On the occasion of the first centenary of the death of Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), the City of Milan pays tribute to the artist with an exhibition that also in the light of previously unpublished materials illustrates his artistic path and international stature, with a particular focus on his activity in Milan, presenting about 280 works, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, etchings, period photographs, books, magazines and documents.
The outcome of a research project conducted by the Cabinet of Drawings of the Superintendency of the Sforza Castle, “Umberto Boccioni (1882–1916): Genius and Memory” is an exhibition supported by the Department of Culture of the City of Milan, produced and organized by the Sforza Castle, Museo del Novecento and Palazzo Reale, with the publishing house Electa.
Curated by Francesca Rossi (Sforza Castle) with Agostino Contò (Biblioteca Civica of Verona), the initiative relies on a committee of experts composed of Flavio Fergonzi, Danka Giacon, Mariastella Margozzi, Antonello Negri, Federica Rovati, Aurora Scotti, Cristina Sonderegger and Paola Zatti, with the technical-scientific collaboration of Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, and the contribution in the form of loans of important museums and private collections from around the world. These include Pinacoteca di Brera, Gallerie d’Italia in Milan, the Milan Chamber of Commerce, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna of Rome, the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Barilla Collection of Modern Art, the Cantonal Art Museum of Lugano, the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, the Getty Foundation of Los Angeles, Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin in Paris, Osaka City Museum of Modern Art, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna.
Collezione Ramo has contributed with the loan of a study for Twilight by Umberto Boccioni, from 1909.