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on display until NOVEMBER 15th 2020

Vincenzo Gemito was a figurative sculptor born in Naples in 1852. Although considered as the most important Italian sculptor of late 19th century his origins were not so promising. He was a street-orphan adopted by a poor artisan and already assisting the sculptor Emanuele Caggiano aged nine. Gemito moved on to work with Stanislao Lista. After acquiring skills modelling clay and wax he independently exhibited a sculpture at Belle Arti di Napoli  Il Giocatore” (The Card Player) a Neapolitan urchin studying a hand of playing cards.  The bronze-cast of the same work was purchased for the Capodimonte collectionVincenzo Gemito was sixteen years old…

Vincenzo Gemito

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GETTING AROUND NAPLES

The Linea 3M minibus runs daily circular routes – 7 am to 8.05 pm

  Ticket Fees: ANM one-way Urban-zone tickets cost 1.10 euro

  Major info: www.anm.it

Linea 3M – Three Museum Bus line connects:

  Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte – Catacombe San Gennaro – Museo Archeologico MANN 

(ACTIVE FROM SEPTEMBER 12th 2020)

  Circular Route:  Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte (stops: Porta Miano & Porta Piccola)

– via Capodimonte – Catacombe San Gennaro – corso Amedeo di Savoia – via S. Teresa degli Scalzi –  via Pessina – via Conte di Ruvo – via Costantinopoli – MANN (P.za Museo Archeologico Nazionale)

Daily departures:

07:00 – 07:15 – 07:30 – 07:45

08:00 – 08:15 – 08:30 – 08:45

09:00 – 09:15 – 09:30 – 09:45

10:00 – 10:15 – 10:30 – 10:45

11:00 – 11:15 – 11:30 – 11:45

12:00 – 12:15 – 12:30 – 12:45

13:00 – 13:20 – 13:45

14:05 – 14:30 – 14:50

15:15 – 15:35

16:00 – 16:20 – 16:45

17:05 – 17:30 – 17:50

18:15 – 18:35

19:00 – 19:20

* 20:05

* FINAL RUN FROM From Real Bosco di Capodimonte to piazza Museo Archeologico Nazionale MANN

CONTACT CENTRE ANM CALL:  800-639525

 

Source © My Country magazine – Naples, Italy

October 2020 – page 14

 

LATEST MUSEUM TICKET SYSTEM

#MiBACT  Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per il turismo

CAMPANIA REGION The Regional Museum Directorate of Campania has successfully completed the reopening of Sites and Museums throughout the region powered by an online booking system and turns of entrance with a limited number of guests – to avoid queues and crowds and to welcome regular visitors and tourists respecting safety regulations.

Additionally, two on-site ticket points are easily accessible at the Royal Palace of Naples Palazzo Reale di Napoli and at Castel Sant’Elmo – where tickets will be available to enter Castel Sant’Elmo, Certosa/Museo San Martino and Parco della Floridiana.

If you are searching for relaxing open-space,  then remember that entrance is free-of-charge to the gardens of Villa Pignatelli and to the Park Parco della Floridiana throughout the summer season.

www.polomusealecampania.beniculturali.it

The Director of the Real Bosco e Museo di Capodimonte Sylvain Bellenger recently quoted that entrance to the Park Real Bosco di Capodimonte will continue to be open to the public free-of-charge.  Both the Park and Museum fully respect anti-Covid19 safety measures to ensure the well-being of all visitors – including one-way circuits, regulated entrances of limited numbers and reservation on-line for tickets – Info & Details:

www.museodicapodimonte.beniculturali.it

www.coopculture.it /  848 800 288  / +39 06 399 67050

The My Country team attended the recent press conference to celebrate the opening of the museum Museo di Capodimonte, for detailed information and current exhibitions as highlighted in last month’s July 2020 edition – What’s On Napoli – see pages 10-11.

(Source ©My Country magazine – August 2020 edition – page 11)

The magnificent Museum Real Bosco e Museo di Capodimonte opened June 9th with an informative Press Conference presented by the Director Sylvain Bellenger and attended by the My Country team. He welcomed the press outdoors within one of the sites courtyards and everyone wore masks. During the recent months of forced closure, the Museum continued working to produce various conferences online and the Farnese Collection has been reconstructed including a new lighting system. The Director Bellenger, together with Staff and various associations clearly expressed total passion and energy regarding the reopening presenting a promising array of future programmes.

The association Amici di Capodimonte Onlus presented the theatrical programme Il Teatro dei Burattini – of puppet shows (not only for children!) held within the Park Real Bosco – zona Belvedere – scheduled through June and on Saturdays 4th and 11th of July at 11.30 pm and 12.30 pm. Events are without charge but booking is necessary by contacting: info@amicidicapodimonte.org

Leave your full names and telephone numbers together with the desired time and date.

Future schedules involve a selection of street artists, Musicapodimonte musical events and Luglio Musicale Napoletano Neapolitan music tributes followed by outdoor Cinema screenings on show during September.
Capodimonte will also host over 30 fantastic events taking part in the latest thirteenth edition of the International Festival of Theatre – NTFI20 Napoli Teatro Festival Italia. This year’s Festival has scheduled over 130 events running from July 1st to July 31st to be held through Naples, Salerno and Santa Maria Capua Vetere. For details visit the website https://napoliteatrofestival.it/. Events will be held at Capodimonte (Courtyard from Porta Piccola entrance and at the Casino and Fagianeria entrance from Porta Miano) and 35 shows at the Royal Palace Palazzo Reale di Napoli (Courtyards and Garden). Each ticket purchased for events taking place throughout both sites will receive a free entrance ticket to visit the site – valid until August 31st 2020.

Sylvain Bellenger also reaffirmed that entrance to the Park Real Bosco will continue to be free of charge. The Park and Museum fully respects all anti-Covid-19 safety measures to ensure the well-being of all visitors including one-way circuits, regulated entrance with limited numbers and reservation online for tickets using https://coopculture.it/.

Contact numbers: 848 800 288 / +39 06 399 67050 (from mobiles and abroad)
Current ticket fees: Standard admission including exhibitions – € 8; ages 18 to
25 yrs – € 2; Under 18’s and Artecard holders – FREE. Tickets are valid for oneday – giving visitors the possibility to enter and exit the museum until closing time.
The Museum is open from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm except Wednesdays.

EXHIBITION NELLA LUCE DI NAPOLI SANTIAGO CALATRAVA
@ MUSEO DI CAPODIMONTE until JANUARY 31st 2021

Santiago Calatrava was highlighted in our last February edition presenting the exhibition Nella Luce di Napoli.
The opening dates have now been extended to next January. The multi-talented Spanish artist (painter, architect, engineer) displays forty years of creativity with more than 400 works including sculptures, designs, ceramics and models of his most-famous architectural projects. Calatrava’s works also include the 2016 Oculus project created for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and situated at the Ground Zero site of New York. He was also assigned the Golden Award by the AIA American Institute of Architects and held an exhibition at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Source ©My Country magazine – July 2020 (page 11)

EXHIBITION NAPOLI NAPOLI. DI LAVA, PORCELLANA E MUSICA
@ MUSEO DI CAPODIMONTE until SEPTEMBER 20th 2020

The exhibition Napoli Napoli. Di lava, porcellana e musica is promoted by the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in collaboration with Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli and curated by Sylvain Bellenger. This spectacular exhibition is the third act of a trilogy designed to evolve the museum’s Permanent Collection following the exhibitions “Carta Bianca. Capodimonte Imaginaire” and “Depositi di Capodimonte. Storie ancora da scrivere” (fully highlighted by My Country magazine).

The Royal Apartments boast 18 halls of which have become a unique setting and a multi-sensory journey placed in 18thcentury Napoli created by the artist Hubert le Gall. Each hall follows a different theme ranging from sacred music, politics and succession of dynasties, the Grand Tour, ironic wigs and to the art of embroidery and sewing including paintings, musical instruments, furnishings, more than 100 costumes and 500 porcelain artefacts.
Precious porcelains are staged together with intricate costumes taken directly from the dressmaker’s workshop of the theatre Teatro di San Carlo selected by Giusi Giustino.
The exhibition represents those fascinating times when the arts were considered as a celebration and splendour was a cornerstone of the new Bourbon reign.

Source ©My Country magazine – July 2020 (page 11)