Musma - Museo della scultura contemporanea Matera

The Museum

The MUSMA is the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture of one of the oldest cities in the world: Matera. Based in an impressive historic building of the Sassi, the seventeenth-century Palazzo Pomarici, built on the ruins of a Dominican convent in 1200. The tour winds through an area of ​​about 2000 square meters, divided into ten rooms, once the home of the family Pomarici and in seven caves, formerly used as stables, cellars and warehouses. Of great interest is the alternation of conflict and harmony between the modern and contemporary sculptures and environments carved into the rock of the Stones. Over 200 works tell a century of Italian and international sculpture: the historic core sculptures in the collection (from Medardo Rosso to Arturo Martini, Cambellotti Antonietta Raphäel), works prepared in accordance with the peculiar structure of the museum (by David Hare Carlo Bernardini by Kishida Katsuji to Maria Lai) and site-specific installations, designed and created by artists for these unique areas in the world (by Eliseo Mattiacci Luis Gomez de Teran, by Saverio Todaro Sandra Hauser). The works are all donated to the Foundation Zetema of Matera, promoter of the project organization. The numerous educational activities, collaborations with other cultural institutions, meetings between artists and communities, concerts, book presentations have meant that the MUSMA become over the years a reference point for the territory, essential place of sharing and exchange of learning and knowledge, open to current issues and the needs of a rapidly changing world.


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Via San Giacomo
75100 Matera


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