From 25th June to 16th October 2022


After I Macchiaioli. L’avventura dell’arte moderna (“The Macchiaioli. The adventure of modern art”), the major exhibition that ended on 5 June, Palazzo Mazzetti, in the International Year of Glass designated by the United Nations, will be playing host to the precious glass works amassed through the collecting of Pino Clinanti – a passion that has been enthusiastically continued by his daughter Donatella.

The itinerary tells the story of glass down through the centuries. The collection bears witness to how Pino Clinanti (1914 -2007) intertwined life and aesthetic feeling, and is made extraordinary by its inclusion of an important group of containers in milk glass, a material in which Clinanti was a major scholar.

The exhibition could not fail to include a section dedicated to the glassworks present in Asti’s territory since 1906. O-I Italy – the Italian branch of O-I Glass and a world leader in producing glass packaging for the food and beverage industry, with more than 24,000 employees and 70 factories in 19 countries – is glad and proud to have the opportunity, as part of the UN’s International Year of Glass, to be present at the Glass is life exhibition with its own dedicated space. Indeed, the life of Asti’s territory is closely linked to glass, in a process of circular economy that emphasizes the sustainability of glass and of the company.

The exhibition “Glass is life. Pino and Donatella Clinanti’s Collection” was organized by Fondazione Asti Musei, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Asti, the Regione Piemonte, the Comune di Asti, and the Asti Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Gruppo Cassa di Risparmio di Asti in collaboration with O-I Italy and Arthemisia for communication and promotion.

The entrance to the exhibition is included in the Smarticket.