The ‘Small museum’ is an ancient cottage which dates from 1850 and called ‘The House of Nuts”. Currently, it hosts the works of painters, photographers and sculptors who have taken part into the events organised by Alcantàra winery so far. For each event we made a brochure with the CV of the artists.
We put up for auction all the works realised, with the help of a notary who guaranteed the legality/regularity of the purchases.
We gave the proceeds to two organizations (one in Catania and another in Palermo) that take care of abandoned children and deal with rare childhood diseases. We have made about 24,000€!
The works which have not been sold are currently kept in our ‘Small museum’.
There are about 400 works made by 300 artists.
This is what is written on the door of the ‘Small museum’.
Come to visit us and see what we have made!
Opening this door you may admire one of the most spectacular lava flow Mount Etna has ever produced. However, it’s the creativity, a creativity that only a few people can imagine, and not white-hot magma rivers that flowed in this valley. In a world where everything is cyclical/the same and only imagination remains eternally young, a fertile group of artists managed to make this museum a sort of shelter for suggestions, raised from: the sky, the earth, a piece of carton, the landscape, a canvas, a spider and even…from a cork! Each artist has dipped the brush of/in their soul to paint and reproduce their own nature in the images and works of art that you are going to admire beyond this door.