Florence's first Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art opens on March

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Italian collector Roberto Casamonti. Plans to open the first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art in Florence, Italy. Casamonti is the founder of Tornabuoni Art Gallery. He bought and rebuilt Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, a Palazzo Bartolini in his home town of Florence, during the high Renaissance. The history of the building dates back to 1523. The space will house his 5, 000 personal collections, including George de Cherica. Picasso, Max Ernst, Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquett, Anish Kapoor, and so on.

"this project was born out of my desire to share my collection with the city of Florence and to promote my love for contemporary art," Mr. Casamonti said. "I believe in the educational value of art and how it stimulates thought. Inspire our lives. "

The private museum for appointment, free and open to the public. Casa Monti and the "Cultural Association" (Associazione Culturale) will be responsible for the operation of space, they plan to profit commodity sales and other activities in the space to donate, as scholarships for students studying art history in Florence. The first exhibition in 2018 will include in early twentieth Century 60s first century works, and replace the works in March 2019, showing from the last century since the 60s work.

Source: Artforum