The museum was established in 2007 thanks to a gift of 109 works of art from Antonio Manzi to the Comune of Campi Bisenzio.
They are displayed on the ground floor of Villa Rucellai and trace the artist’s development from his first attempts as a boy to his most recent work. Underpinning the artist’s gesture is the close bond created between Manzi and the town in 1975, the year of his solo exhibition at the Galleria d’Arte Ariete.
The bond has recently been strengthened through public commissions such as the fresco for the church of Santa Maria or the sculpture Inno alla vita which stands in front of Villa Rucellai. The five rooms of the museum reveal the specifics of Manzi’s investigations, characterized by constantly experimenting with different techniques and materials that ranged from painting to ceramics, from frescoes to drypoint, including graffito, collage, and bronze and marble sculpture.
Piazza della Resistenza, Campi Bisenzio Tel. (+39) 055 8959318 / 8959498 www.museoantoniomanzi.it firstname.lastname@example.org