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MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

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Different Experience Viewing Art in aCave

To wander through a previous cave palace and to view the sculptures and photos was a wired but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing space

Interesting art in an amazing cave space. Well worth a visit. Some excellent photos of the objects... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The MUSMA, internationally recognized for its unique cave exhibition spaces, is the most important museum entirely dedicated to sculpture in Italy. MUSMA occupies the spaces of the 17th Century Palazzo Pomarici and was inaugurated on October 14th...more
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Palazzo Pomarici | Via San Giacomo, 751000, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To wander through a previous cave palace and to view the sculptures and photos was a wired but interesting experience. Positioning of sculptures within the cave structure was innovative. A change from normal museum/ galleries.

Thank Fair23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting art in an amazing cave space. Well worth a visit. Some excellent photos of the objects as well.

Thank victorGlos
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Loved this place, in my opinion the best museum in Matera. Housed in a former Palace cave system, worth a visit just to see the caves. The exhibitions of modern art a interesting, housed in 8 or 10 separate huge caves, all unique. Some very...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Tourists come to Matera to experience the sassi or caves. This museum displays Modern and Contemporary art in one, which really enhances the experience. It’s a good collection of mostly sculptures on two floors. There is an elevator but it would be difficult for some...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Extraordinary sculpture museum in the old city of Matera - well worth the visit. The museum has many display areas, and pictures of the artists are included in each room, making the exhibit that much more interesting.

Thank AshesToProveIt
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Loved this museum as so unusual. Sculptures in cave dwellings really atmospheric. Never been anywhere like it and you must visit whilst you are in Matera! Really interesting collection of work.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Not a bad thing to do, with some interesting sculptures (though I didn't recognise the names of the artists). Some of the settings for the sculptures, in the caves, are pretty cool. Not a must-see, I think, but if you have the time, certainly not...More

Thank Quanster
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Restored palazzo with an incredible assortment of ancient and contemporary sculptures. Breathtaking.

Thank Pardo M
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Do not miss this museum. We had a hard time finding it and almost gave up. I'm so glad we didn't. We love contemporary art and classic architecture. The amalgamation of the two here at MUSMA is extraordinary. We had the museum mostly to ourselves,...More

Thank LolaFelina
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We only had 20 minutes before closing but were able to view most sculptures. We did not find this a highlight of Matera.

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