AGO Church of San Nicolò
Modena Visual Arts Foundation is a center of cultural production and professional and didactic training aimed at spreading contemporary art and visual culture and acting as a point of reference in the interaction between different artistic disciplines and languages and in the dialogue between the arts, science and technologies.Thanks to the multiplicity of the offices it manages and collecting the legacy of the three institutions merged into it - Civic Gallery of Modena, Modena Photography Foundation, Figurine Museum - Modena Visual Arts Foundation, it presents itself as a cultural district that proposes and organizes exhibitions and courses of advanced training, workshops, performances and conferences, enhancing its heritage and building a system of networks at a local and extra-territorial level aimed at enriching the community in which it operates. Inside the former Sant'Agostino Hospital, seat of AGO Modena Fabbriche Culturali, stands the small Church of San Nicolò, built around 1775, at the same time as the splendid anatomical theater in polychrome wood not far away. The church was used as a funeral parlor for the deceased in the hospital, before being buried in the cemetery of San Cataldo. The apse is decorated with a fresco depicting Saint Nicholas of Bari.