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The show

Livorno, October 28, 2021 - Over 90 "never seen before" of the Livorno civic collections, or works and objects of art, ancient and modern, which for many years were "hidden" in museum deposits, will finally be on display, under the title " Magazzini Generali ”, from 29 October 2021 to 13 February 2022 at the Museum of the City of Livorno - Piazza del Posto Pio (inauguration on Friday 29 October at 6.00 pm).

An unmissable opportunity to admire paintings on canvas or wood, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, objects, usually visible only to insiders, many no less important than those usually exhibited, all with their own story to tell.

Let's imagine that we are ajar the door of an armored warehouse that has never been opened to the public, be able to discard canvases affixed to the walls, open boxes, and see a huge poster by Leonetto Cappiello, a dazzling still life by Oscar appear between the brownish of the packaging and exploding colors. Ghiglia, an “Open Letter” by Emilio Vedova, a panel dedicated to the anarchist Pinelli by Enrico Baj. And then many other magnificent works for many reasons accumulated over the decades if not in different cases, over the centuries.

The exhibition, promoted by the Municipality of Livorno, allows you to immerse yourself in these warehouses and stems from an opportunity offered by the lockdown, namely that of "time". In the period in which the civic museums were closed due to the pandemic, the staff took the opportunity to work massively behind the scenes, review inventories, discard the works to verify their state of conservation, entrust restorations and study the uniqueness of every single piece.

From this intense but invisible work, an exciting, heterogeneous, extremely interesting and curious exhibition path has emerged, which will see the pieces divided into 6 sections: Portraits, Scenes from Livorno, Manifesti, Landscapes, Still lifes, Post '900.

All managed directly by museum operators with the advice of the art historian Antonella Capitanio.

Original and worthy of a deposit, or a "general warehouse" also the setting: the works will be placed on or near cardboard boxes on which you will find captions and in-depth focuses, while special red boxes will mark an educational path for smaller.


Timetable and tickets


Piazza del Luogo Pio
57122 Livorno


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