detachment of wall paintings, as the history of the aesthetic taste, of the collecting, restoration and preservation of the ancient Italian pictorial heritage. 


BOLOGNA - Palazzo Fava
Girl with a Pearl Earring - The Myth of the Golden Age
February 8, 2014 - May 25, 2014

At Palazzo Fava in Bologna, featuring 37 paintings from the Mauritshuis (a major pictorial art museum in Netherlands), this major exhibition will include one of the world’s best-known painting: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer.


FORLÌ - Musei San Domenico
Liberty - A style for modern Italy
February 1, 2014 – June 15, 2014

The exhibition shows the artistic path of Liberty style (Art Nouveau, Jugendstil) in Italy, an international style of art, architecture and applied art that was most popular during 1890 - 1910.


ROMA - Galleria Borghese
Giacometti. The sculpture
February 5, 2014 – May 25, 2014

At the Borghese Gallery, a personal art exhibition of Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss artist and sculptor, who left a strong mark in the art of the twentieth century.


VENEZIA - Museo Correr
Léger 1910-1930 - The vision of the contemporary city
February 8, 2014 - June 2, 2014

In the beauty of Venice, a big exhibition dedicated to Fernand Léger, the French painter with a very personal interpretation of cubism.


ROMA - Complesso del Vittoriano, Via San Pietro in Carcere
Musée d'Orsay. Masterpieces
February 21, 2014 – June 8, 2014

From the collection of the famous museum in Paris, masterpieces by Gauguin, Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Manet and other remarkable artists.



ROVIGO - Palazzo Roverella
The Nordic Obsession. Böcklin, Klimt, Munch and Italian painting
February 22, 2014 – June 21, 2014

An exhibition of major works of Nordic art (Scandinavian, Baltic, Scottish and German) reveals the Nordic influence on Italian artists. Masterpieces by Böcklin, Hodler, Klimt, Klinger, von Stuck and Munch.



FERRARA - Palazzo dei Diamanti di Ferrara
Matisse. The figure. The strength of the line, the emotion of color
February 22, 2014 – June 15, 2014

Featuring more than a hundred paintings, sculptures and works on paper, which will explain the creative artistic adventure of French artist Henri Matisse.


VENEZIA - Museo Fortuny
Dora Maar - Despite Picasso
March 8, 2014 - July 14, 2014

The fascinating Parisian photographer Dora Maar has been finally acknowledged for her contribution to photography and not just for being Picasso’s mistress.


ROMA - Scuderie del Quirinale
Frida Kahlo
March 20, 2014 – August 31, 2014

Magnificent exhibition dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), a symbol of the artistic avant-garde in Mexico in the 20th century.


GENOVA - Palazzo Ducale
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
September 20, 2014 – February 15, 2015

A gaze into Frida's private life: a world of huge sufferings and infinite love for her husband Diego Rivera.


VICENZA - Basilica Palladiana
From Tutankhamun to Van Gogh, Art of Nocturnal Light
December 24, 2014 – June 2, 2015

On display 80 masterpieces from major museums around the world: paintings by Tiziano, Caravaggio, and Manet, Cézanne, Monet, Gauguin, Rothko, Hopper… all representing the magic of the night.

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