The San Marino Biennale season was inaugurated in 1956. The story of the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary art starts with this event. At the first exposition, with the participation of over 500 artists, the famous Italian artist, Renato Guttuso, was a member of the jury. The experience was repeated every two years, also with the objective to constitute a collection of contemporary art in San Marino.
In fact, the National collection of Modern and Contemporary Art consists of 750 pieces, dating back to the period beginning in the early XX century. The collection includes drawings, watercolors, sculptures and photographs received in donation or bought or commissioned directly from the artists. The works of many famous artists; such as: Renato Guttuso, Corrado Cagli, Emilio Vedova, Achille Perilli, Enzo Mari, Enzo Cucchi, Sandro Chia, Gian Marco Montesano, Luigi Ontanima are on display. There are, as well, the works of young, emerging artists.
Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Via Eugippo – San Marino Città
Tel. 0549 883002
Entrance Fee: € 3
From January 02 to 07 June: 9.00 – 17.00
From June 08 to September 13: hours 8:00 to 20:00
From 14 September to 31 December: 9.00 – 17.00
Closed: January 1, Nov. 2 (afternoon) and December 25
Visiting hours and prices may change