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Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

This element belongs to the categories: Historic palaces, Museums

Opening hours:

From the 1st of September to the 29th of May: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
From the 30st of May to the 31st of August: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm/ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ticket office closes 30 minutes before the closing time.
Closed on Monday.

On December 24th and 31st, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Advance reservation is required, preferably 48 hours before the chosen date. A limited number of visitors will be admitted inside the museum in order to ensure social distancing.

It is possible to book the visit for the following time slots: from 9:00/9:30 am to 11:00/11:30 am and from 4:00/4:30 to 6:00/6:30 pm.

Prices:

FULL PRICE TICKET: 6 euro (8 euro for temporary exhibitions)
REDUCED-PRICE TICKET: 3 euro (4 euro for temporary exhibitions) for students up to the age of 26, people over 65 years old, groups of at least 15 people, training schools and tourist guides)
REDUCED-PRICE TICKET FOR CLASSES: 3 euro (4 euro for temporary exhibitions). Guided tour included.
FREE TICKET: children under 6 years old, disabled visitors and their companion, journalists, ICOM members and every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm (except for visits to temporary exhibitions)

COMBINED TICKETS (suspended)
(on the occasion of temporary exhibitions)
- 15 euro for the combined ticket including the Civic Museums (Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Former Town Hall, Siamese Art Museum Stefano Cardu) and the Cultural Sites (Roman Amphitheatre, Crypt of Santa Restituta, Tigellio's Villa and the Viper's Cave) valid for 2 weeks
- 12 euro (only for residents in the Metropolitan Area of Cagliari) for the combined ticket including the Civic Museums (Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Former Town Hall, Siamese Art Museum Stefano Cardu) and the Cultural Sites (Roman Amphitheatre, Crypt of Santa Restituta, Tigellio's Villa and the Viper's Cave) valid for 2 weeks
- 10 euro for the combined ticket including the Civic Museums (Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Former Town Hall, Siamese Art Museum Stefano Cardu) valid for 2 weeks

(without temporary exhibitions)
- 13 euro for the combined ticket including the Civic Museums (Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Former Town Hall, Siamese Art Museum Stefano Cardu) and the Cultural Sites (Roman Amphitheatre, Crypt of Santa Restituta, Tigellio's Villa and the Viper's Cave) valid for 2 weeks
- 10 euro (only for residents in the Metropolitan Area of Cagliari) for the combined ticket including the Civic Museums (Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Former Town Hall, Siamese Art Museum Stefano Cardu) and the Cultural Sites (Roman Amphitheatre, Crypt of Santa Restituta, Tigellio's Villa and the Viper's Cave) valid for 2 weeks
- 8 euro for the combined ticket including the Civic Museums (Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Former Town Hall, Siamese Art Museum Stefano Cardu) valid for 2 weeks

SUBSCRIPTIONS AND SPECIAL CARDS (suspended)
- Annual subscription to the Civic Museums including admission to all the Civic Museums, guided tours and invitation to the previews of the temporary exhibitions.
Full fare: 120 euro - Reduced fare: 60 euro
- "Civic Museums supporter" fare:
300 euro
- Family ticket for the Civic Museums including admission to all the Civic Museums, guided tours and invitation to the previews of the temporary exhibitions for a family of maximum 5 adults.
Full fare: 150 euro - Reduced fare (families with disabled members): 75 euro

Provided services:

  • Toilet
  • Facilities for elderly and disabled
  • Air conditioned
The Municipal Art Gallery is located inside a neoclassical building in the Public Gardens. It houses two permanent collections: Ingrao Art Collection (19th-20th century) and Sardinian 1900s Collection (20th century Sardinian artists).
Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

The Municipal Art Gallery is located inside the Public Gardens. The building lays itself at the end of the main promenade surrounded by the green, just before the slopes of the hill of Buoncammino.

In the past it was the site of the royal armoury, but the 18th century building which houses it, was destroyed by an explosion and later rebuilt in 1828, according to the design of the military engineer Carlo Boyl of Putifigari.

Characterized by friezes and elements of neo-classical style, made of limestone from Bonaria's hill, the new facade is surmounted by a simple and elegant tympanum on the top of which there are three sculptures, made of Carrara marble, given by the Count Boyl himself.

For a long time it was used as a barrack and warehouse, but at the end of the 1920s, it was finally adapted by the architect Ubaldo Badas from Cagliari, to house the exhibition space.

Inaugurated in 1933, it houses valuable works of Italian and Sardinian artists (Ingrao Art Collection and Sardinian Collection !900-1970), acquired by the Municipality of Cagliari also thanks to the important donations made by benefactors and art lovers. Recently, the Sardinian Collection has been enriched by three sculptures of Francesco Ciusa, that well outline his thematic and stylistic evolution.

Headquarter of the Specialized Library in Art History, the Municipal Gallery offers library loan, also possible in the green area adjacent to the Public Gardens.

In its spaces are also promoted several initiatives, including educational tours and recreational activities for children and teenagers, temporary exhibitions, cultural events, music festivals and theatre performances.

The Municipal Art Gallery provides also a service for blind visitors. Starting from September 27th 2011 is active a dedicated path for blind people called SeSaMoNet. The route is part of the project WiMove from the program ELISA, that has the Municipality of Cagliari among the partners, and the University of Rome La Sapienza, as the material author of the installation.

The route winds through the rooms housing the Sardinian collection, where it was built a methacrylate platform containing numerous RFID tags, through which the visitor can receive information about the art works and the artists.

Paintings and sculptures "liven up and speak about themselves", only by touching with a stick the modular elements of the platform. The microchips installed send electronic impulses that are transmitted immediately to the mobile phone supplied to the visitors.

SeSaMoNet also provides information about the position, signalizing any obstacles on the way.

The museum staff provides for free the complete kit to use the system, and remains at your disposal for any further information.

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