The Gallery

The Galleria Canesso Lugano, located in the heart of the city's historic centre, is a new cultural space dedicated to Italian Old Master paintings. Apart from its role as a point of reference for passionate collectors, the Gallery aims to attract a new, younger generation to the appreciation and collecting of classical paintings. By blending culture, art markets, and enthusiasm, the gallery will accompany and assist clients in their collecting activities.
Maurizio Canesso, born in Lombardy, has chosen Lugano as the ideal location for the second branch of his long settled, Paris-based art gallery. This is a return to his roots in the city, which represents the ideal meeting point between Italy and Switzerland. Here historical, cultural, and artistic ties between Lombardy and Ticino are revived.
The tradition of quality, exclusivity, and seriousness established by Maurizio Canesso in Paris will also be the hallmark of the new Lugano gallery, to be managed on his behalf by Ginevra Ventimiglia Agliardi.

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Piazza Riforma 2, Lugano
Tel: +41 91 6828980
Fax: +41 91 6828981

Opening hours of the gallery:
From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm


Compasses and Astrolabes
in paintings by
Preti, Van Dalem and Petrini

April 14 - June 30, 2018

Jan van Dalem - Astronomer (detail) Jan van Dalem
(active in Brussels or Antwerp ca 1630-70)
Astronomer – detail