A prestigious contemporary art exhibition will be inaugurated on October, 26th at Palazzo Zabarella in Padua. In fact, until March 1, 2020, it will be possible to admire Van Gogh, Monet, Degas. The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, with seventy paintings from the private collection of Paul and Rachel Bunny Lambert Mellon, legacy from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

A great art exhibition in French

The art exhibition entitled Van Gogh, Monet, Degas. The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will be inaugurated on October 26th at Palazzo Zabarella in Padua. This prestigious exhibition will bring to the Venetian city as many as seventy paintings of the greatest French artists of the second half of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century, belonging to Paul and Rachel Lamber Mellon.

painting by Monet exhibited at the exhibition
Claude Monet – Field of Poppies (1885; oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm; Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 85.499) – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Considered among the major patrons of the twentieth century, they began to collect English and French works of art after their marriage. The nucleus that will be exhibited in Padua, in particular, was donated to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond. This exhibition opens with the Fantino on horseback by Théodore Géricault and with the Young woman watering a shrub by Berthe Morisot describing respectively Paul’s love for horses and Rachel’s passion for domestic life. The exhibition continues through the great works of geniuses like Degas, Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso, just to name a few. There will also be space for some paintings of interior views by Matisse, Gauguin and Vallotton to underline Bunny’s passion for furnishing. The woman, in fact, furnished her houses with great refinement, receiving guests of honor like Elizabeth II of England and the Prince of Wales.

Opening times and dates of the exhibition in Padua

The exhibition at Palazzo Zabarella in Padua will be open until March 1 of the coming year. The curator of the event will be none other than Coleen Yarger, who was responsible for the creation of the Mellon Collection catalog. Its organization, instead, was possible thanks to the collaboration between the Bano Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to enhancing and promoting nineteenth and twentieth-century Italian culture and art, which deals with the management of the Paduan building, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

exhibition- Palazzo Zabarella
Palazzo Zabarella in Padua will be the location of the exhibition. Source: building site

The exhibition will be open every day from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm except for December 25th, an extraordinary closing day. Palazzo Zabarella, on the other hand, will remain open regularly on November, 1 and December 8 and 26, 2019 and on January 1 and 6, 2020. Finally, it will observe reduced hours (from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm) on December 24 and 31.
The ticket price without reductions will be 13 euros. There is also a reduced ticket for over 65, young people from 18 to 25, disabled, FAI and TCI members and affiliated, at a cost of 11 euros. For minors there is a special rate of 9 euros, while children up to 5 years do not pay (exemption excluded for school groups). But we guarantee that, regardless of the cost of entry, the beauty of the exhibition is absolutely priceless.

In Padua art exhibition on the great contemporary French artists ultima modifica: 2019-10-23T10:25:11+02:00 da Luigi Bove