This year’s calendar offers an impressive array of festivities in April and May. Schedule a Spring holiday devoted to photography and art. There are plenty of possibilities in a region like Campania that is packed with attractions. While you are there, don’t forget these must-see events.
Choreography for an Exhibit is a retrospective that the MADRE Museum in Naples is dedicating to Robert Mapplethorpe, a photographer in New York’s gay subculture during the 1970s whose life and art have become legendary. Three sections, including 160 photographs and previously unknown choreographic works, make this show well worth a visit. Through 8 April 2019.
Through 22 April, an Escher retrospective at PAN, the Palace of the Arts of Naples. Two hundred works inspired by the creations of this Dutch artist who lived in Naples during the 1920s and 1930s, delving into Escher’s influence on generations of artists up to the present day.
In the Large Palaestra of Pompeii Archaeological Park, the most famous and visited archaeological site in the world, immortalised in an extraordinarily haunting snapshot by volcano ash and cinders from Vesuvius, the exhibit Pompeii and the Etruscans features 13 rooms encompassing 800 discoveries from Italian and European museums. Through 2 May 2019.
Through 20 May in the MANN, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the show IN THE VOLCANO: Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii. This remarkable exhibition originated in a performance in the Pompeii Amphitheatre by this Chinese gunpowder artist. His artistic explosion echoes the eruption of Vesuvius while marking canvases of various sizes. Includes copies of everyday objects from Pompeii and reproductions of sculptures from MANN moved to the museum to reflect and complement the artworks in its permanent collections.
Sculptures from the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg highlight the exhibit Canova and the Ancients that MANN is devoting to the most famous of the Neoclassical artists. His imposing works in marble and another 110 casts, bas-reliefs, models and drawings explore the poetry of the sculptor considered the last of the ancients and the first of the moderns. From 28 March to 30 June 2019.
After 15 years away, an exhibit on Caravaggio’s Neapolitan period returns to Naples at the Capodimonte Museum. It features seven works by Merisi from Italian museums as well as rare loans from international museums that made lasting impressions on the artistic scene in Naples. From 12 April to 14 July 2019.
Contact the Russo Agency to plan your Spring holiday or enrich your business trip to Sorrento and Campania with unique experiences.