Io, Canova
Genio europeo
From October 15, 2022, to February 26, 2023, the Civic Museums of Bassano del Grappa will host a new major exhibition dedicated to Antonio Canova, on the occasion of the official celebrations for the 200th anniversary of his death. Curated by Giuseppe Pavanello and Mario Guderzo, with scientific coordination by Barbara Guidi, Io, Canova. Genio europeo will restore a never-before-seen image of the great sculptor by investigating, through important national and international loans, the formation, artistic maturation, and participation in European and world history of this extraordinary protagonist who was able to orient the taste of an era.

The exhibition is organized by the Civic Museums of Bassano del Grappa and Villaggio Globale International and placed under the patronage of the "National Committee for the Celebration of the Bicentenary of the Death of Antonio Canova."

On cover: Antonio Canova, Self-portrait, 1812. Bassano del Grappa, Civic Museum. Photo: HEADS Production. © 2022 Musei Biblioteca Archivio Bassano del Grappa
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