Galleria d’arte moderna e contemporanea Lorenzo Viani

The Lorenzo Viani Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery (GAMC) is based in Viareggio, Italy. The structure permanently houses the most important public collection of the works of the painter Lorenzo Viani, mainly from the Varraud-Santini collection. Of notable importance, among the many that make up the civic collection, are the Lucarelli and Pieraccini donations. The Gallery also hosts numerous temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

The gallery is located in the historic Palazzo delle Muse, in Piazza Mazzini, a few steps from the Viareggio seafront. The building, dating back to 1861, is also home to the municipal library and the historical archive.

The permanent collections
Varraud Santini collection
Acquired in 1979. It consists of 50 works by Lorenzo Viani.

Lucarelli donation
45 works by important Italian authors of the 20th century such as Renato Guttuso, Giulio Turcato, Mario Sironi, Virgilio Guidi, Carlo Carrà, Gianni Dova, Massimo Campigli, Antonio Corpora, Giorgio de Chirico.

Pieraccini donation
The largest collection with about 2300 works, mostly of European contemporary art, donated by Senator Giovanni Pieraccini. The collection includes an impressive number of international graphic works by artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, Fernand Léger, Roy Lichtenstein, Giacomo Balla, Enrico Castellani and many others.

Other collections are that of Uberto Bonetti, with about 250 pieces by the futurist artist, the Moses Levy collection, with works by the painter donated by the heirs, the Vinicio Berti collection and that of the Viareggio Prize, associated with the literary event of Leonida Répaci.

Selected exhibitions
•Antonio Possenti of signs and dreams, accompanied by the screening of the docu-film Storie di Altromare by Lorenzo Garzella, 2018
• OVER THE REAL. International video art festival, (III edition), 2017.
• Impressions and words on paper. From Man Ray to Dorazio, graphics from the Pieraccini donation, 2017.
•BAU GPS – Global Participation System (works by Giuseppe Chiari, Gillo Dorfles, Ketty La Rocca, Eugenio Miccini, Giulia Niccolai, Ben Vautier, Andy Warhol and others), 2017.
•Six Songs by Sandro Chia, in collaboration with the 2RC Stamperia, 2017.
•Mastorna’s journey. The dream of a staged film, in collaboration with the Experimental Center of Cinematography of Rome and the Istituto Luce, 2017.
• Ottone Rosai at the GAMC, 2015.
•Sign, gesture, material. European experiences in post-war art (works by Jean Fautrier, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri and others), 2015.
•David Cronenberg: Chromosomes, 2015.