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Accademia Carrara

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Piazza Giacomo Carrara 82, 24121 Bergamo Italy
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Kate Y wrote a review Jan 2020
Dundee, Scotland125 contributions57 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our visit to this wonderful gallery. Notice boards in all of the rooms guide the visitor through centuries of art, mainly of religious subjects, but also many portraits and other scenes. If you want to come and go, staff are quite happy for you to do that so long as you hold onto your ticket.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ParoleAnima wrote a review Nov 2019
Milan, Italy280 contributions162 helpful votes
The Pinacoteca Accademia Carrara contains an astonishing collection of paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, among the important in Italy, and includes masterpieces from Mantegna, Bellini, Raffaello, and Canaletto. Some of the more modern works reflect the macchiaioli, such as those of Giuseppe Pillizza da Volpeda. The Accademia has almost 1,800 paintings in all, plus 134 sculptures, almost 3,000 drawings, 7,500 prints, and about 1,200 coins and medals from ancient Greece to the 18th century. They are housed in a handsome 18th century edifice built as an art school with a pinacoteca (museum) on the upper floor. When the latter grew too big, the school moved out and the whole building became a museum. It was thoughtfully renovated some years ago and re-opened in 2015 as a well-organized, well-lit, well-maintained museum, with collections arranged chronologically and divided by schools of art. Too bad for the museum that almost nobody comes, but that works to the great advantage of art lovers who do.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TrvlAdvntr wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle, Washington63 contributions29 helpful votes
The permanent exhibit in the Accademia Carrara are artists who painted from the Renaissance to the late 19th century. The artists are mostly from the region around Bergamo, or who worked in/visited Bergamo.The majority of the collection was put together by private collectors who donated works: Giacomo Carrara (1796), Guglielmo Lochis (1866), Giovanni Morelli (1891) and, most recently, Federico Zeri (1998). There are several masterpieces in the collection, but not likely ones you've seen. There are several painters I hadn't seen before, but whose work was amazing and seemed to rival their more famous colleagues. There is an entry fee.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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elmila wrote a review Oct 2019
Stuttgart, Germany408 contributions128 helpful votes
We felt cheated. The pictures shown are nice, but not worth the price. The entrance cost us 12 euros per person. In larger and better museums (London, for example), admission is mostly free and the experience better. Maybe we should have informed ourselves a bit better. Too bad.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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amoamore wrote a review Oct 2019
Victoria, Canada42 contributions25 helpful votes
the Accademia Carrara has an excellent collection which is attractively displayed in it's lovely home. it's a major collection in a relatively small city
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Date of experience: September 2019
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