Franco Palumbo in Museums

Guide visit

Museum Bargellini (Bo)

The museum, which houses primarily modern art, was founded by a local patron, Giulio Bargellini. Thanks to him this barn, built in 1933 and used until the late '80s, was restored and turned into a great museum, whose construction was entrusted to the famous architect Giuseppe Davanzo.

The complex, inaugurated Feb. 27, 2000, consists of three exhibition halls of works by artists divided by generations, a multipurpose and multimedia center and, on the outside, a sculpture garden.

 Napoli Novecento (NA)

Is the museum in progress dedicated to the art of the twentieth century that decreed  Napoli capital of contemporary art, after Torino. Opened March 4, 2010 presents 170 works by 90 artists from Naples and non that contributed to the artistic history of the city. Set amidst the majestic walls of Castel Sant 'Elmo, in the spaces of the Carcere Alto, alternate paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings in a chronological sequence divided by sections. La secession dei ventitrè (The secession of the twenty-three), the first Futurism in Naples, the movement of Futurism Circumvisionisti and second Futurism, the experiences of the group 'Sud', l’Informale end the  Group '58, the seventies with the “Sperimentazioni poeticovisive (Poeticovisive trials), up to the year ‘80, are some of the highlights of the twentieth century witnessed in the sections of the Naples Museum.
The “in progress” express clearly its intention to increase this first substantial group of works in order to enrich the documentation and give space to different aspects of the art of the twentieth century.

The art direction is by Angela Tecce, Director of the Complex of St. Elmo, with the collaboration of Nicola Spinosa. Il minister per i beni e le attività culturali (The Ministry of Heritage and Culture), the Campania Region, the Department for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, the Directorate General for Landscape, le Belle Arti (Fine Art), the Architecture and Contemporary Art has enabled the project .


Experimental Museum of Contemporary Art Art Gallery Contemporary Turin

Museo Civico (Turin)

Turin was the first Italian city that brought a public collection of modern art as a constituent part of its Civic Museum, which opened in 1863. The collections were stored together with the first collections of ancient art in a building at the Mole Antonelliana. In 1865 they were transferred in a pavilion overlooking Corso Siccardi (now Galileo Ferraris), built years ago for an art exhibition, and there remained until 1942. This pavilion was destroyed during the Second World War, on the same site was erected the present building designed by Carlo Bassi e Goffredo Boschetti, who was inaugurated in 1959. Become unfit for use in the early 80s, the building was reopened in 1993 after a profound renewal. The interventions have expanded the exhibition area, provided a modern plant engineering and made accessible in its entirety to the disabled. An extensive restoration and conservation work has been done in the meantime on art collections. The museum complex comprises now, in addition to the permanent exhibition gallery, roomsfor temporary exhibitions end spaces for learning activities, a space for rotating exhibitions of the works stored in warehouses, library and photographic library open to the public.  

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Mostra d'oltremare-Palazzo delle arti (In)

Part of the building of the Mostra d'oltremare, majestic architectural work opened on 9 May 1940 as First Triennial Exhibition of Italian overseas Lands. The realization of the show influenced the whole urban environment around, was demolished the old farmhouse of Fuorigrotta, was released the Viale Augusto, a road to two roadways separated by a large central flowerbed with palms and pine trees,  with curved trends to avoid arriving in piazza front entrance to the Mostra. It took to build it only sixteen months: realized over 1,200,000 square feet, contained 36 exhibition halls, an office building, an open-air arena for 12,000 people (Arena Flegrea), two theatres (Mediterranean Theatre, Teatro dei Piccoli), an Olympic-size swimming pool, restaurants, bars, a Wildlife Park and an amusement park, tropical aquarium, tropical greenhouses and a Roman archaeological area. Conceived as “Architettura del verde” ("green architecture"), the  Mostra  is constituted as a picturesque setting that today can be considered as a significant episode of cohabitation of different architectural and artistic souls. In particular, with regard to the location, was chosen the Conca Flegrea -between Bagnoli and Fuorigrotta- that for configuring flat, proximity to the sea and the archaeological sites of Cuma and Averno could perform better than any other function of tourist and commercial centre.






L'arte come forma di rieducazione ed espressione del sè. Sostegno alla genitorialità e cura del disagio infantile e adolescenziale

Art Prints

“Meccanismi è un’esperienza multisensoriale nata dal mio desiderio di elevare la ‘psicoarte’ a guida del nostro vivere quotidiano”

(Di Daniela Iezzi)

Giuseppe Mancuso – Pittore Contemporaneo Paesaggista - – Quadri dipinti con la tecnica olio su tela