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From: 14/07/2016 - To: 13/11/2016

MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (Modern Art Gallery)

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Date of last update: 07/11/2016, 11:09

Italy → Bologna → MAMbo: the only Italian date and the last chance in Europe to visit the first retrospective dedicated to the extraordinary career of David Bowie, realized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London,

Started in London in 2013, the David Bowie Is exhibition is arriving in Bologna, at MAMbo – Modern Art Museum |Istituzione Bologna Musei, from July 14th to November 13th, 2016
David Bowie Is exhibit is a journey into the visionary nature of the White Duke, through a series of multimedia contents leading visitors into his creative process that has influenced contemporary culture, as well as visual and pop culture.

Ticket pre-sale is on Vivaticket.it (€ 15). Special tourist packages proposed by Bologna Welcome  are also available.

The curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh have selected more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive. Among them: Ziggy Stardust body suits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, photos by Brian Duffy; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; video excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth, music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974).

On show more personal items too, such as the original handwritten lyrics of his songs and some of his instruments. The final result of this unforgettable journey is the discovery of the evolution of Bowie’s creative ideas.

The exhibition format - thematically divided into three main sections - allows the visitor to appreciate all the theatrical and performative energy of Bowie with an open mind and without any limit.

Throughout the exhibition, the Education Department of MAMbo will be proposing a wide range of activities for all kind of public. In the same period many events related to the exhibition will be held in town, starting from those included in bè bolognaestate 2016, the rich summer programme of events coordinated by Comune di Bologna and taking place both in town and in its surroundings, from June to September - Info www.bolognaestate.it


Further information and updates on www.mambo-bologna.org - www.davidbowieis.it

  • From: 14/07/2016
  • To: 13/11/2016

Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 7pm (ticket office closes at 6pm); Thursday 10am to 11pm (ticket office closes at 10pm).
From September 10th, Thursday + Saturday 10am to 11pm (ticket office closes at 10pm).
Closed on Mondays

On Friday September 30 (“Notte Europea dei Ricercatori” ) special opening till 11pm (ticket office closes at 10pm).

Sunday, November 6th - open till 10pm
monday , November 7th - special opening from 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November - open till 10pm
Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November - open till 1,30am
Sunday, November 13th (last day of the exhibition) open till 11,30pm

  • Full daily ticket (including day and time) : € 15 online, at the ticket office and Vivaticket sales points
  • Full Open Day - fast lane: € 20 online, at the ticket office and Vivaticket sales points
  • Reduction: € 13 (from 7 to 15 years and over 65, university students with ID Card, Ticket MAMbo/Museo Morandi holders and Bologna Welcome Card holders) purchased online, at the ticket office and at all Vivaticket sales points
  • Reduction: € 7,50 with the Card Musei Metropolitani Bologna  and  Card Bologna Musei only at the ticket office and at Vivaticket sales points; Card Metropolitana Musei Family Package and Card Bologna Musei up to five participants, with at least one subscriber, € 7,50 per family member,  at the ticket office.
  • Free admission kids under 6 years, ICOM and AMACI members
  • University Students: € 10 on Wednesdays only at the ticket desk and at Vivaticket sales points
  • Groups, and students of secondary school level II (Minimum 15 persons): € 10 / pax ( reservation required)
  • School group up to secondary school level I:  € 5 / pax (reservation required)

For all information relating to visits, agreements, tickets and activities related to the exhibition please visit the official website www.davidbowieis.it

David Bowie is