Science and Comics in Lucca: “E Lucean le stelle” Exhibition

The National Museum of Comics and the local council of Lucca want to pay homage to the year of science and astronomy with the special exhibition “E lucean le stelle… Viaggio per immagini e fumetti dal macrocosmo di Galilei al microcosmo di Einstein” (“And stars sparkle…A travel through images and comics from Galileo‘s macrocosm to Einstein’s microcosm”), an idea by Angelo Nencetti began on last 2nd May, which will continue until 31st December 2009.

The exhibition wants to pay homage to science and its greatest protagonists, such as Galileo, Einstein, Darwin and Newton, by exhibiting tales and comics created by the greatest international artists, as: Salgari, Enrico de’ Conti Novelli da Bertinoro, Jules Verne, Michael W. Kaluta, Fritz Lang, Weird Science, Hugo Pratt, Gradimir Smudja and many others.

On this occasion, Giorgio Gavazzano created a character called Galileo, who into the shoes of Cicero, will be our guide introducing us into a really wide exhibition itinerary: in fact, 2700 sq. m. will host the exhibition, in the halls of the National Museum of Comics and some historical buildings located in the centre of Lucca.

Such a magnificent and interactive set up was created in collaboration with the masters who every year produce the ornamental floats for the Viareggio Carnival and it captivates adults and teens in very stunning space atmospheres.

Through the use of comics as a teaching instrument which is beloved by the public, especially by young people, the exhibition’s aim is to develop an itinerary which is also editorial and to give visibility to scientific research, which from time immemorial it is considered an issue only a few people can deal with.

“E lucean le stelle” is made up of 6 great thematic sections, in which it is possible to see science through comics’ point of view:

- Section Galileo

- Section Disney

- Section Science in the Clouds

- Section Homage to the Moon

- Section From Macro to Micro Cosm.

Comics tales, unpublished illustrations and images, tales dedicated to science and scientific observation…everything at the National Museum of Comics and Image in Lucca until 31st December 2009.

Those renowned and funny Indian ink clouds, which from years astonish guys of every age, now pay homage to science! Don’t miss this fantastic event!

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Museo Nazionale del Fumetto e dell’Immagine
Piazza San Romano 4 (55100)

Tel: +39 058356326

Fax: +39 058356326


Open daily (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), closed on Mondays


4 euros, reduced 3 euros (groups, school children, students, servicemen, pensioners)

Admission free for children until 5 years old and disabled people with the accompanying person.

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