Opened in London in 1998, the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art hosts an important collection of works by Italian artists from the first half of the 20th century, and is to this day the only museum in the United Kingdom entirely dedicated to Italian art.
The American sociologist and writer Eric Estorick and his wife Salome were captivated by the works of Umberto Boccioni during a trip to Italy, during the course of which they had the chance to meet Mario Sironi, yet another key Futurist artist.
The museum’s six rooms primarily focus on Futurist art, with works from the 1890s to the 1950s.
Exhibits include works and sculpture by Modigliani, De Chirico, Guttuso, Balla, Carrà, Sironi, Morandi, Boccioni, Greco, Marini and many others.
Italian modernism is further celebrated through architecture, design, photography and cinema.