The MAON - Art Museum nineteenth and twentieth centuries is located in the heart of Rende, in the province of Cosenza. The Museum was inaugurated in 2004 by the Center for art and culture "A. Capizzano "Rende and is headquartered in the Palazzo Vitari. The MAON is the only museum with a permanent museum collection of Calabrian artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The first nucleus of the collection is due to the donation of the entire private collection of Capizzano Achille, founder of the museum. In the collection of nineteenth-century artists are cited: Benassai Giuseppe, Giuseppe Cosenza, Giuseppe Renda, Francesco Jerace, Gaele Covelli and many others. Instead, the twentieth century are: Umberto Boccioni, Mimmo Rotella, Alfredo Pirri, Angelo Savelli and many others. In 2004 the Museum has been enriched by an important collection of contemporary art by Louis Ladaga. His collection includes works of art by famous artists such as Alighiero Boetti, Mario Schifano, Umberto Mastroianni, Nicola De Maria, Mario Ceroli and Lucio Del Pezzo. A small core of works are formed by graphic documenting the great masters of the twentieth century such as Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Dali, Ernst, Balla, Burri and Kounellis. The Museum offers a very rich exhibition activity thanks to international relations with museums and collectors.

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