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Antonio Campos' take on the Christine Chubbock suicide is all about the stunning Rebecca Hall.


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The Story of a Brief Marriage

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Manet in Milan.

Exhibit: Manet and Modern Paris

Milan From Paris' Musée d’Orsay, dozens of Manet works produced between 1832 and 1843, perhaps the French artist's most prolific period and the one most focused on the French capital. Also on display are works by Renoir, Degas and Cezanne. Hours: Mon. 2.30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thursday and Sat. 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.Palazzo Reale, Piazza Del Duomo, 12, Milan.
Through July 2
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Reale - tel. 02.8050.9362/02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
More than 100 Basquiat works in Rome.

Exhibit: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Rome Dozens of Basquiat works from Jose Mugrabi's personal collection. Brooklyn-born Basquiat, who died of a heroin overdose at age 27 in 1988, often appropriated poetry, drawing into his work, marrying text and image. He often focused on heroic figures. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Chiostro del Bramante, Via della Pace, 5, Rome.
Through July 2
Tickets: €13
Chiostro del Bramante - tel. 06.6880.9036 Map
Dining in Rome
Newton's nudes in Naples.

Photography: Helmut Newton, "White Women/Sleepless Nights/Big Nudes"

Naples "White Women/Sleepless Nights/Big Nudes" features some 200 photographs by Helmut Newton. The title is based on three Newton books of the same names. For more information, see exhibit site Hours: Daily, 9:30 am.-6:30 p.n. Sunday 9:30:1:30. Closed Tuesday. Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli. Via dei Mille, 60. Naples.
Through June 18
Tickets: €11
Palazzo delle Arti Naples (PAN) - tel. +39.081.795.8604 Map
Dining in Naples
Marilyn Manson and others in Rome for Postepay Sound Rock in Roma, June 23-Aug. 2

Rock: Postepay Sound Rock in Roma

Rome Major bands from late June through early August at the Rock in Roma festival. Alter Bridge on July 5, The XX on July 10, Einsturzende Neubauten on July 17, Red Hot Chili Peppers on July 20, Kasabian on July 21, Marilyn Manson on July 25, and a host of others. See festival website for details, ticket purchase details and venues. Tickets also available from Ticketone site. Ippodromo delle Capannelle, via Appia Nuova, 1245. Rome.
June 23-August 2
Tickets: €35 and up (check website)
Ippodromo delle Capannelle - tel. 892.101 (Italy only) Map
Dining in Rome
Valerio Spada's "I am nothing" in Turin.

Photography: Valerio Spada's "I am nothing"

Turin Photographer Valerio Spada spent a year of his Guggenheim Fellowship in Sicily photographing Mafia bosses, their women, in an effort to portray underworld life in a day-to-day context. Hours: Wed.-Mon. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday closed. Centro Italiano per la Fotografia. Via delle Rosine 18. Turin.
Through May 21
Tickets: €10
Centro Italiano per la Fotografia - tel. + Map
Dining in Turin
"Time Is Out of Joint" in Rome.

Exhibit: Time is Out of Joint

Rome Works by Giacomo Balla, Gustav Klimt, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti a Cristina Lucas, Adrian Paci, Sophie Ristelhueber, among others The standing exhibit attempts to use works from across the historical spectrum to illustrate themes and ideas. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Tue.-Sat.; Sunday 2 p.m.-7:30. Closed Monday. GNAM: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Viale delle Belle Arti 131.
April 15, 2018
Tickets: €12
GNAM: Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - tel. 06.322.982.21 Map
Dining in Rome
Works by Giovanni Boldini in Rome.

Exhibit:Giovanni Boldini

Rome Dozens of paintings by Italian Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931), who worked in Paris at the height of 19th-century Belle Époque. In 1933,Tine magazine dubbed him "the master of swish," for his smooth brushstrokes. Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9.30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9.30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun. 9.30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Complesso del Vittoriano, Via San Pietro in Carcere (Fori Imperiali), Rome.
Through July 16
Tickets: €10
Complesso del Vittoriano di Roma - tel. 06.678.0664 Map
Dining in Rome
Mike Love's Beach Boys.

Rock: The Beach Boys

Rome The latest incarnation of the veteran American band, with Mike Love. One show only, June 27, 8 p.m. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia, Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 30, Rome.
June 27; 8 p.m.
Tickets: €50+
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Santa Cecilia - tel. 06.802.42501 Map
Dining in Rome
American Bill Viola's conceptual art in Florence.

Exhibit: Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance

Florence New York-born Bill Viola is a contemporary video artist whose New Media artistic expression hinges on electronic, sound, and image technology. Both conceptual and visual art (sometimes in tandem) will be on display in Florence. Viola has a special relationship with Florence, where his career in video art began when he was technical director of art/tapes/22, a video production and documentation center from 1974 to 1976. Daily and weekends 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Thursday until 11 p.m.) Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, Florence.
Through July 23
Tickets: €13
Palazzo Strozzi - tel. 055.277.6461/06 Map
Dining in Florence
Georg Baselitz 's works in Rome.

Exhibit: Georg Baselitz

Rome Works by German painter Georg Baselitz, who in the 1970s attracted attention for his upside down works. His paintings have been on display throughout Europe for decades. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194, Rome.
Through June 18
Tickets: €12.50
Palazzo delle Esposizioni - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
Keith Haring;s works in Milan.

Exhibit: Keith Haring

Milan More than 100 works by acclaimed American artist Keith Haring. Hours: Mon. 2.30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thursday and Sat. 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Palazzo Reale, Piazza Duomo 12, Milan.
Through June 18
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Reale - tel. 02.8050.9362/02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Kandinsky at MUDEC.

Exhibit: Wassily Kandinsky, "Knight Errant"

Milan A site-specific Kandinsky exhibit with works that focus on the relationship between art and science, as well as the metaphor of travel. See exhibit website for details including hours and tours. MUDEC, Museo delle Culture di Milano. Via Tortona, 56. Milan.
March 15- July 9
Tickets: €12
MUDEC - tel. +39.02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Ara Pacis over the years.

Exhibit: Ara Pacis As It Was

Rome A multimedia look at the Ara Pacis monument as it has evolved over the decades, including its massive remodeling a decade ago. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.daily. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (corner of Via Tomacelli). Rome.
Through Oct. 30
Tickets: €10.50 (with admission to Ara Pacis)
Museo dell'Ara Pacis - tel. 06.0608 Map
Dining in Rome
Sean Paul in Padua.

Hip Hop: Sean Paul

Padua Jamaican hip hop artist Sean Paul. His song "Rockabye" with British singer Anne-Marie topped UK charts in 2016. One show, June 27 at 9:30 p.m. Gran Teatro Geox, Via Tassinari, 1. Padua.
June 27; 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: €40+
Gran Teatro GEOX - tel. 049.807.8685 ‎ Map
Dining in Padua
Modigliani in Genoa.

Exhibit: Amadeo Modigliani

Genoa Thirty of Livorno-born artist Modigliani's best known works on loan from major museums throughout Europe. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday open until 10:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo Ducale, Piazza G. Matteotti 9, Genoa.
Through July 16
Tickets: €13
Palazzo Ducale - tel. Map
Dining in Genoa
Italian art between the wars in Bologna.

Exhibit: Creating the 20th Century

Bologna Works by Giorgio Morandi, Osvaldo Licini, Carlo Carrà, Filippo De Pisis, Massimo Campigli and Mario Sironi, among others, in an exhibit focused on Italian painters in the interwar period. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo Ghisilardi Fava. Via Manzoni, 2. Bologna.
Through June 25
Tickets: €13
Palazzo Fava - tel. 051.1993.6317 Map
Dining in Bologna
Patti Smith in Rome.

Rock: Patti Smith

Rome Patti Smith on the Rome leg of her international "Grateful" tour. One show, May 17 at 9 p.m. Sala Santa Cecilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale de Coubertin 30, Rome.
May 17, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €37
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Santa Cecilia - tel. 06.802.42501 Map
Dining in Rome
"Please Come Back. The World as Prison?" at MAXXI.

Exhibit: World as Prison

Rome More than 50 works by 26 artists present the concept of prison as a metaphor for the contemporary world and the contemporary world as a metaphor for prison. Hours: Tue.-Wed.-Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thur. and Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Via Guido Reni, 4 A, Rome.
Through May 21
Tickets: €10
MAXXI Museum Rome - tel. 06.321.9089 Map
Dining in Rome
Bristol-born Banksy's work in Rome.

Exhibit: Banksy's "War, Capitalism & Liberty"

Rome Works by the English street artist known as Banksy in an exhibit titled "War, Capitalism & Liberty." The show includes extensive examples of Banksy's works (more than 150) from private international collections worldwide. See exhibit website for details. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (August 4 p.m.-9 p.m.)Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Cipolla, Via del Corso, 320.
May 24-Sept. 4
Tickets: €12
Museo Fondazione Roma - tel. 06.678.6209 Map
Dining in Rome
July 21 is dedicated to Placido Domingo

Opera: Arena's 2017 Opera Festival

Verona As part of its 2017 Opera Festival, Verona's Arena will stage "Aida," the 2013 staging as well as the 1913 historical version, "Nabucco," "Tosca" "Madama Butterfly," and "Rigoletto." Special evening will be devoted to Roberto Bolle and Placido Domingo. The season runs from June 14 through August 27. See Arena website for details, including dates, show times, performers and pricing. Teatro Filarmonica di Verona, Via Teatro Filarmonico. Verona.
June 14-August 27
Tickets: €23-250+
Arena di Verona - tel. 045.800.5151 Map
Dining in Verona
Brian Wilson set for Umbria Jazz.

Jazz: Umbria Jazz Festival and Brian Wilson

Perugia This year's edition of the Umbria Jazz Festival includes Kraftwerk (July 7), Dee Dee Bridgewater (July 10), Enrico Rava and friends (July 11), the Wayne Shrorter Quarter (July 14) and Brian Wilson with Pet Sounds (july 15). See festival website for details and pricing. Arena Santa Giuliana, Piazza Partigiani, Perugia.
Tickets: €23-88 (depending on show)
Umbria Jazz - tel. 075.573.2432 Map
Dining in Perugia
Rita Kernn-Larsen's paintings in Venice.

Exhibit: Rita Kernn-Larsen

Venice Surrealist works by Danish painter Rita Kernn-Larsen (1924-1998). Larsen worked in Copenhagen and over time her work came to be associated with that of Pablo Picasso, Léger and Georges Braque. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Collezione Peggy Guggenheim, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Dorsoduro 701, Venice.
Through June 26
Tickets: €15
Peggy Guggenheim Collection - tel. 041.2405.411 Map
Dining in Venice
Dozens of Magnum Photo images in Turin.

Photography: From Cartier-Bresson to Paolo Pellegrin

Turin Magnum Photos was founded by Cartier-Bresson in 1947. This exhibit displays dozens of shots taken by its members while working in Italy over the decades. Hours: Wed.-Mon. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday closed. Centro Italiano per la Fotografia. Via delle Rosine 18. Turin.
Through May 21
Tickets: €10
Centro Italiano per la Fotografia - tel. + Map
Dining in Turin
A large exhibit of Joan Mirò's works in Bologna.

Exhibit: Joan Mirò.

Bologna More than 100 Mirò paintings, along with dozens of drawings, photos and lithographs. Check Palazzo Albergati website for updates on dates and times.Palazzo Albergati. Via Saragozza, 28. Bologna.
April 12-Sept. 15 (approx.)
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Albergati - tel. + Map
Dining in Bologna
Art Déco in Forlí.

Exhibit: Art Déco, Italian-style

Forlì The exhibit covers the "roaring years" of Italian Art Déco. from the late 19th-century through the outbreak of World War II.The focus, however, is very much on the 1920s. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.; 3 p.m.-5.30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 10-6. Closed Monday.Musei San Domenico, Piazza Guido da Montefeltro, 12. Forlì.
Through June 18
Tickets: €11
Musei San Domenico - tel. 0543.191.2030 Map
Dining in Forlì
A birthday full of images in Modena.

Photography: 10 Years Old

Modena A tribute to the Fondazione Fotografia Monza's 10th birthday includes some 250 images by photographers including Ansel Adams, Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Yto Barrada, Walter Chappell, Samuel Fosso, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Pieter Hugo, Daido Moriyama, Adrian Paci, Hrair Sarkissian, Dayanita Singh, Wael Shawky, Stephen Shore, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ai Weiwei, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand. Hours: Wed. and Fri. 3 p.m-7 p.m; Thur. 3 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sat./Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Foro Boario via Bono da Nonantola, 2. Modena.
Through April 30
Tickets: €10 (Wednesday free)
Fondazione Fotografia Modena - tel. 335.162.1739 or 059.2389 Map
Dining in Modena
Cartier-Bresson in Genoa.

Photography: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Genoa Images of international city life, 140 in all, by French master Henri Cartier-Bresson. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon. 2 p.m-7 p.m. Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti 9. Genoa.
Through June 11
Tickets: €11
Palazzo Ducale - tel. Map
Dining in Genoa
Vivian Maier.

Photography: Vivian Maier

Genoa Dozens of images by American street photographer Dorothy Maier (1926-2009), who shot mostly the people and architecture of New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, though she also traveled and photographed worldwide. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti 9. Genoa.
June 23-Sept. 24
Tickets: €11
Palazzo Ducale - tel. Map
Dining in Genoa
Eliott Erwitt's photos in Genoa.

Photography: Eliott Erwitt

Genoa Photos by American photographer and director Elliott Erwitt, who produced a slew of celebrated images for American magazines throughout the mid- and late 20th-century. Hours: daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo Ducale, Sottoporticato, Piazza Matteotti, 9, Genoa.
Through July 16
Tickets: €11
Palazzo Ducale - tel. Map
Dining in Genoa
Alice Cooper Milan.

Rock: Alice Cooper

Milan Alice Cooper, the one-time king of self-styled horror-rock, one show only, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. For information, see Alcatraz or TicketOne site, or call 892.101 (from Italy). Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25/27, Milan.
Nov. 30, 9 p.m.
Tickets: From €42
Alcatraz - tel. 02.690.163.52 Map
Dining in Milan
Bryan Adams on tour through Italy.

Rock: Bryan Adams

Rome Bryan Adams on the Italian leg of his Get up Tour. In Rome, one show only, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. He will also perform in Turin, Milan and Padua. See TicketOne website for details. Palazzetto dello Sport. Piazza Apollodoro. Rome.
Nov. 14, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €45+
Palalottomatica Roma - tel. 199.128.800 Map
Dining in Rome
Depeche Mode in Rome, Milan, Bologna

Rock: Depeche Mode (Rome, Milan, Bologna)

Milan Depeche Mode play Milan's San Siro soccer stadium. One show only, June 27 at 9 p.m. The band also play Rome (June 25) and Bologna (June 29). See Ticketone site for details. Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. Piazzale Angelo Moratti. Milan.
June 27, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €46 and up
Stadio San Siro - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Milan
Robert J. Wilson, "The head of Saint John the Baptist." 2013.

Exhibit: 56 i Video Portraits, Robert Wilson

Varese Videos by avant-garde American visual artist and playwright Robert J. Wilson on display in this verdant northern villa. Over the last decade, Wilson has produced dozens of high-definition videos known as the Voom Portraits, many of which will be shown in this exhibit. Subjects include Lady Gaga, Robert Downey Jr., Roberto Bolle, Marianne Faithfull and Chinese author Gao XingJian. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Villa e Collezione Panza Piazza Litta, 1. Varese.
Nov. 4-Oct. 15, 2017
Tickets: €7
Villa Panza - tel. +39.0332 283960 Map
Dining in Varese
Detail from Picasso's "The Weeping Woman."

Exhibit: Picasso, Cubism to Neoclassicism

Rome The Scuderia del Quirinale hosts a major Picasso retrospective that focuses on his pre-World War I Cubist period and his return to a more classical approach after the war. Hours: Sun.-Thur. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16, Rome.
Sept. 21-Jan. 8
Tickets: €12
Scuderie del Quirinale - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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