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MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

Palazzo Pomarici | Via San Giacomo, 751000, Matera, Italy
+39 366 935 7768
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Truly inspirational

This museum is unassuming as you walk by but behind the doors are 7 caves full of contemporary... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
A very peaceful place.

Exhibits are in caves at the bottom and beautiful rooms higher up, with a spectacular view of the... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Bath, United Kingdom
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Palazzo Pomarici | Via San Giacomo, 751000, Matera, Italy
+39 366 935 7768
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is unassuming as you walk by but behind the doors are 7 caves full of contemporary Italian sculpture. The space was that of a noble family so it is interesting for that reason alone. Add the ingenious and thought provoking metal, ceramic and...More

Thank KRAtlanta
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Exhibits are in caves at the bottom and beautiful rooms higher up, with a spectacular view of the gorge. Very cool inside. Exhibits are varied and interesting. The town is built mostly of marble and limestone and is very hot. This is a cool refuge.

Thank psychlura
Reviewed 1 June 2017

What a jewel of a museum to have discovered in Matera. We were so moved by the beautiful sculpture, the unique space and careful presentation of the artwork. It is a must to see!

Thank Sylvia T
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This was surprisingly good. There are multiple rock cut rooms all different and one area with hunting scene frescos that was part of a wealthy family home. The sculptures themselves are very interesting examples of modern Italian art. Worth a visit.

Thank IBrisbane
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

There is a variety of art work in this museum. Contemporary as well as older works that have been donated from private collections. Some glass, ceramic, neon lighting, stone & metal works displayed through your many cave rooms. In the open areas and near the...More

Thank jeffreyshapiro
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Big and interesting place. Like a little maze of cave. Amazing selections of inspiring artists. The lightning is perfect and bring a great atmosphere. Historical building located in a fascinating area. I recommend for art lovers and also architecture geeks.

Thank Luis K
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Matera was one of our favorite cities to visit and learn more about. The fact that hotels, homes and restaurants are reinvigorating these caves is fascinating. But this museum takes first prize. It's a bit of work to find it. Don't give up. Keep asking...More

Thank Gigi-ray
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Beautiful city. The old part (the Sassi) is very authentic and well taken care off with nice streets, a mustsee museum MUSMA, the Piazza San Pietro with the magnificent little church... Will be European Cultural Capital in 2019

1  Thank Vera S
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This was a highlight of the trip. The works of sculpture are modern and diverse located in various caves. What a wonderful museum. If you have interest in modern scut pure this is a must. Very highly recommended

Thank fwv3
Reviewed 21 May 2016

A range of modern art displayed throughout an old Materan property and the caves, formerly used for making and storing wine. Some of the art is more interesting than other but a number of pieces really suited the curation in the caves. Some of the...More

Thank TheWelshRover
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