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Museo Emilio Greco - Orvieto

Placed on the Orvieto’s Cathedral’s Square, on the right side of the Cathedral and in its immediate proximity, Palace Soliano is the widest and most imposing papal residence in Orvieto.
Bonifacio VIII Caetani (1294-1303).

Previously historical seat of the Works of the Cathedral’s Museum, since September 2008 it has returned at the centre of the MODO’S exhibition itinerary, by representing its starting point, in order to host on the ground floor the collection of Emilio Greco (1913-1995), donated by the artist to the town of Orvieto, to whom he was artistically and humanly linked. Indeed since 1970 the majestic Medieval portals of the cathedral have been housing the big bronze altarpieces made by Greco between 1962 and 1964.
This extraordinary testimony of the sacred art’s renewal in the second half of the 20th century marks the beginning of the itinerary towards the most famous icons of the collection of the Cathedral’s Works in the papal buildings. The artworks exhibited in the enchanting rooms of Palace Soliano range from 1947 to 1990 and mark the most significant stages of the Sicilian artist’s career: from the wrestler, exhibited in London on the occasion of the 1948 Olympics to the famous plaster cast of the Monument to pope John XXIII made between 1965 and 1967.
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