Vol. 9 (2023)

Il museo secondo Gio Ponti

Cecilia Rostagni
Università degli Studi di Sassari

Published 2023-12-13


  • Gio Ponti,
  • Denver Art Museum,
  • Liviano,
  • Bo

How to Cite

Rostagni, C. (2023). Il museo secondo Gio Ponti. Opus Incertum, 9, 112–121. https://doi.org/10.36253/opus-14845


The paper analyzes the conception of the museum through Gio Ponti’s writings, projects and work. Although over the course of his long and intense professional career he only designed the Denver Art Museum, opened in 1971, Ponti began reflecting on the role of the museum as early as the 1930s. The creation of the new headquarters of the Faculty of Letters (Liviano) and the arrangement of the rooms of the Rectorate of the University of Padua anticipate themes that would only later become the subject of a wider critical discussion, not only in the museographic field, proposing an idea of the museum as a living place and a place of education in direct contact with works of art of every age and genre.


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