From Diabolik to Frida Kahlo. Winter exhibition season in and around Turin


Winter in Piedmont is also a season of exhibitions, for discovering artistic and cultural events in royal residences, historic buildings and castles, which alone are definitely worth a visit.

Until 27th February at Reggia di Venaria, in the Citroniera Juvarriana, Una infinita bellezza-Il paesaggio nelle opere degli artisti dalla fine del Settecento ad oggi offers an overview on Italian landscape from romantic painting to contemporary art.


Frida Kahlo through the lens of Nickolas Muray is another proposal by Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi from 5th March to 5th June, for an emotional journey into the life of a real world icon. In the same location, the exhibition Steve McCurry - Animals, tells a thousand stories of a daily life on the indissoluble bond between man and animal - until 1st May.

The exhibition dedicated to the Nigerian artist Otobong Nkanga continues until 3rd July at the Castello di Rivoli - Museum of contemporary art. Nkanga, is one of the most prominent artists on the contemporary international scene, whose research deals with urgent issues related to the ecological and environmental crisis. Three exhibitions are featured in "Espressioni": the personal project of the conceptual and interdisciplinary artist Agnieszka Kurant Crowd Crystal; Bracha's Notebooks, first exhibition in an Italian museum dedicated to the Israeli Bracha L.Ettinger and La proposizione, with works by over fifty artists from different historical periods from various parts of the world, characterized by extremely expressive or even expressionist forms of art. Finally, ABO THEATRON. L’Arte o la Vita that investigates the figure of Achille Bonito Oliva, one of the leading contemporary art historians, critics and curators.

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In the rich setting of Musei Reali di Torino at the Sale Chiablese, the exhibition Vivian Maier Unpublished opens on 9th February. It is devoted to one of the most influential artists of the so-called street photography: 250 shots including the series accomplished between Turin and Genoa in the summer of 1959.

At Palazzo Madama – Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, MAO Museo d’Arte Orientale and Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino -, Hub India continues until 27th February by popular demand, a cross-section of contemporary and modern genres that reinterprets classical and traditional legacies.


Fattori, capolavori e aperture sul ‘900 is the exhibition set up until 20th March at GAM - Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin: a broad retrospective of 60 works dedicated to one of the absolute masters of the nineteenth century in Italy.

At Museo Nazionale del Cinema  of Mole Antonelliana, until 14th February, the exhibition Diabolik alla Mole brings together comics and cinema, with photos and props from the new film. It is highly recommended to combine it with a visit to the MAUTO Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile, where the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar E- type is celebrated with the exhibition of two Jaguar jewels on display, with Diabolik plotting behind the scenes.

Moreover, in the city several exhibitions are still on-going: at Museo Accorsi - Parigi era viva – De Chirico, Savinio e les italiens de Paris; at Palazzo Barolo Andy Warhol Through the Lens of Fred W. McDarrah; at MAO-Museo d’Arte Orientale Kakemono. Five centuries of Japanese painting and at the Pinacoteca Agnelli the exhibition Fondazione Maegh. Un Atelier a cielo aperto with seventy-seven works by great artists of the twentieth century, including Braque, Calder, Chagall, Giacometti, Liger, Matisse and Miró.

An ideal path, in rigorous alphabetical dis-order between thoughts, references, doubts and hopes, Oltre il giardino. L’abbecedario di Paolo Pejrone is displayed at Castello di Miradolo, at San Secondo di Pinerolo: an installation contemplating the garden through great works by Italian and international artists. Until 15th May.


We remind you that it is advisable to book admission to the exhibitions and that the Green Pass and the FPP2 mask are always mandatory.