The Pinacoteca Civica (Civic Art Gallery) is housed in the prestigious Palazzo Minucci Solaini.Its origins date back to 1842, when Luigi Inghirami, Worker of the Cathedral, began to collect some paintings coming from churches, monasteries and suppressed companies of the city.
It preserves many important and significant works of art, mostly coming from the Camaldolese Abbey but also from other collections in Volterra.
Some masterpieces stand out, such as the Deposition by Rosso Fiorentino, an admirable example of Florentine Mannerism, the great polyptych by Taddeo di Bartolo of the beginning of the 15th century and an altarpiece by Ghirlandaio.
There are also works by Luca Signorelli with the Madonna with Child and Saints and the table of the Annunciation, as well as the Flemish painter Pieter De Witte, with the paintings of the Crib and the Lamentation.
The rooms also show wooden statues, medieval ceramics and works that tell the artistic vitality of the city, touched by the Florentine schools, Siena and Pisa.
The Art Gallery organizes exhibitions and temporary exhibitions, in collaboration with other institutions and institutions, with particular regard to the cultural city heritage.