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Madre . museo d'arte contemporanea Donnaregina
Ranked #72 of 788 things to do in Naples
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In the historical heart of Naples, the three floors of the 19th-century Palazzo Donnaregina host the Madre · Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina: 7.200 m2 of exhibition spaces, with site-specific installations, as well as works from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. The building, whose name comes from the Swabian Monastery of Santa Maria Donnaregina (13th century) was restored and refurbished as a museum to a design by the Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza Veira in 2005. Today it offers to its public, next to the permanent and temporary exhibition paths, a library, a mediatheque, a bookshop/cafeteria.
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Really loved this place! Both the building itself and all the art in it. Well worth a visit of you like contemporary art.
When I was here I found an exibititon with art from today mixed with amazing pieces from old Pompeii. Really interesting!
A lot of stairs to walk in but just the old, beautiful staircase was worth the steps.
The museum is in the older part of Naples and interesting in it self, so I really would say it is a place visit when in Napoli!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This museum is a nice, peaceful, quiet escape in bustling, noisy Naples. It is a nice change from traditional Italian art. The museum is small and quiet. Admission on Mondays is free, so worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this place in numerous apps and websites and it really did disappoint. The so-called art was mostly just vanity projects by jumped up tossers. However the very few actual art pieces that were there were good. Only go to this place if you fancy a sense of awe inspiring disappointment in the face of the awe inspiring power of Vesuvius. Maybe that juxtaposition was the point? €8 wasted. 1 star.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Easy to find, just off the Via Duomo. Entrance is 8 euros or 4 with Artecard (3rd sight 50% discount). It's free on Mondays .
I had planned to visit at the end of my two week stay but some Spanish archaeologists I'd met on the train were so lavish in their praise about the Pompeii@Madre exhibition (until 24th September )that I came here on Easter Sunday afternoon before Monday's Pompeii visit. Glad I did.
Not only do you have a beautiful palace to admire but stylish interiors, elegant courtyards and terraces with some remarkable sculpture. Mimmo Palladino's horse is stately and I'm sure the golden figure of the boy is a Damian Hirst.
The archaeological exhibition states that it contains materials from various excavations at Pompeii from 1748. (Atrium and First Floor).
Highlights for me ? The blocks of unworked glass from the site, so poignant. The photos of the excavations from 1912 to 1918 include grisly scenes of the calcified remains. A simple box of wood and bones dating from excavations in 1800. A model of the Temple of Iside . Three Le Corbusier paintings of Pompeii.
There are literally hundreds of artefacts from the excavations
The Jannis Kounellis Gallery on the first floor has an installation featuring the 1st Century AD rusting anchor cleverly titled 'Ottaviano Villa Rustica.
Warhol's 'Vesuvius' on loan from the Capodimonte takes pride of place in Sala 8 on the third floor.
Allan Mc Collum's 'The Dog from Pompeii' - 6 plaster cast elements on loan from the Trisorio Private Collection. Starkly effective
In the Rebecca Horn Gallery 'Sepulcra' - all skulls and mirrors instead of smoke plus original headstones from the Sarno area.
I really loved how these contemporary artists have interpreted the tragedy at Pompeii in such original ways.
And of course and completely off topic
Joseph Bueys 'La Rivoluzione siamo noi' silkscreens and posters are just mesmerising.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Three floors of not very interesting art, apart.from some of the more historic parts about.pompeii and the Vesuvius. The best contemporary art I found was an Andy Warhol painting of the Vesuvius. I guess I don't udlnderstand the point of a hunch of clothes on a heap, a painting of one color, an old TV with not much on it etc.
Then what astounds me is why in a museum, toilets can be soo dirty, keeping in mind I was the first guest of that day. Really a tip off for 8 euros.

Date of experience: January 2018
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