Museo del Novecento in Milan

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Mario Nigro

Until 05 November 2023

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Gabriella Ciancimino Gethsemane

Until 31 December 2023

Museum of the Twentieth Century

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

Among the exhibited works of the permanent collection of the Museo del Novecento we mention 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" which 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 explore the themes that have spanned 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. Here we find artists such as Umberto Boccioni , Carlo Carrà , Giacomo Balla and Gino Severini , just to name a few. On the fourth and fifth floors we go through the "timeless tragic art of fascism" to abstractionism, passing through the large room dedicated to Lucio Fontana with the magnificent view of the Duomo. The itinerary 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 stands as an educator with the aim of spreading knowledge of twentieth-century art to generate plurality of visions and critical skills. Preserving, studying and promoting the public heritage and artistic culture of the 20th century through research and teaching activities, working on several levels to encourage an intercultural approach and involving an ever wider public, from insiders to children up to passing visitor.


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Via Guglielmo Marconi, 1
20123 Milan


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