The Museum was officially opened in 1974 thanks to the generous gift donated to the Regole of Ampezzo by Mrs Rosa Braun, the widow of Mario Rimoldi, a well known collector in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Famous artists like De Pisis, De Chirico, Sironi, Campigli and Music - habitual guests of the Ampezzo valley- started a fruitful friendship with the art collector.
In 1941, when the first international exhibition of Art Collectors opened in Cortina, the Mario Rimoldi collection was already well delineated. It featured splendid paintings by de Pisis, Morandi, Semeghini, Rosai, Campigli, Sironi, Garbari, Severini, Tosi and Guidi.
After World War II, the collection grew with the experimental works of the artists who were already represented by their figurative art works. The art collector was interested in the artists of the figurative school from the Veneto area like Cadorin, Cesetti, Saetti, Tomea and Depero, and also in the new artistic movements that were being created. The collection features La Zolfara by Guttuso and works by the leading artists of the new experimentation like Corpora, Crippa, Dova, Morlotti, Music, Santomaso, Vedova. The collector discovers also foreign artists like Kokoschka, Leger, Villon, Zadkine, and widens his interests with the protagonists of the neo-avantgarde and the abstractionism of the Fifties.
The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has recognized the cultural interest of the collection which spans over a period of fife years and is noted as one of the most significant collections of the 20th century Italian art.; for the presence of masterpieces by painters like Savinio, Garbari, Depero, Guttuso and of a few works which are fundamental in the study of de Pisis, Sironi, De Chirico, Semeghini, Tomea, Tosi, Campigli.
The permanent exhibition features the Chiesa di Cortina and the Soldatino francese by de Pisis, the Bagnanti by Carena, the Squero di San Travaso by Semeghini, the Zolfara by Guttuso, the San Sebastiano by Garbari, the Ile des charmesby Savinio and the Concerto by Campigli.
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The Museum is hosted in the building known as Ciasa de ra Regoles. It is located in the centre of Cortina d'Ampezzo, on the famous Corso Italia next to the Parish church.
The easiest way to reach the museum is walking and you may park the car in one of the many parking areas near the pedestrian zone.
From the bus station, walk down via Stazione, across Largo Poste, to the pedestrian area of Corso Italia in just 5 minutes.
From Tuesday to Friday: 15.30-19.30 (last entrance at 19.00)
Saturday and Sunday: 10.30-12.30 / 15.30-19.30 (last entrance at 19.00)
Museo d'Arte Moderna Mario Rimoldi
C.so Italia, 69
I-32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo
T. +39 0436 866222 / 0436 2206
Full price € 13,00
Reduced price € 11,00
Reduced price for groups € 11,00 (min 15 visitors)
Reduced price for children € 6,00 (from 6 to 10 years old)
Family ticket: reduced price € 11,00 for each relative + reduced ticket for children € 6,00 (6 - 10 anni)
REDUCED PRICE TICKET MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: senior visitors over 65 years; from 10 to 18 years; students with current student ID; residents in Cortina d’Ampezzo; members of ITALIAN TOURING CLUB, members of CAI; groups of 10 visitors; teachers; disabled visitors escort included; MAMBO (Bologna Museum of Modern Art); FAI
FREE: children under 10 years; severely disable visitors escort included; members of MUSEUM OF MODERN ART MARIO RIMOLDI; journalist with a valid Press Card; members of Regole d’Ampezzo; holders of CARTA GIOVANI DEL COMUNE DI CORTINA D’AMPEZZO; members of CAI CORTINA; members of: MART (Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto); CASA D’ARTE FUTURISTA DEPERO; MUSEO MORANDI; CASA MORANDI E MUSEO PER LA MEMORIA DI USTICA; PARCO(Pordenone Arte Contemporanea); FONDAZIONE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM VENEZIA; FONDAZIONE QUERINI STAMPALIA VENEZIA
Guided tour for groups (minimum of 15 visitors): € 5,00 each, except for accompanying visitor. Booking is required.