Museum of the twentieth century in Milan

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Until 16 April 2023

Museum of the twentieth century

The Museo del Novecento in Milan, in the Palazzo dell'Arengario overlooking Piazza Duomo, shows the public over three hundred works selected from the nearly four thousand dedicated to Italian art of the twentieth century, owned by the Milanese Civic Art Collections.

Among the works exhibited in the permanent collection of the Museo del Novecento we remember the artists: Lucio Fontana with his spatial concepts, Marino Marin I with his iconic sculptures, Jannis Kounellis , Umberto Boccioni and the sculpture "Unique forms of continuity in space" that we find also in the 20 cent coin. 

The rooms of the museum retrace the main stages of the history of contemporary art, the exhibition itinerary intertwines the chronological criterion with a critical-thematic interpretation, in an alternation of large and bright rooms and intimate and collected spaces where to deepen the themes that have crossed the twentieth century.

The story opens with the Galleria del Futurismo, the masterpieces are exhibited considering both the technical-pictorial evolution of the Masters of the period and the thematic and stylistic proximity of their works. We find here like Umberto Boccioni , Carlo Carrà , Giacomo Balla and Gino Severini , just to name a few. On the fourth and fifth floors we cross the "timeless tragic art of fascism" up to abstract art, passing through the large room dedicated to Lucio Fontana with the magnificent view of the Duomo. The path ends with the spaces dedicated to art between the sixties and the beginning of the eighties with examples of pop art, kinetic and conceptual art, from Andy Warhol to Dadamaino and Carol Rama .

Focus and temporary exhibitions explore themes and figures of the twentieth century with a scientific and research approach with particular attention to the interdisciplinary dialogue between the arts.

The Museo del Novecento acts as an educator with the aim of spreading knowledge of the art of the twentieth century in order to generate a plurality of visions and critical skills. Preserve, study and promote the public heritage and artistic culture of the twentieth century through research and didactic activity, work on several levels to foster an intercultural approach and involve an audience that ranges from professionals, to children, to the visitor of ride.


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Via Guglielmo Marconi, 1
20123 Milan


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