Palma il Vecchio was honoured with nine monographs, but the artist has never been celebrated in a monographic event. This is to offer the opportunity to hold an important exhibition with an international appeal, in the place where he was born, celebrating one of the protagonist of the Venetian Renaissance alongside Titian and following Giorgione. This unique event will see the arrival of 35 of Palma’s masterpieces from Italy and abroad, many of which were restored for the occasion. The masterpieces of one of the undisputed geniuses of the Italian Renaissance will be reunited and on exhibit in Bergamo for one hundred days thanks to the outstanding support of the greatest museums in the world – the National Gallery in London, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, and major Italian museums including the Uffizi in Florence, the Galleria Borghese in Rome, and the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice.
Palma was a master at creating female figures brimming with life, and these figures marked his career, making him the great interpreter of female beauty infused with sensual appeal, which influenced the image of ideal woman of the late Renaissance. Palma Vecchio’s works were idealized and soon sought after by collectors, creating a veritable myth of the artist. His art develops mythological and allegorical subjects, but also sacred conversations in extraordinary landscapes. A poem of glances, stories, nostalgia, discoveries and glimpses of landscapes, inevitable references to his native land, Palma’s works offer us a depiction of the spectacular beauty that can still be admired in Bergamo today.
An exhibition not only to be seen, but to be lived.
Further info: http://palmailvecchio.it/
EXHIBITION HOURS Monday through Thursday: 9.00 – 19.00 // Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 9.00 – 20.00 Ticket office closes one hour earlier.
Call Center Information and Reservations Mon – Fri 8.30 – 18.00 // Sat 9.00-18.00 Tel. +39.035.0930166 Fax +39.035 0930167 www.palmailvecchio.it
ADMISSION Individual ticket holders receive an audio guide free of charge, and children have a special version just for them!
Open € 14.00 (Visit the exhibition whenever you want, with no specific time or date. You can purchase this ticket through the call center, website or at the ticket office. This ticket can be given as a gift.)
Full € 12.00
Reduced € 10.00 Visitors with disabilities, Touring Club members (with membership card), FAI members (with membership card), Italia Nostra members (with membership card), military personnel, members of law enforcement not in service, university students (with university ID), non-accredited journalists with ODG card, Club Skirà members, Coop Lombardia members, “Amici dell’Accademia Carrara” members (other categories with reduced admission). €9.00 Minors ages 6-18, not part of a school group.
Parent & Kid/s (children ages 6-14. Audio guide included) 1 adult + 1 child € 16.00 1 adult + 2 children € 25.00
Free children under 6 (not part of a school group), caregivers accompanying visitors with disabilities, pre-accredited journalists with ODG card. Free admission ticket-holders can purchase audio guides at the ticket office for € 1.50.
GUIDED TOURS AND GROUPS Reservations are required through the call center. Tours for adult groups and school groups will be conducted with the aid of a microphone and customized headphones (excluding elementary school groups). This service is included in the cost of the tour. For groups with their own guide, rental of the microphone and headphones is required at a cost of € 35.00.
Adult Groups Minimum 15 people, max 25 people. Free admission for 1 chaperone per group. Reservation required. Radio guide system included and required: – Single tickets for visitors in a group € 9.00 From 15 to 25 people. Reservation required. Free admission for 1 chaperone or group leader. – Guided tour for adults € 95.00 – Guided tour for adults in foreign language € 100.00 (English, French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian, Arabic, Romanian)
School Groups Minimum 15 people, max 26 people. Free admission for 2 chaperones per group. Reservation required. Radio guide system included and required. – Single tickets for students in a group € 6.00 – Interactive visit € 55.00 – Duration: 1h 15min – Interactive visit + workshop € 80.00 (educational materials included) – Duration: 1h 50 min
The guided tours and educational activities at the exhibition are organized by the Associazione “Guide Giacomo Carrara”, created by and with the collaboration of Daria Tonzig.
Reservations and Advance Purchase Tickets Advance purchase fee of € 1.50 for each ticket reserved. Advance purchase fee of € 1.00 for each ticket reserved for school groups. Reservations are required for groups and recommended for individual visitors.
Services Bookshop organized by Skirà publishing company. Palma Caffè, ticket point, box office. Free coat check
The following will not be admitted to the exhibition space: strollers or buggies, baby/child carriers, bags considered too bulky or dangerous by the security personnel. No animals are allowed in the entire exhibition area (indoor and outdoor spaces).