Museo Morandi

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reneebe
United Kingdom71 contributions
Family
Small museum in the Palazzo Comunale housing a vast collection of Morandi works. If you like Morandi, take note: the collection will soon be moved into the Mambo museum so the only part missing will be the artist studio which should remain in Via Fondazza 36. You can also see his childhood home, a plain building in a lovely hilly area called Grizzana, renamed Grizzana Morandi. It is not open to the public unless you reserve a tour in advance by calling 051 6730007
Written April 8, 2013
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bigvicSydney
Sydney, Australia3,551 contributions
Couples
This is a beautifully displayed presentation of an extensive collection of paintings and etchings by Italy’s 20th century master. His delicate still lives of mainly bottles are fascinating. Not everyone’s taste but worthwhile
Written October 10, 2018
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BMA3644
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
The museum itself is excellent. Morandi seemed to specialise in still lifes, re-arranging and painting the same 6 bottles and jars for 40 years. Also a range of landscapes, and all in a distinctive range of muted shades. This isn't intended to sound negative, very glad we went.
Written June 23, 2012
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Steven B
Sydney, Australia351 contributions
Couples
I am a big fan of Morandi and couldn't wait to see his exhibition. It is now being housed in the MamBO gallery which was quite close to my hotel so I could walk there. I loved the collection. All cool, calm and tranquil. The main collection at the MamBO was also interesting.
Written March 2, 2014
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adventuraNy
Patchogue, NY124 contributions
Couples
If you are an artist, and you enjoy landscape or still life this place is heaven. Be aware, it is not for everyone though, as the entire museum is dedicated to Morandi and his subject is mostly still life and landscape so can be boring for those that are not interested. For an art lover, you have an amazing opportunity to explore the nuances Morandi discovered in light and space by being able to see multiple of his works side by side.

This was my second visit, the first being in 2002. At my last visit, the studio of Morandi had been removed from his home (as well as a chunk of the paintings and drawings) and placed in the museum. This is no longer the case, and now his former home is open as an additional museum, though you must reserve a tour about 2 days ahead of time. I was unaware and missed out. Very disappointing as I was looking forward to seeing the studio again. For house tour http://www.mambo-bologna.org/en/museomorandi/casamorandi/
Written May 11, 2012
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Murad
Asheville, NC16 contributions
Couples
I saw New York's Met wonderful exhibition some years ago... it was comprehensive and rare because it drew from private, as well as public, collections. I was very happy to spend time once again with these little jewels. He is a painter's painter! It is a small exhibition within MAMBO but it is just right! Intimate, accessible and not very crowded end September. We also went to Casa di Morandi... some distance away. Also lovely, intimate and part of the pilgrimage.
Written September 30, 2017
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,228 contributions
Solo
Located temporarily in Bologna's museum of modern art,the Morandi collection is fairly small and lacks diversity.
Morandi is an acquired taste and leaves me cold and bored.
Written March 19, 2014
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,651 contributions
Solo
In an attempt to educate myself I decided to visit the Museum of Giorgio Morandi which houses most of the works by the Bolognese painter of the same name. Both the map from the tourist board and the printed information had the location in the wrong place: Piazza Maggiore #6. It’s been temporarily moved to the Museum of Modern Art (MAMbo) on Via Don Giovanni Minzoni. But really, unless you know you love Morandi, don’t bother! I found his massive number of sketching and paints altogether very boring! Picture after picture of bottles in dull colors, dull landscapes and more dullness! There was one picture of an ice cream sundae that I enjoyed...that's it! Very depressing, very little information regarding the painter in any language other than Italian and displayed in big open rooms so I couldn’t even enjoy a well curated but dull exhibition! Thankfully I didn’t pay to see this as the Museum of Modern Art is included in the Bologna Welcome pass, so it was free. The Museum of Modern Art is big, modern with open spaces and has the most number of employees standing around doing nothing except chatting amongst themselves or checking their cell phones of any museum I have ever been in…do not attempt to disturb them! You will pay 6 euros to enjoy their company! No pictures allowed, not that I wanted to take any! Nice bathrooms and lockers… the best thing I can say about my visit there!
Written June 15, 2013
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Mick L
120 contributions
Couples
We did not know this artist, but we decided to go to the museum, anyway. Wish we had not. Pavarotti may have appreciated Morandi (his daughters have loaned several pieces to this exhibit), but we did not.
Written May 18, 2012
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Angelrah79
Canberra, Australia87 contributions
My husband and I went in here on a spur of the moment thing and were charged 6 euros each at the front desk - it certainly wasn't worth anywhere near 12 euros for the two of us. There is a certain sameness about Morandi's work - namely, still life bottles and jars. Interestingly, we saw another six of his works in the Modern Art section at the Vatican Museums (on the way to the Sistine Chapel) - and after visiting here we could guess they were Morandi from across the room. Trust me, the half dozen at the Vatican is more than enough for most people. There was a very interesting collection of works (temporary exhibition) by Wayne Thiebaud which we enjoyed far more - somewhat redeemed the money we had spent. This was one of the few sites we saw in Bologne - probably should have just stuck to enjoying the food.
Written June 9, 2011
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Museo Morandi is open:
  • Tue - Wed 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM