Luca Signorelli between art critics and cultured travellers (18th-20th century), by Sara Morelli.
(April 17, 2012 – on going)
As a tribute to the famous painter Luca Signorelli, the Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello offers a documentary section integrating the monographic exhibition at the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria here in Perugia. On display there is a collection of old and mportant books of the library of Palazzo Sorbello, including valuable volumes relating to Signorelli’s life and critical fortunes accompanied by engraved reproductions of some works of the Tuscan painter. In the exhibition you may also find a selection of books related to travels to Umbria and Tuscany of men of culture who had the opportunity to appreciate some of the most important works by Signorelli.
Travelling women: books, objects and images of women travellers in Italy in 19th and 20th centuries, by Sara Morelli
(December 16, 2011 – April 15, 2012)
The exhibition included books, objects and images of travels undertaken by women during the 19th and 20th centuries. Together with important editions of travel guides, photographs, valuable prints and interesting travelling objects belonging to the Bourbon di Sorbello family were also exhibited.
From the Risorgimento to the Unification of Italy. Documents and images from the collections of the Palazzo Sorbello, by Sara Morelli.
The exhibition was included in the schedule of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy and the liberation of Perugia from the dominion of the Pope.(December 10, 2010 – December 15, 2011). On display there were documents of the Risorgimento in Italy and in Perugia, volumes in English from the period, articles, photos, some documents related to Uguccione Ranieri di Sorbello (1906-1969) while an area was dedicated to the Bourbon di Sorbello family, showing their relationship with important intellectual figures of the Perugian Risorgimento.
Boundless nobility. Primers and children’s books in various languages in the Sorbello Library, by Sara Morelli.
On display there were richly illustrated children’s books, primers and magazines for young people of the 19th and the early 20th century edited in various languages accompanied by original photos.
I 50 ANNI DI ITALIA NOSTRA A PERUGIA. Documenti, fotografie e articoli di giornale per documentare l’attività e le battaglie dell’Associazione dalla nascita ai nostri giorni – Sala Uguccione
The exhibition included documents, photographs and newspaper articles connected to the activity of the Association from its beginnings until the present days.
Pinturicchio and his age: images and stories. Books, prints and periodicals from the Foundation’s collections, by Sara Morelli.
(April 18, 2008 – September 28, 2008)
The exhibition includes valuable printed books and critical studies related to the famous Renaissance painter of the Umbrian School together with other documents connecting the artist with the Bourbon del Monte family.
Invito a Palazzo Sorbello. Collezioni d’arte e tesori librari della famiglia Bourbon di Sorbello a Perugia,by Claudia Pazzini.
(April 6, 2007 – September 30, 2007)
The exhibition opens to the public some rooms of the Palazzo Sorbello with the art collections of the family. From this year you can see a fourth room, which houses the treasures of the historical family library and a small exhibition entitled Il Vademecum del Viaggiatore (XVII-XX secolo: memorie e guide).
Segni di arte cinese tra passato e futuro
(Dicember 13, 2007 – January 27, 2008)
The exhibition exposes some porcelain of the Sorbello family along with other objects, including paintings of Chinese contemporary art by Manfredi Piccolomini. On the occasion of the inauguration took place a Conference of Philip Tinari, a China art expert.
Collezionismo a Perugia tra XVIII e XIX secolo. Opere d’arte e mirabilia della famiglia Bourbon di Sorbello,by Claudia Pazzini.
(June 24-September 30, 2006)
This exhibition has now become a permanent exhibition while awaiting the official opening of the museum, scheduled in 2009. The exhibition showcases a selection of the most representative works owned by the family, including portraits of various descendents, period furniture, valuable paintings and other objects.
Sogno e realtà nella Germania postwagneriana. Il Simbolismo nelle incisioni di Vogeler e Schneider 1896-1898, by Claudia Pazzini.
(December 7, 2006-January 7, 2007)
The exhibition presented the Foundation’s small collection of the work of two German symbolist artists of the late 19th century: Heinrich Vogeler and Sascha Schneider. There were 26 engravings, 10 by each artist. Heinrich Vogeler’s prints illustrate the play “Die Versunkene Glocke” by Gerhardt Hauptmann, later turned into a lyric opera by Ottorino Respighi. Sascha Schneider’s prints are a collection of sacred and profane images without a clear common theme, except that they have many points in common with Vogelers’.
“È meglio un uccello in gabbia che cento in aria”. Proverbi figurati nell’Età dei Lumi. Incisioni di Carlo Lasinio dalla Collezione della Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello, by Claudia Pazzini.
(April 16-June 30)
Realized with the contribution of the Fondazione Lungarotti. The exhibition was introduced by a panel with Caterina Bon Valsassina (Istituto Centrale per il Restauro in Rome), Paola Cassinelli (Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence), Anna Petrioli Tofani (past Director of the Galleria degli Uffizi), Alessandra Migliorati (Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria), Giancarlo Baronti (Università degli Studi di Perugia).
Chiaroscuri della Liberazione. Volti di donne e bambini 1943 – 1948, by Roger Absalom and Carol Jefferson Davies.
(December 9-January 31)
Realized in collaboration with the Istituto Piemontese per la Storia della Resistenza e della Società Contemporanea “Giorgio Agosti”. With the contribution of: Comune di Perugia, Città di Torino, Banca delle Marche, Istituto per la Cultura e la Storia d’Impresa, Istituto per la Storia dell’Umbria Contemporanea, Archivio di Stato di Perugia. With the sponsorship of the Provincia di Perugia. The exhibition displayed 145 photographs coming from Imperial War Museum, Bundesarchiv, Torrini Fotogiornalismo, Alinari, Getty Images, Istituto per la Storia della Resistenza in Toscana, Istituto per la Storia del Movimento di Liberazione Italiano.
Geometrie dell’anima. Fotografie di Mariella Liverani (1941-2002), by Claudia Pazzini.
(December 4-January 30)
Exhibition of photographs by Mariella Liverani. Realized with the contribution of Provincia di Perugia, Centro per le Pari Opportunità Regione Umbria, Hobby Foto. From the 10th of november 2005 the exhibition is on permanent display at the Liceo Classico Mariotti in Perugia.
Passato e presente di una biblioteca di famiglia. Rassegna di libri e carte della Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello, by Laura Zazzerini.
(April 16-March 31)
The exhibition illustrated the history of the Library, examining some eminent family collectors from 18th to 20th century. Realized with the contribution of the Comune di Perugia and the Comune di Sellano.
Satira è vita. I disegni del Fondo Flaiano della Biblioteca cantonale di Lugano, by Diana Rüesch (keeper of the Fondo Flaiano of the Biblioteca Cantonale of Lugano).
(November 14-January 31)
The above-mentioned exhibition later moved to Cesenatico (FC) at the “Casa Moretti” Museum.
Favole e cultura. Letteratura per l’infanzia nella Biblioteca della Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello, by Rita Boini, Marilena de Vecchi Ranieri di Sorbello and Laura Zazzerini.
(December 24-October 31).
Tra postiglion, corrieri e barbereschi. Letteratura di viaggio nel Settecento nella Fondazione Ranieri di Sorbello, by Sandro Gentili.
(February 25-September 30)
Almanacchi e lunari nelle biblioteche di famiglia, by Rita Marini.
(December 11-September 30).
Giugno 1944 – Maggio 1945: gli Alleati a Perugia e in Umbria, by Marta Geremia and Laura Zazzerini.
Display of some photographs coming from: Imperial War Museum in London, ISUC, Archivio “Perugina”, Mario Gargiulo, Guido Lemmi, Aldo Poeta. The exhibition was accompanied by the showing of Allies’ films from the Imperial War Museum.
Mostra dell’Artigianato Artistico della Regione Umbria, during the initiative patronized by the Comune di Perugia occurred in the former Chiesa di …. in Perugia, some pieces of the School of Embroidery of Romeyne Robert Ranieri di Sorbello have been displayed. (December 1–30)
Mostra dei tessuti e dei ricami
Exhibition of embroideries and textiles from the Scuola del Pischiello (1904-1934) founded and directed by Romeyne Robert Ranieri di Sorbello. In collaboration with the Museo Storico Didattico della Tappezzeria in Bologna.