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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Tommie Kaspar (2 months ago)
One of the most amazing museums I ever visited and it was freaking HUGE. You can probably fit the entire world population inside and still play a game of football.
Sara (2 months ago)
Super fun! As an Italian it's amazing that we give a spot to art that is also not our. The gallery is not overly big and overall it's quick to see. Beautiful and there is a great collection of international pieces as well
T G (3 months ago)
Great spaceous exhibition of stunning pieces. Just a little sad that we almost didn't get to enter, due to the rude security guard rejecting my dark skinned friend coming out of the sun with slightly elevated body temperature. 1 minute waiting and everything was normal. Please be a little more educated.
Kerstin Muenten (3 months ago)
Great art great museum. But how can a museum of international art in a capital city be with descriptions in Italian only???? Really disappointed you see the art but you don’t understand anything what it is about. Plus welcome and ticket reception was super disappointing: didn’t want to talk to us, wouldn’t tell us the way or how it works with the map in that museum. Art is worth seeing the rest is a disappointment.
O (4 months ago)
Beautiful, diverse collection of art. Lots of beautiful creations of all types. Would've loved some more history and descriptions for the pieces but still, incredible museum.
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