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Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna

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Address: Via Palestro 16, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 02 7600 2819
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great couple of hours

This was interesting and was a great way to spend the hottest hours of the day out of the sun. If possible, go on a Tuesday after 2pm as then it's free!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Amy J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The building is a preserved castle or mansion and as such, it is not an ideal venue for an art museum. The lighting and the floors and the steps and the sound control are not the best. Those at the desk collecting the admission charge were not friendly nor helpful. There are guards and ushers everywhere and they are quite... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The 'Modern Art' turned out not to be so modern. Nothing after the early 20th century. The grand first floor is entirely devoted to mostly competent but very dull 19th century local artists. We were so bored that we decided to give the second floor a miss. It was only when we got outside and looked again at the gallery... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

If the word "moderna" is in the museums name I would expect to see modern art, however most of the art is not what I consider modern. Only the top floor has some modern pieces

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This art museum is housed in Villa Belgiojoso, a neo classical villa where Napoleon lived in the early 19th C. It contains a range of 19th and early 20th C paintings mostly by Italian painters although also some Gaugin, Picasso, Corot etc. It is not a huge gallery so you can fairly readily get a sense of how the art... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was interesting and was a great way to spend the hottest hours of the day out of the sun. If possible, go on a Tuesday after 2pm as then it's free!

Thank Amy J
Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Gallery of Modern art in Milan is not the main attraction of this surprising city. Leonardo’s Last Supper, La Scala theatre, Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini are most renowned. Still one can be interested to taste the original and sophisticated atmosphere of the Palazzo Reale, its gardens and collection of painters like Appiani, sculptors like Canova and ebonists like Maggiolini. I... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The museum is improperly named: it should be called the Fine Arts museum. While the art field debates the exact timeframe for 'modern' art, no one is including anything from the 1700s. This museum's permanent collection includes many pre-modern works, which doesn't mean it is not worth seeing if that is your art preference . What struck me though was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

The museum is located about a 22 minute walk from the Duomo area. The collection of sculptures and paintings are varied and well worth the jaunt. A staff member was very attentive and ensured that we had the English description of their highlighted works of art. We purchased a 3 day tourist museum card for 12 euro as we were... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The museum has an interior and collection that are more 19th century then what you would call "modern" Maybe the museum should swap names with the Museum of the 19th Century at the Duomo. The collection is nice with some excellent marble sculptures dotted around. Some of the rooms have rich decorations even on the ceilings. When I visited in... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This collection is hosted in a well preserved palace built at the end of the 18th century, later inhabited by the godson of Napoleon and even later by the restored Habsburg. On the first floor the collection includes works of masters from Milan or portraying notable people from Milan, from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Among some works... More 

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