Must - Museo Storico Citta di Lecce

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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,097 contributions
Great range of art
Jul 2019
I was the only person in this gallery late on a Sunday afternoon which surprised me because the range of work was fantastic - war photography; Jewish artifacts; contemporary scultpure; modern photography of Lecce. Perhaps people only look for the historic and not the modern but I would highly recommend this gallery.
Written 8 September 2019
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Joanna23
Manchester, UK56 contributions
MUST or must not....?
May 2019 • Friends
Amazing contemporary renovation of a classic building, but very disappointing that the "Historical Museum of the City of Lecce" had closed the main "historic" exhibition due to building work (oddly we didn't see anything to indicate this).

However, we enjoyed three excellent exhibitions (sculpture, graphic political art and modern art) over a few hours, as well as gaining a great view of the Roman theater at the back, and higher up you can see the city roof tops. Disabled access was good on all levels and we found a delightful children's studio with lovely books (not sure we should have been in there, but the door was open....) In another open meeting room there was a fascinating display of classic Italian cinema posters (scrolls would have been rolled and posted to the Lecce cinema, the stamps were still intact!) and an artists studio "lab" on the ground floor, where two men were intensely pondering the universe....

Unsure if this experience will be for everyone - we only saw four other guests during our visit - but MUST feels like an important space to support and one that artists will grow into. A labour of love and that counts for alot.
Written 1 June 2019
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Cath M
Warlingham, UK43 contributions
Contemporary art
Sep 2018 • Couples
Currently housing a display of modern art and sculpture, rather than history of the city. We enjoyed our visit, including the view of the Roman theatre.
Written 11 September 2018
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Malin R
Stockholm, Sweden9 contributions
It’s worth visiting
Aug 2018 • Couples
Small but quaint museum. The building was very clean and spacious, and the exhibitions were very varied with different types of art. Some of the rooms were a bit empty. Feels like the place has some potential, and quite a lot of the objects on the second floor lacked an English translation. Friendly museum host in the reception! :-)
Written 21 August 2018
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rhyshedges
Oxford, UK422 contributions
Four stars if interested in modern art
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is mostly a display of modern sculpture and paintings.
There is however a very interesting 3D film about the neighbouring Roman Theatre. It made me appreciate what a magnificent building it must have been and that the part remaining only starts to tell the story.
For me this justified the entrance fee.
Written 10 April 2018
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john8tea
Fukuoka, Japan105 contributions
Museum in converted convent
Oct 2017 • Couples
This museum on Via degli Ammirati is now partly open. It's close to the Church of Santa Chiara and is housed in the old convent attached to the church, founded in 1410, which has been beautifully renovated as a contemporary art museum. There is a fine view of the adjacent Roman theater from a downstairs window, which is good because the Tearro Romano Museo doesn't seem to be open. The museum's name -- the Historical Museum of the City of Lecce -- is a bit misleading at the moment, since the promised historical sections are not open yet. For now it is best think of it as an art museum housed in an interesting historic building.

It's not a must see site in Lecce, but if you are spending more than a couple of days in the city and are interested in contemporary Italian and local art it is worth a visit. As well as the permanent exhibition of works by local sculptor Cosimo Carlucci, for us the most interesting exhibition at the moment is one devoted to works by Alessandro Guerriero, who founded Alchimia Studio. There were only two other visitors when we were there, so it's very quiet.
Written 4 October 2017
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Halibuthunter
Dillon Beach, CA73 contributions
Interesting modern art museum
May 2017 • Couples
Took a tour of this museum and found its many rooms housing a variety of displays in multiple media. Some were quite intriguing and interesting but I thing more appreciated by those with an artistic bent. Our artist friend who was with us seemed to enjoy it the most.
Written 27 May 2017
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rodneycs
Linz, Austria354 contributions
Partially open in former convent
May 2017 • Solo
This is clearly a complete waste of money. The building is only partially open with workmen pretending to work everywhere. Almost nothing to see but the guy at the ticket desk was friendly. Give this place a miss as you are wasting your money.
Written 7 May 2017
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MiddlemLeeds
Leeds, UK137 contributions
Not a must
Sep 2016 • Couples
Afraid I did not get Must. Not enough art to satisfy the €2.50 entrance fee. When we visited there was a conference on and seemed that they closed much of it down
Written 7 September 2016
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Art H
Dartmouth, Canada855 contributions
Interesting, but hardly a MUST
Apr 2016 • Couples
Visiting Lecce for a month, we tried to visit this museum on a number of times, but it always seemed to be closed. We finally did get to visit, and after a confusing introduction by an attendant, we began our tour. The first room did not seem to be working. It was supposed to feature a 3D movie, but he could not get it to work. The other exhibits were good, and I especially enjoyed the modern sculpture, but really there was not much here. There are many empty rooms and areas not being used. The cafeteria was actually very nice and had a real "Art Gallery" look and feel to it.

Then when we went back to the movie, the door was chained, and when we asked if we could come back later to see the movie, we were told that yes we could, but we would have to buy another ticket.
Written 10 April 2016
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