A series of large paintings that Alberto Burri created between 1979 and 1993 are on display. These vast buildings were built in the 50’s for drying the tropical tobacco been grown locally, but they stopped being used in the 70’s. Burri used them as a workshop from 1978 onward. In 1989 the Fondazione bought the entire area and in 1990 the museum space was opened to the public. The big pavilions are all painted black, as Burri wanted, and contain 128 large works that are divided into series: The journey (1979), Orsanmichele (1980), Sestante (1982), Red and Black (1983-1984), T Cellotex (1975-1984), Annottarsi (1985-1987), Doesn’t love Black(1988), Large Blacks (1988-1990), Metamorfotex (1991) e Black and gold (1992-1993).
Official site-Palazzo Albizzini Foundation-Burri Collection: fondazioneburri.org