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Wolfsoniana Exhibitions

Archive – Wolfsoniana Exhibitions Ivos Pacetti imprenditore futurista. Ceramiche fotografie dipinti. Dal 5 luglio 2019 al 19 gennaio 3 maggio 2020 Achille Funi e Mimì Quilici Buzzacchi. Dal 27 ottobre al 24 marzo 2019 Filippo Romoli – Fiori/Flowers Dal 21 aprile al 30 settembre 2018 Professione reporter. I pannelli di Oscar Saccorotti per “Il Lavoro” di Genova. … Continue


Link The Wolfsonian FIU (Miami Beach, FL) Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura (Genova) Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Genova) ICOM-ICDAD (International Committee of Decorative Arts and Design) School of Education Science – University of Genoa Master Degree Course in Science and Technology of Communication and Information – – University of Genoa Museums in the City of Genoa Regione Liguria Galata Museo … Continue


A short history of the Wolfsoniana The opening of the Wolfsoniana marks the end of a process begun almost two decades ago. The protagonists have been Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson Jr., collector and philantropist from Miami with a special love for Italy and Genoa in particular, and the pre-eminent Genovese and Liguria institutions, including the City … Continue


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Towards industrial design

Towards industrial design In the transportation sector, the transition from mechanised craft production to industrial fabrication, which was not fully completed in Italy until after World War II, is represented in the Wolfsoniana through a group of objects which explore the evolution of transportation in the first half of the twentieth century: the bicycle with … Continue

Futurism and Propaganda

Futurism and Propaganda The main fascist iconographic motives interweave with the development of futurist research in the years straddling the two wars and in particular with the Thirties Manifesto of Aeropainting. While the fascist political strategy used classical models in order to emphasize its similarities regime with the Roman Empire, the works of the artists who … Continue


Rationalism The Palazzo degli Uffici Gualino (1928) in Turin is one of the first examples of Rationalist architecture, planned by Giuseppe Pagano and Gino Levi Montalcini. Of the furniture pieces drawn by the two architects only the small arm-chair in buxus remains. It was exhibited at the IV Monza Exhibition in 1930, a show where architecture has a space of its own next to … Continue


Novecento Twentieth Century Art, or rather “Novecento” style, is particularly rich and versatile from an expressive point of view, if it is analyzed within Italian cultural events of the period straddling the two world wars. As from 1922, the year in which Margherita Sarfatti’s artistic movement made its first public manifestation, this style spread and made a … Continue

Art Deco

Art Deco The Wolfson collection – the furniture, the metalwork, Gio Ponti’s and Guido Andlovitz’s ceramics and the vase by  La Salamandra of Perugia exhibited in Monza in 1930 – testifies the spread of the Art Deco style in Italy which lasted through the first years of the Thirties. In the attempt to renovate Italian art by means of … Continue

Antonio Rubino

Antonio Rubino Antonio Rubino (1880-1964), founder of the most famous children’s magazine “Il corriere dei piccoli”, was influenced by the Symbolist circles and by the Art Nouveau, of which he offered a brilliant interpretation in the field of illustrations using later iconographic models, typical of the Art Deco style. He dedicated most of his artistic … Continue

Roman School

Roman School Duilio Cambellotti is one of the most interesting personalities in the Italian decorative arts scene of the first half of the Twentieth Century. Characterized by a “craftsman” approach, with a strong bent for the integration of different artistic modes, the Roman artist was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, engraver, scenographer and costume designer for the … Continue

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau The second section of the museum is dedicated to Art Nouveau. A decorative style widespread throughout Europe and the United States between 1890 and the First World War, it presents characteristic peculiarities according to the nations where it developed. In this sense the Wolfsoniana offers an example of Italian Liberty by means of the partial … Continue


Exoticism The so called Moorish style became popular in Italy in the second half of the Nineteenth Century thanks to the great exhibitions and it spread mainly in places dedicated to entertainment and amusement: grand hotels, bathing establishments, thermal baths, summer arenas. In the abodes of the new rising middle class, the cabinet-makers, besides undertaking the realization of … Continue


Wolfsoniana is the place where the selected objects of the Wolfson collection find their expositive place. The visitor who walks throuh furnitures, paintings and furnishings taht aere exposed, feels the taste of time and the importance of themes that Micky Wolfson wants to emphasize through his collection. The arrangement of Wolfsoniana follows a chronological/thematical address. Beside … Continue