The Pino Pascali Museum Foundation is located outside Polignano old town along a scenic route that overlooks the sea and faces the so-called Scoglio dell’eremita (rock of the hermit), in the bright areas of the restored municipal former slaughterhouse.
As well as temporary contemporary art exhibitions, the museum hosts a permanent collection by the brilliant and controversial artist Pino Pascali from Polignano. The artist, who died at the young age of thirty-three in 1968, had already become one of the most remarkable figures in the 1960s Roman artistic scene. He had joined the Arte Povera, interpreting it with playful and provocative tones in his eccentric installations. In his works, it is possible to perceive numerous echoes related to Puglia colors and landscapes: sea, land, fields, and animals, reinterpreted according to his own poetics, are his favorite subjects.
PINO PASCALI FOUNDATION
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
VIA PARCO DEL LAURO 119
70044 POLIGNANO A MARE (BA)
TEL: +39 080 4249534 | +39 3332091920
WINTER OPENING TIMES
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
(From 10 July to 2 September)
From Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m./ 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
The ticket office closes half an hour before the museum. Tickets cost 5 euros or less if reductions apply. Free admission on the first Sunday of every month.