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Centre for contemporary art Luigi Pecci

The Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci is the first Italian institution which has been built from scratch to present, collect, document and promote the most advanced artistic research. Since its opening in 1988, it has produced a vast number of exhibitions and educational schemes, carried out activities of contemporary art documentation, and hosted numerous theatrical and multimedia events. It has built up a collection of over 1000 works which map artistic trends from the ‘sixties up to the present day: painting, sculpture, cinema and video, installations, works on paper, artist books, photographs, graphic art, applied arts and commissioned projects.

Besides the collection, the exhibitions and the cultural events for the public, the Centro Pecci also houses the Center for Information and Documentation (CID)/Visual Arts, whose archive and specialized library offer about 50,000 volumes, including exhibition and collection catalogues, essays and monographs, a magazine library of 300 Italian and foreign magazines, an audio-visual section and an important collection of posters, invitations and press releases, museum guides, auction catalogues and bibliographical bulletins.

The Centro Pecci is currently being extended with the futuristic ring-shaped project commissioned from the Dutch architect Maurice Nio, which updates and potentiates the post-modern building designed in the ‘eighties by the Florentine architect Italo Gamberini, adapting the museum to its cultural role as the dynamic center of the regional contemporary art network.


The Centro Pecci collection includes over 1000 works, sculptures, installations and environments, paintings, photographs and video works from the 1950s up to today, mostly purchased in the wake of exhibitions. Specific bodies of works come from the Carlo Palli Collection and from acquisitions of the Friends of the Centro Pecci and the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation of Prato.

Particularly noteworthy are the works of various exponents of Arte Povera and the Italian and international Transavangarde, also those of ex-URSS artists. The collection also contains a vast body of works and projects of Concrete Poetry, Visual Poetry, visual experiences of musicians and performers, sections dedicated to Radical Architecture, artists’ films in Tuscany from 1964 to 1980, artist books.


Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (anfiteatro)

Addresses and contacts

Viale della Repubblica
, 277
- 59100
Phone: 0574 5317
Fax: 0574 531901
Opening time From tuesday to sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 11.oo p.m.
Closed on monday.
Summer opening timeExhibition halls closed from Monday 13 August to Wednesday 5 September included.
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