The exhibition gathers more than 120 works by the great artist Francesco Hayez, from paintings to frescoes including some important pieces such as ‘The Death of Adradate‘ and the ‘Two Foscaris‘. The disposition of the works of art follows a chronologic order and includes self-portraits, paintings from the artist’s life in Venice and in Rome, as well as markers of his stylistic evolution towards the Romantic style. The exhibition features different subjects ranging from historic paintings to portraits, from mythological to daily life events that testify the changes society underwent throughout the 19th century. Ten lunettes part of one massive complex of frescoes from the Palazzo Ducale in Venice complete the offer and give a highlight on the artist’s creative and innovative personality.
A catalogue on the exhibition by its curator Fernando Mazzocca and in collaboration with Cecilia Ghibaudi, Isabella Marelli and Francesca Valli will be on sale.
We suggest our readers to pay attention to the special location of this exhibition: Gallerie d’Italia, a museum whose entrance is in Piazza Scala and which stretches through three beautiful historic buildings. In particular, one of them used to house the bank Banca Commerciale.
Free admission on 8 November, book by writing at email@example.com and don’t forget to add that you read the news on Where Milan.
Free admission every first Sunday of the month.
Audio guides are free and included in the ticket price.
You can book or ask for more information through a free call (from Italy), T: 800.167619
Open Tue-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm; Thurs 9.30am-10.30pm. Closed on Mondays. Last entry one hour before closing.
People under 18 have free admission, school groups have free guided visits
You can both visit the exhibition on Hayez and the permanent collection with one only ticket of 10 € (check the official website for reductions)
Guided visits also in English language, available on booking
>> For additional information visit the official website
>> Download area: press release + photos of the exhibition pieces (Italian language)
on 6 November, the museum will temporarily close at 4pm (last admission 3pm) and reopen from 7pm to 9.30pm (last admission at 9pm).
The Hayez exhibition will be partly closed (rooms 7, 8, 9, 10) on 19 November afternoon, 3 December afternoon and 10 December afternoon.