Museo Nazionale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna

Matera, Italy

The Museo nazionale d'arte medievale e moderna della Basilicata is an art museum located inside the building Palazzo Lanfranchi, which is located in Piazzetta Pascoli, in the Historic Centre of Matera Basilicata. In front of the entrance, a sculpture by artist Kengiro Azuma titled La Goccia is exhibited.

In the past, the building that now hosts the museum - Palazzo Lanfranchi - used to be a seminary and, starting from 1864, it became the seat of the high school Liceo ginnasio Emanuele Duni, which now is located uptown.



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Founded: 1864
Category: Museums in Italy

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Juliana Menezes (6 months ago)
Stunning collection! Definitely worth the visit. Still speechless with the power of Carlo Levi’s life and work
Marin P (8 months ago)
Photos and pictures of Carlo Levi, showing the hard life of the inhabitants of Matera before 1950
B G (11 months ago)
A must for those who want to know deeper about the local history and culture - better combined with a few books such as the one I mention below. Building with a noble architecture and breathtaking views. I recommend people reading Carlo Levi's book Cristo si è fermato ad Eboli before seeing his paintings, it'll give a very special meaning of what they represent for the local history. They also have seasonal displays of both modern and old art - right now one of the shows is about the famous Italian comics named Diabolik (there are also movies based on the comics ofc).
Lorraine Juan (3 years ago)
One of the must-visit museums in the area. The first and third floors are temporary exhibitions of contemporary art, and the second floor exhibits a collection of altarpieces, portraits and Matera local landscape paintings. The great thing is that the access is free for art students. Next to the museum is a good spot to shoot night views of sassi.
Ian White (5 years ago)
There are some interesting things on display here but we found it quite difficult to find our way around the exhibits abdominal explanations are not always easy to find. The building itself is light and airy and pleasant to walk around. On the day that we visited, newly weds were having their photos taken abdominal it mams a good setting. The exterior is interesting too.
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