Villa Panza, known worldwide as a center of contemporary art, has origins dating back to the eighteenth century, when the Marquis Paolo Antonio Menafoglio Biumo spotted on top of the hill, in Varese, the perfect place for his house countryside. The Panza Collection originated in the fifties, when Count Giuseppe Panza starts collecting American art of the twentieth century, inspired by the themes of light and color. Among these mention the works of site specific environmental art gallery, which live in harmony with the historic rooms of the Villa and the collection of pre-Columbian and African art. Emblematic in this sense of the rustic wing, which now houses an amazing gallery of site specific environmental art works, almost a temple dedicated to the element bright. Among these works by Dan Flavin, whose collection boasts the largest concentration perpetually exposed works, James Turrell and Robert Irwin. Home to the international exhibitions, Villa Panza offers a sensory experience, even for the little ones with a dedicated activities calendar. Here you can spend an entire day immersed in art, including 33,000 square meters of park enriched by the works of Land Art and the Restaurant "Luce" .Villa Panza, donated to FAI in 1996 by Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza di Biumo, it is a eighteenth-century villa located on the Biumo hill in Varese, where you store the collection and is used for exhibitions and educational activities.

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Piazzale Litta, 1
21100 Varese


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