A European tale of migration and integration, a quintessential cultural, social and economic success story: to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, the Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität and Villa Vigoni are focusing on the notable and largely still unknown German-Italian figure, Enrico Mylius, holding an exhibition in his hometown Frankfurt for the very first time.
The exhibition will explore this multifaceted and highly relevant personality, an enlightened citizen who was free from prejudices and socially oriented action who sought to bring about collective solidarity, putting him forward as a valid model for twenty-first-century European society. It will cover Mylius's entrepreneurial and charitable activities and Villa Vigoni, the great legacy he left to Lake Como.
The relationship between Mylius, music and its meaning is unexplored territory. A sound installation based on the latest research and produced as part of a university project will provide a better understanding of the role assigned to music by the Mylius family in the context of mourning.
Viola Usselmann, Villa Vigoni
Enrico Mylius (1769-1854): a European citizen between Frankfurt am Main and Milan
Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität, Frankfrut a.M., 08/08 - 08/09/2019