A must-see for the lovers of painting and sculpture visiting the city of Bari, is the Provincial Picture Gallery dedicated to the famous Apulian painter of the 18th century Corrado Giaquinto.
This picture gallery tells, through a rich collection of works, the history of art of Puglia, from the Middle Ages to the contemporary age, with paintings from Veneto, Neapolitan ceramics and cribs, Apulian paintings and icons. It was officially born on July 12th 1928, from a collection of a number of paintings already housed in the Picture Gallery adjoined to the Provincial Archaeological Museum, established in 1875, put together with other paintings deposited there, by Apulian churches and convents, and with works borrowed from the National Galleries in Naples and Rome, and  other works purchased by the Provincial Administration of Bari itself.

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