In the ancient centre of the city, in the older and more popular part of Naples, there is the Contemporary Art Museum, a building built in only three years and opened to the public in 2005. This construction testify the capacity of this city to accept the new and to brighten this new giving it an unexpected atmosphere. The contemporary art, in this specific case, is a way to demonstrate that Naples and its city dwellers aren’t close minded. The unique link with the past which remains in this Museum is the adjacent church of old Donnaregina, which keeps important medieval frescoes: a real glimpse into history in a completely new reality.
The paths that can be done in this museum are various: there’s a permanent exposition, where is always possible to admire works of the greatest artists and photographer of the last century: Andy Wharol, Jeff Koons, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Robert Mapplethorpe. Moreover the museum is seat of important temporary exhibitions, so it is in a continue evolution. The presence of the library, of the café and of a path thought for the young people and for the children show how this museum wants to place itself among the more known Europeans museums of contemporary arts and wants to show a new conception of museum too: a space that should be lived and not just admired.
When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 9 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to midnight.
Tickets: 7 €, reduced ticket 3,50 €. Free entrance on Monday.
How to get here: Metro line 2, stop Cavour. Bus: CS, the stop is the one after Via Duomo.