The best exhibitions you can admire in Bologna and Emilia Romagna (UPDATE July 2023)

Mambo Bologna Exhibition

You're in Bologna for the food, I know. And I give you plenty of that, I promise.
But what about some art to digest tortellini?
Here's a list of the best exhibitions to visit in Bologna and Emilia Romagna, always up to date.

Exhibitions in Bologna

Bologna Exhibition Jago Venere

Jago's Venere in Bologna until Jan. 2023

Vincent Peters - Timeless Time

Explore iconic and eternal captures by photographer Vincent Peters.

Until October 1st, immerse yourself in a collection of black and white masterpieces where light takes centre stage.

Palazzo Albergati proudly showcases portraits of renowned personalities like Christian Bale, Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Laetitia Casta, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow.


When: From 28/06/2023 to 1/10/2023
Where: Palazzo Albergati Via Saragozza, 28 40123 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 030141

Opening times:
Open every day from 10 am to 8 pm

Ticket: 10€

Bologna Fotografata, People, Places, Photographers

The Underpass of Piazza Re Enzo returns to permanent life, with 2,000 square meters of exhibition space given back to the city through recent renovations.

Bologna Fotografata showcases Bologna's history from the late 19th century to the early 1990s.


When: From 12/5/2023 to 28/1/2024
Where: Sottopasso di Piazza Re Enzo Bologna
Tel. +39 051 2194150

Opening times:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 2-8 pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10 am-8 pm Tuesday closed
Summer closure from 7 to 22 August 2023

Ticket: 10€

It's (not) only Rock'n Roll

The Music Museum of Bologna showcases the work of renowned photographer Mark Allan, who captured iconic moments in music history.
This retrospective exhibition features 48 of his most memorable shots from the 1980s to 2000s.

Allan's photographs go beyond traditional portraits, revealing the essence of different artists and their extraordinary personalities. His friendship with David Bowie led to a unique beach portrait, while Grace Jones wanted her allure accentuated.

Other notable photographs include Freddie Mercury at Live Aid, U2 at Radio Times, and performances by Madonna, Metallica, and Amy Winehouse during a recording session for BBC One Session.


When: From 9/6/2023 to 10/9/2023
Where: Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica
Strada Maggiore 34, 40125 Bologna
Tel. +39 051 2757711

Opening times:
From Tuesday to Thursday 11 am to 1 pm - 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Friday 10 am to 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10 am to 7 pm

Ticket: Free entry

MAST Bologna 2022

The MAST Collection. A Visual Alphabet of Industry, Work and Technology. Exhibition view at MAST Foundation, Bologna 2022


You need a bus or a car to get to MAST, but get that bus or car.

The location of this private museum is stunning and all the exhibitions they make are nothing less than perfect. And free entry.

This exhibition of German photographer Andreas Gursky marks the opening of the celebrations for a double anniversary: 100 years of the G.D. Company and 10 years of Fondazione MAST.

Enjoy the large-scale photography of this artist and his works about the modern tourism industry and age-old production processes.

And hidden in a hall you can find the most paid photograph of all time!


When: From 25/5/2023 to 07/1/2024
Where: MAST, Via Speranza, 42, 40133 Bologna

Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 7 pm

Ticket: Free entry

Luigi Ghirri Exhibition Reggio Emilia

Luigi Ghirri in Reggio Emilia

Exhibitions in Modena, Ravenna, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia, Parma, Rimini


Over 50 works (editions and serigraphs, experiments on metal, fabrics and sculptures, photographs and videos) of the master of Pop Art.

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the leading figures of Pop Art, and this exhibition showcases some of his most iconic works from this period.

Recommended by doctors to digest culatello and anolini of our Parma Food Tour ;)


When: From 11/2/2023 to 28/6/2023
Where Palazzo Tarasconi, Via Farini, 37, 43100 Parma +39 0521941320

Opening times: From Tuesdays to Sundays, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Ticket: 14€

Rimini Revisited - Marco Pesaresi

Marco Pesaresi's homes in Rimini Fellini Museum and Savignano sul Rubicone will open, offering a glimpse into the Riviera through his profound and poetic photographs.

"Rimini Revisited - Beyond the Sea" exhibition presents 173 new images capturing the essence of Romagna's culture, traditions, and landscapes.


When: From June 24th to September 24th 2023
1. Fellini Museum, Castel Sismondo, piazza Malatesta, Rimini
2. Palazzo Martuzzi, sala Allende, Corso Vendemini 18, Savignano sul Rubicone

Opening times:
1.Rimini: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm, every Wednesday and Friday in July and August, with evening opening from 9 pm to 11 pm.
From 1 to 24 September, from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 7 pm.

2. Savignano sul Rubicone. Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm.

Ticket: Free entry

Un certain Robert Doisneau

The exhibition in Riccione, titled "Un certain Robert Doisneau," is a tribute to the renowned French photographer.

Doisneau is well-known for his humanist photography and is highly regarded as one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century.

One of his most famous works is The Kiss at the Hôtel de Ville, which is an iconic photo of Paris and the latter half of the 20th century.

The exhibition will showcase over 140 black and white and colour images spanning from the 1930s to the late 1980s.


When: From 22/6/2023 to 12/11/2023
Where: Villa Mussolini Viale Milano, 31, 47838 Riccione RN

Opening times:
From 22 June to 10 September:
from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 13 and from 17 to 23.

From 12 September to 12 November:
from Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 13 and from 15 to 19, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 8 pm.

Ticket: 13€

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