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Museo del Novecento

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Address: Via Marconi, 1, 20122 Milan, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0288444061
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09:30 - 19:30
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Sun 09:30 - 19:30
Mon 14:30 - 19:30
Tue - Wed 09:30 - 19:30
Thu 09:30 - 22:30
Fri 09:30 - 19:30
Sat 09:30 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museo del Novecento, located inside the Palazzo dell'Arengario in...

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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On piazza Duomo, big, big collection, strange instalations, if you like that sort of things. Building is fantastic

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Verona, Italy
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The literal translation of this museum’s name, “the museum of the 900” is a little confusing for non-Italian speakers. When referring to centuries, the Italians tend to drop the first millennium, so this is really “the museum of the 1900s”, i.e. what we would call the 20th century. In fact it’s really an art gallery and since English is the... More 

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Vrsac, Serbia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On piazza Duomo, big, big collection, strange instalations, if you like that sort of things. Building is fantastic

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love modern art, and this was a good chance to see many Boccioni pieces, as well as a number of Italian artists I didn't know much about. Was lucky enough to be there when Andy Warhol's epic 60 Last Suppers was on display. Great to see this in the room overlooking the Duomo Piazza. Strangely uncrowded, which was nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great antidote if you feel you've had too much religous or renaissence art, pricey restaurant (food excellent and artistically presented) on site with views accross Piazza del Duomo ( can get the same views from within the galleries).There is also an outdoor terrance for less formal dining.

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to visit this fairly new museum in the very hearth of Milan. The building Palazzo dell'Arengario, looks straight to the Piazza Duomo. The view of the square from up above and the cathedral at sunset are stunning! This to be honest is the most amazing feature of this museum. The halls are pretty narrow, and go up through... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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To be fair it is it what it is....modern art. We went in as we had Museum card (€12) and therefore it was free entry. We therefore had nothing to lose, but not being a fan of modern art meant we failed to see anything slightly clever or innovative about Andy Warhol's 64 photocopies of The Last Supper....and the best... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky when we visited as it wasn't to busy, this enabled me to spend time with the works without feeling rushed. It is a good and diverse collection and the building itself has some interesting architecture, the spiral ramp and connecting corridor to mention a couple. The work is not cramped and well ticked and the staff are... More 

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Chambery, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited on a Sunday and it was very quiet. I think also that some of the rooms including those in the Palazzo Reale part were closed, either because the exhibits had been moved or because it was Sunday. But the entry price was also reduced. The paintings etc. are well laid-out, with explanatory notes in Italian and English.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Some wonderful pieces of work from Modern Art to Abstract Art. A must see when in Milan. The only downside is the confusing layout of the place as it feels like you are in a maze. Asides from that, it's a really good place to visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This large gallery on several levels has plenty of interest with a divers range o paintings, sculptures and installations. Very enjoyable.

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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