Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna

Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna

Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna
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Neighborhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Palestro • 3 min walk
  • Porta Venezia • 6 min walk
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Ariyya
Kuwait City, Kuwait419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Many of the reviews here complain this museum doesn't contain modern art because of a misunderstanding of what passes for "modern" in Italy. The museum is absolutely worth a visit and has a substantial amount of paintings and marble sculptures from 18th to 20th century and it's housed in a beautiful villa.

This is a civic museum so the entrance fee is more reasonable than others. I enjoyed walking slowly through the floors of this museum. Finally, the staff were all right. Perhaps not overly enthusiastic but they weren't rude. A few even pointed out rooms I'd overlooked to make sure I didn't miss any paintings.
Written December 16, 2023
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Romy
145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
One of my favorite museums in the city. Entry is very cheap and there is a lot to see! Especially loved the works by Angelo Marbelli and the Induno Brothers. Also lovely to see more of Francesco Hayez. Aside from a variety of paintings by both italian and international artists (was very surprised by the van Gogh), the museum is filled with may sculptures. Also recommend checking out the garden next to the mansion.
Written August 30, 2019
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foodieperson2015
Edinburgh, UK35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This gallery is worth visiting. It is situated opposite a delightful public garden (Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli). We wanted to see the Grassi Collection (a collection of artworks gathered by entrepeneur Carlo Grassi.

A very unusual body of work with some surprizes including a stunning little painting by Gaugin and some original work by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (including a poignant sketch of a man leading a chained bear along the street). Also some lovely examples of work by Morandi and well respected landscape artist Tosi as well as the more expected Manet, Van Gough and Cezanne.

What we really appreciated was being able to wander around these artworks without anyone following or bothering us. You could take as long as you wanted with no pressure from staff to move along. It was almost like discovering some of the artworks yourself. Very relaxed. Some of the paintings could be better placed.

Lockers available to place jackets etc. Toilets on site. Cafe and small book shop in courtyard.
Written October 21, 2017
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chenit
Herzliya, Israel292 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Modern art is misleading. Most of the works are 18-19 century works.
And as a 18-19 century works museum, it's not too rich.
We found only a few interesting works.
Finally, the staff wasn't helpful or pleasent.
Written November 29, 2019
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Semaan D. Makary
Ehden, Lebanon542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
The imposing and elegant Villa Reale is set in the Indro Montanelli gardens; it is also known as Villa di Belgiojoso in honour of the eponymous Count who commissioned its creation at the end of the 18th century. The sumptuous interiors of the Villa have housed the Galleria d'Arte Moderna (GAM) in Milan since 1921 and, in its long history, it provided lodgings to many illustrious characters. It had the function of representing Milano’s Authorities to those who came to visit from Vienna, before it eventually became a museum.
 
Adorned with mythological statues and reliefs, conceived by Neo-classical poet Giuseppe Parini and sculpted by the same artisans who toiled on the Duomo's facade, it is a timeless and immensely fascinating building.
 
Inside, a profusion of nineteenth-century masterpieces and international avant-garde works from the early 1900s make GAM one of the most extensive collections of modern art in Italy. Antonio Canova, Francesco Hayez and Lombard Romanticism, the most famous works of the Scapigliatura and the Divisionist season with Medardo Rosso and Segantini. Not forgetting the great Italian and foreign artists from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, with amazing works by Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, Fattori and Segantini, Morandi, Sironi, De Pisis, Modigliani, Picasso and Matisse, together with a collection of ancient artefacts from the Far East!
Written April 28, 2023
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Dani A
Leeds, England, United Kingdom12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The staff here were very rude and unwelcoming. The lighting is really poor which makes it difficult to appreciate the artworks on display. Also, a note of caution to those who prefer contemporary art - you won't find much of it here. The art is mainly in the neoclassical and romantic style.
Written August 17, 2019
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Andrew D
Milan, Italy190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
I visited specifically to see the small Hayez exhibition (but I knew it was small before I planned my visit) and took the time to see the permanent collection, too, for the first time in 4 years.
I’d forgotten how good this place is.
For information, modern art in Italy typically means nineteenth and early twentieth century, so no piles of literal rubbish.
Well worth a visit!
Written February 10, 2019
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TimeTripper
Vantaa, Finland699 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Quite a small gallery but was worthy to go. For my great surprise it was free on Tuesdays after 2pm. Nevertheless, the normal price was not bad either: adults 5€, students and elderly 3€, and children under 18 for free.

Unexceptionally friendly staff.

Written June 5, 2018
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RandiinChicago
Denver, CO608 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
The museum is improperly named: it should be called the Fine Arts museum. While the art field debates the exact timeframe for 'modern' art, no one is including anything from the 1700s. This museum's permanent collection includes many pre-modern works, which doesn't mean it is not worth seeing if that is your art preference .

What struck me though was the feeling they are more warehousing the art than curating it, at least on the second floor. The first floor galleries did have works from what I assume are local artists; they certainly deserve the gallery space and I'm glad I saw them.
Written June 5, 2016
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pinturicchio1
Antwerp, Belgium461 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
In your city guide you will see that this museum has big names like Van Gogh and Cezanne etc. but in reality they only have 1 painting by each of these more famous artists and clearly not the best examples of what they have painted. On the other hand, there are several very good portraits of Verdi and a very nice 17th century Buddha sculpture from Thailand. Go to this museum IF YOU HAVE A PLENTY OF TIME or if you are a Buddhist and want to see the sculpture mentioned above. They also have quite a big collection of posters by Toulouse-Lautrec
Written December 28, 2013
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