This year, Emilia Romagna, especially the city of Ravenna, is commemorating the 700th anniversary of the death of the country’s greatest poet: Dante Alighieri. In anticipation of this significant occasion, there are a number of Dante-related openings and exhibitions scheduled throughout the year.
The renovated Dante Museum
The Dante Museum, originally opened in honor of the 600th anniversary commemorations in 1921, open to the public this Sunday, May 16th.
The primary aim of these renovations was to create an innovative exhibition path for national and international visitors to admire the existing heritage – including the box of bones, the wooden ark that house the skeleton and more – tied to Dante’s life through a series of themed rooms:
- Time, which introduces visitors to Dante’s life and work;
- The Face, dealing with the theme of the physical description of the poet;
- Monteverde Room, a preserved restaurant from 1921 that takes its name from the Italian emigrants from Montevideo and by the Dante Alighieri Society of the Uruguayan capital who participated in the celebrations for the sixth centenary of Dante’s death;
- Room of Worship, exhibiting objects from the municipal collection;
- Room of Fame, a video room exploring Dante’s popular fortune and the success of his work, beginning in the fourteenth century through to the present day;
- Three Rooms of the Comedy, which present a journey through the three canticles of the Divine Comedy.
Address: via Dante Alighieri 2/A, 48121 Ravenna,
Phone: +39 0544 215676
1 April to 31 October: Tuesday – Sunday and holidays (closed Mondays) from 10:00 to 17:30;
1 November 1-31 March: Tuesday – Sunday and holidays (closed Mondays and 25 December) from 10:00 to 16:30 (1 January from 13:00 to 16:30)
Ticket: full price €3 / reduced price €2
More info on vivadante.it
Dante. The vision of art
Until July 11, 2021 at the San Domenico Museums in Forli
The San Domenico Museums in Forlì are hosting an expansive exhibition on the Poet entitled: “Dante. The vision of art” which will run through July 11. The exhibit features 300 works including paintings, sculptures and drawings alongside dozens of highly prestigious international works on loan from the Uffizi Gallery, which organized the exhibition together with the Cassa dei Risparmi Foundation of Forlì. On display are precious frescoes, monumental paintings, marble busts, a drawing by Michelangelo, portraits of Dante Alighieri and Farinata degli Uberti by Andrea del Castagno and Pontormo’s The Expulsion from Paradise, to name just a few.
More information on mostradante.it
The “Inclusa est flamma” Exhibition
Until July 17, 2021 at Classense Library
This exhibition at the Classense Library recalls Ravenna’s celebrations in 1920-21 commemorating the 6th centenary of the poet’s death with books, posters, photographs, paintings, manuscripts and numerous art objects as a tribute to Dante and the Poet’s “last refuge” city.
More information on turismora.it
“A Pop Epic” Exhibition
September 4, 2021 to January 9, 2022 at MAR (the City Art Museum)
This exhibit will show the public and popular fortune of Dante Alighieri, which spans centuries and expressive genres presenting the literary, artistic, cinematographic, musical and commercial testimonies linked to the Supreme Poet. This art path will be filled with works by contemporary artists chosen in conceptual relevance to Dante with guiding themes such as souls, the feminine figure, the dream, the journey, and the light.
More information on mar.ra.it
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