Mo.C.A. Montecatini Contemporary Art
In December 2012, Montecatini opened a new exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art. It is located in a building of exceptional beauty and historical and cultural significance: the 20th-century Palazzo Comunale.
The occasion allowed for the restoration of marvellous spaces, used until 2007 as Post Office premises. In fact, this original purpose is recounted in Galileo Chini’s cycle of illustrated stained glass windows related to communication.
The Mo.C.A. represents the city’s first Civic Gallery and its rooms house world-class works, including Joan Mirò‘s impressive painting “Women Encircled by the Flight of a Bird”. This work was made between 1975 and 1978 and donated to the city in 1980 on the occasion of the great extemporaneous exhibition “Homage to Miró”.
Additionally, there are sculptures by internationally renowned artists, such as the work by the Swiss artist Claraz featured in the prestigious Larousse Encyclopedia, as well as works by Orfeo Tamburi, Umberto Buscioni, Sergio Scatizzi and Marco Lodola.
This is a state-of-the-art facility designed to promote the dissemination and understanding of multiple visual languages through temporary exhibitions as well as the opportunity to experience them first hand in a classroom setting.
The models for this project were the Tate Gallery in London and the MOMA in New York.
Open from Tuesday to Friday 10:00 – 12:00;
Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 12.30pm and in the summer period 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Winter 3.30pm – 6.30pm.
Closed on Mondays