Il Museo

Il Museo è collocato in un suggestivo palazzo storico del 1600, completamente restaurato, posto tra Bologna e Pistoia, immerso nel verde. Questa struttura, oltre ad una ricca collezione permanente, offre una serie di eventi culturali e mostre che saranno organizzate all’interno del Museo, ma anche in altre sedi.
Ogni visita sarà una vera sorpresa, anche perché è personalizzata. Infatti Morena ed Ernesto Vi accompagneranno all’interno di questa foresta di simboli, tutta da scoprire… e per questo motivo ricordate che occorre la prenotazione.

The Museum is set in an enchanting historical building of 1600, completely restored, situated between Bologna and Pistoia, among the woods.
This building, apart from being a rich permanent collection, offers a series of cultural events and exhibitions which will be organized not only inside the Museum, but also in the other centres.
Each visit will be a real surprise, also because it is personalized. In fact, Morena and Ernesto will accompany you inside this forest of symbols, all to discover….and for this reason please remember that reservation is needed.
Looking forward to seeing you!!!!!

mercoledì 1 luglio 2015

Michele Jackson


XIII Death


The Death Card represents an ending that results in change. It is not usually a physical death, though it can be. More often it marks a transition from one chapter in our lives to another. I chose the book Sula, by Toni Morrison, because it describes death on many different levels. Like all of her novels, there is physical death of various characters. But Sula is not just about the characters, it is also about the town they lived in and how Sula Peace’s presence and absence affected individuals and the town as a whole. The town is full of colorful characters and has the distinction of celebrating National Suicide Day. This holiday, celebrated January third each year, was started by a shell-shocked war veteran to help him deal with his feelings about death. “In sorting it all out, he hit on the notion that if one day a year were devoted to it, everybody could get it out of the way and the rest of the year would be safe and free.” Sula originally left the town to go to college. She is gone for ten years and when she returns her behavior so scandalizes the town that it affects the townspeople’s behavior. She quickly puts her grandmother in an old folks home – something virtually unheard of in the African American community. She sleeps with the husbands of the women she grew up with. The townspeople who previously had shown no inclination to do so “… began to cherish their husbands and wives, protect their children, repair their houses and in general band together against the devil in their midst.” Her departure creates change as well. The entire novel is set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, which creates another transition for the town.
The image shows Sula against the background of the local church and cemetery with her family’s headstones. “Together they read like a chant: PEACE 1895-1921, PEACE 1890-1923, PEACE 1910-1940, PEACE 1892-1959.”

Bio (CV)

Michele Jackson is a collage and digital collage artist. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two standard poodles and a cat. She has created several limited edition tarot decks and has participated in several collaborative tarot decks as well. A late artistic bloomer herself, she especially enjoys teaching and encouraging others to try their hand at the visual arts via the medium of collage.