Lucio Barbera Modern Contemporary Art Gallery

The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art was born in 1998 by the will of the Provincial Administration of Messina (today Metropolitan City), completely renovating and appropriately adapting the premises of a former carpentry in order to promote the artistic and cultural development of the city. .

The birth of this museum was possible due to the enlightened and far-sighted vision of the politicians of the time, who made use of the collaboration of a commission of artists and art critics, who joined this initiative with great enthusiasm and competence. , collaborating in the choice of the works to be acquired and exhibited in the Gallery. In this way, not only works created by Sicilian artists, testimony of artistic personalities of absolute value, children of the land of Sicily, but also masterpieces of Italian and international art of absolute prestige, some of which today have a considerable quotation, were thus ensured, even from purely economic point of view.

The Gallery has had a sudden growth over the years with the organization of numerous cultural events, exhibitions, personal exhibitions in homage to artists of absolute national and international caliber, arousing the interest of art lovers. The Gallery, like a precious casket, houses 47 works of art, by various artists, belonging to the major artistic currents of the twentieth century .


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Via XXIV Maggio, 48
98122 Messina


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