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In the nineteenth century, Olevano Romano hosted important German, Danish, French and other European country’s painters that have chosen it as the goal of their “trip to Italy” to acquire skill in the reproduction of landscapes.

The light, the variety of rocky landscapes and lush natural environments have attracted great artists like the Tyrolean painter Joseph Anton Koch, Jean-Baptiste Corot, who immortalized in beautiful works the olevanese countrside, Friederich von Olivier and Franz Theobald Horny, who died at a very young age and is buried in the Church of St. Rocco.

In the 1920s German painter Alexander Kanoldt, one of the protagonists of the artistic movement called New Objectivity, stayed here.

The museum exhibits drawings, serigraphs and prints.