The highly-central Museo del Novecento, located just steps from the Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, continues its journey towards doubling its exhibition spaces, increasing the cultural offer for the city of Milan.
The project starts with an exceptional occasion, such as the arrival of the Gianni Mattioli Collection, consisting of 26 priceless masterpieces of the early Italian 20th century. This extraordinary collection enables the Museo del Novecento to become the world’s most important collection of Futurist works. From Boccioni to Sironi from Modigliani to Carrà and Morandi, the new paintings dialogue in an organic and integrated path with the Museum’s permanent collection. Located on the second floor of the museum, the Galleria del Futurismo is the result of complex renovation work and features masterpieces coming from donations and from the repositories of the city’s own collections, hosted in a completely redesigned Sala delle Colonne with new lighting.
The presentation of the Mattioli Collection marks a fundamental stage in the development of the Museo del Novecento, in view of the doubling of its spaces in the second Arengario.