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Museo del Novecento

Via Marconi, 1, 20122 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8844 4061
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The Museo del Novecento, located inside the Palazzo dell'Arengario in Piazza del Duomo, hosts a collection of over four thousand works that catalyze the development of 20th century Italian art. The Museo del Novecento was established on 6 December 2010 with the goal of spreading knowledge of 20th century art and offering a more comprehensive insight into the collections that the city of Milan has inherited over time. Beside its core exhibition activity, the Museum is active in the conservation, investigation and promotion of 20th century Italian cultural and artistic heritage with the final aim of reaching an ever wider audience. With an eye toward the city, the Museo del Novecento develops around multiple locations. The Permanent Collection follows a chronological path where collective exhibitions alternate with solo art shows. The grand spiral staircase inside the building welcomes visitors and introduces them to the visit of the Museum with the Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Pellizza da Volpedo. The bookshop and the restaurant are the Museum's meeting places. The Neon by Lucio Fontana represents a final embrace to the city. Reflecting Milan's feverish cultural dynamism, the Permanent Collection is essentially the story of several private collections that have been brought together thanks to the generosity and passion for art of many private collectors. Since its inception, the collection has been augmented by major gifts from artists, collectors and philanthropists who play an active role in the growth of the Museum's heritage, which today reflects the rich trajectory of art from the early 20th century through the present. An outstanding example of architecture and, today, an impressive installation communicating directly with the city, since 2010 the Palazzo dell'Arengario has accommodated the Museo del Novecento. This landmark building, designed by Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio, and Portaluppi, was renovated by the Rota Group to host a richly layered collection of 20th century Italian art. The transformation of the Palazzo dell'Arengario was dictated by the need to organize the composition of Milan's Civiche Raccolte d'Arte (Municipal Art Collections) around two distinct poles. While the historic premises of Villa Reale were meant to host collections dating from the 19th century, the Palazzo dell'Arengario was singled out for the exhibits of 20th century artwork. The latter was particularly meaningful for the harmony existing between its architecture and the collection it was meant to display. This project enabled to best exploit the interior premises, while turning the building into one of the major cultural places in Milan. The grand spiral staircase inside the building is probably the most impressive architectural feature of the Museum: a functional element that connects several levels, from the subway up to the panoramic terrace overlooking the Duomo.
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Via Marconi, 1, 20122 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
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Reviewed yesterday

Almost in all my city visits a contemporary art museum is included in my list and Milan was no exception. The ''Novecento'' is concentrated in Italian 20th century artists and the Futurismo movement. It's a rather small gallery housed in a recently refurbished building next...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A splendid retrospective of Italian art and sculpture during the 20th century, housed in an interestingly modernised building from the fascist period, with a splendid view of the cathedral. The Futurists of the early 20th century are especially fascinating.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good collection of 20th century Italian art and selection of paintings from Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Paul Klee, Kandinsky, and Amedeo Modigliani

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gallery does what you expect of a modern art museum. But the best bits are some spectacular views of the Duomo, away from the crowds in the Piazza

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

It was such an amazing experience with a lot of unforgettable moments for me because I like kind of abstract paintings and there were many of them on the last floor. I didn’t take much picture mostly was enjoying time there.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This museum is dedicated to (almost exclusively) Italian art from the XX century (the Novecento) that was collected (mostly) by the City of Milan in the last century. The permanent collection has some outstanding paintings from Boccioni, Balla and Carra', some 'minor' Modigliani, Fontana, Italian...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Really enjoyed our visit. The views from the top are exquisite and especially at sunset. Top tip - entry two hours before closing is free.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

If you like modern art and you're tired of the noisy Piazza del Duomo, retreat in this beautiful museum and learn about major Italian artists throughout the 20th century. A superb experience.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This building has an amazing architecture and the restaurant on top offers an incredible view unto the dome. Even if you don't want to visit the museum, if you are close to the dome, I recommend climbing up the round ramp for a view of...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Free for under 25. Very nicely located, next to the Duomo. Good mix of works, something should appeal to everyone

Thank Salma H
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Rebecca K
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If I remember correctly it is free admission.
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