Top Art Exhibitions to see in Italy in Autumn 2017

Top Art Exhibitions to see in Italy in Autumn 2017

Coming back to the city, resume busy life, get back to the routine it is so hard. But the impact may be mitigated by taking time to events, cultural entertainments and hobbies. If among these there are art, exhibitions and interactive experiences, the fall season will offer you a lot of interesting appointments.
This autumn will delight us with many exhibits and Italian and international events.
Let’s see what the main Italian cities will offer us.


From September 29th to January 28th 2018, at Palazzo Reale it is possible to admire 18 masterpieces by Caravaggio: one of the most complex and original personalities in the history of art. An artist from elusive and rude character, who knew how to impress in his works the crudeness and grace, ushering an original and provocative style. There will be works coming from major Italian and foreign museums. For the first time, the canvases of Caravaggio will be accompanied by the respective radiographic images which will enable the public to discover the artist’s path from his initial thought up to completion of the work.

At the Palazzo Reale, from October 17th to February 18th 2018, it’s on display also one of the most significant figures of 19th century art: “TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. Il mondo fuggevole.” The monographic exhibition is a reconstruction of all the stages of the stylistic evolution of the Bohemian artist: from painting to graphic design, from photography to lithography.

For the lovers of multimedia exhibits, from October 13th, Museo della Permanente will host “Chagall. Sogno di una notte d’estate”. The Belarusian artist will be told not through his works, but through a sensory storytelling directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi. A process made of theatre, music, poetry and art, will talk about the key moments in the life of Chagall.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele [Photo credit kuhnmi]

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele [Photo credit kuhnmi]

To top it off the winter season, February the 1st 2018 arrives at MUDEC-Museo delle Culture di Milan, the major retrospective of the controversial Mexican artist Frida Kahlo: “Frida. Oltre il mito.” After 15 years, it is finally possible to see the two most important collections in the world of the artist from the Museo Dolores Olmedo of Mexico City and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, combined with some masterpieces from other authoritative international museums, never seen before in our country.


In the sumptuous rooms of Venaria Reale, from July 29th until January 28th 2018, will be collected the productions by Giovanni Boldini and a selection of artists of his time. More than 100 masterpieces which immortalize on canvas the feminine charm, their sumptuous and swishing clothes, la Belle Époque and its living rooms.


Venaria Reale, Turin

For the lovers of photography, instead, from October 7th to January 7th 2018, at the Reggia di Venaria Reale, will be exhibited 220 photographs by Peter Lindberg, one of the most important contemporary fashion photographers. The exhibition “Peter Lindberg – A different vision on fashion photography”, captures the most beautiful supermodel of ’90 like Cincy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.


The master of contemporary art David Hockney arrives for the first time in Italy. Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna Ca’ Pesaro in Venice will host, from June 24th until October 22nd 2017, the most recent project by the artist which includes 82 portraits and still life. In the year of Biennale dedicated to Visual Arts, the program aims to explore the languages of contemporary artistic research.

Gand Canal, Venice

Gand Canal, Venice


From May and extended until November 15thVan Gogh Alive – The Experience“, the great multimedia exhibition chronicling the life and works of the great Dutch painter in the last 10 years of his life. Housed in the ex-Church of San Mattia, the visitors have the opportunity to live a unique multi-sensory experience: 50 high definition projectors, surround sound and multi-channel graphics will produce really surprising symphonies, lights, colors and sounds.

From December 15th until April 13th 2018 the MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna will host “REVOLUTIJA. Da Chagall a Malevich, da Repin a Kandinsky”: a spectacular exhibition organized thanks to an exclusive collaboration with the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. 70 works to tell the proliferation and the extreme and fascinating modernism of Arts of the Russian avant-garde between the years 1910 and 1920.


The city of the Renaissance will host in the charming Palazzo Strozzi, from September 21st to January 21st  2018 “Il Cinquecento a Firenze. Tra Michelangelo, Pontormo e Giambologna.”. An extraordinary exhibition dedicated to the art of the 16th century in Florence. 41 artists for a total of 70 paintings and sculptures to tell the cultural and intellectual expression of the exceptional talents of that time.

Romantic weekend in Florence


In the wake of the experiential exhibitions, the Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte hosts the exhibit “Da Vinci Experience” until October 8th. The exhibition is an amazing multimedia show where  the pictures, the codes but also the models of machines of Leonardo are reproduced  in a facsimile way. The show will travel around the world.


At the Complesso del Vittoriano will be inaugurated on October 19th the retrospective of the father of Impressionism: Monet. Open until 21 February 2018, the exhibition includes about 60 works from the Musée Marmottan Monet which preserves the works that the artist kept in his home at Giverny: from caricatures to rural landscapes, to the beloved and famous flowers of his garden.


Roman forum – Rome

From September 22nd to October 21st 2018, at the Scuderie del Quirinale will be on show another artistic genius: Pablo Picasso. The exhibition “Pablo Picasso. Tra Cubismo e Classicismo: 1915-1925” is a tribute to the period following the Italian experience of the artist. For the first time in Rome, will also be exposed the majestic canvas Sipario Parade (17 meters long and 10 high).


Dulcis in fundo, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli offers a journey into the Inca era with the exhibition: “Il mondo che non c’era. Dagli Olmechi ai Maya, dagli Aztechi agli Inca“.  An exhibition of masterpieces such as the rare stone masks of Teotihuacan, Mayan vases and anthropomorphic statuettes. The exhibition is open until June 30th 2017.

A season full of fascinating and interesting exhibits. We have nothing to do but an exciting tour for our charming Italy.