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Art galleries and Art museums in Naples by Gazettr

 

Museo di Capodimonte
 by Gazettr

When construction began in 1738 on the palace that now houses one of Italy's largest and most artistically rich museums, King Carlo III envisaged no more than a hunting lodge. Seduced by plans for something far grander - and hard pushed to find space for the vast art collection he ...

Palazzo Zevallos
 by Gazettr

Overlooking Via Toledo, the palace is part of the history of the city, with its changes of ownership and architectural transformations, decorations lost and those found in the unfolding of events, face from the original seventeenth-century have led to its present. Caravaggio's The Martyrdom of St Ursula can be seen ...

Certosa-Museo di San Martino
 by Gazettr

This Carthusian monastery complex was founded in 1325, although its present appearance is the result of much 16th-century reworking. State of the art visitor facilities, airy rooms and terraced gardens with sweeping views over the Naples waterfront make the Certosa one of the city's must-sees. The church's late 17th-century façade, ...

Fondazione Morra
 by Gazettr

This exhibition space, owned by longtime Neapolitan collector Peppe Morra, shows avant-garde stalwarts such as Julian Beck, Allan Kaprow, Shozo Shimamoto and Vettor Pisani. The foundation also organises a film festival and other cultural events.

http://www.fondazionemorra.org/

Blindarte
 by Gazettr

Founded in 1999 as the first auction house in southern Italy, Blindarte opened a storefront contemporary art gallery above its subterranean offices five years later, soon to be expanded with a series of upper-level exhibition spaces. The young director, Memmo Grilli, is dedicated to exposing international emerging artists who work ...

Fondazione Morra Greco
 by Gazettr

Dental surgeon and art collector Maurizio Morra Greco began using the gutted Palazzo Caracciolo d'Avellino in 2006 to exhibit artists such as German artist Gregor Schneider, whose work deals with the reconstruction of spaces. Another show was devoted to intimate video portraits by Estonian artist Mark Raidpere, with an installation ...

Galleria Overfoto
 by Gazettr

Located in a quiet courtyard off the charming Piazza Bellini, this gallery shows photography, painting, and video works. Most of the artists are Italian.

http://www.overfoto.it/

Hermann Nitsch Museum
 by Gazettr

Set in a former electricity plant, with magnificent views that stretch as far as Mount Vesuvius and Capri, this museum and archive was opened in 2008 by the Fondazione Morra. It's dedicated to Viennese 'actionist' artist Hermann Nitsch's splatter paintings, and the relics of his orgiastic, bloody, theatrical mock crucifixions ...

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina Napoli (MADRe)
 by Gazettr

For years, Naples lacked a proper contemporary art gallery - but 2005 saw the opening of two large-scale, publicly funded galleries, PAN and MADRe. The palazzo that houses this pleasant, well-appointed museum was completely overhauled by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, who created a main display space on the ground floor ...

Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (PAN)
 by Gazettr

PAN has no permanent collection, but instead describes itself as a 'centre for arts and documentation'. A fourth-floor archive has catalogues and pictures of contemporary art activity in Naples stretching back over the last few decades. There are regular exhibitions (often drawn from the collections of other Neapolitan galleries), as ...

Pinacoteca Girolamini
 by Gazettr

From the entrance, a flight of steps leads up to the right and into a splendid cloister planted with medlar and lemon trees. This small art gallery is one of Naples' most rewarding. The last two rooms (four and five) are the best, with Battista Caracciolo's superb chiaroscuro Baptism of ...

T293
 by Gazettr

T293 inhabits a cool, tranquil space in a decaying palazzo on the buzzing Via Tribunali, in the heart of the Centro Storico. Run by young curators Paola Guadagnino and Marco Altavilla, it shows thought-provoking conceptual work by young European and American artists.

http://www.t293.it/

Studio Trisorio
 by Gazettr

Inaugurated by Pasquale Trisorio in 1974 with a show of Dan Flavin's work, this well-established gallery is now run by Trisorio's daughter Laura, who shows international stars such as Daniel Buren, Rebecca Horn, Martin Parr and Enzo Cucchi.

http://www.studiotrisorio.com/

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