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Musma

Palazzo Pomarici | Via San Giacomo, 751000 Matera, Italy
366 9357768
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Matera
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Mar 24, 2014
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Hanmer, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Be sure to visit this museum. The setting for contemporary sculpture in a series of caves, nooks and crannies gives the pieces a perfect setting and they can really shine. We had the place completely to ourselves - you don't get that at the Guggenheim!

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

MUSMA sits in the Sassi area of the town of Matera. My family and I have been to MOMA and L'Orangerie and the Pompidou amongst other fine museums. MOMA stands on it's own. They have a very interesting array of art from different time periods from around the world. The presentation of the pieces are brilliant. If you took the... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Get insight into how life was for those living in the caves. Set up pretty much how it was when the last people left in 1958 . Apparently when they were asked to leave some resisted Good value at 2euros

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Midlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very good sculpture museum but we would have liked to have been told more about the setting of the sculptures. Some of the caves were interestingly shaped with mysterious holes in the floors and walls and we were desperate to know what they had been used for! The sculptures were very good, and there were a lot of them. We... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Some sculptures are better than others but the overall impression is fascinating. Not sure why, but the crowds here were fewer than elsewhere in Matera. Perhaps it needs to be promoted more. Well worth an hour or so of your time.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We visited MUSMA and the sculptures collection is really fantastic! Worth a visit! One century of highest level sculptures. A must for all art lovers.

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Denver
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11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The person at the front desk of our desk mentioned this museum and I am real glad I went. They don't allow photography inside or I would post a picture to provide an idea of it. like others said, it is not just the art, but the very unusual way the art is exhibited, in a series of caves that... More

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Uppland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We were not aware of this museum, but passed it accidentally. But it is well worth visiting, even if you are no big fan of modern sculpture. Some of the sculptures were very interesting on their own, but even those that weren't became interesting interacting with the remarkable surroundings. Most of the sculptures are in different caves, and some are... More

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West midlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

It helps to like modern sculpture if you visit this but the setting is extraordinary - a palazzo of art with galleries that are caves penetrating many metres into the cliffs

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San Luis Obispo, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This museum was extraordinary -- not only were the sculptures wonderful but the setting was truly incredible. We would highly recommend a visit to the MUSMA.

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