Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

This element belongs to the categories: Historic palaces, Museums

Opening hours:

From Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm.
Closed on Monday.

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the closing time.

Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

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


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 school groups: 3 euro (4 euro for temporary exhibitions). Guided tour included.
Free ticket: children under 6 years old, disabled visitors and their companion, journalists and ICOM members.

Combined ticket (without temporarily exhibition at the Civic Museums):
€ 15,00 Civic Museums and Cultural Sites (Roman Amphitheatre, Crypt of Santa Restituta, Tigellio's Villa and the Viper's Cave, Elephant Tower, Covered Walkway and Sperone Gallery) valid for 2 weeks.
€ 12,00 Civic Museums and Cultural Sites (Roman Amphitheatre, Crypt of Santa Restituta, Tigellio's Villa and the Viper's Cave, Elephant Tower, Covered Walkway and Sperone Gallery) valid for 2 weeks and only for residents in the Metropolitan Area of Cagliari.

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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