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Collezioni Comunali d’Arte

The Municipal Art Collection

The Education of Achilles by Chiron, by Creti

Housed since 1936 on the second floor of the Palazzo d'Accursio, in the former apartments of the Cardinal Legates, the city's art collection includes paintings, sculptures, miniatures, furniture and more donated over the centuries, notably by arch-collector Pelagio Palagi, as well as pieces from deconsecrated churches.

Under ceilings lavishly frescoed by Girolamo Curti and Agostino Mitelli and Angelo Michele Colonna are works by artists ranging from Lippo di Dalmasio and Vitale da Bologna to Aspertini and Passarotti, to Ludovico Carracci and Giuseppe Maria Crespi.

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Bologna Museums and Galleries

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by PD Art