Museum of Sacred Art of the Val d’Arbia in Buonconvento
It is due to the perspicacity and passion for the art of the parish priest, Don Crescenzio Massari, the formation in 1926 of that first group of works, recovered from the various deposits of the church, which will constitute the starting point for the future Museum of Sacred Art of the Val d'Arbia of Buonconvento.
The museum, which is located in the Ricci Socini palace, houses a collection that includes precious works of sacred art (paintings, sculptures, textile jewelery) from the Val d'Arbia territory, testifying to the development of the Sienese figurative culture from the 13th to the XIX century with its major protagonists.
Like many other museums in the province of Siena, this one in Buonconvento is also a veritable mine of masterpieces, large and small, which capture the gaze of even the less experienced visitor, thrilling him with the brilliance of the colors, the brilliance of the golds, the emotional intensity of the figures.
In the first rooms there are paintings of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries with artists of the caliber of Duccio di Buoninsegna and his great Madonna and Child, but also Pietro Lorenzetti, Luca di Tommé and Andrea di Bartolo with a refined Annunciation.