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Eve Arnold Retrospective

15.01.2014 - 27.04.2014

The world in the eyes of the photography great in Turin’s Palazzo Madama

Palazzo Madama, in the heart of Turin, hosts a review of American photographer Eve Arnold's work, January 15 – April 27. Worthy of an artist who left her indelible mark on 20th-Century photgraphy, the retrospective is the product of a collaboration between Fondazione Torino Musei, Magnum Photos and the publishing house Silvana Editoriale (support comes from the Versicherungskammer Bayern in Munich).

Arnold does not hide behind any exclusivity or abstraction in her work, for it is she who hands us the key to reading it; this exhibit particularly demonstrates her curiosity for life and pulls us in to understand her own worldview. 

Documentarian and portraitist, her name is tied above all to high-society portraits, and to those of Hollywood's giants: Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Liz Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, presidents, royals, and politicians and activists the caliber of, respectively, Indira Gandhi and Malcolm X.

The photographer was also internationally-renowned for her Life and Sunday Times photo features – e.g. of India, Afghanistan, China and Mongolia.

The  80 black-and-white photos on show retrace her most significant working themes from 1950 to 1984. The 12 categories are “Harlem Fashion Show”, “Malcolm X”, “Voodoo Rituals in Haiti”, “A Baby's First Five Minutes”, “Marlene Dietrich”, “Marilyn Monroe”, “Joan Crawford”, “Celebrity”, “Afghanistan”, “Behind the Veil”, “China” and “India”.


Useful information


Tuesday to Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM

Closed Monday



Full Price: 8 € 
Reduced Price: 5 € for children between 15 and 18 years old; member businesses; and groups of 15

Free for children 0-14 years; persons with disabilities; employees of Fondazione Torino Musei; Musei Torino Piemonte pass holders; Torino + Piemonte Card holders (1 adult + 1 child under 14 years); Torino + Piemonte Card Junior holders(15-18 years); certified tour guides.

How to get there

Where: The Corte Medievale in Palazzo Madama
City: Turin
Address: Piazza Castello
Region: Piedmont