New Contemporary Art Museum to Debut in Florence

Giorgio Morandi Natura morta, 1958 oil on canvas, 11 3/4 × 13 3/4 in Paesaggio, 1942 oil on canvas, 19 5/8 × 17 3/4 in © Giorgio Morandi, by SIAE 2018
Giorgio Morandi Natura morta, 1958 oil on canvas, 11 3/4 × 13 3/4 in Paesaggio, 1942 oil on canvas, 19 5/8 × 17 3/4 in © Giorgio Morandi, by SIAE 2018
(Casamonti Collection)
  • Josef Albers Study for Homage to the Square: Towards Fall II, 1961 oil on Masonite, 24 × 24 in © Josef Albers, by SIAE 2018

    Josef Albers Study for Homage to the Square: Towards Fall II, 1961 oil on Masonite, 24 × 24 in © Josef Albers, by SIAE 2018

    Casamonti Collection

Art collector Roberto Casamonti, founder of the Tornabuoni Art gallery, will open a contemporary art museum in Florence, Italy, on March 24.

Housed in the Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, a Renaissance building overlooking Santa Trinita square, the museum will bring 20th century to contemporary works by leading artists into the heart of historic Florence.

The collection encompasses two groupings: Italian, American, and other European artworks from the early 20th century until the early Sixties; and works from 1960 to the present day. 

From March 24, 2018, and until spring 2019, on display is the exhibition From the early twentieth century to the Sixties including masterpieces by Fattori, Boldini, Balla, Viani, Sironi, Severini, Marini, Morandi, de Chirico, Savinio, Prampolini, Casorati, Magnelli, Licini, Picasso, Le Corbusier, Leger, Soutine, Klee, Chagall, Ernst, Kandinsky, Hartung, Fautrier, Matta, Lam, Dorazio, Accardi, Afro, Vedova, Capogrossi, Burri, Klein, Fontana, Castellani, Manzoni, Lo Savio and many others. The inaugural exhibition is curated by Bruno Corà.

The Casamonti Collection, located on the main floor of Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, represents an important benchmark for contemporary art in Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance..

It is open to the public from March 25. 

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