MUSEO DEL NOVECENTO: THE MUSEUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY IN MILAN
The Museo del Novecento (the Museum of the 20th century) is located in Piazza Duomo in Milan inside the Palazzo dell’Arengario, built in the 1930s.
The Museum was inaugurated in 2010 and displays the Milanese collection of contemporary art, including some masterpieces of the 20th century.
The Museo del Novecento houses approximately 400 works displayed in chronological order, beginning with Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Giuseppe Pelizza da Volpedo, 1902, and ending with the leading exponents of Arte Povera, such as Luciano Fabro and Giuseppe Penone.
In the middle there’s all the art of the 20th century including the Italian masters of Futurism and Abstract Art, but also the international avant-gardes.
The unmissable works of the Museo del Novecento
Masterpieces by Umberto Boccioni, including Forme uniche in continuità dello spazio (Unique Forms of Continuity in Space); Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Giuseppe Pelizza da Volpedo; Ritratto di Paul Guillame (Portrait of Paul Guillame) by Amedeo Modigliani.
But there are also works by Giorgio De Chirico and all the main works by the Futurists: Giacomo Balla, Carlo Carrà, Ardengo Soffici, Mario Sironi, Achille Funi and Gino Severini.
In addition, you can’t miss Odalisque by Matisse; Port Miou by George Braque; Femme Nue (Naked Woman) by Pablo Picasso; Wald bau (Forest-Construction) by Paul Klee and Study for Picture with Two Red Spots by Kandinsky.
Visit and Tickets
Location: Palazzo dell’Arengario, near the Duomo and the Gallery of Milan.
SUBWAY – Yellow (M3) and red (M1) lines, stop Duomo. CITY STREETCAR/BUS – 2, 3, 12, 14, 16, 24, 27 lines, stop Duomo -15, 23 lines, stop P.zza Fontana – 54 line, stop P.zza Diaz.