Robert Irwin  - James Turrell - Villa Panza - AISTHESIS. All'orignine delle sensazioni - 27.11.2012 / 02.11.2014



An exhibition designed with children in mind, too. Teaching programmes and workshops intended for all types of schools and all age groups.

Fantasie di luce (Light creations)

Nursery school and primary school (years 1 and 2)
Active visit with workshop
Duration: half-day
A fantastic trip through the worlds of light created by Robert Irwin and James Turrell will bring extraordinary adventures to life for children, who will then come up with their own personal worlds of light during the workshop.

Vedo e stravedo (Now you see it...)

Primary school (years 3, 4 and 5) and lower secondary school
Active visit with workshop
Duration: half-day
Limitless spaces, weightless bodies, colourless and lightless rooms...these are just some of the extraordinary experiences on offer during a visit to the exhibition. At the workshop, the children will continue to experiment through interactive activities.

Guided perceptive (immersive) visit

Lower and upper secondary school
Duration: 90 minutes
A teaching assistant will accompany the children on an active visit to the works and spaces created by Robert Irwin and James Turrell. The artists will lead us on the discovery of the mechanisms of perception and how to manipulate them – processes that the children will investigate through scientific exhibits and artistic insights.

It is possible to spend an entire day at Villa Panza, combining the various activities associated with the exhibition with a visit to Dan Flavin's light rooms, and a workshop for the creation of highly personalised works of art.

Entry ticket to the villa:
€ 3.00 per school student (classes that are not FAI members)
€ 2.00 per school student (classes that are FAI members)
Accompanying teachers, free of charge

Teaching package (for groups of a minimum of 15 school students):
Guided tour: € 3.00 per school student
Half-day of exhibition-linked activities: € 5.00 per school student
Full-day of exhibition-linked activities: € 8.00 per school student

For info and bookings
Contact the staff at Villa Panza
tel. (0039) 0332 283960 - cell. (0039) 334 7270146 - fax (0039) 0332 498315 -
or contact the FAI Education Service
tel. (0039) 02 467615284 - fax (0039) 02 48193631 - -

In collaboration with
  • The Getty Research Institute
  • Archivio Collezione Panza a Mendrisio
Thanks to
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
  • PACE gallery
Under the  patronage of
  • Regione Lombardia
  • Comune di Varese
Under the patronage
and with the support of
Provincia di Varese
Partner of Villa
e Collezione Panza
JT International SA (JTI)
Eni cultura dell'energia
Museo Regione Lombardia