Here are the most incredible exhibitions to not miss in March 2023.

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After the exceptionally cold weather this winter, spring 2023 promises to be the ideal season for outings, entertainment, attractions and exhibitions: in our beautiful peninsula, as usual, you will be spoiled for choice! We help you discovering all the events you absolutely must not miss in March 2023, for magical and unforgettable experiences and to spend your free time under the banner of fun and culture. Ready? It's on!

10. Hall Of Coats Of Arms: The World Of Banksy - The Immersive Exhibition

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Who does not know Banksy, a British artist considered one of the leading exponents of street art? His works, filled with biting satire, have appeared on streets all over the world, while the writer continues keeping his true identity hidden.

A grand temporary exhibition featuring as many as 90 works by Banksy has been set up in Turin's Hall of Coats of Arms. Thirty of these are life-size murals and include such famous works as Flower Thrower and Girl with Balloon. A wonderful opportunity then, to admire the subversive art of this multifaceted street artist at its best.

9. Palazzo Bonaparte - Van Gogh Exhibition

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Beginning last October, Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome is hosting a grand exhibit, organized in collaboration with the Kröller Müller Museum in Otterlo, dedicated to Van Gogh. The exhibition aims to celebrate the genius of the troubled artist whose unhappy personal history failed to eclipse his talent, but rather enhanced its myth.

In Rome it will be possible to admire some of his greatest masterpieces, including the 1887 self-portrait. The exhibition will be chronological, covering Van Gogh's entire life, and his works will be accompanied by the writings he addressed to his brother Theo, the famous letters.

8. Leonardo da Vinci exhibition - Genius and Inventions

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Leonardo da Vinci, shining emblem of the Italian Renaissance, lives again through his ingenious machines in the museum dedicated to him in Via della Cancelleria in Rome. The special feature of this museum is precisely its interactivity, thanks to which one can completely immerse oneself in the world conceived by the extraordinary Florentine artist.

Along the exhibition route, you can admire the machines made by following to the letter Leonardo's writings, and fun is guaranteed thanks to the many activities organized by the museum, designed expressly for schools or families, but also for curious visitors wishing to delve into this aspect so peculiar to Leonardo.

7. Reaching for the Stars. From Maurizio Cattelan to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Palazzo Strozzi

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Contemporary art invades all the spaces of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence with an exhibit promising to be really explosive, being able to count on all the most appealing names in contemporary art. We are talking about the exhibition Reaching for the Stars. From Maurizio Cattelan to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, which can be visited starting March 4.

So many artists involved (besides the aforementioned Cattelan and Yiadom-Boakye): Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst, Lara Favaretto, Cindy Sherman, William Kentridge, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Josh Kline, Rudolf Stingel.

6. Dali, Magritte, Man Ray and Surrealism: Masterpieces from the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

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Starting March 22, Mudec in Milan is ready to welcome one of its most comprehensive and interesting exhibitions ever: Dali, Magritte, Man Ray and Surrealism.

The museum's mission, which is to keep open the dialogue between the various languages of the visual arts and investigating artistic movements in all their complexity, is not disregarded this time either, on the contrary.

The works on display in the exhibition itinerary, no less than 180, come all from the Boijmans Van Beuningen, a very important museum in the Netherlands.

Man Ray. Works 1912-1975 at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa

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In the rooms of the Appartamento del Doge, inside Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, during the month of March (and until the beginning of July) the famous photographer Man Ray will be the protagonist.

In truth, Emmanuel Radnitzky (first name of the eclectic Man Ray) was not only a photographer, but also an artist and experimenter ascribable to the current of Dadaism. In this beautiful exhibition tracing chronologically the years of his art there will be several sections devoted to different aspects of his production, totaling almost 300 works.

La Prière. Blanche et noire, La tonsure or the well-known Rayographs are all examples of an aesthetic that is nothing short of exceptional.

It is the case to say that his life was totally dedicated to his passion, both as a pure artist and as a teacher, capable of creating an evocative world full of images become iconic and passed into history.

4. Ruth Orkin. A new discovery at the Royal Museums of Turin

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Ruth Orkin is perhaps best known to most for the shot An American girl in Italy, a photo depicting a young model traveling in Italy, Ninalee Allen Craig, passing through a crowd of adoring (and brash) young boys in the streets of Florence. Picture that was used to portray the dangers of solo travel for women and how different attitudes from American men did not necessarily equate to danger.

Turin's Royal Museums will host the largest-ever anthological exhibition dedicated to the American photojournalist, filmmaker and photographer. Her photos, depicting a world that is no longer there, retain enormous appeal, and the Turin exhibition is an opportunity to delve into such an interesting figure as Orkin.

Indeed, the photographer is famous for having portrayed many well-known personalities, musicians and, above all, the city of New York. For photography lovers then, the appointment is starting March 17.

3. Roy Lichtenstein. Pop Variations at the Palazzo Tarasconi in Parma

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It has been 100 years since Roy Lichtenstein's birth and this anniversary should definitely be celebrated. Or at least that's what they must have thought at Palazzo Tarasconi in Parma, where the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein. Pop Variations, which will remain until June.

In the common imagination, Liechtenstein's production is predominantly linked to comics: indeed, who does not know the prints of images taken out of their context, which ended up taking on a meaning all their own?

The New York-based artist became famous thanks to the technique of reproducing printing processes within his works. Balloons and faces extrapolated from comic book plates are the essence of his art and success, which established him as one of the leading exponents of American pop art.

At Palazzo Tarasconi it will therefore be possible to admire as many as 50 works by the great American artist, covering all the periods and experiments Lichtenstein devoted himself to over a lifetime point the exhibition is curated by Gianni Mercurio.

2. Leap into the Void. Art Beyond Matter at GAMeC


The Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Bergamo, in the year in which the city became the Italian capital of culture together with Brescia, offers the public an exhibition that is ideally the continuation of a project begun in 2018. We are therefore talking about a trilogy, of which this exhibition represents the third chapter.

The exhibition Leap into the void touches on topics such as computerization, the perception of material and the digital revolution and it does so by examining artists who have bene working during the 20th century.

The list of names involved is almost endless, and the exhibition has been put together with works from private collections and major institutions. There are also three exhibition sections: void, flow and simulation.

1. Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige - Geishas, Samurai and the Civilization of Pleasure in Turin


For fans of the Land of the Rising Sun culture, a visit to the Promotrice delle Belle Arti in Turin is a must, where the exhibition "Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige - Geishas, Samurai and the Civilization of Pleasure" started Feb. 23. It will be possible to visit it until June 25.

The Ukiyo-e artistic current will be the protagonist of this incredible exhibition of as many as 300 works signed by its greatest exponents such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro.

We are talking mainly about prints immortalizing the subjects in vogue at the time, landscapes, beautiful women, warriors and preparatory drawings.

To enrich it, some rooms will be set up with objects from different collections and the possibility of an immersive experience with the world-famous "Great Wave."

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