The Civic Art Gallery is located in a wing of the Cilea Theatre. Since 2008, it has been hosting exclusive works of art that had been kept in the National Museum that derive from private collections donated to the city by noble families from Reggio and famous people.
Five centuries of art enclosed in a suggestive exhibition space
The paintings and sculptures exhibited in the Pinacoteca Civica were created between the 15th and 20th and centuries. Highlights include two wooden tablets by Antonello da Messina, respectively depicting San Girolamo penitente and Visita di tre angeli ad Abramo, the canvass oil painting Cristo e l'adultera by Luca Giordano, and the sculptural group Laocoonte by Pietro Bernini. Furthermore, in the section dedicated to the 900’s, there is a drawing in fine china by Renato Guttuso dedicated to swordfish fishermen.