The Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco—the Burri Collection venue —together with Palazzo Albizzini are located in the southern suburban area of Città di Castello. The collection was opened to the public on July 1990, after the acquisition and restructuring of the industrial warehouses used until the 1960s to dry out tropical tobacco leaves. It is an important museum of contemporary art, of almost 7.
500 square meters, entirely dedicated to the work of Alberto Burri (1915-1995). The internationally renowned artist, born in Città di Castello, personally took care of the internal set up of the exhibition, through a wise re-conversion of the industrial space. He decided to set the large painting cycles, realized between 1970 and 1993, in the pavilions. The external expositive spaces are characterized by the display of some of his monumental sculptures: Grande Ferro Sestante (Big Sextant Iron), Grande Ferro K (Big Iron K) and Ferro U (Iron U).
Since 2017, there is a new permanent area: the complete Graphic Work of Alberto Burri.
This new area houses the entire work of graphic and multiples of the artist, consisting in more than two hundred pieces. It is an important aspect of Burri’s production that sometimes anticipates, sometimes follows and sometimes is contemporary to his main pieces and highlights his extraordinary manual ability and constant experimentation.
On March 12th 2018, has been launched the multimedia area “Burri Documenta” that follows Burri’s life (1915-1995) through original evidences, invitations, catalogues, letters, monographs, critic texts, photographs, videos and films. It is divided in three sections: A) Screening Area, B) Interactive Area 3) Media Rooms.
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