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Cynthia F wrote a review Oct 2019
Fair Lawn, New Jersey1,929 contributions305 helpful votes
We viewed some really nice paintings. I'm not sure everyone will enjoy this museum, but art lovers will surely enjoy it.
Date of experience: September 2019
edenpac wrote a review Aug 2019
Ljubljana, Slovenia21 contributions8 helpful votes
Nice palace with the beautiful paintings, recently renovated. We were lucky and entrance was free 16.8..
Date of experience: August 2019
Domi Migalska wrote a review Jul 2019
Southern Poland, Poland6 contributions1 helpful vote
Im writing my first review to a place that is fantastic .This museum was heaven on earth.I really enjoyed the building that was re-opened a few months ago.There was enthusiastic and helpful staff as well.
Date of experience: March 2019
TheFrenchWanderer wrote a review Jun 2019
Atlanta, Georgia84 contributions39 helpful votes
Recently re-opened, this is a a jaw dropping museum. Housed in a former palazzo, the rooms are gigantic as are the art works. Think huge palazzo reception rooms, painted red, with art works that are just as huge as the walls and looked like they were finished yesterday. I still can’t absorb how vibrant the colors are, how fresh the paint looks, and the sparkle off the Carrara marble sculptures. In the US, there would be hard barriers keeping you 5 feet from the works. You can get close enough to examen the wisps of white for lace, the nuances of that rich Venetian red paint and infinite shades of blue on a cape. I was so stunned examining one of the main sculptures that I forgot to take a photo of remembrance. This museum is unique in that it is one of the few where the art pieces were painted locally or by artists born in the area, a testament to the enduring wealth of Brescia through the centuries. Do not consider this one of the secondary museums of Brescia. Run, not walk, and visit this place. …
Date of experience: June 2019
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vessi80 wrote a review May 2019
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom905 contributions341 helpful votes
Brescia needs more than a day to do it justice so on my second visit , this famous Art Gallery was a priority. Entrance is 8 euros but free if you have a Brescia Card or the Abbonamento Musei Lombardia card which was the one I used constantly. The building itself only re-opened a few months ago and the decoration is superb. Different colours and ceiling textures give each room a personality of its own but you do also have a jaw dropping collection of Art. What with Raphael and Moretto , a whole room of Ceruti and a stunning 'Moses and the Burning Bush' up high in the ceiling, it's quite breathtaking. Room 13 holds the glassware and has an unbelievable Majolica tiled ceiling. Giordano, Lotto, Tournier are all there. Hayez famous 'Refugees of Parga' and 'Jacob and 'Esau' are on display , never mind his other works. Sculpture by Canova and Ferrari as well. I visited the Brera in Milan last week but this museum in Brescia was heaven on earth. A big thank you to the curator and those involved in the re-design. Enthusiastic and helpful staff as well.…
Date of experience: May 2019