Housed in the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George the Municipal Gallery of Corfu has been in operation since 1978 in a building which is a legacy of the Dalietos family. When the gallery became a recognized public institution in 1991, an effort was made to make its collection, mainly constituted by donated works, more widely known. Among the most important collections are those of the Samartzis collection (42 works), the Aglaia Papa (23 works) and Philippos Makotsis (12 works) collections; while there are also two works donated by Nikolaos Ventouras.
The Corfu branch of the Greek National Gallery in the region of Kato Korakiana was inaugurated in 1993. The branch is housed in two renovated historic buildings, the Castellino and the Castelletto. It hosts a permanent collection showcasing the evolution of modern Greek painting from the early post-Byzantine years to the contemporary creations of the past decade. In addition, the branch hosts an array of temporary exhibits and events, while it also offers daily educational programs for students of all levels.