Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna

Rome, Italy

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea was founded in 1883 on the initiative of the then Minister Guido Baccelli and is dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

The present building, the Palazzo delle Belle Arti (Palace of Fine Arts) was designed by prominent Italian architect Cesare Bazzani. It was completed between 1911 and 1915. The facade features exterior architectural friezes by sculptors Ermenegildo Luppi, Adolfo Laurenti, and Giovanni Prini, with four figures of Fame holding bronze wreaths, sculpted by Adolfo Pantaresi and Albino Candoni. The museum was expanded by Bazzani in 1934, and again in 2000.

The museum displays about 1100 paintings and sculptures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, of which it has the largest collection in Italy. Among the Italian artists represented are Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, Antonio Canova, Giorgio de Chirico, Lucio Fontana, Amedeo Modigliani, Giacomo Manzù, Vittorio Matteo Corcos, and Giorgio Morandi.

The museum also holds some works by foreign artists, among them Braque, Calder, Cézanne, Degas, Duchamp, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Monet, Jackson Pollock, Rodin, and Van Gogh.



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Founded: 1883
Category: Museums in Italy

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Gail Morrison-Hall (7 months ago)
Large space; well displayed collection. Pleasant restaurant and caffeteria. Worth a visit.
Markéta Temkovičová (7 months ago)
Totally awesome. We visited this gallery Just because we were near the building and had free time. Amazing. I love dada :)
Lallyhj Hj (8 months ago)
Stunning collection and same for exhibitions. Delicious bar restaurant. Try to avoid weekends. Good time to visit museum is lunchtime, less people. Favourite museum
John Bowman (8 months ago)
I loved this gallery because it was a great change of pace from all of the classical pieces of art we saw on our trip. One under appreciated part of this gallery is the space and openness. After being packed in tiny places in Rome, this gallery had tons of space to allow you to branch out and expand. My favorite piece of art was the small and hidden Picasso!
E. B. (10 months ago)
Great Museum of Modern Art! A wonderful collection and very interesting exhibitions. I never miss this house when I'm in Rome. The art is displayed in large rooms, the curatorial staff knows how to work with space and ways of looking at paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Giacometti, Warhol, Picasso, Twombly - all my favourites are there and always included in stimulating exhibitions and New, challenging connections.
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