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: ‘N400’ – exhibition of Nicola Amato, an immersive installation
Start date: 16th March 2019
End date: 5th April 2019
Opening times: Monday to Friday 15.00-18.30
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: Magic Realism of the War – family letters of the Bontempelli

Start date: 15th March 2019
End date: 25th May 2019
Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 09.30 – 19.00;
Entry fees: Free entry
Contact details: 031 252850

Broletto

Broletto13th century medieval council building – part of it is  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: Leonardo’s Machines – an exhibition of 80 working models of Leonardo da Vinci’s machines, commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death.

Start date: 14th March 2019

End date: 28th March 2019

Opening Times: Everyday 10.00-12.00 and  15.30-18.30

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: Alice in Wonderland – an immersive exhibition for children and adults
Start date: 2nd February  2019
End date: 31st March 2019
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/

MASI Lugano

MASI LuganoMASI = Museo d’arte della Svizzera Italiana, based in Lugano within two separate buildings – a new building on the lakefront called LAC and the original museum in the Palazzo Reali

Typical events: Photographic and art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: Swiss Surrealism
Start date: 10th February 2019
End date: 16th June 2019
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-18.00; Thursdays 10.00-20.00; closed Mondays
Entry fees: 20 CHF or 14 CHF for reductions

More info: http://www.masilugano.ch/en/513/masilugano-lac and +41 (0)91 815 42 40

m.a.x. museo Chiasso

max chiasso
Address: Via  Dante Alighieri 6, Chiassso – Switzerland
Typical events: Photographic and art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: Franco Grignani (1908-1999) Multi-sensuality with art, graphics and photography
Start date: 17th February 2019
End date: 15th September 2019
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 -closed for renovation until 7th April 2019- then ‘Piero Guccione – La pittura come il mare’ 

Start date: 7th April 2019
End date: 30th June 2019
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00; Sat/Sun 10.00-18.00
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: no current listing

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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: Manlio Rho ‘The Sense of Colour’

Start date: 19th October 2018
End date: 31st March 2019
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 15.00 – 18.00
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:  Alessandro Curioni – ‘San Donato Convent above Como’ – individual focus in the Campo Quadro on this work from a mid 19th century landscape painter

Biannual Exhibition of Contemporary Young European Artists – 56 different works – also at the Pinacoteca Civile, from 16th February to 31st March

Start date: 10th March 2019
End date: 30th March 2019
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:  Biannual Exhibition of Contemporary Young European Artists – 56 different works – also at the Pinacoteca Civile
Start date: 15th February 2019
End date: 31st march 2019
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday  10.00-18.00

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: no current listing

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Opening times: Tues to Sunday: 10.00-12.00 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: no current listing. Next show ‘ Paolo Bellini – Scultura Sinestetica’
Start date: 24th March 2019
End date: 28th April 2019
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:  no current listing

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Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 – 19.00

Entry fees: €7 and €5 for under 14 and over 65

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: Bizarre, Novelties and Extravagancies – European Silk in the 18th Century – a collection of ‘strange’ fabrics from the Ratti Collection

Start date: 15th December 2018

End date: 31st March 2019
Opening times: 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.30 – 17.30

Entry fees: Free
Contact details: 031-3384976

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