2 June - 26 November - The tribute to Antonio Gennari and Benito Mazzi - Santa Maria Maggiore

  • When:
    All the year
  • Suitable for: All

June 2023 will see the opening of the exhibition 'Humours and Colours of Vigezzo (and of "this world so badly combined") - Antonio Gennari and Benito Mazzi'. The exhibition will remain open until 26 November in the exhibition rooms of the Centro Culturale Vecchio Municipio in Santa Maria Maggiore.

The exhibition, organised by the Municipality of Santa Maria Maggiore, aims to highlight a happy parallel between the pictorial works of Antonio Gennari (whose birth centenary falls this year) and the literary works of Benito Mazzi (who passed away on 24 April 2022).

Gennari and Mazzi are mirrored in each other's work and, together, they represent a seductive and melancholic cross-section of Vigezzo's sociality, but also of human existence in general.

One with the paintbrush, the other with the pen, both men of culture, they have sketched, with great personality, the life of this enchanting mountain area, singing its many positive hyperboles, its legendary characters, the world of taverns and fields, the low body, the material culture and the richness of its artistic heritage, with the same respect and without explicit judgements.

Programme and opening

2 June 2023
From 5.00 p.m. Inauguration of the exhibition HUMORS AND COLOURS OF VIGEZZO. AND OF THIS BADLY COMBINED WORLD. Antonio Gennari and Benito Mazzi - Santa Maria Maggiore - Old Town Hall.


  • Until 25 June Saturday and Sunday h. 10-12 / 16 - 18
  • From 1 July to 3 September every day (closed Mondays) h. 10-12 / 16-18
  • From 9 September to 26 November Saturday and Sunday h. 10-12 / 16-18

Admission: free offer


The project is realised with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation within the framework of the call 'In luce. Valorizzare e raccontare le identità culturali dei territori" of the Mission Creare attrattività of the Objective Culture, which aims at the cultural and creative valorisation of the territories of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta, making them more usable and attractive for the people who live there and for tourists, in a perspective of sustainable social and economic development.