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Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri
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Roma
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“an absolute must”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you are on the PIero della Francesca trail, Burri makes it all fit. The early works are exactly that, but there is some mature Burri here that make it worth the visit. But the ex-tobacco drying sheds are even better...

Visited October 2013
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wellington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

One damp day in September, we took a drive to Citta di Castello in Umbria to see the Burri exhibition. We were most fortunate to arrive on a day which had free entry so we first viewed the exhibition in the Palazzo in Citta di Castello itself and then made our way 5 mins. south to the old tobacco factory exhibit. Both were impressive although the Palazzo exhibit was a fairly standard modern art offering, using various media such as cloth and wood, staged in a fairly impressive old architectural setting. The second exhibit in the old tobacco factory was most impressive for it's vast spaces and extremely large canvases. What a wonderful idea to utilise these spaces in this way. An otherwise cavernous factory has been transformed into a gallery of epic proportions, all in honur of Alberto Burri, the artist who was incarcerated in the US during WW2, and who then started studying and creating his art.

Visited September 2013
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Easy to find, almost in the center of the city. Pleasant welcome. Big and beautiful, the Burri's mirror... Loved it!

Visited March 2013
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Salem, Oregon
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624 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Stunning, unique, huge art in a huge place”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Alberto Burri was an artist who created gigantic works. He began painting in 1945. His work evolved through many experimental stages. In this museum, housed in old tobacco drying barns, some of his largest works are displayed, created from 1970 - 1983. The rooms are gigantic, as are the works. All abstract, he uses different materials as well as different methods of creating color. It is difficult to describe his work. It is of monumental proportions and unique in design.

We thoroughly enjoyed walking through these cavernous rooms and taking in the work as it was meant to be shown.

Go see this work. You will be glad you did. You will never see the work, or anything like it elsewhere. You can't easily move this stuff around for traveling exhibits.

Visited May 2012
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Denmark
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Modern art in interesting location”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

We "only" visited the old tobacco drying factory, but it was worth the visit. You sometimes get full of all the medival history in Umbria and Tuscany, and its good to see that Cittá di Castello is preserving this important modern artist. The old tobacco drying place is worth a visit in itself.

Visited August 2012
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