The arts help us to interpret the reality in which we live.
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato is the first Italian institution created from the outset with the aim of presenting, collecting, documenting and supporting research in the visual arts, cinema, music, performing arts, architecture, design, fashion and literature, as expressions of the contemporary world that put people in touch with the major themes of life and our society.
Since the opening of the facility in 1988, we have produced and hosted over 250 exhibitions and project, organizing special events and educational initiatives for students and adults. We have also assembled a collection of over 1000 works that map artistic trends from the 1960s to the present.
The complex that houses the center, designed by the rationalist architect Italo Gamberini and expanded in 2016 by Arch. Maurice Nio, is a city in the city: 3000 square meters of exhibition space, an archive, 60,000 items in the CID/Arti Visive specialized library, an auditorium-cinema, a bookshop, restaurant, bistro and outdoor theater.