House Museum and Private Collection of Luigi Mallé

House Museum and Private Collection of Luigi Mallé

Those who love painting, and art in general, should definitely not miss a visit to the Luigi Mallé House Museum and Private Collection.

Opened in 1995, it is a cultural resource of Piedmont and part of the historical and artistic heritage of the city of Dronero.

This museum allows you to enter the home of Luigi Mallé, one of the protagonists of Piedmontese cultural and artistic life between the 1950s and 1970s.

Luigi Mallé, after a long career as curator of Turin’s Civic Museums, took over as director in 1965, promoting and curating important exhibitions, such as those dedicated to Hans Hartung, Robert Motherwell, Lucio Fontana, Conceptual Art, Arte Povera and Land Art.

In 1976, he donated his house, the home of the Mallé family since the 18th century, and all the works in his collection to the people of Droner.

In the Luigi Mallé Civic Museum, in addition to a permanent collection of absolute interest, temporary exhibitions are held on the first, second and third floors.

The permanent collection, subdivided by historical periods from the 16th to the 20th century, features works by the Dutch and Flemish schools of the 17th century, some masters of the Piedmontese Baroque such as Charles Dauphin and Giovanni Battista Crosato, and continues on to the masters of 20th century Europe: Lucio Fontana, Graham Sutherland, Julio Gonzales.

A digital video animation project allows these treasures to be discovered in a new formula. The museum is not only paintings, but also presents sculptures, fine Meissen ceramics, Art Nouveau Gallé and Daum vases, historical photographs, Rococo prints, drawings and furniture. A collection that recounts the eras and styles of which Luigi Mallé was a tireless historian and explorer.

Everything in these spaces recounts the passion of a man who wanted to share his values of culture and beauty with the entire community, that has become its heir and guardian. And now in turn it shares it with those who decide to become part of it, even if only for the time of a holiday.

In addition to private tours, the museum offers educational programmes for schools and collaborations with local cultural institutions.

  • How to visit the site

    (+39) 0171904075 - Espaci Occitan (+39) 0171291014 - Mallé Museum - open during opening hours OPENING HOURS Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (last admission 6.30 p.m.) Closed: 25 December and 1 January Possibility of special openings by appointment for groups and schools

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