Even art is sustainable in Siena!
The Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex will host the ‘Arte Senese’ exhibition from 15 September 2022 until 8 January 2023, dedicated to Sienese art from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century. The exhibition is made from material that, once disassembled, will be reused for a future exhibit, to avoid the unnecessary waste often created by museum displays.
In terms of sending materials, transportation has been optimised to reduce environmental impact as much as possible. Finally, the wooden materials used for the set-up are part of a sustainable supply chain, which was all designed to impact the environment as little as possible.
The exhibition tells the story of Sienese art from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century by presenting the public with a series of masterpieces preserved in the collections of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank.
It features works by great masters including Pietro Lorenzetti, Tino di Camaino, Stefano di Giovanni known as Sassetta, Giovanni Antonio Bazzi known as Sodoma, Domenico Beccafumi, Bernardino Mei, Cesare Maccari and Fulvio Corsini. The exhibition will retrace Siena’s ancient love for figurative arts through some great artists capable of making a name for themselves at home and abroad. It clearly demonstrates the extraordinary value of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank’s collections, intrinsically linked to the city, its memory and its values.
The collections consist of paintings, sculptures and furniture, mostly from the Sienese school from the 14th to the 19th century, with some interesting forays into the 20th century.
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