Revoltella Museum

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The Revoltella Museum in Trieste

The Revoltella Museum (it. Museo Revoltella - Galleria d'arte moderna) is a modern art gallery founded in Trieste in 1872 by Baron Pasquale Revoltella. The baron, after he left his house to the city (located in Piazza Venezia) and all the works, furniture and books it contained.

The building[edit]

The main building was built in 1858 designed by Friedrich Hitzig. To expand the original collection, in 1907 the City acquired the Brunner Building located nearby. This building was completely used only since 1963, following the restructuring of Carlo Scarpa.

The museum today is composed of three buildings, with main entrance from Via Diaz, for an exhibition area of 4,000 square meters.

The exhibits[edit]

In addition to the works of Baron, the City acquired several other works, paid for by donations that the same Revoltella had done to the city. The works on display today are about 350 paintings and sculptures. The Brunner palace host works of Italian authors of the second half of the 19th century (third floor), the works acquired in the early decades of the 20th century (fourth floor), the works of artists of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (fifth floor) and national (sixth ) in the second half of the 20th century.

Notable Italian and European artists whose works are exhibited in the gallery include:

Directors of the Museum[edit]

  • Augusto Tominz (1872–1883)
  • Alfredo Tominz (1883–1926)
  • Piero Sticotti (1927–1929)
  • Edgardo Sambo (1929–1956)
  • Giulio Montero (1960–1989)
  • Maria Masau Dan (1992)


Coordinates: 45°38′49″N 13°45′47″E / 45.64694°N 13.76306°E / 45.64694; 13.76306