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
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Maxim Kr (5 months ago)
Excellent collection, I like how classic art was combined with modern one in some rooms. Unfortunately, no audioguide was available (probably due to corona rules) and there is almost no information in text form, I really want to know more about some pieces of art.
Isabella Formento (6 months ago)
Vast collection of European modern art with plenty of open space and sunlight. In my opinion, this museum is underrated.
Jakub Andrykowski (Kilower) (6 months ago)
If you're between 18-25, you can get in for the discounted price (€2), if you are over 25, you will have to pay full price (€10). The place itself is great, I'd recommend everyone with the discount to see it, i was astonished with how lifelike the statues were and the sheer size of some of the paintings.
Abbi Burgess (14 months ago)
Just before the entrance to the exhibits there's a wonderful little study space with outlets and everything, available for use without a museum ticket! I found the exhibits very interesting, and we had a tour guide from the museum and she was excellent. Unless you are an art aficionado, I would reccomend taking a guided tour. You will definitely get more out of it!
Gail Morrison-Hall (14 months ago)
Large space; well displayed collection. Pleasant restaurant and caffeteria. Worth a visit.
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