MAR – Museo d'Arte della Città di Ravenna (City Art Museum of Ravenna) is housed in the monumental site known as Loggetta Lombardesca, a monastery from the 16th century belonging to the near San Maria in Porto Abbey.
From Napoleon's suppressions until the restoration of the early 1970s, the complex underwent frequent reorganisations and changes of use. Evidences of its original structure are still visible in the Renaissance cloister, in the distribution of space and in the elegant five-arch loggia, symbol and strenght of the whole complex.
Since 2002, the gallery has been an institution of the Municipality of Ravenna. Its various sections host both important temporary art exhibitions and three permanent collections, namely:
>a collection of ancient artworks, paintings and sculptures from 14th to 19th century, including the outstanding statue of Guidarello Guidarelli by Tullio Lombardi (1525);
>a collection of modern artworks from 19th to 21st century, among which a wonderful drawing by Gustav Klimt;
>a collection of contemporary mosaics, including works carried out between mid-19th century and the present day.
> Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9am – 1.30pm / 3pm – 6pm
> Wednesdays and Saturdays: 9am – 1.30pm
> Sundays: 3pm – 6pm
Last admittance: 30 minutes before closing time
Further opening hours during temporary exhibitions:
> Only on Saturdays from 27th September to 8th November: 9am - 6pm
> Sunday, 21st September and Sunday, 12th October: 10am - 6pm
The Museum will be open on 26th December, Easter, Easter Monday, 25th April, 1st May and 2nd June
Closed on Mondays except holidays and days before a holiday. The Museum is closed on 15th August, 25th December and on 1st January.
> Admission fee: 3€
> Concessions: 2€
(Concessions applies to university students, servicemen, civilian volunteers, over 65 and to card holders of Aci, Aiaps, Arci Ravenna, Arte Amica FMR Symposium, Ass. Naz. DLF, Assocral, Atlantide, Brescia Musei, Carta DOC, Carta EYCA, Cartagiovani RA <30, Confcommercio, CONFINDUSTRIA Ravenna, Coop Adriatica, CRAL Comune RA, CTG - Centro turistico giovanile, CTS - Centro turistico studentesco, ENDAS, FAI, Feltrinelli, FIAF fed. It. Ass. fotografiche, Fond. Cassa di Risp Forlì/ Musei S. Domenico, G.S. Robur Angelo Costa SW.S.D. a R.L., Gio Card, Hera, Ikea Rimini, Italia Nostra, Liceo Artistico RA, MIC Faenza, You&Mira Club (Mirabilandia employees), Romagna Creative District, Selecard, Touring club, Travelmix, Unicredit, Unpli Unione Pro loco.
> Free entry for disabled persons and carers, invalids, children and teenagers up to 18 years, students between 6 and 18 years, teachers, journalists, tour guides with identification card and octogenarians.
Collection of modern and contemporary mosaics
> Free entry
How to get there
The Museum is situated in the city center, in the surroundings of Basilica S. Apollinare Nuovo, of Planetarium, of so-called Theoderic's Palace and of Church Santa Maria in Porto. Bus parking 150m away (bus n. 4), in Via Santi Baldini, car parking in via di Roma, 50m away. Wheelchair accessible.
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Last modified date: 25/08/2014