Spring must-visits

The most eagerly awaited exhibitions

As we all know, spring brings with it colours, poetry and art. And, right in Veneto, it arrives with a magnificent roster of must-see exhibitions and displays.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

From 23 February to 30 June 2024, the halls and corridors of Palazzo Roverella in Rovigo will be transformed into the bohemian streets and bistros of 19th-century Paris, with an exhibition dedicated to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. 60 works from museums and international collections in Toulouse-Lautrec are included in a series of over 200 works, which compare his work with that of the realists, impressionists and symbolists with whom he shared the Parisian art scene.

Paper Futurism. Imagining the Universe with the Art of Advertising

After the success of the first part, the exhibition Paper Futurism returns to the Salce Collection in Treviso to highlight the expression of dynamism and speed, with colour trails, spirals, lines and zigzags, but this time with a new focus: aeronautics and aviators' feats. The posters on display from 1 March to 30 June 2024 celebrate aviation endeavours with a new creative impulse and a leap in advertising graphics thanks to aerial painting, bright colours and less predominant lettering.

Monet. Masterpieces from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Paris exhibition that brought forth the Impressionist movement, the Altinate | San Gaetano Cultural Centre in Padua traces the entire biographical and artistic history of Monet with over 50 masterpieces, including Water Lilies, Irises and the London Landscapes, on display from 9 March to 21 July 2024.

The works come from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, which houses the largest and most important collection of paintings by the French artist

The worlds of Marco Polo. The journey of a Venetian merchant of the thirteenth century

An exhibition focused on those who first dedicated themselves to cultural openness, curiosity and interest in other-ness: Marco Polo.

Venice celebrates the 700th anniversary of his death, proposing an exhibition of 300 works including paintings, historical artifacts, products and literary masterpieces from important Venetian, Italian, European, Asian and American collections, all of which reveal the journey of Venetian trading in Asia, from 6 April to 29 September 2024 at Palazzo Ducale.

POP/BEAT - Italy 1960-1979. Free to Dream

A journey into the Italian Pop and Beat generation, through an exhibition in the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, from 2 March to 30 June 2024. Through paintings, sculptures, videos and literature, this project recounts national public feeling of the 1960s and 1970s, characterised by an optimistic vision of the future and the social, cultural and political changes that stirred the squares, streets, factories and universities.

The project is further enriched by parallel events held ad hoc in the main historical sites of Vicenza.