For art lovers, Malta has plenty to offer, with the paintings of Caravaggio amongst the most renowned on the island.
The National Museum of Fine Arts in association with the Calabrian Museo Civico di Taverna has set up an exhibition of ten paintings created by a number of Italian (from Calabria) and Maltese artists. These paintings have been commissioned specifically for this exhibition and have been on display in various venues in Calabria. In addition, the paintings have also been exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts located in South Street, Valletta. As of the 1st August until the 2nd of September, these magnificent paintings have been moved to Gozo and are being displayed at the Heritage Area Exhibition hall in the Citadel, in Victoria.
The inspiration of all these paintings is the great artist Mattia Preti. Mattia Preti was born in Taverna and has spent forty-years in Malta during the second half of the seventeenth century. His art has been of great inspiration to various artists in Malta and Gozo. As a matter of fact, over the past decade, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Malta has been working very closely with the Calabrian Museo Civico di Taverna to further honour this great artist.
Opening hours for the Gozo exhibition
Monday – Friday: 09.00 – 17.00hrs
Saturday: 09.00 – 12.00hrs
Admission for all visitors is free.