A century of great artists who left an indelible mark in the History of Art. At Monza Royal Palace “Da Monet a Bacon” (From Monet to Bacon) is the brand new unmissable exhibition arranged on the second floor. A meeting with art from March 31st to July 30th 2017.

In Monza an extraordinary cultural heritage.

Warhol, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh and Gauguin, just to mention a few. It’s a tribute to Beauty what you will find on the second floor of Monza Royal Palace. Da Monet a Bacon, from March 31st to July 30th 2017, is considered to be the unmissable art exhibition of 2017. There are more than 60 works of art gathered inside the Apartments of Naples Prince and Duchess among oil paintings, watercolours and graphics. An overview that runs through more than a century of international art (from mid XIX to the second half of the XX century) telling the story of its main exponents.

The exhibition wants to be a sort of ideal travel inside the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the South African gallery these extraordinary art masterpieces come from. Starting from the XIX century, you will find Romantic paintings by William Turner. You pass from Romanticism to Impressionism with artists such as Eugéne Boudin, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet, and to post-Impressionism  (Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard).

Transition to XX century is characterized by some relevant figures of the Contemporary Art, among the others Matisse and Picasso, and the Tuscan Amedeo Modigliani. You shouldn’t neither forget the section dedicated to South African XX-century art, with works of the impressionists Maggie Laubser, Maude Sumner, Selby Mvusi and George Pemba.

George Pemba - Kwa Stemele (1981)

Da Monet a Bacon exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, on Friday Monza Royal Palace closes at 10 pm. Ticket costs:

  • full price € 12
  • reduced price € 10 (groups of at least 15 people and agreements)
  • special reduced price € 5 (schools and less than 18 years old)

Art not only for adults, but also for children.

In conjunction with Da Monet a Bacon exhibition, on the second floor of the Royal Palace, there will also be a section dedicated to children. La storia dell’arte raccontata ai bambini (History of Art explained to children) is the didactic project which aims to introduce art to little visitors.

Il percorso didattico "La storia dell’arte raccontata ai bambini" alla Villa Reale di Monza

The exhibition itinerary is divided into multi sensorial rooms so that children can be thrown in this magical world of the Arts. At the same way of Da Monet to Bacon, also in this space visitors take a short journey in time, starting from Stone Age to Contemporary Era along with important artists.

Laboratory – from March 31st to July 30th – offers short films that show lives, works and artistic school of some exponents, interpreted and designed by the illustrator Sabrina Ferrero. At the end of each story, the young visitors are welcome to re-elaborate the concepts seen and listened through a series of creative activities which involve them by playing, drawing, writing and testing art tecniques and languages.

Opening hours are the same of the Royal Palace, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, Friday until 10 pm, while ticket costs are:

  • full price € 8
  • reduced price € 6 (groups of at least 15 people and agreements)
  • special reduced price € 5 (schools and less than 18 years old)

Cumulative tickets have different quotations. To visit all the Second Floor (Da Monet a Bacon and didactic laboratory) and the last floor “Belvedere” with Triennale Design Museum:

  • full price € 16
  • reduced price € 14
  • special reduced price € 6

To visit all the Royal Palace (Royal Apartments, Da Monet a Bacon exhibition, didactic laboratory and Triennale Design Museum on the “Belvedere”), these are the rates:


  • full price € 19
  • reduced price € 16
  • special reduced price € 6

For further information you can visit Monza Royal Palace official website, call +39 039 5783427 or write to info@villarealedimonza.it

Hotel de la Ville Guests can take advantage of reduced rates. Ask for all the information at our front desk!