• Art & Culture

MA*GA Gallarate

Museo Arte Gallarate, no magic but much art and a rich collection of masterpieces of the twentieth century

Where
Via De Magri, 1, Gallarate (VA)
Contacts
+39 0331 706011
Official site

MA*GA Museum in relation with the richness of the permanent collection , the exhibitions and educational activities , is one of the most important museums of contemporary art in Italy.

The Museum was founded in 1966, with a core collection of works acquired as a result of the city's art prize, the Premio Nazionale Arti Visive, established in 1950.

In December 2009 the City of Gallarate established the Foundation of the Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Gallarate to administer the Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna (Municipal Gallery of Modern Art) of Gallarate, on the basis of an agreement signed by the Culture Minister and the Mayor of Gallarate.

The founding partners were the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and the City of Gallarate, with the Lombardy Region and the Province of Varese as institutional partners. The mission of the Foundation is to manage the activities of the museum: the conservation and enhancement of the works in the collection, organization of exhibitions and cultural events and creative activities and training for schools and adult audiences.

Following this institutional development, the Museum, historically known as the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna di Gallarate, on March 19, 2010, acquired the name of the MAGA Museo Arte Gallarate  and inaugurates the new museum in Via De Magri, specially designed to showcase its collections and cultural activities.

MAGA is a centre of a network of cultural, artistic and tourist activities across the Lombardy region andhost major exhibitions that  involve the city and the whole province both culturally and economically. The Museum is seen as an indispensable instrument in the cultural growth of the citizens: its programmes are organized in synergy with the schools and cultural institutions operating in the territory.

The MAGA welcomes and endorses the latest image of the museum, interpreted and presented both as an institution with a distinctive identity. Its permanent collection is a vital tool of research and cultural enrichment for the general public, scholars and artists themselves, and as a place of social focus and relationships, the centre of large and diversified cultural services which support and amplify the permanent and temporary collections, and hence as a complex system of communication.


Opening hours

Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday:
10.00–18.00
Saturday-Sunday:
11.00–19.00
Monday closed

Last entry:
1 hour before closing

For more information visit the official website

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Places

Church of San Pietro

Gallarate (VA)
  • Art & Culture
Church of San Pietro
748 mt

Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri

  • Art & Culture
Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri
1.09 km

Le Robinie Golf Club

On the south of Lake Maggiore, Le Robinie Golf Club is the unique course designed by the 'Golden Bear' Jack Nicklaus in Italy.
  • Golf
Le Robinie Golf Club
5.39 km

The Textile Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Textile Museum
5.95 km

Visconteo Castle

In Fagnano Olona a particular medieval castle
  • Art & Culture
Visconteo Castle
6.14 km

Palazzo Marliani Cicogna

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Marliani Cicogna
6.17 km

Cairate Monastery

Dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta
  • Art & Culture
Cairate Monastery
7.14 km

Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo)

  • Lifestyle
Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo)
7.64 km

Visconti di San Vito Castle

Castle and museum in Somma Lombardo.
  • Art & Culture
Visconti di San Vito Castle
7.87 km

Church of Santa Maria foris portas

  • Unesco Sites
Church of Santa Maria foris portas
8.58 km

Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Villages
Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
9.11 km

Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta

  • Unesco Sites
Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta
9.51 km

Monastero di torba

The splendid religious architecture stands on the slopes of the hill where the Archaeological Park of Castelseprio is located
  • Unesco Sites
Monastero di Torba
9.8 km

Frera Motorcycle Museum

  • Cycle Tourism
Frera Motorcycle Museum
10.84 km

Castiglione Olona A Piece of Tuscany in Lombardy

  • Villages
Tour to Castiglione Olona
12.34 km

Church of Villa

Castiglione Olona (VA)
  • Religious Tourism
Church of Villa
12.42 km

Collegiata Museum

On the highest hill, the church and the baptistery dating back to the fifteenth century dominate the ancient village of Castiglione Olona
  • Art & Culture
Collegiata Museum, Museums Varese
12.43 km

Rugareto Forest

Discover this beautiful forest in Cislago, in the province of Varese
  • Parks
Rugareto Forest
13.69 km

Lake Comabbio

Discover the Hidden Gem of Varese
  • Rivers
Passerella in legno sul lago di Comabbio, con alberi sullo sfondo in una giornata di sole.
14.44 km

Park of the Ticino Valley

The park covers about 92,000 hectares from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po
  • Parks
Park of the Ticino Valley
14.58 km

Activities

English Style Riding Weekend

  • Active & Green
English Style Riding Weekend
4.62 km

Le Robinie Golf Club Resort, Varese - Golf travel

  • Golf
Le Robinie Golf Club Resort, Varese - Golf travel
5.35 km

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
14.52 km

Where to sleep

BILO MALPENSA 3

Gallarate
BILO MALPENSA 3
94 mt

AMALIA BAKERY HOME FORESTERIA

Gallarate
AMALIA BAKERY HOME FORESTERIA
391 mt

AMALIA BAKERY HOME CASA APPARTAMENTI PER VACANZE

Gallarate
AMALIA BAKERY HOME CASA APPARTAMENTI PER VACANZE
397 mt

HOTEL LA NUOVA ROTAIA

Gallarate
HOTEL LA NUOVA ROTAIA
607 mt

ALBA HOUSE

Gallarate
ALBA HOUSE
613 mt

ALBERGO BEL SIT

Gallarate
ALBERGO BEL SIT
620 mt

54 CAT'S GUESTHOUSE

Gallarate
54 CAT'S GUESTHOUSE
625 mt

PALAZZO PASTA

Gallarate
PALAZZO PASTA
634 mt

B&B LA CASA DELLA NONNA

Gallarate
B&B LA CASA DELLA NONNA
637 mt

BEST WESTERN JET HOTEL

Gallarate
BEST WESTERN JET HOTEL
648 mt

HOUSE RESIDENCE S.A.S.

Gallarate
HOUSE RESIDENCE S.A.S.
660 mt

N 15

Gallarate
N 15
721 mt

IL GAGGINO RESORT

Gallarate
IL GAGGINO RESORT
725 mt

BB POSTPORTA

Gallarate
BB POSTPORTA
913 mt

HOTEL ASTORIA

Gallarate
HOTEL ASTORIA
987 mt

BILO MALPENSA

Gallarate
BILO MALPENSA
995 mt

LA CORTE-RESORT SAS

Gallarate
LA CORTE-RESORT SAS
1.11 km

IL CORTILE B&B

Gallarate
IL CORTILE B&B
1.25 km

B&B GLORIA

Gallarate
B&B GLORIA
1.31 km

IL MELOGRANO

Gallarate
IL MELOGRANO
1.39 km