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MUSMA. Museum of Contemporary Sculpture Matera

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MUSMA is located within the impressive framework of the 16th century Palazzo Pomarici, in the heart of the Sassi. This unique museum provides the perfect environment for the symbiosis of sculpture and the characteristic carved sites in the Sassi; the exhibition galleries, in fact, consist not only of the rooms of the Palazzo, but also the vast hypogea, where the works of art are revitalized by the strength and beauty of the surrounding rock hewn spaces. The museum project was born of the conviction that the Sassi of Matera - partly carved out of the rock and partly modeled with rock by folk masonry wisdom - provided a site extraordinarily adapted for presenting sculpture exhibitions. An ancient city like Matera should not live only on its past but must understand how to transform its historical heritage into a new culture.

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The Museum of Contemporary Sculpture maintains not only a permanent collection of the work of international sculptures, but also hosts changing exhibitions in its efforts to explore the artistic language of our times.
The idea to incorporate the suggestive environment of the rock caves as exhibition spaces has deep roots: MUSMA is the fruit of 30 years of experience of Matera’s “La Scaletta” Club which, beginning in 1978, annually presented the “Great Exhibitions of the Sassi of Matera.”
The wealth of experience, knowledge, and relationships built over this period of time has not been lost. For this reason, MUSMA is also the “Museum of Friendship.” 

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Palazzo Pomarici was restored under the supervision of the Architect A. Zanmatti, who also installs the exhibitions.

MUSMA’s logo was designed by Mario Cresci.

Artist and works

Matera's MUSMA
october - march 10.00 to 14.00
april - september 10.00 - 14.00 / 16.00 - 20.00
Open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Closed on Mondays The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
ADMISSION PRICES Admission € 5,00 Concession (under 18/over 70) € 3,50
Free admission for children under 6
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