MACI - Museum of Contemporary Art of Imperia
The MACI, Museum of Contemporary Art of Imperia , is an important Italian museum housed in Villa Faravelli , a building located in an intermediate position between the inhabited area of Porto Maurizio and that of Oneglia.
The origins of the Villa date back to 1938 when the Voltrese industrialist Umberto Faravelli active for some time in the Imperia area, he bought a lot of the property.
It was the Engineer Francesco Muratorio who was appointed as designer and construction manager. The construction of the first floor of Villa Faravelli ends in 1940 but only thanks to subsequent interventions can we now enjoy the current appearance of the Villa, with its sober and elegant architecture, attributable to a singular rationalizing neo-Renaissance feature.
MACI has been based in Villa Favarelli since 2016, but the building had already been inaugurated in 2005 with an important exhibition dedicated to George Baselitz.
Today, the MACI - Museum of Contemporary Art of Imperia houses the collection of modern art of the Genoese architect Lino Invernizzi , bequest to the city of the widow Maria Teresa Danè. The donation includes about seventy works by the protagonists of the Italian and international art scene of the second half of the 1900s. Among the exhibited authors Victor Vasarely, Mario Radice, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Enzo Morlotti, Josef Albers, Marino Marini, Frantisek Kupka, Lucio Fontana, Piero Dorazio, Vittorio Tavernari, Carlo Nangeroni, Renato Birolli.