For the first time Fondazione Luigi Rovati joins in the MuseoCity event, exceptionally opening the doors of the construction site in Corso Venezia 52 on Sunday March 3rd, from 10 am to 7.30 pm.
The unprecedented opening of the Museum of Etruscan Art construction site is part of the MuseumCity programme, an event created to promote the artistic and cultural heritage of the city of Milan. The theme of the 2019 edition is nature, inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists. The Fondazione Luigi Rovati will exhibit two Etruscan cinerary urns from the 2nd century b.c.e., with stamp decoration, typical of the pottery products made in the city of Chiusi. Both lids show a portrait of the deceased, in a deep and peaceful sleep, wrapped in a mantle and with their heads resting on a pillow. As often occurs in Etruscan urns, the main body of the urn shows two cypresses linked by garlands to a closed door, fitted with two rings.
The urns are on show in the hall of the Palazzo Bocconi-Rizzoli-Carraro, which along with the garden is currently undergoing renovations and extension as part of a complex architectural project, conceived and developed by architect Mario Cucinella. The greatest intervention will concern the construction of a hypogeum area under the palace, hinting at the domed underground rooms typical of the Etruscan tombs. The museum itinerary will unfold from this level to all other floors of the building, through permanent exhibits and temporary shows.
The opening of the Museum of Etruscan art is part of the broader project of promotion and enhancement of cultural, artistic and historical assets that the Fondazione Luigi Rovati is developing also through temporary exhibitions such as “Il Viaggio della Chimera”