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"Raffaele De Grada" Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

An important, well-stocked gallery of contemporary art, with annexed garden for moments of relax

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San Gimignano
Via Folgore 11, San Gimignano
This complex was renovated between the eighties and nineties of the last century and houses the Archaeological Museum, the 'Spezieria di Santa Fina' and the Raffaele de Grada Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, this last being named after the famous Milanese painter (1885-1957). After having travelled extensively all over Europe and shown at the most important exhibitions of his time, from the Biennale di Venezia to the Novecento exhibitions in Milan, the artist chose San Gimignano as his country of adoption.

As well as the works of this artist, the permanent collection exhibits works from the Tuscan nineteenth century (including works of Niccolò Cannicci) and the twentieth century (Guttuso, Sassu, Fieschi, Vacchi, Ciardo etc.). Moreover, the gallery represents the most important exhibiting space of the town and holds frequent temporary exhibitions dedicated to art of the nineteenth, twentieth centuries or contemporary art. Attached to the museum there is a pretty garden enclosed by a walk that provides a charming spot for a break for reading or taking refreshment. From this garden access is gained to the “Ugo Nomi Venerosi Pesciolini” Communal Library and to the important Historical Archives.
San Gimignano
With it multitude of towers sticking out against the horizon, San Gimignano is one of the most iconic and recognizable destinations in Tuscany. In every corner of the world, there lives someone with a dream to visit this ancient village and to feel the experience of stepping into a perfect Medieval postcard. ...