Palazzo Pistilli Museum
The Palazzo Pistilli Museum, the first historical-artistic museum in Campobasso, was born thanks to the foresight and generosity of a family with a great tradition of bourgeois collecting, the Eliseo -Praitano family. The art collection of Michele Praitano, created in over fifty ' years of passionate research in Italy and abroad, and subsequently donated to the state, represents the most consistent nucleus. Each work has within itself not only the story of its creation and the reflection of an era, and its cultural context, but also the history of its acquisition by this passionate collector: the encounters and friendship with artists, antique dealers and other characters; the artistic choices concentrated above all on nineteenth-twentieth-century Neapolitan painting inspired by realism, impressionism and classicism. The approximately 160 works on display cover a time span of about three hundred years, from the Neapolitan seventeenth century up to a substantial nucleus of works by Molise artists.The collection is spread over two floors and six rooms, including a multimedia room in which further works by the artists Molisani present at the museum are illustrated to the visitor.