Novecento Museum, the Museum of the 20th century

Novecento Museum, the Museum of the 20th century

Dedicated to the art of the 20th century, this museum is especially popular with artists and fashion designers who love its wealth of creativity.

Devoted to the art movements of the 20th century, this extraordinary museum was designed by architects Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari and built in 1936. It consists in two symmetrical palaces located on each side of the Via Guglielmo Marconi, leading to the Piazza Armando Diaz.

In the entrance, there is an immense painting by Eugenio de Chirico entitled The Fountain of Mysterious Baths. Then, as you go up the spiral ramp, you gradually climb through the years, up to our contemporary era. The art shifts from Divisionism and Futurism to 60s Arte Povera, for example.

In addition to some Modigliani and Kandinsky, you will find works by artists like Umberto Boccioni, Gino Severini, Mario Sironi and Fausto Melotti.

On the upper level, you cannot pass by the entire panoramic room dedicated to Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), the Italian artist of Argentinean origin who founded Spatialism, a movement inherent to Informal art.

Novecento Museum
Piazza Duomo 8
20123 Milano

+39 02 8844 4061