Fondazione Ivan Bruschi, which recently became part of Intesa Sanpaolo's assets, is home to the eclectic collection of artworks, furniture and antiques amassed by the illustrious, Arezzo-born antiques dealer who founded the Antiques Fair.
Located in the heart of Arezzo's historic town centre, the Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi, which has been called "a place of wonders", is housed in the 14th-century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo. The sixteen rooms spread over the building’s three floors are home to more than eight thousand pieces from all over the world – dating back to between prehistoric times to the early decades of the 20th century – including Etruscan, Greek and Roman archaeological finds, paintings, furniture, ceramics, coins, weapons, books, sculptures and jewellery.
Fondazione Ivan Bruschi is a cultural environment, which hosts temporary exhibitions, educational tours and workshops, conferences, concerts and events.
The exhibition "La sottilità dell'aria. Arezzo and its territory in the Alinari Archives", from December 2, 2022 to May 7, 2023 at Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi in Arezzo, opens a window on one hundred years of history of the Arezzo area, from 1856 to 1954.
What emerges is a natural context characterized by a grandiose landscape discontinuity and, well beyond the intentions of individual photographers, a focus of its social landscape: a system of valleys delimited by hilly arches and high mountains, punctuated by a great wealth of Medieval art; an economy mainly based on agriculture which however sees the launch of important industrial initiatives. In short, a land of farmers, laundresses, shepherds, monks, men and women of ingenious industriousness.