The Merz Foundation was born thanks to Mario and Beatrice Merz and officially opened its exhibit spaces in April 2005. It hosts the Mario Merz work fund with the objective of conserving, protecting and making it available for the general public; it supports research on contemporary art through a centre of studies that includes a library and an archive; it promotes cultural initiatives.
Temporary projects alternate the collection exhibits and artists are called to dialogue and confront themselves with Mario Merz’s space and work. Exhibits originate from the importance that the place and its intense memory have in receiving and interacting with the works.
The Foundation’s Educational Department offers a number of activities and services aimed at favouring the relationships between the public and the museum, and at spreading the knowledge of contemporary arts languages and practices.
Opening hours: from Tuesdays to Sundays: 11.00hrs-19.00hrs. Closed on Mondays.
Ticket: €5,00; reduction €3,50 (students, groups of minimum 10 people); free entrance for children under 10 of age, over 65, disabled).
Free entrance on the first Sundays of the month.