“Carlo Rizzarda” Modern Art Gallery

 The late sixteenth century Bovio-Cumano Palace houses a museum of wrought iron unique in the world, founded as a bequest of the famous blacksmith Carlo Rizzarda and set-up by the architect Alberto Alpago Novello in 1938.

On the death of Rizzarda, at just 48 years in 1931 due to a car accident, the City of Feltre inherited the palace and also all of the wrought iron works kept in his villa and workshop in Milan as well as his art collection including paintings, sculptures, decorative art objects, furniture and chinoiserie that Rizzarda had bought to decorate his home in Milan.

The Gallery was opened to the public on the 9th of June, 2001, with a new set-up and with a collection made up by 196 works of modern art including paintings and sculptures by well-known artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as Felice Casorati, Egon Schiele, Giovanni Fattori, Telemaco Signorini, Gaetano Previati, Guglielmo Ciardi, Eugéne Boudin, Carlo Carrà, Adolfo Wildt and Tancredi.

The Gallery displays more than 400 wrought iron artifacts made by Rizzarda between 1910 and 1930 including lamps, gates, decorative elements and is unique in its kind, documenting all the possible forms of the art of wrought iron. The different techniques of painted, glazed, golden and simply burnished iron were used by Rizzarda with a peerless expertise in harmony with the daring evolution of Liberty and of the neoclassical style of Gio Ponti.

The recent donation of the journalist Liana Bortolon has enriched the collection with works by, among others, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Massimo Campigli, Bruno Cassinari and Fiorenzo Tomea.
Introduced to the public in a “house-museum” style, this exhibition allows you to discover the charm of the twenties-styled houses.

The furniture by Muzio, the sculptures by Wildt, Messina, Otto Prutscher and Hagenhauer, the glass objects by Scarpa and Venini, the paintings by Semeghini, Dudreville and Cavalieri provide an overview on the taste of the early twentieth century in Milan that you can find in few other Italian Museums.



Opening days and accessibility

 Orari di apertura:

dal martedì al giovedì dalle ore 10, 30 alle ore 12,30 e dalle ore 15,00 alle ore 18,00 (ora solare) / dalle ore 16,00 alle ore 19,00 (ora legale)
il venerdì dalle ore 10,30 alle ore 12,30
sabato, domenica e festivi dalle ore 10,30 alle ore 12,30 e dalle ore 15,00 alle ore 18,00 (ora solare) / dalle ore 16,00 alle ore 19,00 (ora legale)
chiuso i lunedì non festivi, 25, 26 dicembre e 1° gennaio

Opening hours:

- from Tuesday to Thursday from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm (winter time) / from 4 pm to 7 pm (summer time);
- Fridays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm;
- Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 3 pm 6 pm (winter time) / from 4 pm to 7 pm (summer time);
- closed on Mondays, 25th and 26th December and 1st January

Address:

Via Paradiso, 8
32032 Feltre

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