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Hugo Pratt e Corto Maltese

50 anni di viaggi nel mito

From: 4/11/2016 - To: 19/03/2017

Palazzo Pepoli. Museo della Storia di Bologna

via Castiglione 8 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 19936343

Reference maps: D-4

Date of last update: 05/12/2016, 15:40

Over 400 works by Hugo Pratt, including drawings, water colours, Indian ink drawings, magazines and rarities and all the 164 original plates for “Una balata del mare salato” (A Ballad of the Salt Sea), a classic of comic strip literature in which Corto Maltese made his debut.

The exhibition Hugo Pratt e Corto Maltese - 50 anni di viaggi nel mito  at Palazzo Pepoli - Museo della Storia di Bologna (4 November 2016 - 19 March 2017), celebrates Hugo Pratt and the 50 years of his alter ego Corto Maltese: a real twentieth century literary myth, an anti-hero born at La Valletta in 1887 to an English sailor and an Andalusian gypsy, 1.83 metres tall with honey-coloured eyes and a ring in his left ear. A romantic seafarer and gentleman of fortune, who haunted the dreams of generations of readers.

Hugo Pratt, an expert on humanity and folk, globetrotter, actor, guitar player, but above all a man who employed boundless imagination to draw literature, has given us some of the best pages of intertwined fiction and twentieth century history through a vision of a romantic adventurer that is never banal. Born on the beach at Rimini in 1927, tramp and traveller, but entirely Venetian, he possessed the skill to bring back the importance of the sea to his readers, playing tricks with mirrors, involving imagination and reality, the typical atmosphere of picaresque novels, dangerous women, abstract art and photographic realism.

The exhibition displays not only Corto Maltese but also Anne of the Jungle (1959), Ernie Pike (1961), Sergeant Kirk (1955), and the incredible plates and water colours of the Desert Scorpions that take us to the Ethiopia of 1941-1942, superimposing imaginary characters on historic figures.

Educational initiatives for schools, groups, individuals and families are also scheduled, to help people to explore the magic Pratt so skilfully created - Read more about the educational initiatives.

Hugo Pratt e Corto Maltese - 50 anni di viaggi nel mito  is organised by CMS.Cultura Genus Bononiae. Musei nella Città with the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna. In collaboration with Cong – Hugo Pratt Art Properties. Curated by Patrizia Zanotti.

Further information and updates www.mostrapratt.it

  • From: 4/11/2016
  • To: 19/03/2017

Tuesday to Friday 10am – 7pm; Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 7pm (Last admittance one hour before closing time). Closed on Mondays

Special opening times
Thursday 17 November 10am – 10pm / Thursday 8 December 10am – 7pm / Thursday 15 December 10am – 10pm / Saturday 24 December 10am – 4pm / Sunday 25 December 10am – 7pm / Monday 26 December 10am – 7pm / Saturday 31 December 10am – 4pm / Sunday 1 January 10am – 7pm / Monday 2 January 10am – 7pm / Friday 6 January 10am – 7pm / Thursday 19 January 10am – 10pm / Thursday 26 January 10am – 10pm / Thursday 16 February 10am – 10pm

Tickets Open ticket € 13.00 (visit the exhibition without fixing a date or exact time. The ticket can be used as a gift)
Full price € 11.00
Reduced price € 9.00 (military personnel and members of the police forces, handicapped people, accredited journalists, holders of Bologna Welcome Card, holders of Metropolitan Museums Card, holders of a City Red Bus ticket, holders of an IKEA Family Card, members of TPER, FAI, Alitalia, Coop and Touring Club, and those taking part in guided tours) Special Reduced price € 8.00 (visitors 6-18 year old not in school groups, university students presenting their cards on Tuesdays, holders of tickets for the Palazzo Fava exhibition “Bologna dopo Morandi. 1945-2015”, members of the public who attend the special Thursday openings from 7pm to 10pm, tickets to other Genus Bononiae venues: Santa Maria della Vita, San Colombano and Palazzo Fava)
Free tickets: children up to 5 years old (inclusive) not in school groups; group leaders (1 for each group); teachers accompanying pupils/students (2 for each group); ICOM members presenting their membership cards; one helper per handicapped person; holders of a Genus Bononiae Membership Card; accredited tourist guides; accredited journalists on duty, subject to application for accreditation.
Reduced price for groups € 9.00 booking required, min 10, max 30 pax.
Reduced price for schools € 5.00 booking required, max 30 pax
Family ticket € 23.00 (1 adult + 2 children)
Family ticket € 30.00 (2 adults + 2 children)

Info: www.mostrapratt.it/eng/tickets

Free cloakroom. Bags and backpacks must be deposited. Photographs can only be taken without flash. Access and toilets for the disabled. No pushchairs, umbrellas, animals, food or drinks. Free entrance to Bookshop and Café.

Hugo Pratt e Corto Maltese - 50 anni di viaggi nel mito