Discover the History of Art at the Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Carrara
Piazza Giacomo Carrara, Bergamo
Among the main Italian art galleries, the Pinacoteca of the Accademia Carrara is considered the museum of Italian collecting and one of the finest European art collections.
Founded in 1796 on the initiative of Count Giacomo Carrara, unlike most Italian art museums, its heritage consists largely of bequests from private individuals, enthusiasts and collectors, who donated their collections to the museum, small nuclei of works of art or even single works, for example the Madonna and Child by Andrea Mantegna, donated to the museum in 1852 by Carlo Marenzi.
Today the exhibition is organized on two floors and is spread over 28 rooms, for a total of over 500 paintings and 60 sculptures, with works by Pisanello, Bellini, Botticelli, Raphael, Tiziano, Lotto, Moroni and other masters of Italian painting.
A varied and surprising itinerary, punctuated by authentic masterpieces, which embraces the entire history of Italian art in five centuries, from the beginning of the fifteenth century to the late nineteenth century.