CAMeC - Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Museum in La Spezia

La Spezia Camec
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Nestled within the historical heart of La Spezia stands the CAMEC – Center of Modern and Contemporary Art, an artistic haven ensconced within a 1920s building that once served as the seat of Justice. This dynamic institution boasts a remarkable and diverse array of artworks, solidifying its role as a hub for modern and contemporary expression.

The museum’s collection is ingeniously partitioned into three distinct sections: the Cozzani collection, the Battolini collection, and the Golfo Prize collection. The Cozzani collection, a testament to the artistic generosity of Ilda and Giorgio Cozzani, comprises 1157 works gifted to the city in 1999. This compilation predominantly features drawings, graphics, paintings, and approximately 80 sculptures, encapsulating the multifaceted artistic styles that have blossomed throughout the 20th century.

The Battolini section finds its origin in the contributions of Anna Maria and Ferruccio Battolini to the Municipality, enriching the museum’s offerings further. Lastly, the Golfo Prize Collection is intrinsically tied to the esteemed national painting award of the same name. The inception of this accolade dates back to 1933 under the visionary Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. After a pause following World War II, the event was revived from 1949 to 1965, and, following an extended hiatus, it was rejuvenated in 2000 to be organized biennially.

The CAMEC serves as an accessible haven, inviting the public to partake in its cultural tapestry. Guided tours offer visitors a deeper understanding of the museum’s treasures, while its space continually metamorphoses to host temporary exhibitions spotlighting emerging contemporary artists. This dynamic fusion of heritage and innovation positions the CAMEC as a pivotal cultural cornerstone within La Spezia.

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Visiting CAMeC - Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea


Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 – 18.00


€ 5.00

Address: CAMeC - Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Piazza Cesare Battisti, La Spezia, SP, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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