The gallery’s venue is the historic Palazzo delle Muse.
The present collection consists of 3,000 works by some 750 artists, leading figures in twentieth-century art. Local artists are also represented, and those who enjoyed strong links with the area; and there are also works having local landscapes as their subject. The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (GAMC) possesses the most significant public collection of the works by the painter Lorenzo Viani, one of the protagonists of the European Expressionist current of the early decades of the twentieth century.
The first nucleus of the collection was established in 1979 through the Municipality’s acquisition of 50 works by Lorenzo Viani from the Varraud Santini collection which, together with other acquisitions or those in other bequests, today constitute the most important public collection of the master’s work. A strong boost to the establishment of the city museum came from the Lucarelli donation of 45 works by leading Italian artists of the twentieth century.
The Pieraccini donation, with about 2,300 works of mainly contemporary European art, was what definitely decided the setting up of the GAMC. Most of the collection consists in graphic works. The gallery has an intense programme of expositions, conferences, meetings and workshops.
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