THE COLLECTIONS OF THE LOUVRE IN CORTONA - The Etruscan from Arno to the Tiber - Cortona, 5 March - 3 July 2011 - Extraordinary exhibition showcasing forty works from the prestigious Etruscan collection of the Louvre Museum.

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MAEC Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona Musèe du Louvre THE COLLECTIONS OF THE LOUVRE IN CORTONA - The Etruscan from Arno to the Tiber - Cortona, 5 March  - 3 July 2011

Cortona, in the heart of ancient Etruria, the current home to one of the most fascinating archaeological park-museum systems in Italy, plays host to an extraordinary exhibition showcasing forty works from the prestigious Etruscan collection of the Louvre Museum.

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The Exhibition

After the successful exhibition of Etruscan artefacts from the Hermitage collections held in 2008, Cortona plays host to an extraordinary exhibition showcasing unique antiquities from the world’s most renowned museum, the Louvre in Paris. Wishing to stage an encounter between the enlightened collecting philosophy that took its first steps in the tiny Tuscan hill-town in the 18th century, the results of recent excavations carried out in the area and such an impressive historical collection as the Louvre’s – where some of the greatest masterpieces of all times are reunited in a single place - the exhibition focuses on a fascinating subject: the relationships amongst the major centres of inland Etruria - between the Arno and Tiber valleys - that maintained direct cultural and political contacts with the populations of the eastern part of the peninsula.
What emerges is a new interesting picture of these relationships and an itinerary that takes us from Faesulae to the banks of the Tiber river, following the Arno from its source into the Valdichiana, and from there down to the gates of Rome, along a fascinating route through Chiusi, Perugia, Orvieto and the peculiar Faliscan world. The different stages of these relationships are analysed against the backdrop of the amazing accomplishments these centres achieved, not only in the field of arts and handicrafts, but also in the political and religious sphere.
The exhibition showcases bronze vessels, urns, sepulchral monuments, jewels and precious terracottas. Also on display, celebrated works such as the Head of Faesulae or some of the bronzes from the votive deposit of Falterona; fine handcrafted objects such as the ivory pyxis from the Castellani collection or the wonderful pendants from the Campana collection; and also the bronze figurine of Menerva, found in the surroundings of Perugia, the sarcophagi from Chiusi and the fine laminae found at Bomarzo. Loans from the Louvre also include exhibits that were never shown in Italy before as well as little-known yet exceptional artefacts such as the large terracotta bust of Arianna, the upper part of a monumental statue that lay unidentified in the museum’s storage rooms until as late as ten years ago. Today, the bride of Dionysus, with her ornaments and her ritual gesture, is regarded as one of the finest examples of Etruscan terracotta sculpture from the Hellenistic period.

Informations

VENUE
Palazzo Casali, piazza Signorelli
52044 Cortona (Ar)

PERIOD
From 5 March to 3 July 2011

INFO AND RESERVATIONS
Tel. 0575 637235
info@cortonamaec.org www.cortonamaec.org

OPENING TIMES
Open everyday
from 10 am to 7 pm

Ticket exhibition + MAEC
Full-price ticket: € 10,00
Reduced-price ticket: € 7,00 (groups over 15 people, families of at least 4, children aged 6 to 12, EduMuseicard holders, ACI, SyC! members, Touring Club Italiano members, Più Librerie Feltrinelli card holders))
School parties: € 3,00


Ticket exhibition + MAEC
+ Museo Diocesano del Capitolo
Full-price ticket: € 13,00
Reduced-price ticket: € 9,00

Guided visits to exhibition, archaeological park, museum and labs
Tel. 0575 637235
E-mail: prenotazioni@cortonamaec.org

Visits to Tumulus II at Sodo
Everyday from 8,30 am to 1,30 pm (except Mondays) - Tel. 0575612565

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