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Centre of Plastic Arts in Carrara

The museum where contemporary art meets marble

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The CAP (Centro Arti Plastiche) of Carrara is a museum dedicated to contemporary art which holds the collection of the municipality and is kept inside the former convent of San Francesco, which has been recovered and restored.

The museum is made up of works acquired by the municipality of Carrara over the course of the different editions of the International Sculpture Biennial since 1957 to today, from those received from private donations and from the works left in the cloister and made for the event “Designing the Marble” which brought a group of international artists to Carrara in 2004 to take on the power of stone material for the first time.

Some of the artists on display are Giuliano Vangi, Giuseppe Spagnulo, Jannis Kounellis, Alberto Viani, Dunchi, Signori, Perez, Cardenas and many others.

The CAP has exhibitions, events and educational workshops for schools during the year.

Info: comune.carrara.ms.gov.it

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