Palermo Art Galleries
(Palermo, Sicily, Italy)
The arts scene is Palermo is centred around two especially good art galleries. The Galleria Regionale (Regional Gallery) is definitely one to look out for and is located inside the Palazzo Abatellis, containing important collections from as far back as medieval times
Palermo's Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Modern Art Gallery) offers something quite different and is perfect for those who appreciate something a little more contemporary. This is amongst the most popular art galleries in Palermo and features plenty to be proud of, with well-lit paintings and sculptures exhibited in spacious surroundings.
Address: Via Alloro 4, Palermo, IT-90133, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 091 623 0011
Sicily's Regional Gallery has its origins in the early 19th century, with a royal legacy of 53 works to the Royal University of Studies of Palermo. Today, the museum's art collection comprises works of art and sculpture, which date from the medieval period right through to the 18th century. The Galleria Regionale is housed within the Palazzo Abatellis, a Gothic-style castle that was designed in the 15th century and heavily restored following the Second World War.
Open hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 13:00, Tuesday to Thursday - 09:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00
Galleria d'Arte Moderna
Address: Ex Convento di Sant'Anna alla Misericordia, Via Sant'Anna 21, Palermo, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 091 843 1605
Palermo's modern art gallery is based in a prestigious new building. The gallery itself comprises some influential masterpieces, including a collection of 20th-century art and sculpture by both Sicilian and non-Sicilian artists. The Galleria d'Arte Moderna also hosts temporary exhibits and offers visitors a chance to browse in its library and bookshop.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:30 to 18:30
Admission: charge, free to under 18s