Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tex - 70 years of a myth: the exhibition


From October 2, 2018 to January 27, 2019, the Museo della Permanente in Milan will host a major exhibition, sponsored by the City of Milan, dedicated to the seventy years of the Ranger. Discover all the details!

It is September 30, 1948 when the first editions of Tex strip debut in Italian newsstands, the character created by Gianluigi Bonelli and graphically created by Aurelio Galleppini destined to become the most beloved hero of Italian comics and one of the world's most long-lived comics.

Seventy years later, Sergio Bonelli Editore celebrates the Ranger with a great exhibition titled TEX. 70 YEARS OF A MYTH, open from 2 October 2018 to 27 January 2019 at the Museo della Permanente in Milan and sponsored by the Municipality of Milan.

Curated by Gianni Bono, historian and scholar of Italian comics, in collaboration with the editorial staff of Sergio Bonelli Editore, the exhibition will tell how Tex managed, year after year, not only to become part of Italian reading habits, conquering generations different, from 1948 to today, thanks to his deep sense of justice and his innate generosity, but also to become a hero and a real phenomenon of custom, a name that needs no introduction.

In the 70 years of its history, Tex, the adventurer, the ranger, the wise chief of the Navajos Indians, lived epic and memorable stories, faced bandits and evildoers and rescued unjustly persecuted Indian tribes, rode on the dusty trails of the old West , as in the burning deserts of Mexico and in the cold regions of the Great North. And unforgettable, of course, are the challenges with his everlasting enemy: Mephisto, the incarnation of evil. Now, thanks to drawings, photographs, rare materials and sometimes never seen before and through themed installations created specifically for this event, the exhibition TEX. 70 YEARS OF A LEGEND, the most important tribute ever dedicated to L'Aquila della Notte, will retrace the epic of Tex Willer, which is also that of the American Frontier, from its creation to the present day, through the events and characters of the series and extraordinary artists of the pencil and the brush that have made Tex the myth that we all know.

The exhibition is intended for fans of all ages, but is also designed for those who wanted to approach for the first time the gritty world, anti-racist and enemy of all injustice of Tex and his son Kit Willer, of the gruffly Kit Carson and the proud Navajo Tiger Jack.

Through the front pages of newspapers, TEX. 70 YEARS OF A LEGEND will also cover 70 years of Italian history, which will tell the parallel between the brave adventures of the brave Ranger and those of our country, and will offer visitors the opportunity to ride alongside Tex across prairies, forests and deserts , from Arizona to Canada, from Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean, facing outlaws and rebel Indians, but also voodoo wizards and secret sects ...


October 2, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Museo della Permanente di Milano
Via Filippo Turati, 34
20121 – Milano, Italy

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