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Museo del Novecento

Via Marconi, 1, 20122 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8844 4061
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Highly recommended. No queue and many interesting exhibitions including the paintings by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mashegirova
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Калининград, Россия
Accessible and enjoyable for any art lovers.

In the heart of Milan the Museo del Novecento Makes for a great experience to kill a few hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiachra M
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County Galway, Ireland
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The Museo del Novecento, located inside the Palazzo dell'Arengario in Piazza del Duomo, hosts a collection of over four thousand works that catalyze the development of 20th century Italian art. The Museo del Novecento was established on 6 December 2010 with the goal of spreading knowledge of 20th century art and offering a more comprehensive insight into the collections that the city of Milan has inherited over time. Beside its core exhibition activity, the Museum is active in the conservation, investigation and promotion of 20th century Italian cultural and artistic heritage with the final aim of reaching an ever wider audience. With an eye toward the city, the Museo del Novecento develops around multiple locations. The Permanent Collection follows a chronological path where collective exhibitions alternate with solo art shows. The grand spiral staircase inside the building welcomes visitors and introduces them to the visit of the Museum with the Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Pellizza da Volpedo. The bookshop and the restaurant are the Museum's meeting places. The Neon by Lucio Fontana represents a final embrace to the city. Reflecting Milan's feverish cultural dynamism, the Permanent Collection is essentially the story of several private collections that have been brought together thanks to the generosity and passion for art of many private collectors. Since its inception, the collection has been augmented by major gifts from artists, collectors and philanthropists who play an active role in the growth of the Museum's heritage, which today reflects the rich trajectory of art from the early 20th century through the present. An outstanding example of architecture and, today, an impressive installation communicating directly with the city, since 2010 the Palazzo dell'Arengario has accommodated the Museo del Novecento. This landmark building, designed by Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio, and Portaluppi, was renovated by the Rota Group to host a richly layered collection of 20th century Italian art. The transformation of the Palazzo dell'Arengario was dictated by the need to organize the composition of Milan's Civiche Raccolte d'Arte (Municipal Art Collections) around two distinct poles. While the historic premises of Villa Reale were meant to host collections dating from the 19th century, the Palazzo dell'Arengario was singled out for the exhibits of 20th century artwork. The latter was particularly meaningful for the harmony existing between its architecture and the collection it was meant to display. This project enabled to best exploit the interior premises, while turning the building into one of the major cultural places in Milan. The grand spiral staircase inside the building is probably the most impressive architectural feature of the Museum: a functional element that connects several levels, from the subway up to the panoramic terrace overlooking the Duomo.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 22:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Marconi, 1, 20122 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
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+39 02 8844 4061
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended. No queue and many interesting exhibitions including the paintings by Modigliani, Chirico, Picasso, etc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the heart of Milan the Museo del Novecento Makes for a great experience to kill a few hours before a meal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved the building - very modern and built to show modern art. Located very practically right by the Duomo. The art work on display was varied - but only the first few rooms had pictures which I found interesting. The rest was a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like 20th Century Art, & don’t want the time & expense & heat of standing in line for the Duomo rooftops— consider this Museum of Modern Art instead. Solid collection, blissful air conditioning & the top floor of this Fascist- era building has...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Art museum on the Piazza del Duomo in a mid-wars fascist-style building. The exhibition is grouped in terms of artist and movement - starting with cubism, then futurism, novecento and abstract art, then Italian art in the 50's and 60's. It seemed to me a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern Museum enclosed all with glass in 6 levels; the view of the top is stunning over the city of Milano and the mervellous Duomo: discover very modern and futuristic arts in the gallery; there is a lift to bring you to the top.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With Museo del Novecento it has 6 levels, you can take it by escalator or by elevator and from the top you can see the full view of the Duomo di Milano. Inside there are a lot of new art creations. They offer 50% discount...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were refused entry! As members of the National Trust UK, we are granted with free or discounted entry to venues of the affiliated organisation in Italy, Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust of Italy), of which Museo del Novecento are members. Despite having all...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

From the outside, the glass-enclosed, egg-shaped frame of the Museo del Novecento presents a stark, modern contrast to the majestic-spired Duomo just across the piazza. Inside, the museum's Guggenheim-lite spiral pathway unwinds into a series of variable galleries offering a reasonably comprehensive display of 20th-century...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Good size collection and quality to keep me interested. The layout is kind of funky and had to rewalk the a couple of areas. The last hour before the museum closed offered a discount ticket, i believe half off. Credit card was accepted.

Thank Grant I
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If I remember correctly it is free admission.
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