MACC Museum

The MACC Museum is a contemporary art museum with its own permanent collection and a schedule of temporary exhibitions. The museum was inaugurated in 2000 by the Municipality of Calasetta with works from the collection donated by Ermanno Leinardi. Established as the MACC Museum in 2011, it documents all trends in abstract art, from lyrical and informal abstraction to geometric abstraction. From the masters of the 1930s (J. Albers, M. Radice, C. Badiali), to adherents of the Concrete Art Movement of the 1950s (Soldati, Veronesi), from the range of groups and collectives involved in the field of Cinematic-Visual art in the 1960s and 1970s (B. Munari, G. Capogrossi, L. Fontana, E. Leinardi, and many others), to the group of Sardinian experimenters (A. Atza, G. Campus, R. Rossi, V. Satta, I. Utzeri, G. Brundu, Z. Calzia), particularly rich in personalities to be rediscovered. The Museum presents a rotating selection of works gathered around specific themes and a series of thematic exhibitions. Among the latest, we remember: Rosanna Rossi, Border Geometries; Carol Rama, She He They.

Next to the MACC Museum is the management of one of the most characteristic monuments of the town of Calasetta: the Savoy Tower, located in the highest part of the town just a few steps from the museum, entirely made of local stone, welcomes on the ground floor the Armenian Archaeological Collection and on the first floor temporary exhibitions dedicated to artistic craftsmanship and the most sought-after design, as well as site-specific interventions. From the terrace above, you can admire a breathtaking 360-degree landscape. The MACC Museum and the Savoy Tower are managed by the MACC Foundation, in which the Municipality of Calasetta participates, chaired by Maricarla Armeni, with the artistic direction of Efisio Carbone.

Territory and culture are not only visual art. That’s why a calendar of events that is enriched, especially in the summer months, diversifies the museum’s offer – with excellence synaesthetics: music, literature, cinema as well as precious moments dedicated to food and wine with proposals such as guided tours of exhibitions and sunset aperitifs with tastings of local products. Space for taste: the museum’s terraces offer exciting locations from which to contemplate the landscape made of sea, sky and fiery reds. Space for meditation: The top of the Savoy tower will host a yoga course organized by the Calasetta gym during the summer months. The museum has a resilient vocation, a permeable space firmly rooted in its territory, in constant listening to the community while looking beyond the sea. To the Giuseppe Frau Gallery, an Iglesias-based collective, the task of studying and creating a mural to be realized outside the museum that expresses these fundamental principles.

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