The Pino Pascali Museum
The birth of the Pino Pascali Museum dates back to 1998 following an important bequest of works and memorabilia belonging to the artist from the family. In 2010 the Museum became the Pino Pascali Foundation, jointly owned by the Puglia Region and the Municipality of Polignano a Mare, with statute and internal regulation. The current site is a restored former municipal slaughterhouse, overlooking the sea, the house on the sea that Pascali so desired.
The activity of the Foundation takes its steps from the figure of Pino Pascali, one of the most important exponents of Italian and international art during the Sixties, who died at the age of 33 in Rome, a fundamental point of reference for the development of the exhibition activity of the museum.
The Foundation is structured in such a way as to work in containers in order to offer a vision of art that is as eclectic as possible and in line with the main avant-garde linguistic research of the moment.
In addition to a large number of works by Pino Pascali, the Foundation exhibits the works of the most significant Apulian artists and the works of the winners of the Pino Pascali Prize. The permanent collection and temporary exhibitions give the public a cultural offer in line with the most appreciated museum standards in the world, so much so that in 2013 it was awarded the First Prize as the Best Foundation of Contemporary Art in Italy.