Social Events for Congress Delegates
Friday April 13th, 2018 - 20.00
Monumental Complex of "Sant'Agostino" University of Bergamo (Piazzale Sant'Agostino 2) Bergamo - Upper Town
Included in the Registration Fee.
Saturday April 14th, 2018
By invitation only (ticket needed).
Social Events for Accompanying Persons
Included in their registration fee
Friday April 13th, 2018 10.30 – 17.30
Visit to Frida Kahlo Beyond the myth Exhibition at MUDEC Museum Milan
10.30 Meeting point at the congress venue, Monumental Complex of "Sant'Agostino" University of Bergamo (Piazzale Sant'Agostino 2) Bergamo - Upper Town, and departure by bus to Milan
12.15 Guided tour of Frida Kahlo Exhibition at MUDEC Museum (1 hour and an half)
13.45 Lunch (free)
15.00 – 17.00 Free time in Milan
17.30 Return to Bergamo by bus
Frida Kahlo Beyond the myth
Frida Kahlo was very seductive and continues to be also 110 years after her birth.
The exhibition includes oils, drawings, watercolours, letters and photographs and it points out that Frida still holds many secrets. Apart from the numerous books that have been written about her, the exhibition reveals, through artworks and documents, that Frida Kahlo was in effect a political activist, that she was aware of Diego Rivera’s influence on her painting and sought to avoid it, that she had a keen interest in drawing and, above all, that she was a great painter. It also shows that as well as expressing herself dramatically in her painting, Frida was also extremely witty and ironical, and brought a sensuality to her still lifes, like nobody else.
The Milan exhibition has obtained the loan of works from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City and from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.
Saturday April 14th, 2018 8.00 – 16.00
Visit of Mantova
08.00 Meeting point at the congress venue, Monumental Complex of "Sant'Agostino" University of Bergamo (Piazzale Sant'Agostino 2) Bergamo - Upper Town, and departure by bus to Mantova
10.00 Guided tour of Mantova on foot (3 hours)
Visit of the Castle of St. George on the outside and inside to admire the famous "Bridal Chamber" frescoed by Andrea Mantegna and the most suggestive rooms of the Ducal Palace.
Later on, a walk in the historical centre, going across Piazza Sordello and Piazza Erbe to the Basilica of St. Andrea, designed by one of the most famous architects of the Italian Renaissance, L.B. Alberti.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
15.00 – 16.00 Visit of Palazzo Te, a villa designed and frescoed by Giulio Romano in 1500.
16.00 Return to Bergamo by bus
If you wish to attend the Social Program or to register an accompanying person, please contact the Organizing Secretariat by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org .