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from saturday 26 november 2022 to sunday 16 april 2023 | Fondazione Marcello Morandini - Varese

Colours in a Square – Works from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection

At the origin of the exhibition, the astonishing passion of Marli Hoppe-Ritter for the square shape. It is the square as a form that unites all the works of 30 years of research around Europe with her husband Hilmann Hoppe.
The result is a collection with a unique international profile, with around 1,200 abstract geometric works from the 20th and 21st centuries, gathered in a dedicated museum.

The doors to the inauguration of the new Ritter Museum in 2006 were opened by a personal exhibition by Marcello Morandini, with whom a long friendship and collaboration between the Master and the Ritter Museum was launched.

A bond that reaches up to the present day, with the new exhibition hosted by the Marcello Morandini Foundation in Varese "Colours in a Square - Works from the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection", in which the Marli Hoppe collection is presented for the first time in Italy -Ritter.

From 26 November 2022 to 16 April 2023, the exhibition, curated by Barbara Willert (director of the Ritter Museum), brings to Italy thirty-nine works including paintings, sculptures and square-shaped objects from the 1960s to today.


Open from Friday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 18:00

Guided tour two Sundays a month at 3pm

    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
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