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Livello 6

Il sogno di Lady Florence Phillips (Lady Florence Phillips' Dream)

24 July 2020 - 10 January 2021

curated by Simona Bartolena

The exhibition displays masterpieces coming from the Johannesburg Art Museum Collection

The exhibition displays masterpieces coming from the Johannesburg Art Museum Collection, the most important Art museum of the African continent, opened to the public in 1910.
A selection of ca. 60 masterpieces (oil on canvases, watercolors, graphic works) goes over a century of international history of art, from the middle of the 19th to the second half of the last century, with its main artists: Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Modigliani, Turner, Rodin, Moore, Lichtenstein, Derain, Pissarro, Corot, Sargent, Sisley, Bacon, Rossetti, Warhol, Signac, Picasso and others. The exhibition ranges from the European artists to the less known and for this reason more amazing painters of the 20th African cultural scene.  Exhibition main actress is, however, Lady Florence Phillips, founder of the museum, born in Cape Town in June 1863. Living in London with her exiliated husband Lionel Phillips, she begins to passion for art, becoming convinced that art can be a social tool, specially for poorest people. Moved again to Johannesburg in 1906, she realized her dream to do something important for her continent, creating an international art gallery.

Livello 6.
24 July 2020 - 10 January 2021

Opening hours

Daily 10.30-18.00 (last entry 17.15)


€ 5,00
Children under 11 free admission

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