Musei Reali - Sale Chiablese - Piazzetta Reale, 1

Cipro. Crocevia delle civiltà

from 29 June to 9 January 2022
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm (last entry at 6 pm)

The millennial charm of Cyprus, the heart of the Mediterranean and a bridge between East and West, is the protagonist of the Cyprus international exhibition. Crossroads of civilizations, created in collaboration with the University of Turin and curated by Luca Bombardieri, professor of Cypriot Archeology at the Turin University, and Elisa Panero, curator of the archaeological collections of the Royal Museums. This is a unique opportunity to let yourself be conquered by one of the most mysterious Mediterranean islands, whose charm is still unchanged today: mythical cradle of Aphrodite, born from the foam of the Cypriot sea, the island is a crossroads of trade and a landing place for different cultures in which it is formed the modern conception of the Mediterranean world.

The exhibition is outlined around the most important Italian Cypriot collection, that of the Royal Museums of Turin, to date largely unpublished, and will be enriched by unique loans for the first time in Italy from illustrious foreign institutions, including the British Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia .

The Cypriot collections of the Royal Museums constitute an almost unique nucleus in the panorama of the great European museums . In fact, the Turin Museum of Antiquities has more than 1,000 exhibits, the result of donations from 1847 under the consul of the Kingdom of Sardinia Marcello Cerruti and, above all, thanks to the excavations conducted by Luigi Palma di Cesnola, American consul on the island but Turin by birth and by his brother Alessandro. This collection is comparable in scientific importance and variety to the great collection of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, of which it represents an ideal Mediterranean counterpart. The Turin collection is at the same time the alter ego of the Cypriot collection set up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by Luigi Palma di Cesnola himself, as first director.

The exhibition is modulated on a path that starts from nineteenth-century collecting and scholarly research in Turin and in Europe, outlining the cultural context that led to the formation from the collection of the Museum of Antiquities. Through seven thematic sections, which allow to frame the archaeological materials in the history and myth linked to the island, the narration returns to the Savoy capital with the most recent updates and research lines of current scientific archeology.



Museo di Arti Decorative Accorsi-Ometto - Via Po 55

“Parigi era viva”
de Chirico, Savinio e gli Italiens de Paris

from 7 October 2021 to 30 January 2022

Massimo Campigli, Giorgio de Chirico, Filippo de Pisis, René Paresce, Alberto Savinio, Gino Severini, Mario Tozzi are the protagonists of the new exhibition that opens at the Accorsi-Ometto Museum in Turin on 7 October next. Seven artists who redesigned the fate of Italian painting in the twentieth century, in that golden five-year period in which the French adventure of Les Italiens de Paris took place.

The exhibition, curated by Nicoletta Colombo and Giuliana Godio , restores the artistic, proactive, dialoguing and provocative atmosphere of a unique and unrepeatable space-time crossroads: through seventy works we find that Europeanist tension matured between the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s, an era that saw Paris become the setting for a cosmopolitan and interactive culture, anti-traditional, in which to mature the confrontation with the avant-garde movements.

Numerous visitors came from museums and institutions: Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena; Banco BPM, Milan; Civic Collection MIAC - Museo Novecento, Florence; Civic Museums of Udine; Gori Collection, Pistoia; Collection of the Palazzo del Montecitorio-Chamber of Deputies, Rome; CUBO Business Museum of the Unipol Group, Bologna; Carima Foundation - Palazzo Ricci Museum, Macerata; Civic Museums Foundation of Venice, International Gallery of Modern Art of Ca 'Pesaro; Uffizi Galleries, Gallery of Modern Art, Florence; Mart - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto; Revoltella Museum, Trieste; Landscape Museum, Verbania; Mazzolini Collection Museum, Bobbio; "Filippo de Pisis" Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - GAMC, Ferrara. Works from various private collections complete the exhibition.

The title of the exhibition is inspired by "Parigi era viva", an autobiography by Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, a famous Italian writer, editor and art critic who emigrated to Paris, in which Picasso's life and work stories are told in the third person. Matisse, de Chirico and the Italiens.

The story of the "Group of seven" officially began in 1928, even if already from the year before all the members were present and operational in the Ville Lumière. Paris is the dream and the myth of every artist: Severini settled there in 1906; de Chirico landed there for the first time in 1911 to return in 1924; his brother Andrea (who would later be signed "Alberto Savinio") stayed there as early as 1910 to return in 1926; Paresce arrives in 1912, Campigli in 1919, De Pisis in 1925 and Tozzi immediately after the Great War.

The language of the Sept, beyond the individual thematic and stylistic differences, is oriented towards a new dreamy Mediterranean classicism, with some surreal and neo-metaphysical inflections, in balance between the real and the fantastic, history and myth, tradition and avant-garde.


Museo Nazionale del Cinema Torino - Via Montebello, 20


from 20 July 2021 to 7 March 2022

The photographic exhibition - curated by Domenico De Gaetano and Giulia Carluccio, with the collaboration of Roberta Basano, Gianna Chiapello, Claudia Gianetto, Maria Paola Pierini - retraces over a century of Italian cinema through the bodies and faces of the actresses and actors who made him famous all over the world. A journey into memory, back in time: the flashback begins with the protagonists of today, of the big and small screen, and ends with the icons of silent cinema. Actors and photographers are the undisputed protagonists of the exhibition, in a continuous game of references.

Between studio portraits and stolen shots, scene photos on the set and news reports, through the lens of the camera you can retrace the evolution of a new role within the film industry.

Over time, the cinema photographer acquires an increasingly defined professionalism. At stake is not only the relationship between cinema and photography, but also between actor and photographer and, above all, between photography and viewer.

On display are images, equipment, magazines and brochures preserved by the Museum or other archives, together with images by contemporary photographers such as Stefano Guindani, Riccardo Ghilardi, Sabina Filice, Philippe Antonello, Stefano Montesi, the Giant Polaroid project by Claudio Canova and the works of Marco Innocenti. Over 250 photographic reproductions, 71 original prints and more than 150 shots in the video gallery. The exhibition extends to the gate of the Mole Antonelliana and to the courtyard of the University of Turin.