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.

A stone's throw from the Central Station is the Manifattura Tabacchi, one of the most significant post-industrial architectural realities for the history of work and the Modenese economy, which refers to the processing of tobacco active since the seventeenth century.

The recent redevelopment has made it possible to recover the functional complex by allowing a pedestrian passage that connects the center with the road leading to the train station. Inside there is the cultural space called MATA, born on the initiative of the Municipality of Modena, today the exhibition site of the Modena Visual Arts Foundation.


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Via della Manifattura dei Tabacchi, 83
41121 Modena


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