Thanks to an important agreement with the Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti per l’Arte, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea is the first contemporary art museum to incorporate an encyclopedic historic art collection. The Cerruti Villa will open on January 2, 2019.
This private collection of immense quality has been amassed since the 1950s by Francesco Federico Cerruti, a secretive and reserved entrepreneur and passionate collector who passed away in 2015 at the age of 93. It includes 300 works of sculpture and painting, ranging from the Middle Ages to today, plus approximately 200 rare and ancient books, and over 300 furnishings including carpets and desks by renowned cabinet makers. The collection features masterpieces by Sassetta, Bernardo Daddi and Pontormo, Renoir, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Klee, Boccioni, Balla and Magritte, Bacon, Burri, Warhol, De Dominicis and Paolini.