• Beyond censorship

    Beyond censorship

    Archaeology will be the theme of the 2019 summer exhibition at the Geiger Foundation in Cecina. Conceived by the Basel Museum of Ancient Art and Ludwig Collection, Naked! Treasures of the Basel Museum of Ancient Art will arrive in Italy for the first time in late June. The background Recently, certain European art collections have decided to take down pictures by old masters because they depicted bodies in the nude or in explicit poses. Facebook censored the Venus of Willendorf…

    17 May 2019

    Beyond censorship

    Archaeology will be the theme of the 2019 summer exhibition at the Geiger Foundation in Cecina. Conceived by the Basel Museum of Ancient Art and Ludwig Collection, Naked! Treasures of the Basel Museum of Ancient Art will arrive in Italy for the first time in late June. The background Recently, certain European art collections have decided to take down pictures by old masters because they depicted bodies in the nude or in explicit poses. Facebook censored the Venus of Willendorf…

    17 May 2019

  • Record-breaking nature

    Record-breaking nature

    In just over 40 days, the exhibition What a Wonderful World was seen by 12,000 visitors! The fifty amazing photographs taken by twenty photographers of the National Geographic Society fascinated an enthusiastic and appreciative audience with the wonders of our planet, reminding us that so much is at stake if we do not take care of the environment in which we live. Some of our visitors’ comments «It’s nice, and it’s OURS!», reads one of the remarks in the guestbook.…

    02 May 2019

    Record-breaking nature

    In just over 40 days, the exhibition What a Wonderful World was seen by 12,000 visitors! The fifty amazing photographs taken by twenty photographers of the National Geographic Society fascinated an enthusiastic and appreciative audience with the wonders of our planet, reminding us that so much is at stake if we do not take care of the environment in which we live. Some of our visitors’ comments «It’s nice, and it’s OURS!», reads one of the remarks in the guestbook.…

    02 May 2019

  • Just awesome!

    Just awesome!

    Many National Geographic photographers whose works are shown in the exhibition What a Wonderful World in Cecina (LI) have a scientific background in biology. Their shots often capture rare species or animal behavior that is poorly documented or even newly discovered. Here are a couple of examples. Clouds of bubbles When emperor penguins return from fishing and jump out of the water, they are particularly vulnerable to leopard seal attacks. In this photo Paul Nicklen showed «from the inside» the…

    12 Apr 2019

    Just awesome!

    Many National Geographic photographers whose works are shown in the exhibition What a Wonderful World in Cecina (LI) have a scientific background in biology. Their shots often capture rare species or animal behavior that is poorly documented or even newly discovered. Here are a couple of examples. Clouds of bubbles When emperor penguins return from fishing and jump out of the water, they are particularly vulnerable to leopard seal attacks. In this photo Paul Nicklen showed «from the inside» the…

    12 Apr 2019

  • When the landscape is magical

    When the landscape is magical

    Landscape photography is a genre that we all experience, at least once in our lifetime. The risk, when photographing a place, is to end up with ordinary results, especially if it is full of tourists and not a remote corner of the Earth. In the following two photographs, selected for the exhibition What a Wonderful World, two great photographers of the National Geographic Society used their touch to make these landscapes “magical”: one, with the strength of an original point…

    03 Apr 2019

    When the landscape is magical

    Landscape photography is a genre that we all experience, at least once in our lifetime. The risk, when photographing a place, is to end up with ordinary results, especially if it is full of tourists and not a remote corner of the Earth. In the following two photographs, selected for the exhibition What a Wonderful World, two great photographers of the National Geographic Society used their touch to make these landscapes “magical”: one, with the strength of an original point…

    03 Apr 2019

  • From heights to depths

    From heights to depths

    Many of the 20 photographers who took the pictures shown in the exhibition What a Wonderful World are biologists who have chosen photography as a means of connecting a large number of people with science. They are all very adventurous in their attitudes to field research and able to create amazing images: let’s see two of them in detail. Extreme techniques Photographing a greater bird of paradise performing a courtship ritual on top of a branch at a height of…

    28 Mar 2019

    From heights to depths

    Many of the 20 photographers who took the pictures shown in the exhibition What a Wonderful World are biologists who have chosen photography as a means of connecting a large number of people with science. They are all very adventurous in their attitudes to field research and able to create amazing images: let’s see two of them in detail. Extreme techniques Photographing a greater bird of paradise performing a courtship ritual on top of a branch at a height of…

    28 Mar 2019

  • Images of a wonderful world

    Images of a wonderful world

    50 shots of the National Geographic Society From 16 March to 28 April, the Geiger Foundation will host the great naturalistic photography of the National Geographic Society. The exhibition What a Wonderful World, curated by Alessandra Scalvini, will feature a selection of fifty photographs by twenty contributing photographers to National Geographic, a magazine with a monthly readership of as many as 30 million people. The message What a Wonderful World is meant to be a tribute to the infinite beauties…

    22 Feb 2019

    Images of a wonderful world

    50 shots of the National Geographic Society From 16 March to 28 April, the Geiger Foundation will host the great naturalistic photography of the National Geographic Society. The exhibition What a Wonderful World, curated by Alessandra Scalvini, will feature a selection of fifty photographs by twenty contributing photographers to National Geographic, a magazine with a monthly readership of as many as 30 million people. The message What a Wonderful World is meant to be a tribute to the infinite beauties…

    22 Feb 2019

  • Soon in Cecina: the Paris of Alberto Giacometti

    Soon in Cecina: the Paris of Alberto Giacometti

    A year after the exhibition Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos, which brought to Cecina one of the great masters of twentieth-century art, the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation presents to the public another extraordinary artist of international renown: from December 2018 to February 2019 the exhibition hall in Piazza Guerrazzi will host the lithographs of Alberto Giacometti, known mainly for his thin sculptures, seemingly eroded by time and so strongly reminiscent of Etruscan art.     Giacometti pays tribute to Paris,…

    18 Oct 2018

    Soon in Cecina: the Paris of Alberto Giacometti

    A year after the exhibition Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos, which brought to Cecina one of the great masters of twentieth-century art, the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation presents to the public another extraordinary artist of international renown: from December 2018 to February 2019 the exhibition hall in Piazza Guerrazzi will host the lithographs of Alberto Giacometti, known mainly for his thin sculptures, seemingly eroded by time and so strongly reminiscent of Etruscan art.     Giacometti pays tribute to Paris,…

    18 Oct 2018

  • “Velieri”: the digital catalogue is now online

    “Velieri”: the digital catalogue is now online

    The catalogue of the exhibition Sailing Ships. Great Stories of the Sea is now freely downloadable online! Edited by Federico Gavazzi, the volume contains historical information regarding each sailing ship on display, accompanied by photographs by Giovanni Servi and organized according to the exhibition thematic areas: great explorations, trade with the Indies, piracy and privateering, supremacy over the seas. These aspects are investigated in essays by Federico Gavazzi and Giulia Santi of the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation, and Luca Lo…

    28 Sep 2018

    “Velieri”: the digital catalogue is now online

    The catalogue of the exhibition Sailing Ships. Great Stories of the Sea is now freely downloadable online! Edited by Federico Gavazzi, the volume contains historical information regarding each sailing ship on display, accompanied by photographs by Giovanni Servi and organized according to the exhibition thematic areas: great explorations, trade with the Indies, piracy and privateering, supremacy over the seas. These aspects are investigated in essays by Federico Gavazzi and Giulia Santi of the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation, and Luca Lo…

    28 Sep 2018

  • Record numbers for the exhibition “Velieri”

    Record numbers for the exhibition “Velieri”

    More than 13,000 people attended Sailing Ships. Great Stories of the Sea: a record number of visitors that places the event among the most viewed exhibitions of the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation since it was established in 2009. The curator Federico Gavazzi says he is «satisfied with the result and glad that the exhibition has awakened interest in this theme. We reproposed classic stories of the sea, which had been popular among the public until about thirty years ago, and…

    21 Sep 2018

    Record numbers for the exhibition “Velieri”

    More than 13,000 people attended Sailing Ships. Great Stories of the Sea: a record number of visitors that places the event among the most viewed exhibitions of the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation since it was established in 2009. The curator Federico Gavazzi says he is «satisfied with the result and glad that the exhibition has awakened interest in this theme. We reproposed classic stories of the sea, which had been popular among the public until about thirty years ago, and…

    21 Sep 2018

  • 9 stories of the sea and great sailing vessels

    9 stories of the sea and great sailing vessels

    The sails unfurling in Piazza Guerrazzi, Cecina, announce a new opportunity offered by the Geiger Foundation to embark on a wonderful journey by visiting its exhibition. Sailing Ships. Great Stories of the Sea gathers the stories of twenty-six ships and their extraordinary adventures, all related in the description cards that accompany each model. The setting of the exhibition calls to mind the colours of the dark stormy sea, the parquet flooring the deck of a ship; the lighting warms the…

    13 Jul 2018

    9 stories of the sea and great sailing vessels

    The sails unfurling in Piazza Guerrazzi, Cecina, announce a new opportunity offered by the Geiger Foundation to embark on a wonderful journey by visiting its exhibition. Sailing Ships. Great Stories of the Sea gathers the stories of twenty-six ships and their extraordinary adventures, all related in the description cards that accompany each model. The setting of the exhibition calls to mind the colours of the dark stormy sea, the parquet flooring the deck of a ship; the lighting warms the…

    13 Jul 2018

  • New sailing routes at the Geiger Foundation!

    New sailing routes at the Geiger Foundation!

    Our summer exhibition for 2018 is full of charm and adventure: Sailing Ships. Great Stories of the Sea will tell the story of the golden age of sailing through magnificent models and objects related to the world of seafaring from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Along the exhibition route you will see ships of heroic navigators and adventurous privateers, famous vessels whose explorations changed the geography of the known world and altered its balance in wars of supremacy, as…

    05 Jun 2018

    New sailing routes at the Geiger Foundation!

    Our summer exhibition for 2018 is full of charm and adventure: Sailing Ships. Great Stories of the Sea will tell the story of the golden age of sailing through magnificent models and objects related to the world of seafaring from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Along the exhibition route you will see ships of heroic navigators and adventurous privateers, famous vessels whose explorations changed the geography of the known world and altered its balance in wars of supremacy, as…

    05 Jun 2018

  • 31|03: Exhibition opening of «Fans. Artist’s Creations»

    31|03: Exhibition opening of «Fans. Artist’s Creations»

      On Saturday 31 March at 5 pm, the doors of the Geiger Foundation will once again open to the public. With a completely new layout, we present the exhibition Fans. Artist's Creations, which will run until Sunday 13 May, with opening hours from 4 pm to 8 pm. From Luisa Moradei’s collection, the 90 works on display interpret the symbolic, historical and artistic meanings of this elegant, ancient accessory: sculptures made with different materials, oil or acrylic paintings, fabrics,…

    29 Mar 2018

    31|03: Exhibition opening of «Fans. Artist’s Creations»

      On Saturday 31 March at 5 pm, the doors of the Geiger Foundation will once again open to the public. With a completely new layout, we present the exhibition Fans. Artist's Creations, which will run until Sunday 13 May, with opening hours from 4 pm to 8 pm. From Luisa Moradei’s collection, the 90 works on display interpret the symbolic, historical and artistic meanings of this elegant, ancient accessory: sculptures made with different materials, oil or acrylic paintings, fabrics,…

    29 Mar 2018

  • Winds of novelty

    Winds of novelty

    The focus of the spring exhibition organized by the Geiger Foundation will be a refined, elegant object, rich in practical connotations as well as in symbolic and artistic meanings: the fan. In a reinterpretation by 90 contemporary artists, the image of the fan is analysed in figurative and conceptual terms and transposed into works of art inspired by this fine ornament. The exhibition Fans. Artist’s Creations staged in the Geiger Foundation exhibition will open on Saturday 31 March at 5…

    01 Mar 2018

    Winds of novelty

    The focus of the spring exhibition organized by the Geiger Foundation will be a refined, elegant object, rich in practical connotations as well as in symbolic and artistic meanings: the fan. In a reinterpretation by 90 contemporary artists, the image of the fan is analysed in figurative and conceptual terms and transposed into works of art inspired by this fine ornament. The exhibition Fans. Artist’s Creations staged in the Geiger Foundation exhibition will open on Saturday 31 March at 5…

    01 Mar 2018

  • 11,500 thanks!

    11,500 thanks!

    A time for balance Sunday 18 February marked the end of the exhibition Pop-ups. The Magic of Books, which was inaugurated on 8 December 2017. The outcome was very positive indeed: about 11,500 admissions recorded in just over two months, and almost 30 guided tours organized for groups and schoolchildren. The exhibition involved visitors of all ages: from nursery school kids to hundred-year-old guests of retirement homes, the charm of the three-dimensional books from the Missiroli collection has left its…

    21 Feb 2018

    11,500 thanks!

    A time for balance Sunday 18 February marked the end of the exhibition Pop-ups. The Magic of Books, which was inaugurated on 8 December 2017. The outcome was very positive indeed: about 11,500 admissions recorded in just over two months, and almost 30 guided tours organized for groups and schoolchildren. The exhibition involved visitors of all ages: from nursery school kids to hundred-year-old guests of retirement homes, the charm of the three-dimensional books from the Missiroli collection has left its…

    21 Feb 2018

  • A focus on pop-ups: milestone works on show

    A focus on pop-ups: milestone works on show

    The exhibition Pop-ups. The Magic of Books tells us how the three-dimensional book has changed over almost one and a half centuries. Let’s go through some of the pieces on display to find out why they were chosen to represent the evolution of the pop-up. Small 19th-century wonders Internationaler Circus by Lothar Meggendorfer, published by J.F. Schreiber in 1887, is a surprisingly large scenic book: it represents the arena of a circus with acrobats, clowns and dancers, around which are…

    16 Jan 2018

    A focus on pop-ups: milestone works on show

    The exhibition Pop-ups. The Magic of Books tells us how the three-dimensional book has changed over almost one and a half centuries. Let’s go through some of the pieces on display to find out why they were chosen to represent the evolution of the pop-up. Small 19th-century wonders Internationaler Circus by Lothar Meggendorfer, published by J.F. Schreiber in 1887, is a surprisingly large scenic book: it represents the arena of a circus with acrobats, clowns and dancers, around which are…

    16 Jan 2018

  • A new website for the Geiger Foundation!

    A new website for the Geiger Foundation!

    Alongside the opening of the new exhibition, Pop-ups. The Magic of Books, the Geiger Foundation also launched its new website, with a host of additional functions available. Take a tour! A clear, eye-catching home page The home page includes a large slider image that highlights the event underway by means of large, impactful pictures: by clicking on it, you are redirected to the full article. Events & news – new section From now on, we shall publish short texts about…

    14 Dec 2017

    A new website for the Geiger Foundation!

    Alongside the opening of the new exhibition, Pop-ups. The Magic of Books, the Geiger Foundation also launched its new website, with a host of additional functions available. Take a tour! A clear, eye-catching home page The home page includes a large slider image that highlights the event underway by means of large, impactful pictures: by clicking on it, you are redirected to the full article. Events & news – new section From now on, we shall publish short texts about…

    14 Dec 2017

  • On July 15th opening of Kirchner exhibition

    On July 15th opening of Kirchner exhibition

    On Saturday 15 July the exhibition Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos was opened in the presence of the curators, Annick Haldemann and Thorsten Sadowsky, Registrar and Director of the Kirchner Museum Davos, which lent most of the works on show. The opening was also attended by Wolfgang Henze and Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer, from the Archive of E. L. Kirchner’s entire oeuvre, Wichracht/Bern, who administer the estate of the artist: «We are glad that Italy is hosting a new solo exhibition of…

    21 Jul 2017

    On July 15th opening of Kirchner exhibition

    On Saturday 15 July the exhibition Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos was opened in the presence of the curators, Annick Haldemann and Thorsten Sadowsky, Registrar and Director of the Kirchner Museum Davos, which lent most of the works on show. The opening was also attended by Wolfgang Henze and Ingeborg Henze-Ketterer, from the Archive of E. L. Kirchner’s entire oeuvre, Wichracht/Bern, who administer the estate of the artist: «We are glad that Italy is hosting a new solo exhibition of…

    21 Jul 2017

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