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Modern Art Gallery In Rome

Modern Art Gallery In Rome

The Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Rome is located in the heart of the city a stone's throw from Villa Borghese, on Viale delle Belle Arti 131, and is immediately recognisable by its monumental façade characterised by four pairs of columns surmounting a flight of steps.

You can easily reach it by public transport (tram no. 3- and bus no. N10) and by car, if you are coming from outside Rome, just take the Roma-L'Aquila exit and continue in the direction of Via del Muro Torto, then the Lungotevere della Marina and from Piazzale delle Belle Arti the museum is close by.

The Gallery of Modern Art in Rome had its first location at the Palace of Exhibitions in 1883, the year of its inauguration, and from this it moved to the Palace of Fine Arts in 1915 to cope with space problems. To this day, it collects about 5,000 works of art and 12,000 prints and drawings, which since the second half of the 19th century have been recovered both from the artists themselves and from donations from various admirers, as well as from various purchases by the Municipality of Rome, which wanted to make this exhibition unique.

A strong contribution comes in the years of Fascism, when the Quadrennial Exhibitions were inaugurated with sculptural works by Medardo Rosso and the art of Filippo de Pisis. The exhibitions also cover the 20th century describing united Italy with various artists representing all the exponents from north to south: neoclassicists such as Canova and Appiani, romantics such as Hayez, Carnovali and Tenerani, among the southern artists Gigante and the sculptures of Gemito.

The Gallery of Modern Art in Rome has over the years hosted exhibitions of world-class artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Modigliani, Malevich, Morandi, F. Pirandello, De Chirico, Van Gogh and many others. You can access the museum with guided tours by appointment, for schools and groups throughout the year, except on public holidays (Christmas, 1 January, 1 May).

Inside the Gallery you can also buy educational material, books in the book store and catalogues. Nearby you can also visit the Bioparco, the Galleria Borghese, the Cinema Museum, the National Etruscan Museum, and the Romanian Academy. In Via Gramsci, 71 there is a second handicapped accessible entrance.

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