The Museum of Antonio Ligabue was founded in 1988 following the will of the Municipality of Gualtieri, using Sala di Giove located on piano nobile of Palazzo Bentivoglio. This Museum collected biographic and iconographic materials related to Ligabue, a painting depicting a Gorilla, a self-portrait recently purchased, pictures, engravings, copies, sculptures and documentaries that celebrate the artist.
In 2018 the museum was given in charge by Fondazione Museo Antonio Ligabue, created in 2014 with the Municipality of Gualtieri as founding partner, and is a part of the activities promoted by the Fondazione itself, that in 2015, organized a large retrospective exhibition named "Ligabue, Gualtieri. Il ritorno", on the fiftieth anniversary of Antonio Ligabue’s death. The exhibition, with over 180 works including oil paintings, sculptures and graphic works, recorded a attendance of over 35,000 visitors.