The Museum exhibits the Municipality of Pistoia’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art and houses temporary exhibitions.
The Palazzo Fabroni Museum of 20th-Century and Contemporary Art exhibits the Municipality of Pistoia’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, spanning the art scene from the 1920s to the present day. It houses temporary exhibitions.
The museum has been organized chronologically and into homogeneous groups of works, passing through Arte Povera, Conceptual Art, Minimal Art, and Visual Poetry with a complete renewal of language and materials.
It begins with a section dedicated to 20th- Pistoiese century art from the second half of the 1920s to the late 1960s. The exhibition continues in the large central hall displaying Claudio Parmiggiani’s work Scultura d’ombra, with monographic rooms dedicated to the Pistoiese artists Mario Nigro, Fernando Melani, Gualtiero Nativi, and Agenore Fabbri in addition to the collective rooms with works donated to the Municipality of Pistoia by the guest artists of temporary exhibitions organized periodically by the museum. Aurelio Amendola’s photographic portraits of artists are located in various sections.
The museum’s outdoor space is set up as a contemporary “author’s garden”.
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