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Jul 06, 2010 at 10:39 PM

(ANSA) - Rome, July 2 - The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy's art exhibitions:

BARI - Castello Svevo: Chiara Caselli, Fotografie; the internationally-acclaimed actress's first solo photography show, curated by one of Italy's leading experts on contemporary art; until July 16.

COMO - Villa Olmo: Pieter Paul Rubens, 25 works plus 40 by painters of his circle including Van Dyck, Jordaens, Thulden; until July 25:


  - Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti: Caravaggio and Caravaggeschi in Florence, 100 works including two recently attributed to the master; until October 10.

  - Accademia and Horne Museum: Virtues of Love, 40 Florentine Renaissance paintings celebrating wedded bliss, from Italian and foreign museums; until November 1.

  - Palazzo Strozzi: De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte, Balthus: A Look Into The Invisible; focuses on Metaphysical art, comparing and contrasting this with other movements such as Dadaism, Surrealism, Magical Realism and Neo-Romanticism; over 100 works from public and private collections around the world, until July 18.

GENOA - Villa del Principe: Genoa's most celebrated palazzo celebrates its reopening with a show gathering 80 landscapes in the Doria Pamphilij collections including Caravaggio's Rest on the Flight into Egypt; until September 26.

MILAN - Palazzo Reale: Rome and China, The Two Empires: 450 Imperial Rome and Qin-Han dynasty masterpieces from second century BC to fourth century AD; until September 5.

POMPEII - Entrance to site: exhibition on city's final day on August 24, AD 79; scale of destruction; history of digs; current risks from Vesuvius; present show until August 1 but will later be part of a permanent display introducing visitors to the site.


  - Palazzo Ruspoli: The Colours of Darkness, 39 works of the Caravaggeschi, followers of Caravaggio for centuries overshadowed by the master; until July 18.

  - Mercati Traianei: William Klein, Photos of Rome 1956-60; until July 15.

  - Musei Capitolini: The Age of Conquest: The Lure of Greek Art in Rome; masterpieces looted from Greece between the third and first centuries BC; until September 5.

  - Palazzo Venezia: Renaissance Sculpture. Donatello, Bregno and Michelangelo in 15th century Rome; features some 30 pieces, including some rarely-seen works; until September 5.

   - Palazzo delle Esposizioni; Nature According to De Chirico; showcases 120 artworks from collections around the world and has been timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of De Chirico's creation of the Metaphysical movement; until July 11.

ROVERETO - MART: American Art 1850-1960, 100 works from the Phillips Collection in Washington from 19th-century landscape artists and Impressionists to Hopper, O'Keefe, Pollock and Rothko; until September 26.

SIENA - Santa Maria della Scala, Opera della Metropolitana and Pinacoteca Nazionale: 'From Jacopo della Quercia to Donatello, Early Renaissance Art in Siena'; 300 works including 20 polyptychs reconstructed for the occasion, 25 restored works, loans from around the world; until July 10.

TIVOLI - Villa Adriana: Show charting rise and fall of Hadrian's Villa; dozens of artefacts returned from collections around the world; until November 1.

TRENTO - Buoncastiglio Castle; The Adventure of Glass: From the Renaissance to the 20th Century between Venice and Distant Worlds; brings together over 700 masterpieces celebrating glass production on the Venetian island of Murano; runs until November 7.

TURIN - Fondazione Merz: Mario Merz, Pageantry of Painting; 20 works from European museums and private collections; until September 26.

UDINE - Castello: Giambattista Tiepolo, 20 engravings and 30 other works; until October 31.


  - Magazzine del Sale (Vedova Foundation): Louise Bourgeois, The Fabric Works, 98 pieces by French-American sculptor who died May 31; also some large sculptures including trademark giant spider; until September 19.

 - Ca' Foscari: 20th-century Russian art from the Morgante and Sandretti Collections, from the Tsar to Stalin and Putin; avant-garde, Social Realism and 'unofficial' works by Benois, Koncalovskij, Larionov, Goncarova, Ekster, Chagall, Kandinskij, Malevich, Tatlin, Fal'k; until July 25.


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