The municipal art gallery, opened in 1983 after a long work of inventorying and restoration, collects various funds donated to the Museo Civico di Lecco in the 1930s-1940s, in particular the large private collection of prints and engravings Confalonieri, Carlo Todeschini bound, packed with over 80 paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries and the Beans Cornelius, consisting of more than 500 prints , numerous paintings and a large number of furniture and furnishings.
In the 1990s and 2000s the funds were boosted by new acquisitions and donations mostly contemporary art, both artists, both of international relevance (Giò Pomodoro, Scanavino, Carlos, Baj, Baruchello, Sangregorio).
The collection of prints and engravings consists of an important collection dedicated to the manzonian iconography and representation of the Betrothed in the 19th century, whose nuclei are added with religious and historical themes, in particular of the Risorgimento. Of great value two sets of the "Splendor of Napoleon" by Andrea Appiani.
Over the past few years has been the revision and adjustment of the artistic collections, cataloging, and through SIRBeC interventions of restoration and preservation in particular the collection of prints and engravings.
The works follow a theme, divided by genre, by the sacred art, still life, landscape, portrait, to contemporary art.