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Fondazione Francesco Paolo Michetti

Francavilla al Mare, Italy

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Fondazione Francesco Paolo Michetti

Francavilla al Mare, Italy

Fondazione Premio Nazionale di pittura Francesco Paolo Michetti


The first edition of the FPMichetti National Painting Prize was made in 1947 in Francavilla al Mare, a town in Abruzzo that was 97% destroyed by war, with the intention of continuing the great cultural tradition of the Michettian cenacle which was attended by the most creative personalities of the time D'Annunzio, Tosti, Serao, Scarfoglio, Duse Barbella. In 1955 with the decree n. 1497 of the President of the Republic of Gronchi the National Prize Foundation for Painting F.P.Michetti is set up as a moral body, whose purpose is to organize an annual painting competition, which can be accompanied by other artistic events (retrospectives, personal exhibitions, tributes). The municipal and provincial administrations of Abruzzo, the municipality of Tocco da Casauria where Michetti was born, the municipality of Francavilla al mare where Michetti lived, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage are a representative of the Abruzzi artists. Other institutional bodies: the technical committee, the general secretary, the treasurer, the auditor. Recently the President of the Regional Council and the Regional Council have been named honorary / meritorious members. Throughout its life, the Foundation has produced 70 editions of the award from 1947 to the present, 2019, which include 11 international exhibitions dedicated to the comparison between Italian and Slavic (1973) Spanish (1974) Polish (1976) Greek (1977) artists Americans, (1987) Bulgarians (1988) Europeans (2000) Argentines (2002), Japanese (2003), Orientals (2004). Several exhibitions have been taken off-site: 1987, Palazzo Reale, Naples and the former Peroni factory in Rome, the exhibition "Confronto Italia-America", 1993 exhibition dedicated to Michetti, Palazzo Braschi Rome, Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Institute of Italian Culture Paris, 1999 Palazzo Venezia Rome, FPMichetti anthology exhibition, 2007, Pac Milano, New painters of reality, 2019, Naples, Pignatelli Museum - Cortes exhibition "Between painting and photography". Location Headquarters of the Michetti Foundation is, since 2000, Palazzo San Domenico, a former Dominican convent and former municipal seat, located in Piazza San Domenico n. 1, The municipal property building houses, in addition to the presidency offices and secretariat, the Foundation's contemporary and modern art museum consisting of the works of contemporary art that won the Premio Michetti from 1947 to past years and donations.

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Fondazione Francesco Paolo Michetti

Piazza San Domenico, 1
66023, Francavilla al Mare

Opening hours

    MON: Closed

    TUE: 09:00 - 12:00 

    WEN: 09:00 - 12:00 

    THU: 16:00 - 18:00 

    FRY: 09:00 - 12:00 

    SAT: Closed

    SUN: Closed

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