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A Spring of Exhibitions in Bologna

Updated on 19 February 2024 From Bologna Welcome

Spring brings art into bloom: ranging from successful closing exhibitions to intriguing new ones, here are the highlights of this season at the most beautiful venues and palaces.

Check out the must-see spring exhibitions in Bologna

Painting in Bologna in the Long Nineteenth Century | 1796 - 1915

From 21 March to 30 June, Bologna proposes a large, widespread exhibition dedicated to nineteenth-century Bolognese painting, with an initiative that is unprecedented in terms of the number of works and venues involved: in fact, it will be possible to admire more than 500 works in fourteen different locations.

Vertigo – Video Scenarios of Rapid Changes

From 10 February to 30 June 2024, the MAST Foundation will be hosting an exhibition of 34 video works by 29 international artists, curated by Urs Stahel, on the theme of societal mutations as conveyed through video art.

-> Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-7pm


Fantastic animals: the garden of wonders

Step into the enchanted world of fantastic creatures and natural wonders at Palazzo Albergati. From 7 December 2023 to 5 May 2024, this exhibition will whisk you away to a universe of fantasy and extraordinary creatures, the perfect place for art and nature lovers.

-> Open all Wed - Mon from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Stregherie- Iconography, facts and scandals of history's subversives

From 17 February to 16 June, Palazzo Pallavicini will be hosting a fascinating exploration of witchcraft through iconography, historical facts and scandals that have marked the ages. An intriguing journey between myth and reality.

-> Open Thursday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Sharks and abyss

At Palazzo Pallavicini, from 10 February to 30 June, dive into the ocean depths with this extraordinary exhibition dedicated to sharks and sea creatures. A unique opportunity to approach the beauty and majesty of the underwater world.

-> Open Thursday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Bologna fotografata. People, places, photographers

Beneath the atmospheric Sottopasso di Piazza Re Enzo, from 12 May 2023 to 4 August 2024, marvel at the images that chronicle the history and soul of Bologna through the eyes of photographers. A visual journey that will bring you closer to the life and culture of the city.

-> Open Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 14-20, Sat-Sun 10-20


Mimmo Paladino

From 1 February to 7 April, Palazzo Boncompagni will be exhibiting the works of one of Italy's greatest contemporary artists. Discover the poetic and symbolic universe of Mimmo Paladino in an exhibition that will leave you breathless.

-> Open for guided tours in shifts:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the following slots: 15:30, 16:30 and 17:30

Saturday and Sunday: 10am-1pm and 3:30pm-6:30pm


Museum of Illusion

At Palazzo Belloni, from 27 January to 21 July, get ready to test your senses with optical illusions and visual games that challenge perception. A fun and intriguing experience for the whole family.

-> Open Sun-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm

Mythical and monstrous creatures. Reality and Vision in Ulisse Aldrovandi’s "Monstrorum Historia"

From 6 June 2023 to 31 May 2024, the Veterinary Anatomy and Teratology Collection will be showing the world of fantastic and monstrous animals through the eyes of the famous naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi. A fascinating journey between reality and imagination.

-> Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Mary Ellen Bartley: Morandi’s Books

Let us introduce you to the intimacy of Giorgio Morandi's studios through Mary Ellen Bartley's sensitive shots at the Museo Morandi, from 31 January to 7 July. A unique opportunity to discover the link between photography and pictorial art.

-> Open Tuesday and Wednesday 14-19, Thursday 14-20, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10-19


Pierpaolo Campanini. Miraggio

Finally, at the Pinacoteca Civica in Pieve di Cento, from 21 January to 26 May, admire the evocative works of Pierpaolo Campanini for a journey into imaginary and suggestive worlds.

-> Open Sundays and holidays: 10am-6pm

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