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Galleria Regionale della Sicilia - Palazzo Abatellis
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Galleria Regionale della Sicilia - Palazzo Abatellis

Palermo, Italy

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Galleria Regionale della Sicilia - Palazzo Abatellis

Palermo, Italy

Palazzo Abatellis

The Galleria Regionale della Sicilia is housed in Palazzo Abatellis, built on a project by Matteo Carnalivari between 1490 and 1495, which became a few decades after its construction the seat of a Dominican monastery and, after a skilful restoration, destined finally as a museum. The masterly staging by Carlo Scarpa, for which Palazzo Abatellis is known throughout the world, fully incorporates that new concept of museum established in Italy in the post-war period, which provided for the full usability of carefully chosen works in accordance with the architectural container. In the fifteenth-century wing, highly valuable artefacts tell of the development of art in Sicily from the Middle Ages to the sixteenth century and the continuous dialogue with "foreign" experiences, from Islamic figurative culture to Italian Gothic, Renaissance, Nordic and Ponentina painting. Among the masterpieces kept there, it is impossible not to mention, in addition to the Triumph of Death, the marble bust of Eleonora d'Aragona by Francesco Laurana, the Annunciata and the Three Doctors of the Church by Antonello da Messina and the Trittico Malvagna by Jan Gossaert. In 2009, the eighteenth-century wing of the old monastery was opened to the public, where paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries document the assimilation of mannerism and the spread of devotional painting, up to the very personal synthesis between Flemish painting, Baroque classicism and Caravaggio's suggestions made by Pietro Novelli, the greatest Sicilian painter of his time.

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Contact

Galleria Regionale della Sicilia - Palazzo Abatellis

Via Alloro, 4
90133, Palermo

Opening hours

    MON closed

    TUE 9:00 - 19:00

    WED 9:00 - 19:00

    THU 9:00 - 19:00

    FRI 9:00 - 19:00

    SAT 9:00 - 13:30

    SUN 9:00 - 13:30

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