The Panza Collection is entirely a couple's affair. When my wife Giovanna and I discover works by a new artist, I look at her and she looks at me. I can see in her eyes if she wants to buy or not. So even between my wife and me, "looking" is a issue.
Long-term loan to MART - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, of 70 artworks from the third collection including Appleby, Arends, Beckman, Carroll, Cole, Davey, Fredenthal, Griffin, Horn, Kiecol, Mahoney, Mangold, Roeth, Rudel, Shelton, Simpson, Sims, Spalletti, Truitt, and Webster (2000 - 2010). In 2002 for the opening exhibition Le Stanze dell'Arte. Figure e immagini del XX secolo in Rovereto 47 works, introduced by two paintings by Mark Rothko and Robert Ryman, will be selected.
Percepciones en Transformación. La collección Panza en el Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao features a selection of 100 artworks as part of the acquisition which includes large-scale Minimalist works, such as Strike (to Roberta and Rudy), 1969-71 by Serra and Untitled (Triangular Labyrinth), 1973 by Morris (October 10 - November 18, 2000; February 11 - April 22, 2001).
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice hosts Venice/Venezia. Arte Californiana della Collezione Panza al Museo Guggenheim with artworks and projects by Bell, Irwin, Nauman, Nordman, Orr, Turrell and Wheeler (September 2, 2000 - January 7, 2001).
Opening of Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza (Autumn, 2000).
La percezione dello spazio. Arte Minimal della collezione Panza dal Guggenheim di New York at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona features works by Andre, Flavin, Judd, LeWitt, Morris, Sims, Turrell and Weiner (June 29 - November 18, 2001).
The Palazzo Ducale in Sassuolo hosts Monochromatic light. Artisti americani ed europei dalla Collezione Panza comprising site-specific artworks by Appleby, Carroll, Litzmann, Roeth, Simpson, Sims and Spalletti (September 2001 - September 2006).
During this period, the collectors become interested in the various developments of chromatic paintings by Alfonso Fratteggiani Bianchi, Sonia Costantini, Carolee Toon, Rudolf De Crignis and Séan Shanahan as well as in the work of Christiane Löhr.
Long-term loan to the City of Verona of works by Beckman, Rudel and Simpson as well as site-specific paintings conceived by Carroll and Sims for the Palazzo della Gran Guardia - Opere dalla Collezione Panza (March 2002 - July 2006).
Villa Panza hosts Dan Flavin: Rooms of Light. Works of the Panza Collection from Villa Panza, Varese and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York (September 30 - December 12), the first in a series of monographic exhibitions on the artists in the collection, such as Carroll (2005), Long (2006), Kosuth, Appleby (2007), Franco Vimercati (2008) and Löhr (2010).
The Panza family partners with the Bocconi University in Milan to exhibit artworks from the third collection in the atrium and other venues of the Athenaeum. The first show features works by Beckman, Carroll, Fratteggiani Bianchi and Simpson (December 2004 - April 2006); two exhibitions will follow until 2010.
Giuseppe Panza receives an honorary degree in architecture from the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio (May).
The 51 site-specific works commissioned for the Palazzo Ducale at Sassuolo are donated to the Italian Government (September).
The exhibition La Collezione Panza: Anne Appleby, Stuart Arends, Anne Truitt e le fotografie di Giorgio Colombo marks the opening of the Academy of Architecture’s gallery, Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio (October 27 - November 20).
In Collección Panza (March 30 - September 10) at Castillo di Santa Barbara, medieval forttress overlooking Alicante, artworks by Arends, Carroll, Davey, A. Graham, Nonas, Shelton e Vercruysse are selected for the exhibition halls featuring walls partly artificial and partly natural.
The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo celebrates the acquisition of artworks of the 1960s and from the third part of the collection by Appleby, Arends, Cole, Flavin, Fratteggiani Bianchi, Fredenthal, Kosuth, Irwin, LeWitt, Litzmann, Roeth, Simpson, Sims, Therrien e Truitt (November 16, 2007 - February 24, 2008). The acquisition is later implemented with works by Horn (2010) and Weiner (2011-2012).
Between 2007 and 2009 the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. purchases some 40 works and projects by Barry, Bell, Darboven, Dibbets, Fulton, Huebler, Irwin, Kawara, Kosuth, LeWitt, Long, Nauman, Nonas, Opalka, Weiner e Wheeler, a selection is exhibited on the occasion of The Panza collection (October 23, 2008 - January 11, 2009).
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquires a group of Conceptual and Post-Minimalist works by Barry, Joseph Beuys, Stanley Brouwn, Victor Burgin, Darboven, Dibbets, Fulton, Huebler, Kosuth, Nauman, Weiner, Wheeler and Wilson.
At Palazzo Boccella in Lucca, home of Lu.C.C.A. Center of Contemporary Art, State of Mind. Minimal art / Panza Collection features eight artists from the third collection: Carroll, Kraal, Litzman, Löhr, Lukas, Seliger, Shanahan and Thurston (April 10 - June 27).
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum launches The Panza Collection Initiative, a long-term research project for preserving and exhibiting the collection’s works.
Giuseppe Panza dies in Milano on April 24. The wife Rosa Giovanna and the whole family, decide to give up with the acquisition of works, but to continue to sustain the art world following the founder's intent, with donations and disposals, the organization of exhibitions, the enhancement and the conservation of the collected artworks and the storage of archival and photographic material.
The Museo Cantonale d’Arte in Lugano organizes the exhibition Omaggio a Giuseppe Panza di Biumo. Opere della donazione al Museo Cantonale d’Arte (July 4 - September 26).
Conceptual Art. The Panza Collection held at the MART in Rovereto is the first exhibition entirely focused on the Conceptual Art collection; it is elaborated from a 2008 project by Giuseppe (September 25, 2010 - February 27, 2011).