Situated inside Villa Reale (formerly known as Villa Belgioioso) in Via Palestro, in the heart of Milan, the Modern Art Gallery includesthe biggest municipal collection of 19th Century works of art.
The ground floor hosts neoclassical paintings and sculptures, including works by: Antonio Canova, Andrea Appiani, Giuseppe Bossi and Francesco Hayez.
The 19th Century Collection comes almost entirely from private donations, starting from the collection of the Milanese sculptor Pompeo Marchesi, followed by a legacy left by Count Gian Giacomo Bolognini and the decisive contribution of the Brera Picture Gallery and its artists.
The Vismara Collection is made up of 40 masterpieces of modern and contemporary art signed by such artists as: Renoir, Picasso, Dufy, Matisse, Vuillard, Roualt, placed side by side with: Campigli, Tosi, Morandi, Sironi, De Pisis, Modigliani and Rossi.
On the first floor you can find masterpieces of the Romantic era, as well as the Scapigliatura, Divionist and Realism movements.
Different monographic rooms are dedicated to the Induno brothers, Giovanni Carnovali known as il Piccio, Tranquillo Cremona, Daniele Ranzoni, Gaetano Previati, Giovani Segantini, Medardo Rosso and Pellizza da Volpedo with the world-famous Quarto Stato (The Forth State).
The Grassi Collection, situated on the second floor of the building, includes paintings by: Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, Millet, Courbet, together with modern Italian painters, such as: Fontanesi, Carnovali, Fattori, Favretto, Segantini, Spadini, Balla and Guttuso.
Furthermore, it exhibits numerous valuable items, such as: carpets, Chinese pottery and silverware collected by Carlo Grassi, as well as objects coming from excavations in Egypt, a country where Grassi made his fortune as a tobacco monopolist.
GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Milano
Via Palestro 16
20121 Milan – Italy
Tel. +39 02 88 44 59 47