Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria

Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria

Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria
4.5
08:30 - 19:30
Monday
08:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 19:30
Thursday
08:30 - 19:30
Friday
08:30 - 19:30
Saturday
08:30 - 19:30
Sunday
08:30 - 19:30
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La Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria accoglie una delle più ricche collezioni d’arte d’Italia ed è, allo stesso tempo, uno scrigno della memoria cittadina di Perugia. Le opere sono esposte ai piani superiori del Palazzo dei Priori La collezione della Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria accoglie più di 3000 opere tra dipinti, sculture, ceramiche, tessuti e oreficerie: di queste potrai ammirarne più di 500, mentre le altre sono conservate nei depositi. Il viaggio alla GNU comincia tra Duecento e Trecento, tra la magnificenza degli affreschi di Benedetto Bonfigli nella cappella dei Priori, prosegue con il tardogotico perugino di Gentile da Fabriano e si inoltra tra i capolavori di esponenti del Rinascimento come Piero della Francesca e Pietro Vannucci detto il Perugino. L’ultima parte del percorso museale espone il meglio dell’arte in Umbria tra Seicento e Novecento: tra gli altri artisti come Orazio Gentileschi, Valentin de Boulogne, Pietro da Cortona, Gerardo Dottori e Alberto Burri.
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Mike P
London, UK29 contributions
Aug 2022
We loved the design and layout of the newly refurbished museum. The exhibits are exquisite and the descriptions very helpful in seeing the development of art through the late medieval to the Renaissance. Their exhibits peter out after 1600 so the last few rooms are unnecessary, but the richness of most of the rooms are truly wonderful. I didn’t think it was expensive. The window seats are special.
Written 28 August 2022
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VoyagerAimerSourire
Princeton, NJ647 contributions
Jul 2022
Tripadvisor keeps tagging this museum as "Closed until further notice" but it is indeed open and we visited during July 2022. The museum straddles buildings that were connected over the centuries so in certain places the frescoes on exhibit are actually original parts of the buildings themselves and quite significant from an art history angle. As the name suggests, this museum is about Umbrian art and the greatest impact that Umbria has had on Western art is its contribution to the pivot from Medieval to Renaissance art, so that represents about 2/3 of the collection. The rest is Baroque to Neo-Classical and some contemporary art from living Umbrian artists. If you like Duccio, Gentile da Fabriano, Fra Angelico, Piero della Francesca, this place is for you. It is not going to be your cup of tea if you are looking for a more universal serving of art, but apart from that, it is rare to see so many defining Umbrian artists of that epoch under one roof and the curators have set out the collection so that the evolution of art across time from one room to the other is clear as is the contribution by each successive generation of artists.
Written 23 July 2022
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Henrik T
Copenhagen, Denmark237 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Recently renovated, the museum in Perugia has become a genuine pearl. Even if you are not interested in Italian art from 1250 to 1600, the museum is well worth a visit just for the interior architecture and new design of the exhibition rooms. Great sense of history, simplicity and estetics. Only a modest number of paintings are on exhibition, giving ample space for those on show to really shine. No sense of rushing to the next to make sure you cover all. The paintings are not surprisingly not at the same quality level as the paintings Uffici in Firenze, but especially the collection of early paintings is really worth spending an hoour seeing,
Written 21 July 2022
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,552 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
However, this is a narrow presentation of religious paintings from the Medieval period. I particularly like this period but the exhibit was homogeneous. Also expensive. Can't recommend.
Written 16 July 2022
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,397 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I should have read the reviews for this museum before going as I was so impressed with the building itself I jumped at the chance to get inside. If you’re a fan of religious Renaissance Art you’re in for a real treat here. If not, I’d skip it and enjoy the building from its exterior and the free main level. There are a few rooms/galleries that still retain frescoes from the original construction as well as an interesting clock tower room. Although I had no interest in the exhibit, I must say that it was probably the most comprehensive collection of religious art I’ve seen anywhere.
Written 26 February 2020
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Mary B
Cardiff, United Kingdom12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This museum has literally rooms and rooms of madonnas and not much else. I was faintly interested by how many wretchedly unattractive madonnas were painted in the 1200s...then there’s a weird little stage when the angels turn into heads with wings. It’s like a morgue for Christianity.
Written 5 January 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,212 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Absolutely incredible gallery of frescos, paintings, and sculptures from around the 13th - 15 th centuries. It’s much larger than we expected and is spread out over two floors. We bought a day pass that got us in to five exhibits total and it was well worth the money
Written 26 September 2019
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Mark B
London, UK285 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Mainly about religious art but it tell enough of a story of the city along with that even if it is not your thing. Worth a visit.
Written 16 September 2019
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,512 contributions
Sep 2019
Huge art space consisting of two floors on the main avenue of Perugia (Corso Vannucci). It contains a wonderful collection of Umbrian art, including Perugino and many others. It’s always a great pleasure to stroll between those beautiful paintings (most of which are on the religious subjects). In one of the rooms you can also find yourself standing behind the huge clock in the wall that shows time on Perugia’s tower. The gallery often has interesting temporary exhibitions. Last year we liked Federico Seneca and Wall of sound by Guido Harari. This year we’ve seen Closed Session by Jimmy Katz and La Madonna Benois by Leonardo da Vinci. When you enter, pay attention to the statues of the griffin and the lion. They are the originals that were on the outside of the Palazzo dei Priori and now are substituted there by the replicas. Griffin is the most important symbol of Perugia. You’ll find it all over the city. The entrance price for the museum is more than reasonable but if you happen to be around on the first Sunday of the month- it’s completely free and includes special exhibitions besides the main collection.
Written 3 September 2019
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Bonifacio
Perugia, Italy80 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Last visit during the temporary exposition of Benois Virgin of Leonardo da Vinci. But, during years in Perugia, I come back many Times for a beautiful visit of wonderful paintings
Written 7 August 2019
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