between Caravaggio and Ancient Greece

The new Banca Intesa Sanpaolo Museum of 10,000 square meters on Toledo Street. There will also be a stellar restaurant inside.

A new museum opens on Via Toledo in Naples.Gallerie d’Italia “Banca Intesa Sanpaolo”: 10,000 square meters of art with hundreds of works on display. Among them is the famous “Martyrdom of Saint Ursula” Michelangelo Merisi, nicknamed Il Caravaggio, as well as new routes dedicated to the ceramics of Attica and Magna Graecia and contemporary art. The new exhibition is located in the old headquartersformer Banco di Naples, designed by the architect Marcello Piacentini at Via Toledo 177, is a work of art in itself. BUT golden corridor charms tourists and accompanies them in the halls where the works are exhibited. The management of the Neapolitan Museum is still entrusted to Michelle Coppolaart, culture and heritage executive director Intesa Sanpaolo and director of the Galleria d’Italia, flanked by the deputy director Antonio Ernesto DeNunzio. To celebrate the opening of the Galleria d’Italia in Naples, all visitors will have free access to the Intesa Sanpaolo Museum in Via Toledo on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May. Opening time will be from 10 to 20.

New Museum in Naples on Via Toledo with an area of ​​10,000 square meters.

Thanks to the design and interventions of space Zevallos Stigliano Palace, bringing them to ten thousand square meters. It is an architectural renovation with great impact that renovates a building without distorting its historical value, created by Michel De Lucchi – AMDL Circle, which transforms the space so that it can be used in accordance with modern museological and museographic criteria. Thus, the environment meets the most innovative and recognized international museum standards. The museum will display a collection of Neapolitan and southern paintings and sculptures from the early seventeenth to the first decades of the twentieth century, starting with the masterpiece of the Intesa Sanpaolo collection, Martyrdom of Saint Ursula Caravaggio, as well as new routes dedicated to the ceramics of Attica and Magna Graecia and contemporary art.

Routes between Gentileschi, Luca Giordano and Gemito.

The works of the permanent collection are divided into three thematic routes. On the ground floor, in the section of the museum curated by Fernando Mazzoccawe find a selection of paintings and sculptures mainly from the Neapolitan and southern regions, from the period from the beginning of the seventeenth to the first decades of the twentieth century, starting from an absolute masterpiece of collections, Martyrdom of Saint Ursula Caravaggio, the last picture of the master was written in May 1610, a few weeks before his death. Names Artemisia Gentileschi, Luca Giordano, Gaspar van Wittel, Anton Smink Pitloo, Giacinto Gigante, Domenico Morelli. Collection of drawings and sculptures Vincenzo Gemito constitutes one of the most important cores of the great author, effectively documenting his extraordinary artistic parable.

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On the second floor, routes dedicated to Attic and Great Greek pottery and works from contemporary art collections. The first, curated by Fabrizio Paolucci, presents to the public for the first time the completely historical Caputi collection belonging to Intesa Sanpaolo, consisting of more than 500 vases and other finds made in Athens, Apulia and Lucania between the 5th and 3rd centuries. BC, they all came from Ruvo di Puglia, the center of the province of Bari, which played a very important political, economic and cultural role in Magna Graecia.

In the row of rooms overlooking Via Toledo on the same floor is the second route: a selection pieces from the 20th and 21st century art collection by Intesa Sanpaolo, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, is a fascinating journey through chronological comparisons stretching from the post-war period to the present. There are works by Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Piero ManzoniEnrico Castellani, Mario SchifanoGiulio Paolini, Alighiero Boetti, Michelangelo PistolettoGiosetta Fioroni, Carol Rama, Afro, Emilio Vedova, Gerhard Richter, Yannis KounellisSaul Levitt.

The museum has a bistro cafe and a star restaurant

From Via Toledo you can freely access bistro cafeteria (opening soon), etc. book store. There is also a restaurant on the terrace with a star chef. The three classrooms on the ground floor allow for the expansion of educational activities for schools and for certain audiences, always free of charge, which over the years has been an element of fundamental commitment on the part of the Bank of the Territory. BUT new library with a collection of volumes from the book heritage of Intesa Sanpaolo associated with the National Library Service, it will offer scholars and enthusiasts the opportunity to explore themes and aspects related to the works in the museum’s collections and temporary exhibitions.

The first temporary exhibition at the new location will be the final exhibition of the XIX edition returns, a two-year program for the preservation and enhancement of the national artistic heritage, which Intesa Sanpaolo has been running for over thirty years in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture. The public will be presented with works of public heritage restored thanks to Intesa Sanpaolo over the past three years (the pandemic delayed time, but did not stop the project), belonging to archaeological sites, museums, places of worship from all over Italy.

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The opening of the Museum of Naples, to which is added a new headquarters in Turin, open to the public from May 17, represents a fundamental step for Intesa Sanpaolo in promoting culture in Italy and in multiplying its artistic heritage. of more than 35,000 owned works of art, the economic value of which is measured at fair value in the 2017 financial statements. I four museums of the Galleria d’Italia – Milan, Naples, Turin and Vicenza – recall the common identity by consolidating the Intesa Sanpaolo museum system, managed by the Bank’s Cultural Project, designed to enhance the historical and artistic heritage that has flowed into the Group over the years. The offices are historic buildings, formerly the offices of the Bank, which, in a process of restructuring driven by new needs, including opening to the public, protection and preservation of works of art, sustainability, full accessibility, retain a reminder of their past functions.

Business Plan 2022-2025 Recently Presented by Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer Carlo Messina strengthens Intesa Sanpaolo’s commitment to culture by expanding the Bank’s other two museums in Milan and Vicenza, which will result in a doubling of the total exhibition space of the Gallerie d’Italia from 14,200 square meters to 30,000 square meters by 2025, and consolidating the Group’s position among the leading private cultural operators internationally in terms of reputation, commitment and the size, quality and financial value of the collection, a commitment that is part of the Group’s activities in the field of ESG. Both museums will present original temporary exhibitions and organize activities such as schooling, scientific research, and social inclusion initiatives. Part of the space will be available for city events and initiatives.

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