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Uniform into the work / out of the work

The two photography exhibitions curated by Urs Stahel, one group and one solo show, are dedicated to work uniforms, to the many types of clothing worn by workers in different historical, social and professional settings.

start date:25/01/2020 final date: 3/05/2020 address: Via Speranza, 42, 40133 Bologna BO - Fondazione Mast rif map iat: L-8 ph: +39 051 6104846 email: website: hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 7 pm entrance:

Free entrance


From 7 December the Museo Civico Archeologico of Bologna is hosting “Etruscans. Journey Through the Lands of the Rasna”, a major exhibition devoted to Etruscan civilization.

start date: 7/12/2019 final date:24/05/2020 address: Museo Archeologico - Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2, 40124 Bologna rif map iat: D-4 ph: +390517168807 email: website: hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:00 – 18.00 Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 – 20.00 entrance:

full: € 14
General and Bologna Welcome Card reduced-price : € 12
special reduced-price: € 10
reduced-price with Museums Card/kids: € 7
Info&booking: +39.051.7168807

NOI. Non erano solo canzonette

The years that have revolutionized the social, ethical and economic systems of Italy, depicted by the Music that has spoken their languages, felt their atmosphere and communicated their emotions.

start date:29/11/2019 final date:12/04/2020 address: Via de' Gombruti 13/a, Bologna rif map iat: D-3 ph: +393311047160 email: website: hours: Monday - Friday: 4 pm – 10 pm Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm Sunday: 10 am – 9 pm From January the 7th, 2020: Monday and Tuesday: open for school laboratories and guided tours only entrance:

The exhibition will be closed until Sunday March 1 included. Everyone that has purchased the tickets for the special closing days can choose to use the ticket for a new date of their free will or ask for refund.

Full Price: 12,00€
Reduced: 10,00 € (people aged 18 to 26, over 65 with official ID, military force with ID card, touristic guides with ID card, authorized journalists with ID card, persons accompanying disabled visitors, ICOM members)
“Special” Reduced: 8,00€ (Bologna Welcome Card, Bologna Card Musei, COOP members, conventions)
Family Ticket: 20,00€ (2 adults + max. 3 kids/young people aged between 6 and 17)
Young people/School ticket: 5,00€ (children/young people aged 6 to 17 / 2 accompanying persons per class)
University Students on Wednesday (with university ID card): 5,00€
Free: children under 6, visitors with disabilities (with disability card)
Open Ticket: 14,00€
Ticket without time constraints and valid from the day after the reservation until the end of the exhibition.
“Skip the line” Open Ticket: 16,00€
Ticket without time constraints and valid from the moment of the reservation and for immediate entry.

Chagall. Sogno e Magia

An exhibition dedicated to the great Russian artist Chagall will open on September 20th at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna. 

start date:20/09/2019 final date: 1/03/2020 address: Palazzo Albergati - via Saragozza 28 rif map iat: E-2 ph: +39051 030141 email: website: hours: Opening times Every day from 10am to 8pm (Ticket office closes 1h before) Special openings 1 november 10.00am – 8.00pm 8 December 10.00am – 8.00pm 24 December 10.00am – 5.00pm 25 December 4.00pm – 8.00pm 26 December 10.00am – 8.00pm 31 December 10.00am – 5.00pm 1 January 10.00am – 8.00pm 6 January 10.00am – 8.00pm entrance:

Full price with audioguide € 15.00
Full price € 14.00

Reduced price with audioguide € 13.00
Reduced price € 12.00

For Bologna Welcome Card holders:
Special reduced price with audioguide € 11.00
Special reduced price: € 10.00

U.MANO la mostra

The mission of U.MANO is to retrieve the historical alliance between art and science. The reflection on the theme of hand thus allows us to investigate the role of man in a present dominated by technology.

start date:20/11/2019 final date: 9/04/2020 address: via Paolo Nanni Costa, 14 ph: +39 051 0923221 email: website: hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am - 7pm Saturday and Sunday 11am - 8pm (The ticket office closes 40' before the closing time) Closed every Monday and Wednesday 25th December entrance:

10€ full (with or without guided tour)
8€ reduced (with or without guided tour)
10 € activities + tour for children and teenagers (reductions not applicable)

Reduced price

- children and young people 6 - 25 years old
- Card Musei Metropolitani holders, Bologna Welcome card holders
- workers of Alfasigma, Banca di Bologna, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, Alce Nero
- subscribers and workers of Tper
- groups of at least 10 people

Free entry

- babies under 6 years old
- people with reduce mobility and helper
- ArteFiera ticket holder
- university students with student card
- ICOM members
- certified journalists

The tickets can be purchased only at the ticket office.

Sissi. Vestimenti

Palazzo Bentivoglio presents Vestimenti, a solo show by Sissi and one of the Main projects in ART CITY Bologna 2020 on the occasion of Arte Fiera.

start date:21/01/2020 final date:19/04/2020 address: Palazzo Bentivoglio. Via del Borgo di San Pietro 1. Bologna rif map iat: c-4 email: hours: From Friday 31 January to Sunday 15 March the exhibition will be open to the public from 5pm until 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 7 pm entrance:

Free Entry

Open hours during ART CITY Bologna Art Week: 11 am-7 pm

Open hours for the weekend of ART CITY Bologna: 10 am-8 pm
Saturday 25 January, 10 am-12 midnight (Last entry at 11.15 pm)


VIE is an international festival that focuses on the contemporary

start date:21/02/2020 final date: 1/03/2020 address: Via Indipendenza 44 rif map iat: B-4 ph: +393292323600 email: website: hours: Please visit the website entrance:

Please visit the website

Urs Lüthi - Aus der Serie der grossen Gefühle

In occasion of the third solo exhibition of Urs Lüthi, OTTO Gallery presents a lesser-known part of his artistical research: his pictorical production.

start date:18/01/2020 final date:10/04/2020 address: via D'Azeglio, 55 rif map iat: E-3 ph: 0516449845 email: website: hours: opening: 7 pm tuesday - saturday: 10.30-1 pm and 4-8 pm sunday and monday by appointment only entrance:

Free admission


The exhibit Filigrana, organised by Associazione Alchemilla and curated by Fulvio Chimento, will showcase mainly unreleased works from Stefano Arienti, Pierpaolo Campanini e Maurizio Mercuri.

start date:24/01/2020 final date: 7/03/2020 address: Palazzo Vizzani, via Santo Stefano 43 email: website: hours: Friday Jan. 24th: from 6 pm to 10 pm Saturday Jan. 25th: from 10 am to 12 am Sunday Jan. 26th: from 10 am to 8 pm Till March the 7th 2020 Every Friday and Saturday from 4 pm to 8 pm entrance:


San Giacomo Festival: January - February

The concerts of the San Giacomo Festival are organised to support the Mensa quotidiana dei poveri (daily meal of the poor) at the Padri Agostiniani di Bologna (Augustinian Fathers of Bologna).

start date:25/10/2019 final date:29/02/2020 address: Oratorio S.Cecilia/ S. Giacomo Maggiore rif map iat: c-5 ph: +39 051 225970 email: website: entrance:


  • The seats for the concerts of the San Giacomo Festival can be reserved starting from 10 days before the event until 5 pm on the day of the event.
  • Reservations are made online, directly from the event's web page.
  • You can book up to a maximum of 5 seats per reservation.
  • Admission with a voluntary contribution, subject to availability.
  • If the tickets have not been collected 15 minutes before the start of the show, they will be assigned to other spectators.
  • Spectators are not allowed in the Oratory once the concert is started.

Kamigata-e. The Osaka's colorful prints

An exhibition of 29 woodcuts to discover the vibrant and original culture of the early nineteenth century Osaka.

start date:29/10/2019 final date: 1/03/2020 address: via Zamboni 33, Bologna rif map iat: C-5 ph: +390512099610 email: website: hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 6pm Closed on 24 and 25 December, 1 January entrance:

Exhibition can be visited with admission ticket to the Museum of Palazzo Poggi (standard 5€; reduced 3€)

Imago splendida

The project figures as the exhibition itinerary of a sedimented  philological and documentary research, which allows to fix a new step towards the understanding of the reference models in the figurative context of  early medieval Bologna.

start date:23/11/2019 final date:13/04/2020 address: Museo Civico medievale - via Manzoni 4 rif map iat: c-4 ph: +390512193916 / 2193930 email: website: hours: da martedì a domenica e festivi h 10.00-18.30 entrance:

biglietto museo (€ 6,00 intero / € 3,00 ridotto)

L'archivio animato. Lavori in corso

The exhibition provides an agile and bold visual narrative of the Short Twentieth Century—from 1900 to 1970—the century of modernity, in which Italian creativity has its roots.

start date:23/11/2019 final date:17/05/2020 address: Fondazione Cirulli - Via Emilia, 275, 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena BO ph: +390516288300 email: website: hours: Monday – Friday: groups by appointment Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 7pm entrance:

Full price € 10,00
Reduced € 8,00 Bologna Welcome Card
Family package € 25,00


The exhibition IN DIALOGUE at Spazio e Immagini gallery in Bologna presents, through a series of works by Ugo La Pietra and Adolfo Natalini, an ideal meeting between the two architects that originated in the years of Radical Architecture and has never stopped. 

start date:18/01/2020 final date:28/03/2020 address: via Solferino 6/a rif map iat: E-3 ph: 3389776097 email: hours: from Tuesday to Saturday: h. 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Or by appointment entrance:



AGAINandAGAINandAGAINand shows works by seven contemporary artists: Ed Atkins, Luca Francesconi, Apostolos Georgiou, Ragnar Kjartansson, Susan Philipsz, Cally Spooner, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

start date:23/01/2020 final date: 3/05/2020 address: MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, via Don Minzoni 14 - Bologna rif map iat: A - 2 ph: +390516496611 email: website: hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and festivities h 10am - 6.30pm Thursday h 10am - 10pm Closed on Mondays entrance:

full € 6,00
reduced € 4,00
Card Cultura € 3,00
full cumulative ticket temporary exhibition + MAMbo/Museo Morandi Collection € 10,00 full / € 8 reduced


In February, the great masks of Fano are set up in the park. Children can dress up and participate in costume parties such as the Ball of Beauty and the Beast on 22 afternoon.

start date: 1/02/2020 final date:29/02/2020 address: FICO EATALY WORLD Via Paolo Canali 8, Bologna email: website: hours: Throughout February entrance:

Next month there's the most "sparkling" party of lovers, masks, sweets and the big birthday for those born "on the day that doesn't exist" to the biggest Food Park in Bologna

WOMEN. A changing world

A multi-perspective view of women, at all latitudes and throughout a century of history

start date:15/02/2020 final date:13/09/2020 address: Via Clavature 8/10 - Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita rif map iat: D-4 email: website: hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am - 7.00 pm (the ticket office closes one hour earlier) entrance:

Entrance fee.
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Madama Butterfly - Giacomo Puccini

Based on a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, Madama Butterflyis an opera in three acts that depicts the anxieties of the female soul. 

start date:20/02/2020 final date:27/02/2020 address: Largo Respighi, 1 rif map iat: C-5 ph: +39051529019 fax: +39051529995 email: website: hours: THU | 20 | FEB | Series Prima | H 20.00 FRI | 21 | FEB | Series C | H 18.00 SAT | 22 | FEB| Series A | H 20.00 SUN | 23 | FEB| Series D | H 15.30 TUE | 25 | FEB | Series B | H 20.00 WED | 26 | FEB | Series P | H 18.00 THU | 27 | FEB | Not in Subscription | H 20.00 entrance:

It is possible to buy the tickets at the box office in Largo Respighi or online, via Tickets are valid for the date and hour chosen only and cannot be cancelled, refunded or changed.


Show in French with Italian subtitles

This play is an attempt to investigate our times, our values and perspectives as well as the underlying violence which proves overwhelming.

start date:22/02/2020 final date:23/02/2020 address: Arena del Sole - Via Indipendenza 44, Bologna rif map iat: b-4 ph: +390512910910 email: website: hours: 22/02/2020 h 7:30 pm 23/02/2020 h 4:00 pm entrance:

Ayrton Magico, the soul beyond the limits

The multimedia exhibition takes place at MAICC, Imola, and is devoted to the life of the great driver Ayrton Senna, a perfet combination of myth amd innovation, history and technology.

start date:10/04/2019 final date: 3/05/2020 address: P.zza Ayrton Senna da Silva, 3 ph: +390542 655143 email: website: hours: Monday,  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am-7pm Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-8pm Tuesday closed entrance:

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