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Pietrasanta's Models Museum

A collection of 700 plaster models of sculptures by Italian and international artists

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Piazza Francesco Crispi, 20, 55045 Pietrasanta LU, Italia

The “Pierluigi Gherardi” Models Museum in Pietrasanta, situated in the former Sant'Agostino monastery, documents the artistic activity of the sculptors who came from all over the world to the Versilia city to craft their art in the local workshops here.

The museum displays 700 models of sculptures by more than 350 international artists who worked in the area’s marble workships and bronze furnaces. The model is the sculptor’s original idea and helps us to understand the process that births a sculptural work. The sculptures made based on the models on show in Pietrasanta are found in museums, collections and parks all over the world.

Models Museum
Models Museum

Leading names in the field of contemporary sculpture are showcased in the collection, from Fernando Botero to Igor Mitorj, Niki De Saint Phalle to Giò Pomodoro. There is also a vast paper and digitized archive about the artists and workshops.


Info: museodeibozzetti.it

Land of artists and marble workers between the Apuan Alps and the sea
The fascinating city of Pietrasanta is the perfect destination for art enthusiasts, both classic and contemporary. A gathering place for artists from all across the world and a true hub for international sculpture, in recent decades, Pietrasanta has become a something of an open-air museum, where visitors can admire, among the many galleries and public piazzas, an uninterrupted continually ...