Museum Ciäsa Granda – Stampa
Today a museum that attempts to reflect the people and the nature of this valley, this Ciaesa Granda (large House) is the property of the Societa culturale, who had decided in 1952 to preserve this imposing structure and establish a museum. A great number of dioramas show the fauna that inhabites this valley. Other installations show the crafts practised in the past and the present.
The special ambience of the imposing patrician house of the 16th century is enriched by a small collection of high quality paintings exhibited in the underground area that is used as an exhibition room . "The Stampa phenomenon" is part of the landscape and cultural heritage of the Valley. The collection of works of art by the original Bregaglian artists Giovanni, Augusto, Alberto and Diego Giacometti and by Varlin (who spent several years in Bondo), although modest in quantity, reflects, above all thematically, their intimate relationship with the Valley.
The Giacometti-Varlin room houses a plaster cast of Alberto Giacometti's head made in Paris in 1927 by Otto Charles Bänninger and the complementary painting "Still Life with Alberto's Head" made by Giovanni Giacometti in 1929. This will be the starting point of the exhibition curated by David Wille, which will then lead the visitor through a series of clays and portraits made by Piero Del Bondio and end in a space dedicated to young people, giving them the opportunity to exhibit paintings related to the valley.
Opening time from June 2nd to October 24th, 2pm - 5pm. Tuesday closed.
From July 14 to August 31, 11am to 5pm
Fee Adults CHF 8.-, students and children CHF 4.-,
More informations www.ciaesagranda.ch