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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
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
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
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.
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
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
If you are staying more than a day in matera that you should really visit the MUSMA. It has a big collection of contemporary sluptures, all placed in the suggestive interiors, from underground caves to open inner courtyards.