Exhibition at GAM Genova:
The Riders of Marino Marini

Exhibition at GAM Genova: The Riders of Marino Marini

On the occasion of the reopening of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Genova Nervi with a rearrangement that proposes an unprecedented reinterpretation of its collections, the museum presents, in the exhibition spaces intended for the new museographic project for temporary exhibitions, a large anthology of the artist Marino Marini.

The exhibition, focused on the main archetype of his plastic research, that cycle of Horses and Knights which initiated the San Giorgio and the Dragon, created in 1930-31 and preserved at the Civic Museums of Monza, collects not only sculptures dedicated to this fundamental theme of his long and articulated artistic experience, but also works on paper and paintings. The dialogue between sculpture and drawing – framed here in a broad chronological span, at the extremes of which are placed the chalk San Giacomo at the turn of 1939 and the tempera on canvas paper Composition of 1966 – attests to the linguistic autonomy of the different forms of expression in art by Marini, but also their coherent stylistic and cultural integration.

The inspiring motif of these works appears equally complex, which, mostly from the collections of the Marino Marini Foundation in Pistoia, but also from some important private collections, reveal the coexistence in the work of the Tuscan artist of archaism and modernity. In both sculptures, graphics and paintings, Marini managed to combine references to the tradition of classical sculpture with a personal confrontation with the avant-garde tensions of his time.

With a creative freedom that allowed him, without repetitions or moments of fatigue, to experiment and replicate this subject until the seventies, Marini therefore gradually disrupted the figurative contours of his horses and riders to give greater evidence to the distribution of the plastic masses.


  • full 6 €
  • reduced 5 € disabled, over 65 (EU citizens)
  • reduced 3 € children from 5 to 18 years
  • free for children from 0 to 4 years and for disabled carers
  • reduced schools: ticket 3 € (from 5 to 18 years), booking is recommended

Online purchase recommended (pre-sale service 1.50 €)


Visitors can access the Museum in a number not exceeding two people at a time, in compliance with social distancing, except for families with minor children who can access together, user access will be staggered to ensure the distance of at least 1,5 m between people.

To enter the Museum, the visitor must:

  • wear the mask;
  • sanitize the hands;
  • carry out body temperature control: at the entrance to the Museum an equipped station has been set up for measuring body temperature according to the methods indicated by the staff. People with a body temperature above 37.5 ° C will not be able to enter the Museum;
  • follow the rules of social distancing and the indications given in the signs.

During the event of a RED hydrogeological alert issued by the Civil Protection, the structure will remain closed and all scheduled events will be canceled.

La prossima seduta del Comitato Scientifico della Fondazione
per l'inserimento delle opere nell'Archivio delle opere autografe di Marino Marini
è fissata ai giorni 4 e 5 giugno 2024

The next session of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation
for the inclusion of works in the Archives of the Authentic Works of Marino Marini
is scheduled for June 4th and 5th, 2024