FMAV - Palazzo Santa Margherita
Fondazione Modena Arti Visive is a center of cultural production and professional and educational training aimed at spreading contemporary art and visual culture and at acting as a point of reference in the interaction between different disciplines and artistic languages and in the dialogue between the arts, science and technologies.
Thanks to the multiplicity of venues it manages and gathering the legacy of the three institutions merged into it - Galleria Civica di Modena, Fondazione Fotografia di Modena, Museo della Figurina - Fondazione Modena Arti Visive presents itself as a cultural district that proposes and organizes exhibitions and courses of advanced training, workshops, performances and conferences, enhancing its assets and building a system of networks at local and extra-territorial level aimed at enriching the community in which it operates. Located in one of the most important streets in the historic center of Modena, Palazzo Santa Margherita, whose name derives from the church that once stood in this area, hosts, in addition to the Modena Arti Visive Foundation – which since October 2017 has absorbed the Galleria Civica and Figurine Museum which were located here – as well as other cultural services such as the Delfini Library and the Orazio Vecchi Musical Institute. The halls of the Fondazione Modena Arti Visive can be accessed by going up to the first floor where the Sala Grande is located. Continuing to the left leads to the staircase leading to the Upper Rooms on the second floor. At the same level, there is also part of the photography collections and the drawing and graphics collection now managed by the Modena Visual Arts Foundation, which scholars and enthusiasts can view by appointment. If you continue from the Sala Grande in the opposite direction, past the ticket office and bookshop, you enter the staircase that leads to the Sala Figurine, a large space set up with displays conceived as large albums to leaf through and a 12-metre showcase. On the same floor, the Museo della Figurina collection, established following a donation from Giuseppe Panini, can also be consulted by appointment. At Palazzo Santa Margherita, there are also two laboratories that Fondazione Modena Arti Visive makes available for activities dedicated to children and teenagers.