The Museum

The Nori De’Nobili Museum, an important cultural and artistic space inaugurated on 7 October 2012, is located in the center of the Municipality of Ripe, at the Villino Romualdo, a building from the second half of the 19th century, which until 1946 was the private residence of the then Mayor Nazareno Sceral who dedicated it to his son Romualdo and then left it as a gift to the community, returned to be used for social and cultural purposes. The Museum, located on the upper floor of the Villino, takes its name from the artist to whom it is dedicated and was born from the firm will of the Municipal Administration to give a strong acceleration to the process of revaluation and enhancement of the works of Nori De ‘Nobili (already undertaken for some years thanks to a series of important exhibitions) and to her figure as a woman, artist and intellectual. The set-up includes around seventy paintings that aim to retrace the artistic process and the contrasted existence of the painter, from the years of youth training and the first artistic maturity of the Florentine period, up to the evolution of the second phase of her life. The museum is also home to the painter’s historical archive, which has over one thousand four hundred works, and is one of the very few in the world dedicated entirely and exclusively to a female figure. For this reason it is also a Center for Studies on Women in Contemporary Visual Arts. The Municipality of Trecastelli is proud to be able to show the production of Eleonora De ’Nobili in these spaces so expertly recovered by the architect Nazzareno Petrini and to have dedicated to her an extraordinary place where you can admire and study her works for too long unjustly ignored. Numerous activities conceived and proposed by the Museum to raise awareness and enhance the figure of Nori De’Nobili: from educational workshops for children and children of different ages, to a series of cultural events related to the world of the painter and the arts in general, widely conceived in different forms (music, poetry, painting, photography).