11 November 2018 – 24 March 2019
Delacroix, Warhol, Manet, Matisse, Picasso, Klimt, Kandinsky, Depero, De Chirico, Campigli, Mattioli and Fontana: the subject of this exhibition is not paintings, but a collection of hundreds of splendidly conceived pages, colorfully drawn by some of the most famous artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and collected in a series of artist books.
Corrado Mingardi, a collector, teacher, librarian, and music enthusiast from Parma, assembled the collection, which he then donated to the Fondazione Cariparma. This exhibition also celebrates the long-standing friendship between Franco Maria Ricci and Mingardi, a man for whom disseminating culture was not merely a moral imperative, but a natural instinct.
Gift of Corrado Mingardi
Curated by Fondazione Franco Maria Ricci and Fondazione Cariparma