Collezione Maramotti is a private contemporary art collection which opened to visitors in 2007: it is located in the historical headquarters of Max Mara company, in Reggio Emilia.
The permanent collection can be visited with free admission and upon booking, according to the wishes of Achille Maramotti. It comprises a relevant selection of more than two hundred works representing only a portion of the collection put passionately together in forty years. The collection includes mostly paintings, but also sculptures and installations, made from 1945 till the present day, and presents pieces from the most significant artistic trends both in Italy and abroad from the second half of the 20th century. More than one hundred twenty artists are represented with important works which at the time of their creation and acquisition had introduced elements of substantial innovation and experimentation in artistic research.
For the most part, 21st-century works are not included in the permanent collection: specific exhibitions are dedicated to them in the rooms set for temporary shows, spaces where projects commissioned to international artists are also regularly exhibited. The artworks created for these exhibitions are acquired by the Collection, with the aim of merging acquisition policies with public showing.
The Collection exhibits and acquires also the projects of artists who are awarded the two-yearly Max Mara Art Prize for Women, in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, for emerging women artists working in the United Kingdom. The Prize testifies Max Mara’s close relationships with the art world.
Via Fratelli Cervi 66
42124 Reggio Emilia – Italy
Ph. +39 0522 382484
Fax +39 0522 934479
Opening hours to the public:
Thursday and Friday 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 6.30pm
Closed: 1 and 6 January, 25 April, 1 May, from 1 to 25 August, 25 and 26 December
Entrance to the Collection is free of charge. Visits to the permanent collection are accompanied and must be booked in advance.
Visits to temporary exhibitions and projects are always free, without reservation, during the opening hours of the Collection.
(Photo credit Claudia Marini)