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The Rete MAM - Musei d'Arte del Mendrisiotto (Mendrisiotto Art Museums Network) - on Sunday 5 September 2021 celebrates its first birthday with a special day! 

For this occasion, the five museums of the network - the m.a.x. museo, the Museo d'arte Mendrisio, the Museo Vincenzo Vela, the Pinacoteca cantonale Giovanni Züst and the Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio - are pleased to offer free admission to the public and to propose a series of guided tours and events, all accompanied by some convivial moments. 

Initiatives and visits are staggered throughout the day, allowing visitors to organise their own itinerary and visit several museums in the network. 

MAM Day will be organised every year on the first Sunday in September. By inviting the public to move around the various Art Museums of the Mendrisiotto and facilitating access to them, the network wishes to underline and enhance their complementarity and common geographical belonging. 

MAM Day programme 

  • 10.00-11.00, Mendrisio Art Museum
    Guided tour of the exhibition "Aoi Huber Kono. Etchings, Acrylics, Tapestries" and refreshments
  • 11.30-12.30, Architecture Theatre Mendrisio 
    Introduction and guided tour of the exhibitions "Architettura che fa Scuola", "Progetto e Profezia. The future according to architects", "Swiss Architectural Award" 
  • 13.30-14.30, m.a.x. museum 
    "Discovering the classic between 1750 and 1850: from marble candelabra to the polyorama panoptique", guided tour of the exhibition "The reinterpretation of the classic: from relief to the romantic view in historical graphics"
  • 15.00-16.00, Pinacoteca cantonale Giovanni Züst 
    Presentation of the Pinacoteca and guided tour of the exhibition "Women, art and the Grand Tour. Micro-mosaic jewellery and embroidery paintings in Swiss private collections".
  • 5 p.m., Vincenzo Vela Museum 
    Meeting with the artist Adriano Kestenholz, author of the art documentary and musical video installation "Vincenzo Vela. Il sogno della materia" (Vincenzo Vela. The dream of matter), which will occupy several rooms in the museum until 12.09.2021. An aperitif will follow

Information and compulsory registration at the individual museums or by writing to the following address: info@museidartemendrisiotto.ch 


  • OPENING Sun: 10:00
  • CATEGORIES Exhibitions and fairs