17/01/2023 - 28/02/2023
ore: 9:00 - 19:00


Palazzo Lanfranchi – Museo della Grafica
Lungarno Galilei, 9

The Museo della Grafica presents “Golf is Art. Images and Stories of Sport”, an exhibition that tells the history and stories of one of the world’s most popular and beloved sports. The title takes up the words of Rudyard Kipling (“Why Golf is Art and Art is Golf / we have not far to seek…”, 1898) and proposes a surprising and refined journey between art and literature, tourism and fashion through a selection of works granted by an important private collection from the early modern age to contemporary times.

From precious 17th-century engravings to Charles Crombie’s famous cartoons (The Rules of Golf Illustrated, 1905), from 19th-century graphics to the plates of the great 20th-century illustrators, from precious ceramics and porcelain to the plates of Les Joies du sport, an edition published in Paris in 1932 that among the many illustrations, by the artist Milivoj Uzelac, also includes “Le Golf” with a commentary by Henri Duvernois.

An evocative selection of posters from the Salce Collection also documents the imagery that, in the first half of the 20th century, included golf in the most elegant itineraries of Italian and international tourism.

Golf is Art. Images and Stories of Sport was conceived on the occasion of the 50th edition of the Coppa città di Pisa, an important event organised by the historic Golf Club of Tirrenia, and will be open to visitors during the period of the World University Golf Championships (20-23 July) organised by Cus Torino.

Please note that every first Sunday of the month, admission is free.

The following exhibitions are taking place in the Museo della Grafica  housed at Palazzo Lanfranchi

The Trittico del Centenario, already set up in the Villa Farnesina in Rome, offers a review of the taste and aesthetics that presided in the early post-war period over the celebrations of the centenaries of Leonardo (1919), Raphael (1920) and Dante (1921).

A Divine Comedy presents editions of the poem and other bibliographic treasures from the University Library of Pisa and the Library of the Scuola Normale Superiore.

L’Inferno di Claudio Sacchi, previously held in Florence at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, presents a series of paintings by Claudio Sacchi, the Pesaro artist who is one of the most authoritative interpreters of contemporary figurative art, inspired by some of the cantos of the Inferno.



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