Arts guide: exhibits in Italy

Ferdinando de' Medici at Uffizi

Arts guide: exhibits in Italy

Rome, June 27 - The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy's art exhibitions: FLORENCE - Uffizi: The Great Prince, 1663-1713 - Collector and Patron: show marking 300th anniversary of death of Ferdinando de' Medici, including works by Andrea del Sarto, Carracci, Parmigianino; until November 3. - Palazzo Strozzi: An Idea of Beauty, including Vanessa Beecroft, Chiara Camoni, Andreas Gefeller, Alicja Kwade, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Isabel Rocamora, Anri Sala and Wilhelm Sasnal; until July 28. - Piazza Strozzi, The Springtime of the Renaissance, Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400-60; until August 18. MANTUA - Palazzo Te: video-artist Fabrizio Plessi 'interacts' with Giulio Romano frescoes; until September 15, first of cycle including Bill Viola, Candida Hofer, Giuseppe Penoen, Ai We Wei. MILAN - Palazzo Reale: Gianni Berengo Gardin, History of a Photographer, 180 black-and-white photos; until September 8. - Piazza della Scala: The World of Leonardo, until July 31. MONTEPULCIANO - Fortezza: Giorgio de Chirico, Portraits, Figure and Form, 68 works until September 30. PIEVE DI CADORE - Palazzo Cosmo: shown for first time in Titian's birthplace, his masterpiece Pope Alexander VI Presenting Jacopo Pesaro to Saint Peter (1502-1512), loaned from Antwerp's Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten; until October 6. RAVELLO - Villa Rufolo and square outside Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium: Mimmo Paladino, 50 sculptures; until October 31. ROME - Capitoline Museums: Archimedes: Art and the Invention of Science, until January 12. - same venue: The Age of Equilibrium; an array of ancient Roman statuary and decor highlighting the balance achieved between Rome and its provinces between the reigns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius; third installment of the five-year 'Giorni di Roma' cycle ranging from the Republican Era to Late Antiquity. - Roman Forum: The Revival of Antiquity in Contemporary Art, until September 29. - Ara Pacis: Genesis: Photographs by Sebastiano Salgado; until September 15. - Jewish Museum, Survivor: Primo Levi in the portraits of Larry Rivers; until October 15. - Palazzo Braschi: English landscape artists in Rome between the 18th and 19th centuries; until September 15. - Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Sciarra: Louise Nevelson, through July 21. - Colosseum: Constantine 313 AD: 200 works commemorating proclamation of religious freedom in Roman Empire; until September 5. - MAXXI: Francesco Vezzoli, until November 24. TURIN - Palazzo Madama: The Collector of Wonders, the Basilewsky Hermitage; marking the 150th anniversary of Turin's Civic Museums, a tribute to the art of collecting dedicated to Alexander Basilewsky, one of the most renowned collectors of the eighteenth century in Europe; 60 works from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, many not displayed in the West since they left France in 1885; until October 13. VENICE - various sites: 55th Art Biennial, 88 countries including for first time Vatican; until November 24. - Punto della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation: 'Praise of Doubt', 60 works by 20 contemporary giants including Maurizio Cattelan, Jeff Koons, Jeff Bauman, Adel Abdessemed, Marcel Broodthaers, Dan Flavin, Thomas Schutte and Charles Ray; until December 31.

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