Il Guggenheim. L'avanguardia americana 1945-1980
17 February -27 April 2012
A new edition of spot!, a rendez-vous at cocktail hour offering a guide to the appreciation and interpretation of a work of art, is returning to the Palazzo delle Esposizioni to mark "The Guggenheim. The American Avant-Garde 1945-1980" exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with a series of seven encounters designed to explore trends and players in American art after the Second World War: from Abstract Expressionism, through Pop Art, to Conceptual Art and Photorealism.

Il Guggenheim. L'avanguardia americana 1945-1980
Worshop for families and schools
7 February- 6 May 2012
Tour the exhibition to explore the new ideas developed by American artists between the end of World War II and the late 1970s. Join the workshop to experiment with the evolution of the image from the abstract to the figurative and vice-versa — a sweeping overview of the most significant changes wrought by Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art and Photorealism.


Homo sapiens. La grande storia della diversità umana
workshop for families and schools
11 November 2011 - 9 April 2012
The history of humanity in time and space, from the disappearance of the dinosaurs to the evolution of man. At the exhibition you'll follow the traces of the planetary migrations that generated a mosaic of ethnic and cultural diversities. In the workshop you'll discover the origins of the human species and link up the threads of our history between genetics, peoples and languages

Abiti per animali dalla collezione di Vladimir Radunsky
exhibition and workshop for school anda families
11 November 2011 -  5 February 2012

To mark Italy-Russia Culture Year and the major exhibition entitled Socialist Realisms. Soviet Painting 1920-1970, which tells the story of the plurality of visual culture under the Soviet regime, the Art Worshop has organized The Beastly Wardrobe, an exhibition and installation designed by Vladimir Radunsky, a Russian illustrator who chose to move to New York after spending the first part of his life in Moscow.

Photography course for adults
4 February - 18 March 2012
The Palazzo delle Esposizioni's Educational Services - Art Workshop has scheduled a new cycle of lectures on photography for enthusiasts, professionals and students following the success of its first edition.  The course, run by professional photographers Stefano D’Amadio and Filippo Trojano, consists of four theme-based lectures ranging from the basics of analogue and digital cameras to the creative potential of Photoshop while also taking a look at the work of some of the leading photographers of the 20th century.  The course will address both theory and practice, with guided hands-on work.


books from the Art Bookshelf
training course for teachers, students and professionals
31 March - 12 May 2012
The Palazzo delle Esposizioni's and 's Art Workshop service runs training courses for teachers, students, professionals and anyone with an interest in the Art Bookshelf, a library specializing in international art publishing for children – a collection of books designed to use words and pictures to tell the story of art and artists. 

exhibition - lectures - workshops for schools and families

from 20 to 27 October 2012

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni is kicking off its new 2012-2013 season with a week of free events for families and schools.  Exhibitions, workshops, lectures and guided tours to discover and rediscover the Art Workshop's spaces and events ranging from art to books.

reading group - Travelling with Figures in the Fairy Tales of Italo Calvino

for families

from 27 October 2012 to 12 January 2013

To tie in with the Travelling with Figures in the Fairy Tales of Italo Calvino exhibition, the Art Workshop is organising four afternoons in the company of Italo Calvino conducted by Deborah Soria (from the Ottimomassimo bookshop). Stories, readings and curiosities to help new readers grow!

visit and workshop - Travelling with Figures in the Fairy Tales of Italo Calvino

for schools and families

from 28 October 2012 to 20 January 2013

To tie in with the Travelling with Figures in the Fairy Tales of Italo Calvino exhibition, the Art Workshop has organised a visit and worshop to discover how up and down the length and breadth of Italy, the fairy tale journeys from mouth to mouth, changing...

major exhibitions series - On the Silk Road

for schools and families

from 27 October 2012 to 10 March 2013

To tie in with the On the Silk Road exhibition, the Art Workshop will be organising a journey in the exhibition from East to West, on sea and land, in the footsteps of the caravans of people and goods that travelled the silk roads.

workshop-installation entitled Blow by Blow by Vittoria Facchini

for families

from 3 November 2012 to 10 March 2013

Threads of wool, silk and cotton are interwoven in illustrator Vittoria Facchini's book and installation to allow us all, kids and adults alike, to weave astonishing coloured stories.

Typology, Exploring
Eccentric, Eclectic and Erotic Type
lecture with simultaneous translation
Friday 8 June 2012, 5:30 pm
The Palazzo delle Esposizioni will be hosting its third encounter with Steven Heller, one of the most authoritative international critics in the field of visual communication and author of over 130 books, many of which explore the history of graphic design and pop culture, on 8 June.