Umberto Boccioni at Milan’s Palazzo Reale

Until 10 July. 280 works to mark 100th anniversary of artist’s death.

A hundred years from the death of Umberto Boccioni, Milan celebrates the great artist of Futurism with an exhibition at Palazzo Reale open until 10 July.

His approach to the dynamism of form and his research on the relationship between solid mass and space strongly influenced 20th-century painting and sculpture. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to discover the artist’s most important paintings and sculptures alongside works from many of his contemporaries, and a selection of 60 drawings by Boccioni from the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.

As the result of an unprecedented collaboration between the Castello Sforzesco, the Museo del Novecento and Palazzo Reale, the exhibition features 280 works comprising drawings, paintings, sculptures, engravings, period photographs, books, magazines and documents.

In the light of unpublished documents that have resurfaced, the exhibition presents many new aspects of Boccioni’s work, his international reputation and his work in Milan.

Visitors to the exhibition can admire works from both major museums and private collections from around the world, including the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Gallerie d’Italia and the Chamber of Commerce in Milan, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the Gianni Mattioli collection, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Barilla Collection of Modern Art, the Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Lugano, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles, the Musée Picasso and the Musée Rodin in Paris, the Osaka City Museum of Modern Art and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Full price entry €13 (including a guide book and a ticket to the exhibition “2050 – A brief history of the future”). Details of opening times and reduced price tickets on the Palazzo Reale website.

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Umberto Boccioni at Milan’s Palazzo Reale

Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo