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The Franco Farina collection – Art and avant-garde in Ferrara 1963/1993


In compliance with the National Decree (April 1st, 2020), the Franco Farina collection will be closed to the public until further notice.
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Between the 1960s and 1990s, Ferrara was an important avant-garde arts centre, thanks to  Franco Farina, curator of the Modern Arts Gallery at Palazzo dei Diamanti. This experience can be witnessed by his personal art collection.

The collection has been donated to the community by Lola Bonora, director of the Video Arts Centre in Ferrara, and Franco Farina’s partner. A big part of the donation is presented to the public with an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Pavilion, where paintings, sculptures, and drawings from his private collection reconstruct the bright artistic panorama of that period, with authors such as Carrà, de Chirico, de Pisis, Vedova, Rauschenberg, Rotella and Schifano.


Ferrara - Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea - Palazzo Massari, Porta Mare, 5


December 21st 2019 – March 15th 2020.


Tuesday-Sunday 9.30-13.00 / 15.00-18.00. Monday closed.

Closing days

  • Saturday
  • Sunday


Full price € 4,00; Reduced € 2,00 (people aged 18-30; over 65; university students, groups of 15 people or more, owners of a ticket for temporary exhibitions at Palazzo dei Diamanti, school teachers with identification pass, authorised categories.)

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