Carnevalotto Collection
Address c/o Galleria d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea "Lorenzo Viani" Palazzo delle Muse, Piazza Mazzini - Viareggio

Carnival and art, an integral part of the historical, artistic, and cultural heritage of the event and the city of Viareggio. This combination is at the heart of the Carnevalotto Collection.

What is the Carnevalotto Collection?

The Carnevalotto Collection is located in an exhibition space at the Viani Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery. It collects the works of the Carnevalotto Award, created by various artists and inspired by the Viareggio Carnival.

Born in 1987 from an idea by Giuliana Saudino and Franco Bendinelli (Studio Saudino) and established by the Carnival Foundation, the Carnevalotto Award brings together many artists who have witnessed their interpretation of that upside down, fleeting and ephemeral world, which characterizes the Carnival. For almost three decades, between 1987 and 2018, the Carnevalotto Award was an ideal artistic tribute to the winning floats of the Viareggio Carnival.

The main artists who participated in the award and whose works are exhibited in the Collection are: Giò Pomodoro, Sebastian Matta, Pietro Cascella, Piero Dorazio, Gianni Dova, Concetto Pozzati, Emilio Tadini, Bruno Ceccobelli, Igor Mitoraj, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Joe Tilson, Hisiao Chin, Ugo Nespolo, Luca Alinari, Antonio Possenti, Medath Shafik, Giosetta Fioroni, Walter Valentini, Arturo Carmassi, Aldo Spoldi, Alessandro Mendini, Gianfranco Pardi, Emilio Isgrò, Giuseppe Maraniello, Bruno Di Bello, Lorenzo D’Andrea, Riccardo Gusmaroli and Massimo Kaufmann.

 

 

 

Opening
hours

From September 1st to June 14, 2024

Wednesday to Saturday: 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 1:30pm and 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

 

 

GAM tickets

It is possible to purchase the tickets directly at the museum. The ticket office is open until 30 minutes before the Gallery closes.

For booking and information it is possible to call  +39 0584 581118 or to write an e-mail to gamc@comune.viareggio.lu.it