Exhibition Venues

Arte & Arte

Cultural association promoting various forms of art including textiles.

Address: Via Piadeni 5, Como

Typical events: Art, photographic and textiles exhibitions

Current exhibition: no current listing

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Opening times:Monday to Friday 0900 = 17.00, Saturday 15.00 – 18.00

Entry fee: Free

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Art Company

art companyNew exhibition space at the far end of the courtyard of Via Borgo Vico 163.
Address: Via Borgo Vico, 163 Como
Typical events: Photographic and art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: no current listing
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Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 15.00-18.00
Entry fees: free

Associazione Famiglia Comasca

assoc famigliaHeadquarters of this cultural association that puts on occasional exhibitions
Address: Via Bonanomi, 5 Como
Typical events: Photographic and art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: no current listing
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Opening times: Monday to Friday 15.00-18.00
Entry fees: free

 

Biblioteca Comunale
Como’s library housed in a modern building that incorporates some aspects of the old villa that occupied its site. The main entrance hall houses exhibitions.

Address: Piazzetta Lucati, 1 Como
Typical events: Photographic and bibliographic exhibitions
Current Exhibition: ‘Terragni: Progettare la cultura’ – books, prints and documents from the library’s archives to accompany the exhibition at the Pinacoteca on Terragni and the design of the infant school Sant’Elia

Start date: 3rd June 2018
End date: 30th September 2018
Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 09.30 – 19.00;
Entry fees: Free entry
Contact details: 031 252850

BNL – Banca Nazionale di Lavoro

Exhibition space on the first floor of the BNL in Piazza Cavour

Address: Piazza Cavour 33, Como
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: No current listing
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Opening times: Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 16.00
Entry fees: Free
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Broletto

Broletto13th century medieval council buildingBondani – part of the  attached to the Duomo on one side and to the bell tower on the other.
Address: Piazza Duomo 2
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition:  Natura e Logos – a personal exhibition of paintings by Franca D’Alfonso

Start date: 30th June 2018

End date: 22nd July 2018

Opening Times: Tues to Fri, 15.00-18.00, Sat/Sun 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00

Entry fees : Free

Chiostrino Artificio

chiostrinoDelightful small cloistered courtyard and exhibition space dating from the 16th century.

Address: Piazzolo Terragni, 4, Como
Typical events: Art exhibitions and cultural events
Current Exhibition: no current listing
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Opening times: Monday to Friday  09.00-12.30; afternoons and weekends by appointment. Call 340 2478977
Entry fees: Free
Contact details: http://www.artificiocomo.it/

IRCAF Cornici

IRCAF Cornici smallThis is an entirely new venue for exhibiting art (as of 07/03/18) consisting of an exhibition space created on the upper floor of the picture framing shop on Viale Lecco.

Address: Viale Lecco  29, Como
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: Ecce Homo – Exhibition of Collective Art (Neo-pop, street art and I-Phonography)
Start date: 24th March 2018, 17.30
End date: Unknown
Opening times: to be verified
Entry fees: Free
Contact details: to be verified

MAG – Marsiglione Art Gallery

MAGPrivate art gallery in the medieval street – Via Vitani.
Address: Via Vitani 31, Como
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: No current listing
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Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 15.00 – 19.30
Entry fees: Free
Contact details: 328 7521463, info@marsiglioneartsgallery.com,

m.a.x. museo Chiasso

max chiasso
Address: Via  Dante Alighieri 6, Chiassso – Switzerland
Typical events: Photographic and art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) Visionary: The Display Alphabet of a Director/Designer
Start date: 31st May 2018
End date: 23rd September 2018
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-12.00, 14.00-18.00
Entry fees: free on Sundays or €10

Museo D’Arte Mendrisio

Museo d'Arte MendrisioAddress: Piazzetta dei Serviti, 1 CH 6850  Mendrisio, Switzerland
Typical events: Photographic and art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: no current listing – next exhibition starts 8th August

Start date: 24th March 2018
End date: 15th July 2018
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10.00-12.00, 14.00-17.00; Sat and Sun: 10.00-18.00 Closed on 24th and 25th December and 1st January
Entry fees: €10, (€8 for reductions)

Info: www.mendrisio.ch/museo
museo.arte@mendrisio.ch
museo@mendrisio.ch
tel. +41. 058.688.33.50

Museo Civico

Archeology Museum

Como’s Museum of Archaeology

Address: piazza Medaglie d’Oro 1
Typical events: Various exhibitions
Current Exhibition: Arche, Francesco Diluca, sculptor

Start date: 9th June  2018
End date: 16th September 2018
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
Entry fees: €10

 

Museo della Seta

museo della setaAddress: Via Castelnuovo 9, Como

Typical events: Exhibitions and permanent collection of textiles and the Como Silk industry.

Current Exhibition: Aphrodite at the Mirror – part of the Festival della Luce.
Start date: 5th May 2018
End date:  28th September 2018
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 – 18.00, Sat: 10.00-13.00
Entry fees: €10, €7 for over 65s, free by booking in advance for those under 18
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Novocomum

Novocomum

Novocomum by Giuseppe Terragni

First building designed by Giuseppe Terragni in Como – now houses private apartments, the association of architects and the Association Friends of Novocomum who stage occasional exhibitions usually relating to architecture

Address: Viale Sinigaglia 1
Typical events: Exhibitions relating to architecture
Current Exhibition: no current listing

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Opening times: Monday to Friday 09.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.30
Entry fees: Free

 

Pinacoteca Civica

pinacotecaThe permanent exhibition owned by Como council is housed in part of the 17th century Palazzo Volpi. It forms part of Como’s Civic Museums with a rich permanent collection including items from Como’s ‘Rationalist’ architectural tradition.

Address: Via Diaz 84, Como
Typical events: Permanent collection and occasional temporary exhibitions or events.
Current Exhibition: Giuseppe Terragni: L’Asilo Sant’Elia – exhibition of material relating to Terragni’s design of the infant school and its fixtures and fittings
Start date: 7th June 2018
End date: 4th November 2018
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 – 18.00
Entry fees: €4 but free entry every first Sunday of each month
Contact details: 031 269869

San Pietro in Atrio

san pietroEx-church first mentioned in 1181, restored in the 1980s by Como Comune to provide an exhibition venue. Some of the ancient foundations are visible below a transparent pavement.

Address: Via Odescalchi 3 Como
Typical events: Art exhibitions

Current Exhibition: Joint exhibition of Elena Bordoli, Cassandra Eustace and Roseanne Lynch – ‘Le Strade Secondarie’
Start date: 14th July 2018
End date: 5th August 2018
Opening times: Everyday 12.00-20.00

Entry fees: Free

 

Spazio Natta

spazio nattaPart of the Palace with origins in the medieval times but mostly developed in the 16th and 17th century and occupied by the influential Natta family. Owned by the council and recently renovated as an exhibition space.

Address: Via Natta 18, Como
Typical events: Art and photographic exhibitions

Current Exhibition: Personal exhibition by Wladimiro Masi ‘Nature Morto – il tempo sospeso’

Start date: 15th July 2018
End date: 29th July 2018
Opening times: Tues to Sunday: 10.00-12.30 and 15.00 – 19.00
Entry fees: Free
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Spazio Officina di Chiasso

OfficinaSet alongside the Museum in Chiasso, this space is dedicated to exhibitions and activities relating to experimentation in art.

Address: Via Dante Alighieri 4
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: see m.a.x. museo Chiasso
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Opening times: Tues – Fri, 14.00 -18.00, Sat – Sun, 10.00-12.00/14.00-18.00
Entry fees: €7
Contact details: http://www.centroculturalechiasso.ch

Spazio Parini

spazio-pariniPrivate events and exhibition space in the city centre

Address: Via Parini 6, Como
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: No current listing
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Opening times: Mon – Fri, 15.00 -19.30, Sat – Sun, 10.30-12.30/14.30-19.30
Entry fees: Free
Contact details: 031 260628

 

Spazio Ratti

spazio rattiEx-Franciscan church with partly frescoed walls now converted into an exhibition space

Address: Largo Spallino 1, Como
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition:  ‘People Powder’ – Christina Mackie, sculptural installations

Start date: 19th July 2018

End date: 9th Sept 2018

Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday 15.30 – 19.30

Entry fees: Free entry

Villa Olmo

villa olmoNeoclassical villa built in the 18th century and passed into the hands of Como Comune in 1925. Now used for cultural events and art exhibitions

Address: Via Cantoni 1, Como
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: no current listing

Villa Sucota

Villa SucotaAddress: Via per Cernobbio 19
Typical events: Exhibitions organised by FAR – Fondazione Antonio Ratti or the Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli
Current Exhibition: no current listing

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Opening times: 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.30 – 17.30

Entry fees: Free
Contact details: 031-3384976

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