The Contemporary Art Museum (Museo di Arte Contemporanea) is housed in the 17th-century Castello di Rivoli, about an hour’s drive outside Turin. It has hosted temporary modern art exhibitions since 1984.
Contemporary Art Museum of Rivoli
The museum’s address is Piazza Mafalda di Savoia – 10098 Rivoli (tel. +39 0119565222). Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday (and 24 and 31 December) from 11:00 to 19:00. Closed 1 January, 1 May, 25 December. Easter Monday open. Entrance fee: 10 Euro. Children between 11 and 14 and over-65s: 6,50 Euro. Children under 11 and the disabled: Free. Free with Torino + Piemonte Card. From Torino: From the Porta Nuova and Porta Susa stations: Metro towards Fermi and get off at the Paradiso stop. Then bus 36 towards Rivoli until the final stop (Piazza Martiri). (Note that prices and times may be subject to change.)
History and description
The castle itself was actually meant to be a royal palace for the Savoyards, but was never finished by the architekt Juvarra.
Almost without exception, the exhibitions focus on the most recent art movements and/or artists, starting with the 1960s.
There is also a permanent exhibition, consisting largely of works donated or on long loan to the museum. Due to space constraints, these works are on display in a rotation system.
What to see
Artists whose works can be admired include Franz Ackermann, Gilbert and George and Frank Gehry.