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Eve Arnold, exhibition in Turin – Palazzo Madama

Eve Arnold Exhibition in TurinIn Turin, until April 27th, you can visit the exhibition dedicated to the American photographer Eve Arnold.

What drove and kept me going over the decades? What was the motive force? If I had to use a single word, it would be curiosity“. Eve Arnold

Just how curious she was is evident in the timeline of the projects she undertook in her long career. It takes up one whole wall and makes for an illuminating read, not just because of the longevity of her career – from the late 1940s to the 90s – but for the range of subjects she tackled.

She’s been documentary and portrait painters, her name is linked to the portraits of high society and Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe as well as presidents and activists such as Malcolm X, who personally chose her to document his battle for civil rights.

Famous are his reporting in remote regions of the planet commissioned by “Life”, the “Sunday Times” and the most prestigious magazines of the period.

The 83 photographs in the exhibition, in black and white and color, are taken from her most important and significant works as a photographer from 1950 to 1984 and are divided in 12 sections:
“Fashion Show in Harlem,” “Malcolm X,” “Voodoo Rituals to Haiti “,” The important first 5 minutes of a newborn baby “,” Marlene Dietrich “,” Marilyn Monroe “,” Joan Crawford “,”Celebrities”, “Afghanistan”, “Behind the Veil”, “China” and “India.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a book containing the selection of photographs of the exhibition, a contribution from the journalist and photography critic Angela Madesani and from the famous writer Simonetta Agnello Hornby.

Entrance fees:
Adults: 8 € (included audio guide).
Reduced: 5 € (from 15 to 18 years old, groups and other conventions – included audio guide)
Free: kids under 14; disabled people;

Turin presents the exhibition “The Collector of Wonders: The Basilewsky’s Hermitage”

Since June 7th and until October, 13th, a great exhibition will be held at Palazzo Madama in Turin in order to celebrate 150th anniversary of Turin’s Civic Museums. Its title is “The Collector of Wonders: The Basilewsky’s Hermitage”.

Such an exhibition wants to pay homage to the great collector and art addict Alexander Basilewsky, a very important personage of 19th century European collecting. This was made possible also thanks to the collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg

The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through European art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, with 85 works of art from the collection of Alexander Basilewsky,

Turin between cinema and art

On January, 23rd, the exhibition “Gianini and Luzzati. Cartoons” was inaugurated at the National Museum of Cinema in Turin. The exhibition at the Mole Antonelliana will be on the calendar until 12th May 2013.

For the first time the original materials of animation movies will be put on display of these two extraordinary artists. More than 200 characters, sketches, sets, storyboards testifying the creative process that gave rise to some of the masterpieces of the international animation cinema will be the protagonists of this special exhibition.

“Dante ti amo” in Turin. Dante’s travel among texts and images

Until January 31st, Palazzo Madama will give you the opportunity to marvel at the prestigious Camera delle Guardie for visiting the interesting exhibition called “Dante ti amo” (“Dante I love you”).

The exhibition is dedicated to the original manuscripts, incunabula and ancient editions of his world-famous “The Divine Comedy” and, in addition, visitors will also find the first illustrated editions of  Dante’s masterpiece.

All the materials and documents of the exhibition belong to Livio Ambrogio’s collection,

Butterflies and Screws in Turin until July, 6th

You still have time until July 6th 2012 for visiting the exhibition dedicated to environment organized by the Regional Museum of Natural Science in Turin.

The exhibition title is “Bulloni e Farfalle – 150 anni di Ambiente” (“Butterflies and Screws – 150 Years of Environment”) and its purpose is to retrace the evolution of nature and technology through the help of photos, panels with descriptions and explications and documentary films.

Such an exhibition wants to tell the innovation and arouse curiosity in visitors about the most significant changes of nature throughout the years.