What's On: Italy-Related Exhibitions In The USA

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 07:00

In the picture: "Judith Slaying Holofernes" (c. 1620) by Artemisia Gentileschi

A round up of some of the exhibitions in the USA featuring Italian arts and culture over the coming months. Cinema Vezzoli An exhibition of Hollywood-inspired video artworks completes Italian artist and filmmaker Francesco Vezzoli’s three-exhibition international retrospective ‘The Trinity’. Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California When: January 2014 Website: http://www.moca.org/ Codex On The Flight Of Birds Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Codex on the Flight of Birds’, one of the world’s most famous notebooks, makes a rare appearance outside of Italy. Where: Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum, Washington, DC When: Until 22 October 2013 Website: http://airandspace.si.edu/ Francesco Vanni: Art In Late Renaissance Siena Francesco Vanni was the most important artist in Siena at the turn of the 17th century and a key figure in Italian Counter-Reformation painting. Vanni created altarpieces for every important church in Siena and received commissions in Rome, notably from Pope Clement VIII for an altarpiece for the Basilica of St. Peter. This monographic exhibition on Vanni includes more than 60 paintings and drawings by him, as well as prints following his designs. Where: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut When: 27 September 2013 to 5 January 2014 Website: http://artgallery.yale.edu/ Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing The Universe The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be mounted in the USA, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 to its demise at the end of World War II. Presenting more than 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944, the exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture, architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theatre and performance. Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York When: 21 February 2014 to 1 September 2014 Website: http://www.guggenheim.org/ Leonardo Da Vinci: Treasures From The Biblioteca Reale, Turin For the first time in New York, the Morgan presents Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Codex on the Flight of Birds’, together with one of his most celebrated drawings, the ‘Head of a Young Woman’, which served as a model for the ‘Virgin of the Rocks’. The pieces will be displayed with a selection of drawings by Leonardo and his followers. The works are on loan from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin. The show also features the Morgan’s ‘Codex Huygens’, a well-known copy of Leonardo’s lost manuscript on human proportions Where: The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, New York When: 25 October 2013 to 2 February 2014 Website: http://www.themorgan.org/ Renaissance And Baroque Bronzes From The Hill Collection The first public exhibition of this private collection devoted to the bronze figurative statuette. There are almost 40 sculptures from the 15th to 18th century in the show that exemplify the genre from its beginnings in Renaissance Italy to its dissemination across Europe. The Hill Collection is distinguished by rare, autograph masterpieces by Italian sculptors such as Andrea Riccio, Giambologna and Giuseppe Piamontini. The works by the Giambologna school evoke the splendour of the late Renaissance courts, while the richness of the international Baroque is represented by Alessandro Algardi’s religious sculptures. Where: The Frick Collection, New York, New York When: 28 January 2014 to 15 June 2014 Website: http://www.frick.org/ Tiberius: Portrait Of An Emperor An exhibition dedicated to the character and career of the Ancient Roman Emperor Tiberius. Where: Getty Villa, Malibu, California When: 16 October 2013 to 3 March 2014 Website: http://www.getty.edu/visit/ Tiepolo, Guardi And Their World: 18th-Century Venetian Drawings The Morgan’s collection of 18th-century Venetian drawings is among the world’s finest, with more than 300 sheets by renowned masters Giambattista Tiepolo and his son Domenico. The show features more than 100 works on paper and chronicles the originality of drawing during Venice’s second Golden Age.
 Where: The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, New York When: 27 September 2013 to 5 January 2014 Website: http://www.themorgan.org/ Venetian Glass By Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947 An exhibition of some 300 glassworks by the Italian designer and architect Carlo Scarpa that highlights his collaboration with the Venini Glassworks company during the 1930s and 1940s in Murano. The pieces are divided into groups according to technique. Scarpa’s radical glass designs were more than decorative or utilitarian objects and contemporary critics regarded them as examples of avant-garde modernity. Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York When: 5 November 2013 to 2 March 2014 Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/ Violence And Virtue: Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes One of the most famous and skilled painters of the Baroque era, Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi was centuries ahead of her time. Among the first female artists to achieve success in the 17th century, her painting ‘Judith Slaying Holofernes’ (c. 1620) epitomises her career. The masterpiece is making its first appearance in Chicago on loan from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The exhibition draws on the holdings of the Art Institute as well as a private collection in Chicago, putting Gentileschi’s work together with those of other by artists including Jacopo de’ Barbari and Felice Ficherelli. Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois When: 17 October 2013 to 9 January 2014 Website: http://www.artic.edu/