Rucellai Chapel reopens

Marino Marini Museum welcomes churchgoers

Editorial Staff
February 25, 2017 - 17:54

Now you can worship at the Rucellai Chapel in the Marino Marini Museum.


Changed over the centuries from the church of San Pancrazio to a museum showcasing twentieth-century art with a collection of works by Pistoia-born Marino Marini, the complex is also home to a chapel, which displays Leon Battista Alberti’s masterpiece, the Rucellai Sepulchre.


This reopening is thanks to a campaign led by residents and shop owners in via della Spada, which was met with support by the Marino Marini Museum and its president, Patrizia Asproni.





In an article in local newspaper Corriere Fiorentino, Asproni commented, “Over the centuries, artists, in sync with the church, have always sought to make accessible the world of the invisible, the indescribable and the divine. Alberti’s Sepulchre is an architectural jewel, a perfect blend of art and spirituality… It seemed natural and only right that we should resume the routine of a rite for which this place was built originally.”


On two Saturdays every month, starting February 25, 2017, at 4:30pm, church goers can attend Mass in the fourteenth-century chapel. Anyone can attend the Mass, but only 50 places are available due to safety reasons.

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