Museo del Novecento: a new Museum in Milan

On December 6th, the new Museo del Novecento will open its doors in Milan at Palazzo dell’Arengario (Piazza Duomo).

A 4,000 sq.m. exhibition area dedicated to modern art, where it will be possible to marvel at a special itinerary made up of 400 works of art from the end of 19th century to ‘80s of 20th century.

The aim of such a new museum is to spread the knowledge of 20th century art in order to create several visions and criticism skills. In addition, the intent is to study and promote the public, artistic and cultural resources belonging to the 20th century through educational research and activities, in order to involve all kind of visitors: children, adults, visitors by chance…

The Museo del Novecento is known for its excellent work in the field of preservation of artistic heritage, including preventive conservation and restoration, as well as specialized research that focuses particularly on new materials and the most recent artistic practices.

The museum will organize several exhibitions with masterpieces belonging to different collections, which will allow visitors to enjoy artistic heritage of 20th century, and it will collaborate with other institutions and museums for organizing many initiatives and events.

The museum schedules an itinerary of the works selected which starts from its best pieces: Futurism, the Novecento Movement, Spatialism, the Concrete Art Movement and the Arte Povera Movement, as well as prominent artistic figures, including Boccioni, Carrà, Soffici, De Chirico, Sironi, Martini, Morandi, Fontana, Manzoni, Kounellis and many others.

The Museo del Novecento will act as a showcase for artists currently active in Italy, establishing a complementary relationship with the future contemporary art museum, which will instead have an international scope. Particular attention will also be given to research on the protection and conservation of Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Art, with a particular focus on new artistic practices.

The entrance will be free for 3 months.

For further information about museums in Milan or other events in Milan, please have a look at the practical travel guide to Milan: www.aboutmilan.com

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