Intesa Sanpaolo’s artistic heritage - impressive evidence of the art collecting experience of banks that have joined the Group – has been published on line as the result of intensive cataloguing activity and studies centred on historical features and art criticism.
Exhibitions promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo to enhance its art collections while making it accessible to the public are associated with the long-standing loan of works of art for leading exhibitions organised by both public and private institutions.
In Milan, the exhibition centre of the Gallerie di Piazza Scala offers the public free admission to a total area of 8,300 m² inside four historical buildings, which present a range of different exhibitions that span two centuries of Italian art: the nineteenth century, represented by approximately two hundred works belonging to Fondazione Cariplo – partner of the project – and to Intesa Sanpaolo in the exhibition From Canova to Boccioni, and the twentieth century with a selection of about two hundred works in the exhibition Twentieth Century Worksite devoted to Italian art of the second half of the last century.
The Baroque residence of the Leoni Montanaris holds collections of Venetian 18th century paintings, including works by Pietro Longhi, Canaletto, Luca Carlevarijs and Francesco Guardi, besides 13th - 19th century Russian icons. An intensive schedule has been organised, including temporary exhibitions, didactic activities, conferences and music.
This 17th century palace in via Toledo, in the heart of the city, offers an unusual museum track that invites the public to know the Martyrdom of St. Orsola by Caravaggio, along with views of Naples and of Campania region by Gaspar van Wittel and Anton Smink Pitloo.