Via Pierucci, Città di Castello, (Perugia)
Burri Collection & the Former Tobacco Drying Plant The Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco—the Burri Collection venue —together with Palazzo Albizzini are both located in the southern suburban area of Città di Castello. The collection was opened to the public in July 1990, following the acquisition and restructuring of the industrial warehouses used until the 1960s to dry out tropical tobacco leaves. This is an important museum of contemporary art, of almost 7.500 square meters, and is entirely dedicated to the works of Alberto Burri (1915-1995). The internationally renowned artist, born in Città di Castello, personally took care of the internal set up of the exhibition, through a wise re-conversion of the industrial space. He decided to set the large painting cycles, realized between 1970 and 1993, inside the pavilions. The external expositive spaces are characterized by the display of some of his monumental sculptures: Big Sextant Iron, The Big Iron K and the Iron U.