Italian Art Museum was donated by the Italian colony on the occasion of the
centenary of the Independence of Peru in 1921.It is a museum specializing in
Italian art of the early S. XX andis a bastion of Italian culture in the country
through which reflected the close friendship between Peru and Italy.
The museum building is neo-Renaissance style and is itself a work of art,
through which represents the cream of art, history and culture of Italy. Thus,
we find elements of the architecture of Bramante, Donatello reliefs inspired by
the main door frame inspired by the gates of Ghiberti on the Baptistery in
Florence, copies of the Aurora and the Night of the Medici Chapel crowning the
building , coats of major Italian cities, two huge mosaics decorate the facade
with the representation of the most notable of Italian history as Christopher
Columbus, Julius Caesar, Garibaldi, San Francisco de Assisi, Raphael,
Machiavelli, among others, and inside, a large stained glass inspired by spring
The collection of Italian art of the early twentieth century can be seen through
the five rooms of the museum in a free path, in which works of art come out to
meet invited guests to enjoy a feast of colors, scenes and emotions.
On display are paintings, watercolors, prints, sculptures in bronze and marble
and glazed ceramic. Among them are: "The meeting of Dante and Beatrice" by
Raffaello Sorbi, "The Test"Ulisse Caputo, "The Abyss" by Pietro Canonica, "TheSchoolgirl"
by Gian Emilio Malerba, "Summer" , Arturo Dazzi, among many others.