The Nori de’ Nobili Museum is an important artistic and cultural space opened on October the 7th in 2012. Located in the center of the Municipality of Ripe, inside the Villino Romualdo, a building of the second half of the nineteenth century, which until 1946 was the private residence of the Mayor Nazareno Sceral who dedicated it to his son Romualdo then left it as a gift to the community of Ripe. The museum, located on the upper floor of the villa, has been entitled to Nori de’ Nobili, the same artist to whom is dedicated. This museum has been born by the determination of the City to give a strong boost to the development and appreciation of the works of Nori De ‘Nobili (already undertaken for several years thanks to a series of major exhibitions) and its figure as a woman, artist and intellectual. The exhibition includes approximately seventy paintings that aim to trace the artistic and contrasted existence of the painter, from his formative years in youth and early adulthood art of the Florentine period, until the development of the second phase of his life. The museum is also home to the historical archive of the artist, who has over fourteen hundred works, and is one of the few in the world devoted entirely and exclusively to a female figure. For this reason it is also a Centre for Studies on Women in Contemporary Visual Arts. The City of Trecastelli is proud to show the production of Eleonora De’ Nobili in these spaces so masterfully restored by architect Nazarene Petrini and had dedicated to her an extraordinary place where you can admire and study her works unjustly ignored for too long. Numerous activities designed and proposed by the Museum to raise awareness and promote the image of Nori: from educational workshops for children and young people of different ages to a series of cultural events related to the world of art in general, such as exhibitions of contemporary art, design, concerts, conferences and book presentations.
Museum is open according to the following timetables:
Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 5.00pm to 7.30pm
Sunday from 5.00pm to 7.30pm
from Tuesday to Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Sunday from 5.00pm to 10.00pm
Timetables may be subject to change in some period of the year. Openings for groups can be arranged for different times. During the summer there are also evening special openings.
The guided tour will be calibrated based on the age of the visitors, with an emphasis on fun and involvement. The focus will be stimulated through direct involvement in the evaluation and research of meanings concerning the works. During the visit will also be provided the basics for understanding the historical-artistic path of the painter, her painting techniques and peculiarities of expression.
The visit is free and can be done in the opening days of the Museum, and by appointment on other days subject to operators availability.
For informations: Villino Romualdo – Nori De’ Nobili Museum – Piazza Leopardi, 32
Ripe di Trecastelli, Italy