Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art
Viale della Repubblica, 277
I-59100 Prato, Italia
ma t/m vr 11.00-18.00
Contact: Alessandra Carlomagno
Built on the basis of plans drawn up by the Florentine rationalist architect Italo Gamberini, the Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci was founded in 1988 in memory of the son of the Industrialist Enrico Pecci, with contributions by the city administration, various companies, business people and private citizens. It is active internationally, with a wide program of temporary exhibitions, didactic activity, documentation and information, multimedia events and performances. It furthermore has an important permanent collection consisting of works by major artists over the past 30 years, aquired as a testimony to exhibitions held and research carried out at the museum. The museum complex, which includes the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Centre of Information and Documentation/Visual Arts, the Education Department and the Events Section, consists of exhibition rooms, various spaces for concurrent exhibitions, didactic workshops, the centre of information and documentation with its specialist library, bookshop, auditorium, conference room, bar, open air theatre, sculpture garden and exhibition room for the permanent collection.