Art and culture

Giuseppe Graziosi Plaster Cast Museum

viale Vittorio Veneto, 5 - c/o Palazzo dei Musei - Modena - MO - 41121

Phone: +39 059/2033100

Fax: + 39 059/2033110



Open on request during the opening times of the Civic Museums, that is: from Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 12 noon ; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10 am to 1pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm closed on non-public holiday Mondays and mornings of 25 December and 1 January.

The Giuseppe Graziosi Fund is made up of the plaster cast museum, opened in 1984 following the acquisition of a considerable collection of moulded, painted and graphic works by the artist, donated by his children Paolo Graziosi and Rosetta Graziosi Vespignani.

Initially housed in the former San Paolo convent school
, the plaster cast museum was moved in 1994 to its current location on the ground floor of Palazzo dei Musei and can be visited on request during the opening times of the Civic Museums.

The group of about seventy plastic artworks is formed by terracotta maquettes, and plaster models, both original and copies, while the over two hundred pages that comprise the graphic nucleus feature drawings, etchings, aquatints and lithographs.

The paintings come to just over ten and some of them, due to their large size, have been placed in the official rooms of Palazzo Comunale.
During the 1990s, the property of the fund was increased with the acquisition, by the museum, of some bronze statuettes and the complete series of
Via Crucis engravings; Graziosi’s heirs also donated the artist’s photographic archive (today conserved at the Fondazione Fotografia di Modena) which he used as a working tool and comprises over 2,000 negatives.