.:. art / gilded heritage
June 9, 2023 through January 7, 2024
Tue-Sun, 10am-7pm, last admission 6.15pm; Unesco cards available
One of the initiatives celebrating Brescia as an Italian Capital of Culture 2023
- together with Bergamo, another historical city located in Lombardy - is the opening of the Unesco Corridor
that connects the ancient Roman buildings still preserved in the city center to the outstanding heritage collections exhibited at the Museo di Santa Giulia.
Another celebration is currently provided by a set of site-specific installations created by Fabrizio Plessi
for the Santa Giulia museum itself. Plessi (Reggio Emilia, 1940) is highly reputed as a video artist (and, by the way, a sort of sister exhibition
was on in Milan till September 10.) This time his artworks are complemented by a monumental gilded wedding ring dominating the interior of the Basilica di San Salvatore, which is included in the museum. The title of the exhibition literally means "the artist marries the ancient Roman town".
While visiting, don't miss the Roman domus
that also are part of the museum: ancient private houses with extraordinary mosaics.