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Nativity- I presepi di Ivan Dimitrov

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From: 16/12/2017 - To: 7/01/2018

Palazzo Isolani, Piazza Santo Stefano, 16 - Bologna

Phone +39 329 2269750

Date of last update: 21/02/2018, 14:13

Palazzo Isolani - the charming eighteenth-century historic palace located in Piazza Santo Stefano in the heart of Bologna - will be housing the exhibition "Nativity- I presepi di Ivan Dimitrov" (Nativity- the Ivan Dimitrov's Christmas cribs), from December 16th, 2017 to 16th January 2018.
More than 300 scultures dedicated to the Nativity will be featured in this fascinating and richly decorated location. Each work is a unique piece and was personally hand formed and shaped by the artist using terracotta. Sizes range from 30 to 50 cm height.
Showpieces of the exhibit are the cribs dedicated to eminent artists such as Durer, Leonardo, Rembrandt, Rubens from which Ivan Dimitrov took inspiration, reproducing some of their famous paintings with his terracotta sculptures.

The exhibition of Ivan Dimitrov's cribs took place several times in the '90s and late 2000s and has always been a very peculiar Christmas show in Bologna, highly appreciated by thousands of visitors. Ivan Dimitrov is a very well known sculptor. He is of Bulgarian origins but he has been living in Italy, in Bologna, since the 80s. He attended many important exhibitions and events in Italy and abroad.
The exhibition has the patronage of Emilia-Romagna Region, of Municipality of Bologna - Quartiere Santo Stefano and of Cultural Association “Francesco Francia”. It is organized by Studio Santo Stefano art gallery.

The exhibition will be open daily holidays included, and on December 25th and January 1st too.
Further information and updates www.mostradimitrov.com  - tel. +39 329 2269750.

  • From: 16/12/2017
  • To: 7/01/2018

On weekdays , 24th and 31th December 9,30 am-1pm      2,30- 5,30pm
On holidays and Epiphany day  9,30 am-1 pm       2,30-8 pm
On Christmas day and New Year' s day 10am-1pm    3-8 pm

Box office closes half an hour before

Full ticket euro 7.50

Reduced price ticket:
Bologna Welcome Card  holders euro 5.00
€6.00 coupon reduction holders 
€4.00 visitors from 6 to 12 yers old
€5.00 groups of min. 10 people

For groups, reservation required at 329 2269750

Free entrance: 
Children up to 5 years old - complimentary coupon holders - one guide for each group.

"NATIVITY - I PRESEPI DI IVAN DIMITROV". Omaggio ai Grandi Maestri