Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci

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Coordinates: 43°51′40″N 11°06′30″E / 43.86111°N 11.10833°E / 43.86111; 11.10833

Museum main entrance

Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci) is a contemporary art centre sited in Via della Repubblica in Prato, Italy. The centre is devoted to exhibiting art produced during the past few decades. It houses a Museum of Contemporary Art, a Centre of Information and Documentation of visual arts and an education department.[1] Originally designed by architect Italo Gamberini, in 2016 it was expanded by Maurice Nio, who designed a U-shaped building with an outdoor amphitheater with a seat capacity of 800 people at the centre.[2] In addition to the permanent contemporary art collection, the centre includes a sculpture garden and a spece designated to the installation of temporary exhibitions.

The centre was founded in 1988 by curator Amnon Barzel and industrialist Enrico Pecci in memory of his son Luigi Pecci. Contributions to the foundation of the centre were made by the Prato town council, private companies and members of the public.[1]

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