It is located in Palazzo Lanfranchi, an impressive building commissioned in the 1700s by Archbishop Vincenzo Lanfranchi and used as a seminary.

The museum boasts three galleries: Religious art, Collector’s exhibitions and Contemporary art, which are housed in twelve rooms on the first floor of this extraordinarily beautiful building.  At the ground floor, the large painting “Lucania ’61”, made by Carlo Levi for the hundredth anniversary of the Italian Unification, stands in its greatness to welcome the visitor.  The Contemporary art section displays a rich selection of paintings by Carlo Levi (1902-1975), some works of Matera’s artist Luigi Guerricchio (1932-1996), and photographs by Mario Cresci, artist and designer among the most outstanding representatives of the Italian photographic research over the last four decades of the twentieth century.