Museo Diocesano

Via Matteo Bonello, 2

The Diocesan Museum of Palermo was opened in 1927 inside the Archbishop’s palace by the Cardinal Archbishop Alessandro Lualdi (1904-1927).
In the beginning, the collection, selected by Monsignor Guido Anichini, consisted above all of the sculptures that decorated the Cathedral, before it was transformed according to neoclassical fashion to a design by the Florentine architect Ferdinando Fuga at the end of the 18th century.
A significant loan of works from the National Museum of Palermo (now the Regional Gallery of Palazzo Abatellis) which included, among other things, paintings by Giorgio Vasari, Marco Pino and Antonio Alberti called the Barbalonga, the latter still today present in the exhibition.

Contacts & Details
Mon – Sun 6pm – 10pm
T: +39 091 607 7111
W: Museo Diocesano

Via Matteo Bonello, 2

Past Exhibitions
Inge Morath: La vita. La fotografia
The exhibition honours the life and work of the Austrian iconic photographer
19 Jun 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
Museo Diocesano
Gaugin, Chagall, Matisse. Il sacrificio e la speranza. Opere francesi dai Musei Vaticani
Over 20 works by Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin, Marc Chagall, Georges Rouault, Henri Matisse and other XIX and XX-century French artists interpreting the themes of Passion, Sacrifice and Hope
21 Feb 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
Museo Diocesano
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