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Giovanni Balderi: Italian Marble Sculpture from Pietrasanta

October 28 through January 02, 2011

Giovanni Balderi is an accomplished contemporary Italian sculptor, and as part of an ongoing cultural exchange program between Pietrasanta, Italy and the State of Alabama, the Museum will present examples of his work in marble this fall.

Balderi (born 1970) has lived and worked around the famous Carrara marble quarries throughout his life.  He has exhibited in Pietrasanta, Florence, Rome, Pisa, and Lucca, Italy, and in Germany, Holland, and Egypt.  His sculpture is in public and private collections in Europe, Japan, and North America.

As part of the cultural exchange program in the spring of 2009, Balderi and other artists from Pietrasanta visited Sylacauga, Birmingham, and Montgomery.  He carved small sculptures in Alabama marble from Sylacauga quarries.  This exhibition will feature figurative abstractions and floral subjects carved in Pietrasanta from Carrara marble.



Sponsored by Alabama State Council on the Arts, Laura and Barrie Harmon, and AlaTrust Inc.


Museo dei bozzetti “Pierluigi Gherardi” – Pietrasanta

Publication Date: 2015
344 pages
$XX plus tax
This paperback book, written in both English and Italian, features black and white images of hundreds of works.

Photography of installation at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts