February 15, 2016
A new artistic lighting for Giulio Romano’s Pescherie (fish market) has launched the series of events to be held through the year in the city of Mantua, Italy’s 2016 Capital of Culture.

November 1, 2015
Giulio Romano Died on All Saints’ Day (1 November) in 1546 in Mantua.

August 19, 2015
After publishing its short list of 200 candidates on 8 July , the Italian ministry of culture has announced the appointments of twenty new museum directors for Italy’s most acclaimed museums in Caserta, Florence, Genoa, Mantua, Milan, Modena, Naples, Paestum, Perugia, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Taranto, Turin, Urbino, and Venice.

August 16, 2015
The House of Gonzaga came to power on 16 August 1328, when Ludovico I (Luigi) Gonzaga seized power from the Bonacolsi Family.

July 8, 2015
Ermanno Rivetti reports in the Art Newspaper on plans to hire new directors for 20 of Italy’s major art museums.

February 14, 2014
Happy Birthday Leon Battista Alberti!

February 4, 2014
Sculptor Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654) used drawing as a key part of his design process.

September 13, 2013
Italian painter and printmaker Andrea Mantegna died on this day in 1506 in Mantua, where he had served the Gonzaga dukes as court artist for almost half a century.

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