Palazzo Reali

A New Venue for MASI

13.12.201929.02.2020

After more than three years of closure for major renovations, MASI’s Palazzo Reali venue reopens to the public with a presentation of the Museum's collection. This reopening formalises an important achievement, offering MASI a new exhibition setting in addition to the LAC venue, in an architectural space within historic buildings. Palazzo Reali will host exhibitions dedicated to the Collection as well as to international and Swiss artists whose work requires a more intimate and historical setting.

Curated by Cristina Sonderegger


The ground floor presents the history of both institutions that led to the creation of MASI in 2015, the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and the Museo d’Arte della Città di Lugano. The upper floors’ eight rooms and two corridors contain many thematic focuses, linked to specific historical periods, artistic currents and artists. The Portrait, Symbolism, the Return to Order, Photography and Expressionism, are just some of the insights that articulate the exhibition path.

Featured Artists
Jean Arp / Edoardo Berta / Filippo Boldini / Paul Camenisch / Carlo Carrà / Felice Casorati / Antonio Chiattone / Antonio Ciseri / Carlo Crivelli / Lux Feininger / Conrad Felixmüller / Adolfo Feragutti Visconti / Achille Funi / Fritz Glarner / Florence Henri / Ferdinand Hodler / Angelika Kauffmann / Maestro di Lonigo / Carlo Agostino Meletta / Francesco Messina / Pier Francesco Mola / Werner Neuhaus / Amédée Ozenfrant / Marco Palmezzano / Giuseppe Antonio Petrini / Gaetano Previati / Hans Richter / Antonio Rinaldi / Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli / Tommaso Rodari / Niele Toroni / Christian Rohlfs / Mariano d’Agnolo Romanelli / Luigi Rossi / Xanti Schawinsky / Hermann Scherer / Wilhelm Schmid / Marco Scorti / Giovanni Serodine / Mario Sironi / Massimo Stanzione / Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Luigi Vassalli / Vincenzo Vela

  • MASI Palazzo Reali

  • via Canova 10, 6900 Lugano
  • Press Conference
    Friday December 13th
    10.15 am

    Opening
    Friday December 13th
    6 pm