Palazzo Madama decided to prolong the display of the ”Words and Stars” installation ideated by Nobel-prize winner Orhan Pamuk and visual artist Grazia Toderi. If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s still time until March 29th, 2017.
Moreover, keep in mind that you can see it for free the first Wednesday of the month.
If you happen to be circling the city center on December 16th and you’ve got some change in your pockets (1 EURO might just be enough)make sure you make a long stop at Palazzo Madama – that particular Friday Turin celebrates alla grande the museum’s 10th anniversary and also its much-awaited re-opening (yippee!!! full access to the entire museum, no more undergoing works).
The organizers though that the celebration could be made worthwhile by throwing in the equation this awesome 1 EURO entrance fee and prolonged visiting hours, too. The formula worked quite nicely this fall and proved its efficiency in bringing lots of visitors in, therefore the cold days outside and the chance of visiting permanent and temporary collections almost for free seem like a match made in heaven. Continue Reading
It’s not even December yet, but the great news just keep on coming!
Although it was supposed to end this November 13th, due to its resounding public success the surprisingly artistic and emotionally charged “On the Front Line. Women Photojournalists in War Zones” photography Exhibition on display at Palazzo Madama has been prolonged for two full months more, until January 16th, 2017.
“Before my birth there was infinite time, and after my death, inexhaustible time. I never thought of it before: I’d been living luminously between two eternities of darkness.” (Orhan Pamuk)
For literature fans and visual arts amateurs alike, Turin’s very own Palazzo Madama houses one of the most innovative events of the fall. The exhibition is a poetic collaboration between the Italian visual artist Grazia Toderi and the world-renown, Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk. Entitled “Words and Stars”, the finite product of their artistic endeavor wishes to “explore the affinities between naive metaphysical questions and the joy of gazing at the stars” by relating a carved ivory inlaid orrery (i.e. a clockwork model of the solar system) built by Italian artist Peter Piffetti around the middle of the 18th century to one of Toderi’s works specially designed on the occasion. The aim of the event, that of answering questions such as: “Can our thoughts be compared to distant stars on the move? Is there a visual link between the landscapes of our minds and the sky above?” Continue Reading
Although Turin offers plenty of budget choices to everyone looking to do some visiting around town – off the top of my head, Torino Abbonamento Musei and Torino+Piemonte Card always pop to mind when speaking about cheap museum options – there are also those special days when some important touring can be done to the permanent collections of the following Turin museums FOR FREE: Continue Reading