From 6/10 to 10/12 2022Sala Maria Teresa, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (entrance also from Pinacoteca di Brera)
Saul Steinberg Up Close
EXHIBITION EXTENDED! OCTOBER 6th – DECEMBER 10th 2022 – The exhibition, scheduled at the Biblioteca Braidense, celebrates the major donation of a large number of the artist’s works by The Saul Steinberg Foundation of New York to the Braidense National Library.
Hour: Mon: guided visit; Tue-Fri: 9.30am – 6.00pm (last entrance 5.30pm); Sat: 9.30am – 1.30pm (last entrance 1.00pm).
Where: Sala Maria Teresa, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (entrance also from Pinacoteca di Brera)
Entrance: free admission
On display are drawings as well as works made with stamps, wooden objects, metal plates, paper masks and small oil paintings, documenting Steinberg’s tireless ability to use the most diverse techniques and styles in a continuous process of invention.
A collaboration with the New York Public Library enriches the exhibition with a loan of fifteen portraits to writers, artists, friends and celebrities: from Sartre to Bernard Berenson, from Constantine Nivola to the Queen of England.
The exhibition’s itinerary also makes use of mostly unpublished texts by Steinberg, suggesting possible keys to interpreting the works and revealing to us, alongside a better-known Steinberg as an artist, a writer of “great and special qualities,” as his friend Aldo Buzzi had the good fortune to write.
The exhibition, with free admission without reservation, will be open from Monday to Saturday according to the following hours:
• Monday: Guided tours for schools, organized groups or individual visitors (–> CLICK HERE TO RESERVE);
• Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am – 6pm (last entrance 5.30pm);
• Saturday: 9.30am – 1.30pm (last entrance 1.00pm).