MAC,N: Contemporary and Twentieth Century Art Museum

Villa Renatico Martini, is just outside the city centre in a place called Renatico, on the road that goes to the castle. It was built for Ferdinando Martini around 1887, designed by the architect Cesare Spighi, according to the eclectic taste of the late Tuscan Nineteenth century. This nineteenth century villa is a parallelepiped building with two floors, and is characterised by a double order of windows and a double ramp access staircase. Inside many rooms are decorated with elegant panelled ceilings with polychrome ceramic tondi. Since 2000, Villa Renatico-Martini, seat of the Contemporary and Twentieth Century Art Museum the villa is seat of the MAC,N -Museo d’arte contemporanea e del Novecento, which exhibits the permanent collection of graphic, painting, and sculpture works of Twentieth century and contemporary masters, as well as exhibition place for temporary art exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and open air cinema and theatre during the summer season. The villa is surrounded by a large park, famous for its important plant essences, among which the horse chestnut, plane tree, lime tree, cedar of Lebanon and Atlas cedar, sequoia, and many others. The park, equipped with benches is the ideal place for relaxation that completes every spa stay. The Museum and the park are also used for didactic activities for adults and schools of every order and level.

Contemporary and ‘900 ArtMuseo di Arte contemporanea e del NovecentoVia Gragnano, 349Monsummano Terme (link a Monsummano terme)CONTACT: Phone +39 0572 952140website: www.macn.itEmail: Single ticket € 3,00 / reduced ticket € 2,00 (under 18y and over 65y, non – deambulatory acc. Persons, edumusei card owners, 10pax groups) /FREE for Non – deambulatory, press and guides;School guided tours € 3,00 per ticketOPENING HOURS: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 3.30-6.30pm (winter) 4–7.00pm (summer)Wednsdays 9.30-12.30Saturdays and Sundays 9.30-12.30/3.30-6.30pm (winter) 4–7.00pm (summer)Closed on Tuesdays, January 1st, Easter, Augus 15th, December 25th.The museum is ordinarily open at night on the following days: Non abbiamo dimenticato (May), May 19th (Notte dei Musei); 21st June (Festa della Musica) July 6th, 7th, 8th (Terre d’Italia a Confronto and Notte Bianca di Monsummano Terme; three evenings in August (Notti bianche dei musei), September 29th, 30th (European Heritage Days), the 1st saturday of October (Giornata del contemporaneo. On previous reservation, the museum is always open mornings and evenings (closed on Tuesdays and closing days).Open in the mornings or in the evenings on prior appointment, daily, excluding Tuesdays.

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