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National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

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Address: Viale delle Belle Arti 131, 00196 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 06 322981
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Description: This contemporary art gallery features works from the late 19th century to...
This contemporary art gallery features works from the late 19th century to 1945.
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Excellent museum, excellent collection, can't be missed.

First is how to get there. A leisurely walk in the Borghese gardens, shielded by the lush greenery, will lead you from Piazza del Popolo to the National gallery within 15... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

First is how to get there. A leisurely walk in the Borghese gardens, shielded by the lush greenery, will lead you from Piazza del Popolo to the National gallery within 15 minutes. The museum is usually empty, quiet and very peaceful, for it is not on the list of the regular 'must-to-see' Roman tourist attractions, neither it is a top... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Don't get me wrong - I do understand that's what Rome is famous before, but boy was it good to find something different on Day 5. This is a good solid modern art gallery. Actually, I think it starts from about 1800 but I skipped until impressionists and there was still loads. Mainly Italian artists, super building, nice location in... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We hiked over to see this gallery which looks promising from the exterior. Inside is a totally different story. The sections containing Kandinsky and other big names were closed without an adequate explanation. The closure of these best known artists section is apparently for an indefinitely time period. Moral of the story check on the availability of the items you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Comfortable museum, good mixture of the new and old contemporary art. Don't miss the secret garden where you can play music by splashing in the water.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Modern (Post) 1900 Italian art is so poorly represented in UK collections that being able to see the work of the Futurists such as Severini and Balla amongst others was a real treat. Severini also has work from before he joined the Futurists and these show what a strong painter he was. The other artist that is well represented is... More 

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Amersham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a very pleasant gallery, and surprisingly big. If you have had enough "Roman Rubble" and enough Baroque then this brings you back to modern times. Mostly Italian artists on show with the Klimt and Van Gogh feeling perhaps out of place but good reference points. Canova, Modigliani are well represented. Quite unusually the descriptions of each work had... More 

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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nice and quiet, great selection of modern art. Convenient for tram and right beside borghese villa park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We returned to experience the collection during a week long stay. Nicely curated collection of (mostly) Italian artists. Temporary ceramic exhibit was very well organized. Cafe is good, too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After seeing so many artworks belonging to different movements of art, I was feeling tired when I left that beautiful building. The museum is perfectly curated, it shows you what those movements mean, makes you better understand modern art. I had a blast, it was an inspiring day for me... If you are really interested in modern art, don't you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This gallery is a very impressive building with a huge amount to see, a combination of modern art & old school classical art (all high calibre and well presented). There is an inner garden courtyard with a stunning statue in the middle of it, and fabulous contemporary music piece playing all day that is really peaceful/haunting. The cafe looks terrific... More 

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Parioli
Young and well-to-do families are the street flavor of Parioli. A new kind of Rome, this area is centuries away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has several great sporting clubs known for tennis and riding, a wonderful modern art museum, easy access to the zoo (Europe’s oldest), and is nestled around Rome’s very best parks including Villa Borghese, Villa Ada and Villa Glori.
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