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Mart of Trento and Rovereto

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART), located in Rovereto in the fascinating Trentino Alto Adige, is a place of excellence for contemporary art and a special place where you can admire beautiful masterpieces by Italian artists such as De Chirico, Carrà, Burri, and by foreign artists such as Kandinsky and Beuys. Mart, cupola
History
It was created in 1987 as an institution of the Autonomous Province of Trento and was initially headquartered in the Palazzo delle Albere in Trento. However the arrival of some works by Fortunato Depero and those coming from the Provincial Art Museum of Trento pushed the administration to enlarge the Museum and finally the Mart opened to the public in the new and current exhibition space in Rovereto in 2002.
Today the Futurist art Casa Depero is also part of the Museum in Rovereto, and exhibits some of the most important works of the futurist artist Fortunato Depero.

The collection
Mart's permanent collection includes approximately 30,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings, masterpieces selected from productions ranging from the late nineteenth century to contemporary art. Considerable space is devoted to twentieth century avant-garde, in particular to Futurism with paintings by Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Alberto Savinio. Many works from the so-called Scuola di Piazza del Popolo, also known as the  Scuola del pop romano, are also part of the permanent collection with important works by Mario Schifano and Tano Festa.
Giorgio Morandi, Carla Accardi, Giorgio de Chirico, Carlo Carrà, Josef Albers and, indeed, Rovereto’s Fortunato Depero, are among the authors present with numerous masterpieces.
It is important to emphasise that the Mart Permanent Collection changes its staging about every six months.

Exhibitions
Mart often hosts temporary exhibitions with themes ranging from architecture to avant-garde movements of the twentieth century and applied arts. Often Mart is also home to more than ten exhibitions a year that attract a large public. Among the authors on display in recent years: Álvaro Siza, Tullio Pericoli, Luigi Senesi, Mario Radice.

Architecture

The modern building that houses the museum was designed by architect Mario Botta and engineer Giulio Andreolli who mixed technical solutions with classic models, such as the large dome inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. The square under the dome in the centre of which there is a fountain should certainly be admired. The wall covering is also a link with tradition with its yellow stone of Vicenza, which recalls the one used by the great Venetian architect Andrea Palladio.

Useful Information

Corso Bettini 43, 38068 Rovereto (TN)

Contacts
Tel 0464 438887
Toll-free number 800 397760
info@mart.trento.it
Current exhibitions: www.mart.tn.it/mostre

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
Fridays 10:00 to 21:00
Closed on Mondays
The ticket office closes half an hour before the Museum closes

How to reach Mart
By car

A22 motorway, exit at Rovereto Nord. Leaving the motorway, follow the signs to the Mart.
By train
Rovereto railway station. Taxi service outside the station.
For info on times and tickets visit the Trenitalia website www.trenitalia.com
By plane
ABD Airport Bolzano Dolomiti www.abd-airport.it
Verona Catullo Villafranca Airport www.aeroportoverona.it