Museo Del ‘900
Italo Rota – Fabio Fornasari | Website | 2007-2010 | Visitor Information
Palazzo dell’Arengario, Via Guglielmo Marconi, 1, Milano 20122, Italy
An outstanding example of architecture and, today, an impressive installation communicating directly with the city, since 2010 the Palazzo dell’Arengario has accommodated the Museo del Novecento. Thislandmark building, designed by Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio, and Portaluppi, was renovated by the Rota Group to host a richly layered collection of 20th century Italian art.
The transformation of the Palazzo dell’Arengario was dictated by the need to organize the composition of Milan’s Civiche Raccolte d’Arte (Municipal Art Collections) around two distinct poles. While the historic premises of Villa Reale were meant to host collections dating from the 19th century, the Palazzo dell’Arengario was singled out for the exhibits of 20th century artwork. The latter was particularly meaningful for the harmony existing between its architecture and the collection it was meant to display.
This project enabled to best exploit the interior premises, while turning the building into one of the major cultural places in Milan. The grand spiral staircase inside the building is probably the most impressive architectural feature of the Museum: a functional element that connects several levels, from the subway up to the panoramic terrace overlooking the Duomo.
Information provided in part by: http://www.museodelnovecento.org