Do you love art and are in Italy? You're in luck, here are 10 must-see art exhibitions in June. The beginning of summer will be full of beauty!

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For all those who can't be without art, Italy is a fascinating destination. June is also not too hot but its sunny days will brighten up your streets and paths to exhibitions and the arts.

It's time to hit the road with the 10 must-see art exhibitions in June. Follow us on this incredible trip!

10. “What a Wonderful World” – Museo MaXXi di Roma

Museo MaXXi di Roma

Rome's museum of 20th-century arts gives a new permanent exhibit that will allow even more value and prominence to the collection. Many works are featured in the exhibition with the likes of Micol Assaël, Ed Atkins, Rosa Barba, Rossella Biscotti, Simon Denny, Rä Di Martino, Franklin Evans, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Höller, Liliana Moro, Jon Rafman, Tatiana Trouvé, Paolo Ventura and James Webb.

A spectacular view of our world, wonderful and complex at the same time, with art analyzing, investigating, critiquing, and imagining reality. A great place to start our June tour with the most spectacular art exhibitions in Italy. 

9. “Elliott Erwitt. 100 photos” – Museo Diocesana Carlo Maria Martini, Milano

Elliott Erwitt. 100 photos

A retrospective dedicated to Elliott Erwitt, one of the most famous and influential photographers of the 20th century.

Curated by Biba Giacchetti, the exhibition revolves around one hundred of his most iconic shots, side by side with lesser-known ones that Erwitt himself had decided to use for his editorial and advertising work.

8. “I Marmi Torlonia. Collezionare Capolavori” – Gallerie d’Italia, Milan

Gallerie d’Italia, Milan

The Torlonia collection is one of ancient marbles' most important private collections. So it is that in the Milan branch of Gallerie d'Italia, in Piazza Scala, you can find a unique exhibition on the Italian panorama.

An exhibition that emphasizes the history of collecting, underlining the importance of the Torlonia Museum at the Lungara, created thanks to Prince Alessandro Torlonia himself in 1875. The many masterpieces including busts, sculptures, sarcophagi, bas-reliefs and more will take you on a journey into an ancient world impossible to forget. 

7. "The Hand of God" – Naples Archeological Museum

Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino's latest masterpiece in more than 50 images from the set. Maria Savarese curates the exhibition, in an itinerary that is neither a replay of the scenes filmed nor a backstage chronicle, but a kind of journey into the Neapolitan director's idea of aesthetics and beauty. To be visited!

6. “In the sign of Raphael. Drawings from Italian Reinaissance” - Royal Library of Turin

Royal Library of Turin

In June, the Royal Library of Turin holds a valuable exhibition on Italian drawing of the 16th century. An itinerary of 26 drawings made by Raphael and his circle.

The history of Italian drawing meets in Turin and illustrates how Raphael is a model for an entire generation of artists, from Giulio Romano to Parmigianino from Baldassarre Peruzzi to Polidoro da Caravaggio passing through Baccio Bandinelli and many other sixteenth-century painters who brought the lesson of the master from Urbino to Italy and Europe.

5. "Aldo Rossi"- Museo del Novecento, Milan

An exceptional itinerary on a great world-renowned Italian artist and architect. The first Italian to win the Pritzker Prize, it will be possible to admire more than 300 of his works, divided between design objects, models, paintings, drawings, and studies.

An exhibition that emphasizes architecture as a dialogue between all the arts, in a path that deepens and celebrates the figure of one of the great protagonists of the visual culture of the last century.

4 . “.RƎ” Contemporary Art in Palermo– Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo

Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo

Alberto Burri, Saint Clair Cemin, Tony Cragg, Zhang Hong Mei, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Sol LeWitt, Emil Lukas, Mimmo Paladino, Claudio Parmiggiani, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Tania Pistone, Andres Serrano, Ai Wewei and Gilberto Zorio.

The protagonists of contemporary visual arts thus meet at Palermo's Palazzo dei Normanni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015, along with other sites in Arab-Norman Palermo. An exhibition itinerary that emphasizes the visual achievements of the last few years of history, with works that intend to emphasize above all the debate between form/content that already opened in the second part of the 20th century. 

3. “Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies” – Punta della Dogana, Venice

Punta della Dogana, Venice

Venice during its Art Biennale amplifies its programming on contemporary art with an exhibition dedicated to one of the protagonists of performance and video art, Bruce Nauman.

The American artist already winner of the Golden Lion in Venice in 2009 returns to the city with an unprecedented exhibition itinerary, in which some new works will be placed side by side with those of recent years. 

2. “Mattioli/Caravaggio. The Lightful fruit” – Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan

“Mattioli/Caravaggio. The Lightful fruit”

An intimate dialogue between a poetic and very fine painter like Mattioli with Caravaggio's masterpiece preserved at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, The Basket of Fruit. A daring confrontation with a master of the arts like Caravaggio and with one of his most famous works.

It was through this inspiration that Mattioli produced paintings and drawings that were presented at the 1968 Venice Biennale but remained visible only on the opening day due to fierce social and political protests.

1. Fakes. From Alceo Dossena to the Modigliani forgeries - Palazzo Bonaccorsi, Ferrara

Alceo Dossena

The masterpieces of the forger Alceo Dossena, are capable of faithfully reproducing the style of the Greeks and the greatest Italian masters of the 14th century and Renaissance.

An exhibition that aims to tell all that is behind the faithful reproduction of a work of art and that can make us reflect on the thin line that divides the beautiful from the fake. Not to be missed!

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