08/07/2021 - 29/08/2021
The Fondazione Museo del Tessuto di Prato dedicates the exhibition Turandot e l'Oriente fantastico di Puccini, Chini e Caramba, to the suggestion of Orientalism in the first decades of the 20th century. The sets, theatrical dresses, ornaments and stage jewelry are those used in Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, from the collection of soprano Iva Pacetti, designed by costume designer Luigi Sapelli, better known as Caramba. There are also some oriental objects conserved at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology, donated by Galileo Chini in 1950, which, at the beginning of the 1900s, represented the fascination of the exotic. It was Chini himself who conceived the set design for the theatrical premiere of the unfinished opera, staged at the Teatro della Scala on April 25, 1926. The musical direction was entrusted to Arturo Toscanini. The collaboration of the Archivio Storico Ricordi of Milan has made it possible to present the original poster of the opera, which has become an icon of attention to oriental art, in a synthesis of reality and scenic fantasy. On Thursday, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 9 p.m., there is a free guided tour of the exhibition for the sole cost of the museum entrance fee. Reservations required.
An exhibition celebrating the prestigious milestone reached by the Murano glassworks Nason Moretti, which was started in 1923, is underway at the Murano Glass Museum. Since its inception, the furnace turned special attention to glass for the table, characterized by intense colors. Glassware, which became icons of 20th-century glass art, is presented, such as the […]
18/05/2023 - 06/01/2024EVENTS
The Ginori Museum, which as of 2019 is part of the “Fondazione Museo Archivio Richard Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia,” is still closed to the public, but can be seen online, (museoginori.org), because it “already has so many stories to tell,” not only as a place that preserves a vast artistic and archival heritage, but […]
The rose window, the upper part of the large four-light window in the Chapel of Santa Croce, in the Bolognese basilica was made between 1464 and 1466. The preparatory cartoons were made by the painter Michele di Matteo and the stained-glass window executed by the master glassmaker and German Dominican friar Jacob Griesigner, later to […]
“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]