Art Exhibitions

10 Unmissable Exhibitions in Italy in 2024

In 2024, an extraordinary calendar featuring unmissable art exhibitions with renowned artists and their masterpieces showcased in some of the most important exhibition venues in Italy.
Claude Monet. Palazzo del Parlamento, effetto della luce solare. In mostra a Palazzo Zabarella fino al 12 maggio

If you love art and wish to explore Italy's rich artistic heritage, we have good news for you: 2024 offers an extraordinary calendar of exhibitions. An irresistible tourist attraction that invites you to discover artistic beauties in our country throughout every season, making Italy one of the most cherished destinations in the world for art lovers. From north to south, east to west, here's an overview of 10 major exhibitions not to be missed this year. Read the following lines and plan your holidays, making stops at some of Italy's most beautiful and important exhibition venues.

1. I Macchiaioli, Brescia

2024 started with a celebration of 19th-century Italian art. Until June 9th, the exhibition "The Macchiaioli" at Palazzo Martinengo in Brescia explores the Macchiaioli movement, a group of artists who revolutionized painting with their innovative technique and rebellious spirit. On display are over 100 masterpieces by artists such as Fattori, Lega, Signorini, Cabianca, and more.


Telemaco Signorini, Le acquaiole,1862

2. Mirò, la gioia del colore, Catania

In Catania, at the Palazzo della Cultura, from January 20th to July 7th, immerse yourself in the lively and fantastical world of Joan Mirò. The exhibition "Mirò, la gioia del colore" (Mirò, the Joy of Color) offers an in-depth look at the work of one of the greatest masters of surrealism, highlighting the joy expressed through his vibrant colors. This marks the third chapter of a series of exhibitions dedicated to the great Catalan master, featuring around a hundred works spanning approximately sixty years - from 1924 to 1981.


Mirò, Le lézard aux plumes d'or 3, 1967, litografia, 48x33,5cm, Collezione Bertrand Champetier

3. Picasso. La metamorfosi della figura, Milan

In Milan, from February 22nd to June 30th, the Mudec hosts an unmissable exhibition on Pablo Picasso, featuring paintings, drawings, and sculptures from major European museums dedicated to the artist. The exhibition explores the cultural sources that influenced Picasso's career and delves into the concept of metamorphosis in the painting of this 20th-century genius. The journey concludes with a focus on contemporary African artists inspired by his works.... read the rest of the article»

4. Van Gogh. Capolavori dal Kröller Müller Museum, Trieste

In Trieste, starting from February 22nd, the Revoltella Museum offers an unforgettable experience with the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh. A significant portion of the exhibited works is on an exceptional loan from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, home to one of the world's largest collections of Van Gogh. The exhibition, previously hosted in Rome, enjoyed great success with around 600,000 visitors in just a few months.

5. Monet, Padua

March opens with the impressionistic beauty of Claude Monet in Padua at the Centro Altinate San Gaetano, celebrating 150 years since the birth of the art movement most beloved by the general public. From March 9th, visitors can admire his breathtaking landscapes and immerse themselves in his unique vision of the world.

6. Anselm Kiefer. Angeli Caduti, Florence

Florence becomes the home of Anselm Kiefer's "Fallen Angels." An emotional exhibition offering a deep dive into the work of one of the greatest masters of art between the 20th and 21st centuries. The display at Palazzo Strozzi will be a journey through historical works and new productions, engaging in an original dialogue with Renaissance architecture. The exhibition is open to the public from March 22nd to July 21st.


Anselm Kiefer, Engelssturz (det.), 2022. Photo: Georges Poncet. © 2023 Anselm Kiefer

7. Impressionisti. L'Alba Della Modernità, Rome

Rome embraces the dawn of modernity with an exhibition dedicated to the Impressionists. From March 30th to July 28th, the Historical Museum of the Infantry sets the stage for a journey into art that revolutionized the very concept of visual representation. The exhibition "Impressionists: The Dawn of Modernity," an entirely new experience for the city of Rome, presents a core of approximately 200 works that testify to the impact of the artists who participated in the eight official "Impressionist" exhibitions. This extraordinary journey is enriched with paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, ceramics, and engravings, offering particular attention to all the techniques experimented with and employed by these masters.


8. Ricordando Fernando Botero. Via Crucis - La passione di Cristo, Turin

April brings the powerful artistic expression of Fernando Botero to Turin in the "Via Crucis" (Stations of the Cross). An intense reflection on the passion of Christ, currently on display in Milan. The exhibition aims to pay tribute to the life and work of the artist, who defied prejudices by maintaining fidelity to the canons of figurative art despite the rise of pop art. The exhibition will be open to the public from April 20th to July 21st at the Mastio della Cittadella.

9. Picasso. Lo straniero, Milan

In the second part of the year, Milan hosts another unmissable exhibition on Picasso. "The Stranger" explores the more intimate and perhaps less known side of the artist, offering a reflection on themes of hospitality, immigration, and relationships with others. The exhibition opens on September 20th at Palazzo Reale.

10. Munch - Palazzo Reale, Milan

Another eagerly anticipated event in September 2024 at Palazzo Reale in Milan is the encounter with the thrill of Edvard Munch's art, commemorating the 80th anniversary of his death. A unique opportunity to delve into the depths of the Norwegian artist's painting through a journey of 100 of his masterpieces, including paintings, drawings, and prints.


These 10 exhibitions are just the beginning of an exciting adventure that will lead you through different eras and styles. Whether you're a passionate art enthusiast or a newcomer, these exhibitions provide a unique opportunity to explore the captivating art world. Get ready for an art-filled 2024!

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Pubblicato il February 15, 2024