Exhibition Venues

Arte & Arte, Como

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, Como

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: Colore Vibrante
Start date: 7th October 2022
End date: 29th October2022
Opening times: Monday to Friday 15.30-18.30 but booking possible on Saturday via 339 493 2927
Entry fees: free

Associazione Famiglia Comasca, Como

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 and Saturday 15.00-18.00; Tuesday and Thursday 09.30-12.00 and 15.00-18.00
Entry fees: free

Biblioteca Comunale, Como

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: no current listing

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Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 09.30 – 19.00;
Entry fees: Free entry
Contact details: 031 252850

Broletto, Como

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: no current listing

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Opening Times: Sat/Sun: 10.00-18.00 Tues day to Friday: 14.00-18.00

Entry fees : Free,

Chiostrino Artificio, Como

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 (artists are present on Saturday and Sunday from 16.00-19.00)
Entry fees: Free
Contact details: http://www.artificiocomo.it/

Ex Tinto-Stamperia, Val Mulini, Como

ex tinto stamperiaA new addition to Como’s cultural centres, this ex silk finishing factory on Val Mulini aims to offer an example of urban regeneration

Address: Val Mulini 3, Como – accessible from the multi-storage carpark on Via Napoleone

Typical events: Art exhibitions and cultural events
Current Exhibition: Various exhibitions
Start date:
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Opening times: By appointment
Entry fees: Free
Contact details:abitare.como@confcooperative.it 348.2310405

G/ART/EN

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G/ART/EN is run by Camilla Moresi (pictured left) who describes her gallery as a ‘contemporary art space featuring emerging artists with a focus on supporting women artists. It is in Via Anzani outside of the city centre.

Typical Events: Contemporary art and photography

Current Exhibition: PHYGITAL wih Gioele Amaro, Alic Brock and Katie Hector

Start Date: 17th September 2022

End Date: 29th October 2022

Entry by appointment only

Opening Times: Wednesday to Friday: 10-13, 15-19; Saturday 11-13, 15-19

Contact details: 375 5908840, info@g-art-en.space

Website: http://www.g-art.en.space

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(s):  Lucas Herzig at Palazzo Reali

Start date: 23rd October 2022

End date: 19th February 2023

Current Exhibition(s):  Pietro Roccaslava in the Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati

Start date: 18th September 2022
End date: 18th December 2023

Current Exhibition(s):  La Collezione at the Palazzo Reali

Start date: 11th September 2022
End date: 31st December 2023

Current Exhibition(s): Paul Klee at MASI LAC

Start date: 22nd May 2022
End date: 8th January 2023

Current Exhibition(s):  Una Raccolta D-Arte Moderna Italiana

Start date: 22nd May 2022
End date: 29th January 2023

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

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Address: Via  Dante Alighieri 6, Chiassso – Switzerland
Typical events: Photographic and art exhibitions

Current Exhibition: Graphic Art of Burri, Vedova, Kounelis, Paolucci and Benedetti
Start date: 30th October 2022
End date: 19th February 2023

Spazio Officina Current Exhibition: Donazione 3
Start date: 5th November 2022
End date: 4th December 2022

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:  La Collezione  1982-2022

Start date: 23rd October 2022
End date: 29th January 2023
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.museo.mendrisio.ch/mostre
museo.arte@mendrisio.ch
museo@mendrisio.ch
tel. +41. 058.688.33.50

Museo Civico, Como

Archeology Museum

Como’s Museum of Archaeology

Address: piazza Medaglie d’Oro 1
Typical events: Various exhibitions
Current Exhibition: no current listing

Start date: 9th October 2021
End date: 5th December 2021
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
Entry fees: €10

Museo del Paesaggio del Lago di Como, Tremezzo

Address: Villa Mainona, Via Statale Regina 22, Tremezzo
Typical events: Permanent exhibition of illustrations of the local landscape
Permanent Exhibition: Various prints of the lake

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Opening times: Thursday to Sunday 10.00-12.00: 14.00-18.00
Entry fees: €3

Museo della Seta, Como

museo della setaAddress: Via Castelnuovo 9, Como

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

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
Entry fees: €10, €7 for over 65s, free by booking in advance for those under 18
Contact details:

Current Exhibition: no current listing

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Open from 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00 Tuesday to Sunday. Best to book in advance via prenota@museosetacomo.com

Novocomum, Como

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, Como

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: Kengiro Azuma (A 40 year retrospective) sponsored by the Japanese Consulate   

Start date: 5th May 2022

End date: 23rd October 2022

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

Sala Mostre, Menaggio

Sala Mostre MenaggioSet within the information office in Piazza Garibaldi, this exhibition area often hosts exhibitions of local artists during the summer months.

Address: Piazza Garibaldi, Menaggio
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: no current listing

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Opening times: Tuesday to Friday, 17.00- 22.00 Sat-Sun, 10.30 -12.30 and 17.00-22.00
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San Pietro in Atrio, Como

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: no current listing
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Opening times: Wednesday to Friday, 16.00-19.00; Sat and Sun: 10.30-12.30 and 15.00-19.00

Entry fees: Free

Spazio Natta, Como

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: Tuesday to Friday, 16.00-19.00; Sat and Sun: 10.30-12.30 and 14.30-19.00

Entry fees: Free
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Spazio Parini, Como

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: Tues – Fri, 14.30 -19.00,  Sun 5th, 9.00-13.00 Sat 11th, 14.30-19.30
Entry fees: Free
Contact details: 031 260628

Spazio Ratti, Como

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: Free entry

Teatro Sociale, Como

Sala BiancaThe Teatro Sociale has rooms on the first floor used occasionally for exhibitions (as well as being available to be rented out for private events).

Address: Via Vincenzo Bellini, 3
Typical events: Occasional exhibitions
Current Exhibition: no current listing
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Opening times: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00, 15.00-17.00; Sat-Sun 15.00-19.00
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Contact details: https://teatrosocialecomo.it/

Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo

Villa CarlottaAs well as being open to the public for visits to this historic building and its gardens, the villa also hosts art exhibitions alongside  musical events.

Address: Via Regina 2, Tremezzina
Typical events: Art exhibitions
Current Exhibition: Canova
Start date: 24th September 2022
End date: 11th December 2022
Opening times: 09.00 -18.00,
Entry fees:

Also: La Scena Dell’Arte

Start date: 2nd July 2022

End Date: 6th November 2022
Contact details: https://www.villacarlotta.it/en/about-us/

Villa Monastero, Varenna

Address:
Typical events: Art exhibitions

Current Exhibition: new 16th century painting on display ‘Eucaristic Allegory’ 
Start date: 17th March 2022
End date: on loan for 3 years

Opening times: check website
Entry fees: check website
Contact details: https://www.villamonastero.eu/en/home_en/

Tel: 0341 295450

Villa Olmo, Como

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: Minartextil

Start Date: 16th October 2022

End Date: 8th January 2023

Opening Times: 10.00-18.00 Tuesday to Sunday with booking essential on Saturday and Sunday. Entrance fee €7

Villa Sucota, Como

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: John knight – Considered Agreement

Start date: 1st September 2022

End date: 30th September 2022
Opening times: 10.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 17.00

Sunday 10.00-19.00

Entry fees: Free
Contact details: 031-3384976

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