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Musei d'Arte del Mendrisiotto (MAM)

PRO TIP: Audio tour - Discovering Mendrisiotto through five art museums

Mendrisiotto, the southernmost territory of Switzerland, on the border with Lombardy, presents a great variety of valuable architectural and artistic works, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Here were born, among others, artists such as Pier Francesco Mola, Vincenzo Vela and architects Carlo Fontana and Mario Botta. This artistic and cultural wealth is reflected in that of the art museums in the Mendrisio district - one federal (Museo Vincenzo Vela in Ligornetto), one cantonal (Pinacoteca Giovanni Züst in Rancate), two citizens (m.a.x. museo in Chiasso and Museo d'arte Mendrisio) and one university (Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio) - each of which is located in a building of particular interest. Such a high density of art museums with extensive cultural offerings in a geographically limited region is a unique case not only in Ticino but also beyond its borders.

These five institutions have decided to join together in a network, in order to promote collaborations and synergies with each other through coordinated actions and to enhance their complementarity and common geographical belonging.

The network of Musei d'Arte del Mendrisiotto (MAM) aims to strengthen the visibility, promote knowledge and enhance the presence of these institutions, highlighting the diversity, richness and complementarity of their collections (which include painting, photography, sculpture, graphics, architecture) and their temporary exhibitions, both at regional and national level and internationally. The organisation of joint events and activities (International Museum Day, educational and cultural activities, exhibitions, meetings and conferences) is one of the main missions of the network, which is also committed to facilitating access to museums, encouraging the public to move around the whole territory.

MAM pass
Available for purchase at each museum of the MAM Network at a cost of CHF 50.00, the MAM Pass allows access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of the Mendrisiotto Art Museums for the duration of one year (starting from a date of your choice) and with no access limit.


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