When Art goes out of the museums and invades the parks

3 May

If you want to see Italy in a different light, with gardens, sculptures and open air museums, here are a few places to visit (I still have to visit them, but would love to do a trip with whoever is willing to come over here and explore Italy through gardens, outdoor scuptures and people who dedicate their homes and outdoors to art and divulging it to the public.

“Tu ch’entri qua non mente parte a parte e dimmi poi se tante

meraviglie sian fatte per inganno o pur per arte”

This is the inscription on the entrance of the  1)Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo

2)Villa Celle in the province of Pistoia is a fully-fledged open-air museum. Scattered inside the park are works of art by various national and international artists, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alice Aycoch, Luciano Fabro, Dani Karavan, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Fausto Melotti, Robert Morris, Dennis Oppenheim, Pistoletto, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Ulrich Ruckriem, Richard Serra, Mauro Staccioli, George Trakas and many more besides.

Richard Long, Tagliamento river stone ring, 1996
Then there is 3) Villa Verzegnis in Udine where the presence of Minimal art, Land Art and Arte Povera is prominent.

Mario Merz's igloos

Another place is  4)Associazione Culturale La Marrana in Ameglia, La Spezia with lots of different artists:


joseph kosuth- jannis kounellis, untitled

Let’s go!

One Response to “When Art goes out of the museums and invades the parks”

  1. jhsketch May 3, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    I love Art in the Parks!
    Thanks for sharing these!

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