The Pinacoteca “Corrado Giaquinto” in Bari is the largest regional art gallery and one of the most important museums in Southern Italy. As it currently appears, the Pinacoteca provides extensive documentation of Apulian art - or in relation to Puglia - from the 11th to the 20th century.
The exhibited material includes: a medieval section (sculptures from the 11th-15th centuries, Apulian icons from the 12th-14th centuries); Venetian paintings from churches in the region (there are works by Antonio and Bartolomeo Vivarini, Giovanni Bellini, Paris Bordon, Paolo Veronese, Jacopo Tintoretto); Apulian paintings of the 15th-16th centuries (Tuccio d’Andria, Constantine of Monopoli, Andrea Bordone); Neapolitan or Neapolitan school paintings of the 16th-17th centuries (with works by Marco Pino, Paolo Finoglio, Master of the announcements to the shepherds, Andrea Vaccaro, Luca Giordano, Giuseppe Bonito, Lorenzo De Caro, Francesco De Mura, Fedele Fischetti, Domenico Mondo); a precious nucleus of paintings by Giaquinto; a collection of nineteenth-century paintings (with the prestigious presence of Giuseppe De Nittis, Francesco Netti, Domenico Morelli, Giovanni Boldini, Teofilo Patini and others). Since March 1987 the Grieco Collection has been exhibited in the Pinacoteca, fifty prestigious Italian paintings of the late nineteenth century (the most represented artists are the Macchiaioli: Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giuseppe Abbati, Cristiano Banti, Telemaco Signorini, Raffaello Sernesi, Giovanni Boldini, etc. ) and the early twentieth century (Pellizza da Volpedo, Morbelli, Sironi, De Chirico, Carrà, De Pisis, Viani, Campigli, etc.). Recently opened is the Sala del '900 dedicated to contemporary artists including Santomaso, Pascali, Dorazio and Carrino.