03.02.2011 - 02.11.2011
The Museum premises next to the Duomo of Milan
In the heart of Milan, in Piazza Duomo, the art of the twentieth century. In the historic setting of the Palazzo dell’Arengario, the Museo del Novecento has opened its doors, a new municipal museum in Milan dedicated to the display of more than 400 works of art from the twentieth century. The Museum covers an area of 8,200 square metres of which 4,000 square metres are dedicated to the display of art. The project, by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari, provides for the display of more than four hundred works, all belonging to the Civic Art Collection of the Municipality of Milan. A complex and multifaceted journey, starting from the Fourth Estate by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo and continuing through rooms dedicated to Futurism. An area is dedicated to Umberto Boccioni, with a collection that is unique in the world and includes the emblematic painting of futurism, Elasticità (1912).