Milan museum offers first full exhibition of Bonalumi

16 July-30 Sept. Milanese painter, sculptor remembered.

For the first time ever, Milan’s Museo del Novecento is proposing an exhibition by Milanese painter Agostino Bonalumi (1935-2010), with 120 artworks to illustrate the life achievements of one of the city’s most important artists of recent years.

Born in nearby Vimercate, Bonalumi exhibited his first works there at the age of 13.   After holding his first solo show in Milan in 1956, Bonalumi rapidly achieved an international reputation, exhibiting in Rome, Lausanne, Rotterdam, Essen and London.

The exhibition will include the screening of a 12-minute extract of a documentary on the life and work of Bonalumi, to be broadcast on Sky TV in September.

The exhibition, curated by the Museo del Novecento, is hosted in Milan’s central Palazzo Reale. Entrance to the exhibit is free of charge.   Opening hours are Monday 14.30-19.30, Tuesday to Sunday 09.30 to 19.30 and additionally on Thursdays and Saturdays until 22.30.