The National Gallery of Modern Art is located in the vicinity of Villa Giulia, which is home to the National Etruscan Museum, and of the Borghese Gallery, several kilometers from the historical center of Rome. The trip is nonetheless worth making, since the gallery shelters the largest collection of pictorial and sculptural works by Italian artists who left their mark on the artistic scene of the 19th and the 20th century.

Of course, works by foreign artists are also on display, but, even if highly prized, they are less numerous. Thus, for instance, visitors can admire sculptures by Rodin and scattered paintings by Monet, Degas and Cezanne, by Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Pollock, as well as by van Gogh, Klee, Ernst, Braque, and Miro. As far as the national artists patrimony is concerned, the works of the likes of Giacomo Manzu, Alberto Burri, Antonio Canova, Giorgio de Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi, Lucio Fontana and Giovanni Fattori stand as proof the way the Italian art has changed its guidelines from the glorious antiquity and Renaissance to the modern and contemporary ages. Unlike most of the museums in Rome the mission of which is to preserve the enormous patrimony (artistic, archeological or of a different nature) which calls forth the greatness of Rome, the mission of the National Gallery of Modern Art is, since its opening in 1883, to look to the future and promote the contemporary trends and the new talents with a focus on the national scene.

National Gallery of Modern Art (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna / GNAM)
131, Viale delle Belle Arti, 00197, Rome, Italy
0039 06 322981
[email protected]
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30am to 7:30pm