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Palazzo di Città has been home to the Municipality of Cagliari from the Middle Ages until the early XX century, when the relocation of the municipality offices from the old to the new venue was decreed, still to be built in Via Roma, during a city council meeting chaired by the Mayor Ottone Baccaredda. During the XX century, the building housed some primary school classes and then it became the historical headquarters of Cagliari’s School Music until 1970. After years in a state of abandon, it was given back to the citizens as a museum in 2009. Since 2011, it has mainly hosted contemporary art exhibitions, some prestigious ones as the recent anthological Ricucire il mondo (Sewing the world), dedicated to the Sardinian artist Maria Lai, who died in 2013. Currently, the museum is exposing the Contemporary Art Collection of the City of Cagliari, one of the most important and comprehensive public collections in Italy. This collection explores the art of the 1960s and 1970s, the result of an ambitious and successful challenge led by the director of the Municipal Art Gallery of that time, Ugo Ugo, who aimed to document in Cagliari the most significant national and international contemporary research orientations. The works shown date back to between 1963 and 1974 and testify the results of the main artistic movements active in those years: Abstraction and Analytical painting, Pop art, Conceptual art and Arte Povera, Minimal art, Kinetic and programmed art. The Public Art section of the Civic Museums is also on display. It contains the results of the relational art projects which every year involve the Civic Museums and their widespread in the city with site-specific interventions, artist performances and residences. The exhibition will be open until June 28th, accompanied by an important program of contemporary artists’ performative interventions.