POGGIO A CAIANO /
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The Ardengo Soffici and 20th-century Italian Museum exhibits paintings by the great artist, intellectual and art critic Ardengo Soffici, from various public and private collections, presented in an extensive review from 1904 to the 1960s. It is possible to permanently follow the creative story and the stylistic contribution of this artist with a European nature, even more significant for having maintained a profile well rooted in his land. The Museum is located on the first floor of the restored Medici Stables, where there is also the 'F. Inverni ' library, which preserves a specific section and an archive of images dedicated to the artist. The museum was inaugurated on May 16, 2009, two years after the important exhibition 'Soffici 1907-2007. One hundred years after his return to Italy ', organized on the occasion of the artist's return to Poggio a Caiano after his long stay in Paris. There are about 40 works preserved in these rooms, to which the ones exhibited on the occasion of temporary exhibitions are added year after year. Alongside the paintings, the museum exhibits some of the magazines in which Soffici collaborated with writings and drawings, which confirm the strong personality of the artist and his role in the artistic and literary society of the time.
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