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Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna Empedocle Restivo

Via Sant'Anna 21, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 588951
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A must visit for any art lover.

Entry Euro 7. Photography allowed - no flash. First up - Modern Art is roughly from the mid 1800s... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Ken M
Make sure you know what to expect!

The visit was disappointing as we expected modern art. Instead we got a load of 19thC art and some... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Via Sant'Anna 21, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 588951

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Entry Euro 7. Photography allowed - no flash. First up - Modern Art is roughly from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s - the beautiful Romantic Period of art - it's not Contemporary Art which is the period that followed. There is only one...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The visit was disappointing as we expected modern art. Instead we got a load of 19thC art and some early 20thC art which looked outside the general thrust of radical modernist European art of that period. Also it was specifically exhibiting Sicilian art and that...More

1  Thank Rother13
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lovely building, a range of paintings and sculptures, they have a café and bookshop too, (but the bookshop is expensive). Entry is 7euro for adults to the main exhibits, any special exhibitions are charged separately at 7euro but you can get a 'combined ticket' for...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Beautiful old building with an excellent and extensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century Sicilian art. Really nice place to spend a couple of hours. The Steve McCurry exhibit was great, but the permanent collection was even better.

1  Thank calgirovago
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The building is beautiful with courtyards and large staircases, high ceilings. Separate tickets to pay for the gallery and for the temporary exhibition. The exhibits were mostly 19th/20th century Sicilian/Palermitan art, and there was a temporary exhibition (until February 2017) of Steve McCurry's iconic photographs....More

Thank Cambridge77
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Durind our visit there was exhibition of steve mccury icons- wonderfull portrets from one of the most significant photograpers of our time

Thank user00user
Reviewed 27 September 2016

When I visited the electricyty did not work properly so there was not much to see. Modern art? More than 1/3 of the works were created in the 19th century? The museum is situaded 300 m off via Roma

Thank DrBogus
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This museum is a great place to escape the heat while enjoying a beautiful artworks. According to Wikipedia Modern Art starts in 1860 until 1970 so if you expect to see "crazy stuff" you certainly will be disappointed. Instead you will see carefully crafted sculptures...More

Thank Beto79
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I now make it a regular thing when visiting smaller cities, to visit their modern art galleries. The big museums are always full of good stuff in Europe, but sometimes the smaller galleries are overlooked. This is no exception. I thought it would be a...More

Thank LNT66
Reviewed 20 October 2015

If you're an amateur or a lover of 18th and 19th Century Art, this museum is a gem. The collection of paintings and sculptures from Sicilian and Palermitan artists extends on three floors, with detailed explanatory notes in Italian and English. The pieces are exceptional,...More

Thank Dominique B
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