San Domenico Museum

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San Domenico Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,056 contributions
I visited the San Domenico Museums for the first time on the occasion of the exhibition about “Ulysses. The art and the myth ", which takes place here from February to October 2020 (but it remained closed for the national lockdown from about mid-March to mid-May).
I was unfamiliar with this vast complex of former religious buildings. In Italy there are many buildings of this kind reused for temporary exhibitions (as well as obviously for permanent museums; it is also the case of this museum), but this one in Forlì is among the largest, and it allows for exhibitions of great commitment, even in quantity.
This was also the case for this exhibition on Ulysses, very rich in items.
I am not a fond follower of temporary exhibitions, and I also had doubts about the formula of this specific exhibition: the aim to found an artistic exhibition spanning a multi-millennial period, justifying it only by a mythical figure like Ulysses, it seemed to me to be quite extrinsic.
But during the visit and after it I had to change my mind. So many cultural solicitations are received in the context of the exhibition, that in my opinion we should be grateful to the organizers for having realized it. From Etruscan sculpture to art deco, the figure of the Homeric hero has so attracted the imagination and creativity of the Western world that a trip to this exhibition has resulted in a splendid journey into our civilization.
Moreover, the high scientific level of the organizers made it possible to interpret the figure of Ulysses and the other characters who accompany him in the narrative, in an evocative and compelling way.
Overall, an exhibition center like that of the "San Domenico Museums" is truly precious, especially for Forlì which, no offense to the city, doesn't immediately come to mind as one of the most illustrious art cities in Emilia Romagna.
Written October 12, 2020
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Hans W
Namur, Belgium70 contributions
Solo
This beautifuly renovated museum is an absolute must if you are in the region.
The collection contains some important works of art of eg. by Rosselino, an extraordinary collection of paintings by Marco Palmezzano and one of the most beautiful Canova's.
The athmosphere in the museum is modern and artistic and the lighting and presentation of the works of art an example for many more prestigeous museums.
Staff is friendly and this little pearl is for free...
Just go, you will not be disappointed! The city is also worth visiting.
Written July 30, 2014
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ilbudriese
Woodbridge, VA34 contributions
Friends
Wonderful museum not to be missed while in Romagna (Adriatic Coast), visited at the time when "L'Eterno e il Tempo tra Michelangelo e Caravaggio was on exhibit
Written February 27, 2018
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GibBob
Blandford Forum, UK424 contributions
Friends
The museum is located in an old convent, which provides glimpses of the foundations of earlier buildings through glass floor panels and worth it just for that. The exhibitions vary over time and when we visited there was an excellent art deco presentation. This is of course in keeping with the surrounding area, which offers many buildings of that era. The exhibits are of a high quality and well documented with comprehensive information cards, helpful to scholars. You pass through the museum in a single direction, exiting by a small café. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, well worth the effort as many exhibits are quite unique.

Entry fees vary but we each paid Euro 9 (senior citizen rates). You may not take bags into the museum (apart from small purses) but they can be left secured on entry. Photography inside is forbidden and there are many security personnel to ensure that this is adhered to. Plenty of parking is available adjacent to the museum (pay & display). There is a good gift shop but the café seems to have been a bit of an afterthought (there are plenty of alternatives for eating/drinking in the immediate area).
Written June 23, 2017
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rjosephson
Ashcroft, Canada21 contributions
The directions to the Museum were a little unclear, but once we found it we were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the" Ottocento" exhibition. The museum was easy to navigate and the staff friendly and helpful. Wish we had more time to spend there.
Written May 26, 2019
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Robert H
Reston, VA32 contributions
Business
High quality museum, well presented paintings along with windows in the floor showing the archeological digs. The management was extremely kind. I noted visitors from all over Europe coming for this only!
Written September 15, 2016
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kvavik U
Santa Fe, NM265 contributions
We made a special trip from Florence to see their exhibit on Piero Della Francesca. They have on loan some major works by the artist and other artists of the period and later. The exhibit tried to show how later artists and modern artists were influenced by Piero. We were not convinced - the theme read like a doctoral dissertation for an art historian and we found it contrived. Still, the Museum itself was very nice and we got to see some art we'd never seen before. We made a special trip from Florence to see their exhibit on Piero della Francesca. They has on loan some major works by the arts and other artists of the period and later. The exhibit tried to show how later artists and modern artists were influenced by Piero. We were not convinced - the theme read like a doctoral dissertation for an art historian and we found it contrived. Still, the Museum itself was very nice and we got to see some art we'd never seen before. We didn't regret making the trip.
Written May 8, 2016
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Viridiana2012
Bologna, Italy719 contributions
Friends
We come here everytime there is a new exhibition. They are always very good.
The latest one, The myth Of Piero della Francesca is extremely interesting although there are only a limited number of works by the artist himself but plenty of other painters who were inspired by him, form there second half Of the 15th century until the '900s
Written February 28, 2016
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Hylli
Florence, Italy85 contributions
Family
The fame of San Domenico lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the Refettorio: amazing! The building has been recently restored, and now is a modern location mainly for temporary exhibit. I've recedntly seen one of the best exhibit I've ever seen: the Italian liberty. I was pleasently surprised by many art objects, in particular the crochets were incredible, there was also a very young lady teaching this old and fascinating art for free.
Written April 18, 2014
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Cocciolino2015
Perugia, Italy463 contributions
Couples
The special exhibits organized here are always topnotch but after a couple of crowded visitations I avoid goiing. The problem is that tours always take place on Sundays and it's a madhouse. There's no throughway so you have to doubleback to get out and you end up shuffling past the paintings in the packed rooms. The trick would be to go on other days,I realize that.
Written May 12, 2018
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San Domenico Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Tue - Sun 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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