Useful updated guide about main museums of Milan – Milan Museum of Novecento
We continue with the guide of Milan civic museums. Today we are talking about the Milan Museum of Novecento, a collection that hosts the history of the artistic currents that have crossed the last century. Below you will find some important historical and artistic information on the Milan Museum of Novecento. Thanks to MilanoCard, the Milan City Pass, you can visit this Milan museum at a special price.
THE HISTORY OF THE MILAN MUSEUM OF NOVECENTO
The Milan Museum Novecento is a permanent exhibition of 20th century artworks housed inside the Palazzo dell’Arengario. The Palace was built between 1936 and 1956 on the design of the architects Portaluppi, Muzio, Magistretti and Griffini and decorated in the facade by the bas-reliefs of Arturo Martini. The Arengario’s project completed the process of urban renovation of the center of Milan, set by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni who was involved in the design of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Today, you can visit the path built on the roofs of the Galleria, called Highline Galleria, and admire the skyline of Milan. Thanks to MilanoCard, the Milan tourist card, you can visit Highline Galleria for free, click here and find out how.
The Palazzo dell’Arengario is made up of two factory buildings facing the arch of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The facades are covered with Candoglia marble. After a period of abandonment, in the 1950s it was restored. At the beginning of 2009 the shipyard started to use it as a new exhibition center of the Milan Museum of Novecento, following the design of the architects Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari. The new exibhition was inaugurated on December 6, 2010.
To reach the Milan museum you can take the red Milan metro or the yellow Milan metro and get off at the Duomo stop. Thanks to MilanoCard, the Milan City Pass, you can travel for free on all Milan public transport. Click here to find more information.
The Milan Museum of Novecento starts with Il Quarto Stato of Pelizza da Volpedo until reach the section of Poor Art. The first room is devoted to international avant-gardes, with works by Picasso, Braque and Kandinsky. The show continues with Umberto Boccioni and futurists. Among the artists of Futurism are Giacomo Balla, Carlo Carrà, Ardegno Soffici, Mario Sironi, Achille Funi and Gino Severini. The exibhition continues with rooms dedicated to Giorgio Morandi, Giorgio de Chirico and Arturo Martini to arrive at the halls dedicated to art between the two wars with the Novecento Group, monumental art, abstractism of the 1930s. There are informal works of the fifties and sixties, including a room dedicated to Piero Manzoni and Azimuth. Among the works in the Milan museum, there are also many works by Lucio Fontana, which is dedicated to the last floor of the palace.
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