Burri Collection at the Former Tobacco Drying Barns
The complex of the Former Tobacco Drying Barns, launched in 1990, completes the Collection of Albizzini Palace with cycles carried out by Alberto Burri between 1979 and 1993.
The facilities of the Tobacco Autonomous Farm, built between the late 1950s and the mid-1960s for drying tropical tobacco produced in the area of Città di Castello, was dismantled in the 1970s. In 1978 the artist from Città di Castello obtained them to use as a studio for making large-format artworks.
In 1979 the building was opened to present, to critics and to the public, the first wide painting cycle named "The journey". The acquisition of the whole complex by the Albizzini Palace Foundation, made possible in 1989, initiated the general project of restoration and adaptation of the museum.