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ArTown - a collection of contemporary art in Lucca

Mura Urbane, casermetta san Frediano

In 1977, the Lucchese Association of Art Figurative gave to the Municipality of Lucca 140 works of painting, sculpture and graphics designed for the constitution of a permanent Museum of Modern Art that valorizes the important artistic heritage.

Since then the collection has been enriched with numerous private donations, which have so far been dispersed in various municipal offices or stored in non-accessible stores.

Prompted by the Municipal Administration in collaboration with the Opera delle Mura of Lucca and curated by the ArteinLucca Cultural Association, ArTown presents for the first time to the public a selection of 60 artworks belonging to the civic collection. In this first corus, great names of Lucchese art, from Renato Avanzinelli to Giannetto, sitting at the great Antonio Possenti and many others who visited Lucca.

In the first exhibition, from 19 June to 31 July 2017, were exhibited works of artists from the first decades of the 20th century, followed by a group of paintings, sculptures and drawings made between 1960 and 1975, a period of intense artistic and cultural fervor. in our city. Thanks to the commitment of the ArteinLucca Association, some canvases have been subjected to cleaning and restoration work, and a detailed photographic documentation of all the works for the exhibition has been made. The suggestive spaces of the Casermetta di San Frediano have been made available to the Opera of the Walls of Lucca.

The set-up of the collection is updated periodically.

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10:00 / 19:00