Gallerie d’Italia - Naples: a place of art and culture
The Gallerie d’Italia in Naples, Intesa Sanpaolo's museum in the city, are housed in the monumental historical building of the former Banco di Napoli designed by the architect Marcello Piacentini in Via Toledo, 177: for the opening of the museum in May 2022, the building underwent an architectural intervention of great impact that has brought it up to date without undermining its historical value.
In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Neapolitan Gallerie accommodate a selection of paintings and sculptures from the Neapolitan and southern context from the beginning of the 17th century to the first decades of the 20th century, starting from the absolute masterpiece of Intesa Sanpaolo’s collection, Caravaggio's Martyrdom of Saint Ursula. The museum also hosts tours dedicated to the ceramics of Attica and Magna Graecia and modern and contemporary art.
The area of the exhibition spaces of the Neapolitan Gallerie, restructured in accordance with the architectural design of Michele De Lucci – AMDL Circle, exceeds 10,000 square metres. Three classrooms, moreover, make possible educational activity for schools and specific audiences while a new library with a collection of volumes from Intesa Sanpaolo’s heritage of books, connected to the National Library Service, offers scholars and enthusiasts the opportunity to examine in-depth subjects linked to the works of the collections and the exhibitions hosted in the museum.
"Naples in the time of Napoleon. Rebell and the Light of the Gulf"
Exhibition dedicated to Viennese painter Joseph Rebell and the cultural atmosphere of the city of Naples in the years from 1808 to 1815, during the reign of Joachim Murat and Caroline Bonaparte, who viewed the arts as an effective means of promoting the civil growth of Neapolitan society.
The permanent collections of the Gallerie d’Italia in Naples
The permanent collections in Naples are organised in three different visitor tours that put the focus on painting in Naples and the South of Italy from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the first decades of the 20th centuries, the ceramics of Attica and Magna Graecia, and a selection dedicated to the twentieth century.
Last updated 29 November 2023 at 17:37:31