Museo Guttuso

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Jazzumbo
Campulung, Romania1,317 contributions
Museo Guttuso is organized in Villa Cattolica
Oct. 2020
Although they are listed by Trip Advisor as two different attractions, Museo Guttuso and Villa Cattolica are actually the same thing.
Renato Guttuso is the most important Sicilian painter and one of the most important Italian artists of XX century. As he was born in Bagheria, he donated to his hometown many of his works.
At Villa Cattolica are exhibited some of his early paintings, the portrait of his father and some of his friends, the portrait of Graziella, next to a cactus and the famous self-portrait with his wife, Mimise, near a still life with oranges. The last masterpiece of Guttuso (Nella stanza le donne vanno e vengano), which is unfinished, is also exposed here.
In addition to Guttuso's canvas, some works of other famous Italian painters of ”Novecento” are on display as well.
Guttuso is one of my favorite painters, so I rate 5 out of 5 any museum that display some of his paintings.
However, this museum still needs some improvements.
The toilet is located outside the building, so if you need to go to the toilet, you need to interrupt your visit and exit the villa, informing the museum attendants that you need to go to the ”bagno” and come back to continue the tour. That's quite unpleasant.
The bookshop is very poor and they accept cash only (in 2020!).
The English skills of the museum attendants seem to be quite limited, therefore speaking Italian is a great advantage.
Anyway, if you like Guttuso, this museum is not to be missed.
Written 19 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jazzumbo
Campulung, Romania1,317 contributions
Guttuso masterpieces
Oct. 2020
Renato Guttuso is the most important Sicilian painter and one of the most important Italian artists of XX century. As he was born in Bagheria, he donated to his hometown many of his works.
At Villa Cattolica are exhibited some of his early paintings, the portrait of his father and some of his friends, the portrait of Graziella, next to a cactus and the famous self-portrait with his wife, Mimise, near a still life with oranges. The last masterpiece of Guttuso (Nella stanza le donne vanno e vengano), which is unfinished, is also exposed here.
In addition to Guttuso's canvas, some works of other famous Italian painters of ”Novecento” are on display as well.
Guttuso is one of my favorite painters, so I rate 5 out of 5 any museum that display some of his paintings.
However, this museum still needs some improvements.
The toilet is located outside the building, so if you need to go to the toilet, you need to interrupt your visit and exit the villa, informing the museum attendants that you need to go to the ”bagno” and come back to continue the tour. That's quite unpleasant.
The bookshop is very poor and they accept cash only (in 2020!).
The English skills of the museum attendants seem to be quite limited, therefore speaking Italian is a great advantage.
Anyway, if you like Guttuso, this museum is not to be missed.
Written 19 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,835 contributions
Bagheria 🇮🇹
Jul. 2019 • Solo
Bagheria is a city near Palermo, is famous essentially for its Villas, enchanting downtown. There is a movie about this city: Baaria, of the movie director Giuseppe Tornatore, he is from this city. A great person from Bagheria is the great writer Renato Guttuso.
Written 25 July 2019
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Matteo R
Syracuse, Italy280 contributions
Average
Oct. 2018 • Friends
Great villa with interesting exhibits. Unfortunately in a state of decay. Makes you wonder where all the money from the entrance fees goes ...
Written 27 October 2018
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Jindrich M
Plzen571 contributions
Museum of modern art
Sep. 2017 • Friends
Museum of modern art of the 20th century and also 21st century accompanied with some temporal exhibitions (also with amazing exhibition of Sicilian painted wagons). Beautiful villa against ugly factory next to it, amazing!
Written 28 September 2017
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DaveDalemuybuono
Sharon, PA11 contributions
Short drive from Marina d;Aspra...could walk
Jun. 2017 • Family
Beautiful and historic property in Bagheria which is about a 2 minute car ride or 20 minute walk from Marina d'Aspra.
Written 2 July 2017
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Tanderra
Adelaide, South Australia113 contributions
Villa Cattolica curently closed for renovation
May 2016 • Couples
We took the train from Palermo and walked the small distance to the Villa. As soon as we got there, it was obvious that it was under restoration. This was confirmed by a lady at the gate. Unfortunately my Italian isn't good enough to ask her for a re-opening date, so I suggest intending visitors check before going. As you exit the railway station, you will see a sign for the Villa. Make sure you turn right, go down to the railway crossing, go over then turn left. Close your eyes to the extreme grot of Bagheria streets.
Written 5 May 2016
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GDL1956
Rome, Italy24 contributions
Wonderful museum wonderful staff wonderful restaurant
Aug. 2014 • Couples
I have always been a fan of Guttuso so I dragged my partner to this museum one very hot day in August. 5. euro entry feeThe train from Palermo takes about ten minutes and then its some ten minutes more from the station to the museum. Exhibit is very well designed, some surprising artists -apart from Guttuso- and marvelous old photographs. The staff was extremely well informed and explained everything , you could tell they knew the content and were very proud to show it to foreign tourists like us. And after all that culture, you can have the best pasta with eggplant and swordfish at a restaurant called something like Sapori e Sapere (its not on tripadvisor) you just cross the street when you leave the museum and walk a bit to the right
Written 11 September 2014
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mattandmargot
Concord, MA78 contributions
Local 20th century art in a shelled-out palace
May 2013 • Family
Not much remains of the baroque character of this palazzo on the edge of Bagheria. Instead, the ample space has been given over to the work of local 20th century artists - especially Renato Guttuso. Since I had never heard of Guttuso before, much less the other artists, I was free to evaluate their work without prejudice. Some was good, some bad, but most was indifferent. Guttuso's himself seemed tortured by influences - impressionism, expressionism and even abstract expressionism - throughout his career, though there's a stable core of portraits.
I have to admit that my favorite thing about the whole place is the view of an abandoned factory next door out the third floor windows. Its matching rusting whitewashed towers look like the ruins of a contemporary cathedral. Now *that* is what I call art!
Written 6 May 2013
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wajtv
Chatham, NJ160 contributions
Old villa housing great art old and new
Sep. 2012 • Family
Another regional museum that is filled with surprises, housing the works of Guttuso, his personal collection of art and a few other surprises. The modern and traditional paintings are a varied, but impressive collection. Guttuso's photographs are revealing, and an exhibit dedicated to cart making was delightful. An impressive collection of movie posters is also fun and memory invoking.
Written 25 September 2012
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