Galleria Harry Bertoia – Pordenone
September – December 2021

In Pordenone

After the exhibitions in Bonn, Paris and Baden, Pordenone will also host the treasures of the Beethoven House Museum Library in Muggia in a major exhibition of international importance.
The Municipality of Pordenone could not, in fact, miss the important appointment with the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, to make known and enhance one of the largest and most precious Beethoven collections in the world, that this Region houses in Muggia and is an invaluable asset for Friuli Venezia Giulia and Italy. With the spirit of “Open City” that is depicted on the same Coat of Arms, Pordenone also wants to renew, through this initiative, the deep historical, cultural and economic ties with the German-speaking world: the City has been for centuries a river port and enclave of the Habsburg in Friuli and even its glorious manufacturing past has been marked by Austro-Hungarian entrepreneurs.
Finally, with this exhibition, Pordenone wants to put in place a recognized vocation of City of Culture, through an innovative proposal that embraces music, art, literature, cinema and will be enriched by high-profile Beethoven musical moments. For the success of the initiative, there is the added value of a prestigious and central exhibition venue: the Harry Bertoia Gallery.

The Harry Bertoia Gallery

The current architectural complex of Spelladi palace, dated back at least to the beginning of the 14th century, is the result of merging and renovations, which have followed over time. The palace once belonged to the Spelladi, one of the twelve oldest families in the city, which owned it until 1777.
In 1980 the property was acquired by the Municipality of Pordenone, which dedicated its space to offices. In 2014 the renovation and restoration of the building as an exhibition venue were completed, the current Gallery named after Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), an internationally known Friuli artist, in the field of design.
Located in the heart of the old town, just a few metres from the Town Hall, the Gallery offers a large and functional two-storey exhibition space and is equipped with a 100 seat conference room.

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, n. 60
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Discover Pordenone

The Beethoven Exhibition in Pordenone is an opportunity to discover and get to know one of the best cities in Italy for quality of life, urban greenery and cultural activities.

Pordenone boasts a precious old town gathered around the Contrada Maggiore, magnificent parade of medieval and renaissance frescoed palazzi, enclosing jewels such as the Town Hall, the Cathedral with the elegant Gothic-Venetian bell tower, and Palazzo Ricchieri (opposite the Harry Bertoia Gallery), where you can admire works by Giovanni Antonio de’ Sacchis, called “the Pordenone”, among the great masters of 16th century Italy.
The documentary film Pordenone, a city, here in a short version, tells of the city of Noncello and the peculiarities of a territory suspended between tradition and innovation.
The production was realised on behalf of the Municipality of Pordenone by Care Srl (Pordenone).

Watch the video Pordenone, a city