The Civic Museum of the Capuchins of Bagnacavallo is a municipal cultural institute, established in 1976 in the spaces of the former convent of the Capuchin Poor Clares of San Girolamo. The rich heritage preserved in the museum is divided into several sections: the Ancient Art Section collects valuable artistic testimonies from the 15th to the 19th century, mostly from the territory, with works of great interest by artists such as Bartolomeo Ramenghi, Andrea Lilio, Felice Cignani and Ferraù Fenzoni. Fascinating is also the path of the Twentieth Century Section, where pictorial masterpieces by Remo Brindisi, Virgilio Guidi, Ernesto Treccani, Enzo Morelli and many others alternate with the valuable "Vittorio dal Borgo" sculpture collection, which collects works by Medardo Rosso among others, Giacomo Manzù, Tullio Figini and Giovanni Prini.
But the museum is now known nationally as one of the most active realities in Italy in the art graphic sector, thanks to intense research, documentation and enhancement of engraving language carried on with consistency in recent years. The Museum's Prints Cabinet today preserves a very rich heritage, which with more than 13,000 prints is one of the most important Italian collections on contemporary engraving. On the exhibition front, in particular, the museum is pursuing an important trend of investigation on the greatest international artists who have been able to express their greatness through their engraving: the great exhibition on Albrecht Dürer (2019) is only the last of a series of successful exhibition projects that brought the art of Marc Chagall (2016), Francisco Goya (2017) and Max Klinger (2018) to the attention of the public. Furthermore, starting in 2015, the Museo Civico delle Cappuccine organizes the "Giuseppe Maestri" engraving Biennial, an artistic event of national significance that in its first two editions involved more than a hundred contemporary artists between the cities of Bagnacavallo and Ravenna.
Still on the front of art graphics, the Museo Civico delle Cappuccine recently inaugurated a project of great innovation based on digital technologies: the digital Repertory of contemporary Italian engraving. This tool collects and makes available the information sheets of more than 1,500 engravers and the catalog cards (with images) of almost 13,000 graphic works preserved in the Prints Cabinet. The database also provides other valuable tools for the representation of significant facts in the art of engraving in our country, such as the monitoring of the main artistic prizes that have illustrated, and continue to illustrate, the trend lines of this artistic language so ancient and with great expressive potential. The digital Repertoire collects information on these events, allowing not only to automatically reconstruct in the artist's cards the memory of their presence at these important events or the awards they achieved, but in fact also to reconstruct the recent history of the Italian engraving and of its protagonists.
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