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: ‘Rigore e Psiche’ art by Piero Campanini and Stefano Paulon
Start date: Friday 16th October 2020
End date: 6th November 2020 2020
Opening times: Monday to Friday 15.00-18.30 but booking essential via 335 8095646
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 to Friday 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:  Suspended freedom – COVID 19, a photo exhibition

Start Date: 8th October 2020

End Date: 7th November 2020
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 exhibition

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Opening Times: Sat/Sun: 10.30-19.30 Weekdays: 13.30-19.30

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/

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):  Julian Charriere – Towards No Earthly Pole (MAS LAC)

Start date: 27th October 2019
End date: 15th March 2020

Current Exhibition(s):  Palazzo Reali – ‘The Collection’ 

Start date: March 2020
End date: 31st December 2020

Current Exhibition(s):  Palazzo Reali  – Gabriela Maria Muller

Start date: 25th September 2020
End date: 1st November 2020

Current Exhibition(s):  LAC  – Hans Josephsohn

Start date: 19th September 2020
End date: 21st February 2021

Current Exhibition(s):  LAC  – Pam Paolo Mazzucelli

Start date: 6th September 2020
End date: 28th March 2021

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: Alberto Giacometti – Graphics at the limits of art and thought
Start date: 9th June 2020
End date: 10th January 2021

Spazio Officina Current Exhibition: Art at the limits of research and new graphical expression
Start date: 4th October 2020
End date: 15th November 2020

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: Andre Derain

Start date: 27th September 2020
End date: 31st January 2021
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, Como

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, Como

museo della setaAddress: Via Castelnuovo 9, Como

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

Current Exhibition: ‘Made in Italy’ an exhibition of fashion and photography and also ‘Black Wave’ a photographic exhibition by Carlo Pozzoni

Start date: 17th September 2020
End date: 30th October 2020 (30th Decembre 2020 for ‘Black Wave’
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
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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:  ‘L’Arte del dono’ – an exhibition of donated art including works by Carla Badiali

Start date: 24th September 2020

End date: 1st November 2020

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: 10.00 -13.00,  14.00-20.00
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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

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: The Villa’s Ceramic Collection
Start date: 10th September 2020
End date: 8th November 2020
Opening times: 09.00 -18.00,
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Contact details: https://www.villacarlotta.it/en/about-us/

Villa Monastero, Varenna

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Typical events: Art exhibitions

Current Exhibition: no current listing
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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: the Villa is open to the public from Tues to Friday from 10.00am

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: no current listing

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Opening times: 10.00 – 13.00 and 15.00 – 18.0

Sunday 10.00-19.00

Entry fees: Free
Contact details: 031-3384976

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