In the court, Palazzo Pepoli.Museo della Storia di Bologna hosts the exhibition "Le materie dei sogni. Nicola Zamboni", a tribute to one of the most famous contemporary sculptors.
The exhibition (June 16 - September 17, 2017) describes the vast production and long career of the Bolognese artist, through twelve sculptures made of different materials: stone, wood, bronze and copper.
There are tables sculpted in the stone of Vicenza, leaves, horses, angels, knights and copper dromedaries, terracotta figures, bronzes and finally wooden works, such as the monumental San Giorgio.
Literature is the fil rouge that connects the exposed works: a language that often transpires in Zamboni's sculptures. A writing Angel inspired by Dürer, above a dead horse in battle that appears to have emerged from the Non-existent Knight of Calvino, or the great stone books on the tables, those indicated by Erasmus or those surrounding the confused Musa. The exhibit is curated by Graziano Campanini and Pietro di Natale.