View to the puppets of the priest of Gallarate

Burattini don Alberto Dell'Orto

The puppets by Don Alberto Dell’Orto

There are still a few days to admire the beautiful puppets by Don Alberto Dell’Orto, the pastor in Gallarate with love for the theater and the animation. For lovers of the genre is an opportunity not to be missed.

A special initiative to celebrate fifty years of priesthood of Fr. Alberto Dell’Orto, priest and protagonist of culture gallaratese since 1964.
The exhibition of his puppets and marionettes, one of his greatest passions, was organized by the Museum of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, with the support of Comune di Gallarate, Museo BUT * GA and National Visual arts prize Città di Gallarate.

The collection, acquired by Don Alberto in the mid 70 ‘s by Ettore Cardani, counted 67 puppets, but I’m 66 now owned ones, all lovingly cleaned and restored.

Held in the Church of St. Anthony, the exhibition presents a very varied selection of puppets and marionettes, probably manufacture bergamasca: colourful masked faces and theatrical expression, with stage clothes.

Chiesa di Sant’Antoni, Piazza Bridges – Gallarate VA
Opening up to Sunday July 13.
Hours: Tue-Fri 17.00-19.00; Saturday and Sunday 10.00-12.00 – 15.00/19.00.
For other times, book a visit to T 773836 0331 (Parish Secretary)

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