Events for 150th Anniversary of Italian Unity continue in Genoa

From last March, 4th, two exhibitions have been being underway at Galleria d’Arte Moderna and Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti in Genoa (Region of Liguria) joined by the same theme: the Italian Unity, from Risorgimento to the New Century.

Such exhibitions show to the visitors some sections about Italy and the Savoy family, the great examples of the past used for educating and teaching history with painting, about Italian lifestyle between traditions and progress, conditions of childhood and Italy at work.

At the Museum of Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti there will be a space dedicated to the revolution of the en plein air painting with the great season of the Scuola dei Grigi (made up of Alfredo D’Andrade, Tammar Luxoro, Ernesto Rayper, Serafín Avendaño, Vincenzo Cabianca, Luigi Bechi).

Until September, 25th 2011 it will be possible to visit these great exhibitions showing the audience real masterpieces dating back to 19th century.

Almost 200 works suggesting a loon on the protagonists of the history of Italian art in 19th century and the society of the time.

At Galleria d’Arte Moderna, there will be masterpieces created by great artists such as: Gerolamo and Domenico Induno, Vincenzo Cabianca, Gaetano Chierici, Luigi Bechi, Santo and Antonio Varni, Giulio Monteverde Angelo Dall’Oca Bianca, Egisto Lancerotto, Giovanni Scanzi, Enrico Lionne, Cesare Tallone, Luigi De Servi, Tullio Salvatore Quinzio.

At the Museum of Accademia Ligustica, as a protagonist of Risorgimento, there will be the pacific revolution, without weapons or injured: the revolution of Impressionism painting, with a real landscape and en plein air easels, between spring and autumn, on the Bormida river banks or on the sandy beaches of Versilia.

The renowned experience of Scuola dei Grigi will come to life again thanks to the artistic materials of the ateliers of academies and masterpieces created by Tammar Luxoro, Ernesto Rayper, Serafín Avendaño, Alfredo D’Andrade, Pasquale Domenico Cambiaso and many more.

In addition, there will be the chance to enjoy guided tours organized for adults and workshops conceived for children.


Besides the exhibitions, nine itineraries have been created throughout the city offering visitors a break in the museums Wolfsoniana, Raccolte Frugone, Museo del Risorgimento, Palazzo Reale, which organized some little exhibitions and openings of places usually closed to the public. It will be very interesting to visit and marvel at monuments as Palazzo Orsini, Palazzo Celesia, Banca d’Italia, the monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the one to Vittorio Emanuele II.

Opening Hours:

GAM and Wolfsoniana: Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Raccolte Frugone: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p. m.
Accademia Ligustica: Tuesday to Friday, 2.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
(Closed on Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
Close on Monday

Further information about the city of Genoa and Liguria are available on About Liguria.

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