We are all about to dive deep into everything about art in Naples and our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
Up next we will discuss a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
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Best Art Galleries & Museums In Naples
The best art galleries and museums in Naples would be:
- Museo Madre at Via Settembrini 79
- Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli at Via dei Mille 60
- Fondazione Plart at Via G Martucci 48
- Galleria Alfonso Artiaco at Piazzetta Nilo 7
- Casa Madre Arte Contemporanea at Piazza dei Martiri 58
- Galleria Lia Rumma at Via Vannella Gaetani 12
- Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art at Via Cappella Vecchia 8
- Museo Capodimonte at Via Miano 2
- Museo Duca Di Martina at Via Domenico Cimarosa 77
- Gallerie D’Italia at Via Toledo 185
- Spazio Nea at Via Costantinopoli 53
- Andrea Nuovo Home Gallery at Via Monte Di Dio 61
The Madre Museum Of Contemporary Art is open from 10am to 7:30pm most days but they are closed on Tuesday and is located in the historic heart of town on the via dei Musei just a few meters from the Duomo, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Academy of Fine Arts where the ancient district developed.
Since March 2005 Palazzo delle Arti Napoli has been housed at the eighteenth-century Palazzo Roccella. It is open from 9:30am to 7:30pm Monday through Friday and 9:30am to 8:30pm on weekends offering exhibition spaces, consultations, services, and instruments for the meeting and study of the works and protagonists of the languages and forms of contemporary art on its more than 6,000 square meters.
Cultural events bring together art, design, and multimedia which is why Fondazione Plart attempts to tell the complexity of their present through a multidisciplinary approach with the focus firmly set on the future. Thanks to the engagement of a broad set of experts its facilities host a dynamic center where the most different kinds of creation intersect.
With the group show Possibilità di collezione Alfonso Artiaco opened Galleria Alfonso Artiaco in Pozzuoli on Corso Nicola Terracciano in 1986 at the age of twenty-two. The gallery moved to its current site in Piazzetta Nilo in November 2012 with an exhibition by Liam Gillick and a homage to Sol LeWitt and you can check it all out from 10am to 7pm Monday through Friday.
Casa Madre is a contemporary art gallery that is open from 10:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm Tuesday through Saturday and that has taken over rooms that Lucio Amelio turned as the city’s epicenter of modern art in the 1970’s. In 2013 the gallery opened with a group show featuring Domenico Bianchi, Francesco Clemente, Luciano Fabro, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, and Jannis Kounellis.
The gallery AICA Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art was founded in 2008 and is located in the iconic Piazza dei Martiri which has long served as a meeting point for international artists like Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Joseph Beuys. Visit them from 11am to 7pm Monday through Friday when they are open.
Galleria Lia Rumma offers a wide selection of artworks by leading artists and they invite you to explore upcoming exhibitions, events, and art fairs.
Starting with the Farnese Collection which was already well-known in the sixteenth century when Charles of Bourbon acquired it from his mother and moved it here in 1735 Andrea Ingenito Contemporary Art displays it all in this hilltop house. With royal family acquisitions, works from Neapolitan churches and convents, and significant contributions from individual collectors it grows throughout time.
The Museo di Capodimonte is a local art museum that is open from 8:30am to 7:30pm every day but Wednesday when they are closed that is housed in the Palace of Capodimonte, a large Bourbon castle. The museum is where you will find the largest collection of Neapolitan paintings and decorative art in the world as well as major works by other Italian schools of painting and ancient Roman sculptures.
Since 1931 the Duca di Martina Museum has housed one of the largest Italian collections of decorative arts with over 6,000 items of Western manufacture. In 1817 King Ferdinand of Bourbon purchased the Villa for his morganatic wife Lucia Migliaccio of Partanna, Duchess of Floridia, whom he married in Sicily three months after Queen Maria Carolina’s death. Check out all they have to offer from 9:30am to 4pm every day but Tuesday.
Gallerie d’Italia is a large art museum near you that is open from from 10am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday and 10am to 8pm on weekendds in an exquisite setting that exhibits Italian masterpieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Luigi Solito who is a gallerist and publisher created this contemporary art gallery in the historic heart of the city in 2011.
The Andrea Nuovo Home Gallery is a multipurpose facility separated into two levels and a hanging garden that functions as both a dwelling and an exhibiting venue. Contemporary art, new trends, and photography are the focus of the Home Gallery’s study and you can visit them from 10:30am to 1:15pm and 4:30pm to 7pm Tuesday through Friday.
Materials & Supplies Near You
To buy new materials or supplies head to art stores in your area like:
- Gino Ramaglia at Via Broggia 9
- Giosi at Via Costantinopoli 25
- Bèrgavi Belle Arti at Via Annunziata 5
- Artecreo at Via Nazareth ai Guantai 50
- Egraphe at Piazza Luigi Miraglia 391
Since 1926 Gino Ramaglia’s workshop has been located just across from the old Academy.
Artecreo is a fine arts store that embodies the creative attitude and is specialized in the trade of fine art materials.
Egraphe is a hub for writers in town and since 1994 it has been a place where one can find inks, fountainpens, and old-styled quill-pens for calligraphy as well as ex libris, handmade wrapping and Amalfi paper, letter paper, handcrafted plates and stamps, pastels and other wooden items along with refined, exclusive, and peculiar objects.
Shows & Events
Some of the best art shows, festivals, and events held in your area are:
The Maggio dei Monuments is a local cultural event held in the historic district that involves a series of events including guided tours, concerts, theatrical activities, exhibitions, and numerous initiatives while being held during the month of May.
Every year in June and July the Campania Teatro Festiva is held and it was founded in 2007 producing shows, promoting the development of theater texts, and elevating places, artists, and professionalism.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
For almost thirty years Antiquariato Donato Cortese at Via Alessandro Manzoni 19 has been a fixture in your area and the site aims to make buying, selling, and valuing period and antique objects easier.
The Real Naples Tour Street Art, Culture & Legends at Piazza S. Domenico Maggiore is a can’t miss on a sunny day.
Sculptures & Statues
These local statues and sculptures can also be fun to check out when the weather is nice:
- La Statua del Nilo at Via Nilo 26
- Statua di Totò at Via Freud Sigmund 88
- Dante Alighieri Monument at Piazza Dante
- Statua di Giuseppe Garibaldi at Piazza Garibaldi
- Monumento a Vincenzo Bellini at Piazza Bellini 71
La Statua del Nilo was created by an unknown person but was discovered and installed here in the fourteenth century without the head which was later added in the seventeenth century. The image of the Nile God who is lying down is powerful and muscular with a face enhanced by a long beard giving it an especially smart a look.
The poet Dante Alighieri is honored in Piazza Dante which is a major public space where a 19th-century statue of the poet Dante that was carved by Tito Angelini dominates the square.
Piazza Garibaldi is located on the outskirts of the Pendino, Mercato, San Lorenzo, and Vicaria districts in Naples and is one of the city’s most important and populous squares as it is overlooked by the Napoli Centrale station as well as a station on line 1, line 2, and the Circumvesuviana.
The square devoted to Vincenzo Bellini which has a rectangular form, stretches to the outskirts of the old center, between Port’Alba and via S. Maria di Costantinopoli. The monument honoring the composer was built in 1886 and lies in the center of the square where Bellini’s statue is on a high pedestal with niches on either side that once contained statuettes of the principal heroines from his works.
Naples Art Classes
It doesn’t matter if you want private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults some of the best art schools in Naples are:
- Liceo Artistico di Napoli at Via S. Apostoli 8/A
- In Form of Art at Via Maurizio De Vito Piscicelli 44
- Scuola di Fumetto e Illustrazione a Napoli at Via Diomede Carafa 58
- Art School Filippo Palizzi at Piazzetta Demetrio Salazar 6
- Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli at Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli 107
Liceo Artistico di Napoli has a course of study that equips the student with the cultural and methodological tools necessary for a thorough understanding of reality to acquire knowledge, skills, and competences that are appropriate for the continuation of higher-level studies.
Professional courses in comics and illustration are available at Scuola di Fumetto e Illustrazione which is also known as the Pencil ART School of Comics. They offer professional comics and illustration courses in Rome, Naples, Bari, and online.
Studios For Rent Near You
You can try to rent out studio space in your area at:
In the center of town L Appartamento Napoli offers residencies that include live-in studio spaces in a shared atmosphere as well as a social and supportive retreat environment.
Studio Trisorio began in 1974 with a presentation by Dan Flavin and has always paired painting and sculpture with the new aesthetic languages of photography, video, and installations.
For professional local art framing head to:
- Fiorillo Arte at Riviera di Chiaia 23
- Raffaele Fiorentino Cornici Arte Restauri at Piazza Enrico de Nicola 46
- Pontalti Riccardo at Via Piedigrotta 24
- Cornici & Cornici Vomero at Via Marcello Casale de Bustis 12/14
- Corniceria Luisa De Simone at Via Pigna 221
- Cornici Per Quadri at Via Diomede Carafa 6/A
Fiorillo Arte makes frames with a simple line and minimalist design perfectly in line with modern furnishings. They have had the privilege of framing works by many artists including Mimmo Jodice, Carlo Alfano, Bill Beckley, and Robert Barry.
Raffaele Fiorentino Cornici Arte Restauro has been in business since 1937 specializing in custom-made classic and modern frames, furniture restoration, upholstery, paintings and sculptures, handcrafted gold leaf gilding and silvering, and the selling of paintings and classic and modern art prints.
Consolidated mastery artistic frames of fine workmanship, restoration operations of all kinds, conservation framing, paintings, prints, and gouaches can be found at Pontalti Riccardo with a rare accuracy that has been handed down from generation to generation for over 50 years.
Cornici & Cornici Vomero deals with the sale of classic frames, modern and ethnic frames, paintings and other items for photos, and carries out its business in the Vomero area. For years a leader in the local frame processing sector the shop is halfway between the art gallery and the highest tradition artisan workshop.
Corniceria Luisa de Simone has made it possible to form and refine over time the taste for the increasingly specialized research of handcrafted frames to satisfy the most demanding customers.
Painting, printing, and mirror frames are the specialty at Cornici per quadri.
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