The Marino Marini Museum is located in the historic centre of Florence, between Via della Vigna Nuova and Piazza Santa Maria Novella, inside the spectacular spaces of the former church of San Pancrazio, founded before the year 1000, deconsecrated in 1808 and since then transformed and used for the most diverse purposes: seat of the Imperial Lottery of France, seat of the magistrate's court, Royal Tobacco Factory, military depot. Finally, from the mid-nineteenth century, restored for its museum functionality.
Inside thre are 180 works of the artist born in Pistoia (1901-1980) artworks: sculptures, paintings, drawings and engravings, donated at different times by the sculptor and his wife Marina.
Revolving around the majestic equestrian group of Aja (1957-58), located in the epicenter of the ancient liturgical space and immersed in natural light from the large apse window, the works are exhibited following a thematic rather than chronological order.
The Marini San Pancrazio Foundation, which manages the Museum, also organizes numerous cultural events and exhibitions dedicated to contemporary artists.
Inside the museum, in the chapel of the Santo Sepolcro (Holy Sepulcher) the only part of the church still consecrated, there is the Tempietto del Santo Sepolcro, a funeral monument by Leon Battista Alberti.
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