The Pino Pascali Foundation in Polignano a Mare was founded in 2010, on the site of the town’s former abattoir located in the southern area of the town overlooking the sea. It was officially opened on the 1st of June 2012 following an important artistic celebration referred to as Ouverture. The Apulia Region and the Municipality of Polignano a Mare both have shares in the Foundation, which allows it to benefit from management and state funds.
The opening of the museum dates back to 1998 when it held an important retrospective of Pino Pascali’s works in occasion of the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Pietro Marino.
The Pino Pascali Foundation is the only permanent museum of Contemporary Art in Apulia and hosts temporary exhibitions, a permanent collection and the Pino Pascali Award. [MORE]