To the extraordinary patrimony of the Gallery of Modern Art, of which the MAMbo - Museum of Modern Art of Bologna is the centrepiece, the Morandi Museum, Villa delle Rose and more recently the Memorial Museum Ustica, the house in which the artist lived and worked until 1964 has also been added.
In 1933 the artist and his family moved to Via Fondazza No. 36. Morandi chose the room overlooking the courtyard for himself; being the most secluded and the one which allows the light to enter from the window to the left. The window opens onto the garden with the flower bed, the olive tree and the roofs touched by the air from the hills. This familiar view can be seen in many of his paintings.
In this studio/room, the artist spent his time in reflection, working and relaxing, in an uninterrupted dialogue with his own reality and images. It is a microcosm that never lacked anything that interested him and that in his simplicity became the place of his artworks and the indispensable condition for his creative endeavours. The studio, the atmosphere, the original objects come to life inside the apartment in via Fondazza, which, expanding the rich exhibition path of the Morandi Museum, becomes a place for the in-depth study of Giorgio Morandi's artwork.
Audio-video installations, multimedia technologies, the library and numerous documents that belonged to the artist are available to the public.
A reading room welcomes scholars, while a multi-purpose space hosts meetings, seminars and cultural initiatives.
The restoration work was carried out thanks to the support of the Municipality of Bologna and Unindustria Bologna, based upon a project by the Iosa Ghini architectural firm