The Ralli Museums own the most important collection in the world of contemporary Latin-American art by living artists. The Ralli Organisation was the first in the world to create important museums in various countries, a policy now followed by a number of international museums.
The museums are a private non-profit international organisation the main purpose of which is to draw the attention of the public at large to the quality of contemporary Latin-American art by living artists. These museums were created and are funded and managed by Mr. Harry Recanati, a retired banker and collector. So far, five Ralli Museums have been established in various countries across the world.
The Ralli Museums are located at choice positions in their respective cities and house important collections. They do not accept donations or subsidies from third parties. A fundamental principle is that no commercial activity whatsoever should ever exist in the Ralli Museums, which explains the absence of bookshops, bars and restaurants. However, visitors may use their photographic cameras freely. The total built-up area of the Ralli Museums reaches 24.000mÂ˛ while the area of the exhibition halls exceeds 12.000mÂ˛.
We trust that the public will enjoy the various collections shown, whether Latin-American or European (15th to 18th centuries and the post-impressionist period). The choice of the works has been determined solely by their quality, irrespective of the reputation of the artists or their market value. Most of the over 800 Latin-American artists whose works are included in the collections are quite well known in their countries of origin, although n... [ ]