Contemporary Art in Matera: Museums, Galleries and Foundations

In Matera artists and art curators make wonderful use of the buildings and places. Matera has a rich and vital contemporary art scene, as demonstrated by this list of the city’s contemporary galleries and by the Artist Residency we hosted at Masseria Fontana di Vite.
The Residency is a collaboration between us and the gallerist Carl Kostyal, it was founded to provide a space and home for visual artists from around the world to create art while experiencing Italian life. So, we want to share with you our passion for contemporary artists. SoutHeritage Foundation for Contemporary Art The SoutHeritage Foundation sets its cultural projects in historical and symbolic places of the city of Matera and of Basilicata, thus contributing to the vivification of historical-architectural memory of the natural territory. Visit the foundation website to know about projects and exhibitions. Musma, “Museum of Contemporary Sculpture of Matera” MUSMA (Museum of Contemporary Sculpture of Matera), housed in the seventeenth century Palazzo Pomarici, is the only museum entirely dedicated to Italian sculpture. The museum makes wonderful use of the building, the exhibition is spread over four hypogeum, two floors and courts, all dedicated to exhibiting contemporary sculpture. The “Great Exhibitions in the Sassi” Matera has a great feeling with the sculpture exhibitions. It comes from the “Great Exhibitions in the Sassi” managed from 1978 by the cultural association “La Scaletta” and staged in the rocky churches of Madonna delle Virtù e San Nicola dei Greci. At the moment you can visit the exhibition “Salvador Dalí. La persistenza degli opposti”. Momart Gallery, spazio creativo nei Sassi Momart Gallery is in the heart of Sassi and is a vibrant place of experimentation, innovation and art research. This space hosts residencies and visitors are allowed to witness up close the process of an artist at work. Talks and seminars are also held. The Sculpture Park “La Palomba” The Sculpture Park "La Palomba" was an initiative of the artist Antonio Paradiso, who created a permanent exhibition of his works in an exhausted tuff quarry. It is located on the trunk road SS 7 Appia in "La Palomba", an area where there are several tuff quarries. The exhibition makes wonderful use of the space. If you love art and sculpture you must visit it.
Do you like contemporary art? Reserve your holiday in Matera and enjoy museums and galleries.

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New Rooms and Outdoor Space Design for Your Special Holiday in Matera

15 June 2021

We are very glad to share some news with you! We really worked hard to improve ourselves, we not only focused on the whole Masseria Fontana di Vite project but we also created some news facilities. We have some new bedrooms and a very well designed outdoor space where you could spend your time.

New Bedrooms and a Very Well-Tended Outdoor Space

We increased the Masseria Fontana di Vite rooms. Now Masseria has 20 rooms and they are available to accommodate you all the year. Furthermore, we focused our efforts on taking care of the whole outdoor space. We planted trees and we increased the green spaces. Masseria Fontana di Vite is more relaxing than ever and it is perfect if you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a place comfortable and close to a lively city like Matera. Masseria Fontana di Vite has safe and great spaces to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Smart working in a relaxing place

We opened Masseria Fontana di Vite on the 4th June. It is the perfect place to combine relaxing, smart working and holiday. It has a very well-tended outdoor space and all around there are lands and cornfields. Here you could rest, sleep well and work during the day. Masseria Fontana di Vite is equipped with technologies, amenities and all the necessities you need to work efficiently.
June is the perfect month to have a holiday combining smart working and relaxation. We have a special June proposal: if you book a two night stay we give you a € 50,00 gift for having dinner or lunch in our restaurant.

Amazing events in a special place

As we said, Masseria Fontana di Vite has great outdoor spaces, they are safe and perfect to host your special events, such as weddings, birthdays, private parties or working meetings.
Get in touch with us for further information.
We can’t wait to surprise you!

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