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Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna

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Address: Via Palestro 16, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 7600 2819
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great couple of hours

This was interesting and was a great way to spend the hottest hours of the day out of the sun. If possible, go on a Tuesday after 2pm as then it's free!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If the word "moderna" is in the museums name I would expect to see modern art, however most of the art is not what I consider modern. Only the top floor has some modern pieces

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This art museum is housed in Villa Belgiojoso, a neo classical villa where Napoleon lived in the early 19th C. It contains a range of 19th and early 20th C paintings mostly by Italian painters although also some Gaugin, Picasso, Corot etc. It is not a huge gallery so you can fairly readily get a sense of how the art... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was interesting and was a great way to spend the hottest hours of the day out of the sun. If possible, go on a Tuesday after 2pm as then it's free!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Gallery of Modern art in Milan is not the main attraction of this surprising city. Leonardo’s Last Supper, La Scala theatre, Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini are most renowned. Still one can be interested to taste the original and sophisticated atmosphere of the Palazzo Reale, its gardens and collection of painters like Appiani, sculptors like Canova and ebonists like Maggiolini. I... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The museum is improperly named: it should be called the Fine Arts museum. While the art field debates the exact timeframe for 'modern' art, no one is including anything from the 1700s. This museum's permanent collection includes many pre-modern works, which doesn't mean it is not worth seeing if that is your art preference . What struck me though was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

The museum is located about a 22 minute walk from the Duomo area. The collection of sculptures and paintings are varied and well worth the jaunt. A staff member was very attentive and ensured that we had the English description of their highlighted works of art. We purchased a 3 day tourist museum card for 12 euro as we were... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The museum has an interior and collection that are more 19th century then what you would call "modern" Maybe the museum should swap names with the Museum of the 19th Century at the Duomo. The collection is nice with some excellent marble sculptures dotted around. Some of the rooms have rich decorations even on the ceilings. When I visited in... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This collection is hosted in a well preserved palace built at the end of the 18th century, later inhabited by the godson of Napoleon and even later by the restored Habsburg. On the first floor the collection includes works of masters from Milan or portraying notable people from Milan, from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Among some works... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

While Galleria d'Arte Moderna, housed in a former villa, is classified as a modern art museum, not all of the work inside it is. The collection spans the 18th to the 20th centuries and is spread over two floors, with the modern art located on the top level. While not a large collection, I enjoyed what I saw. For me,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We liked the exhibition "don't shoot the painter" - collection of different styles, sometime confronting with each other. In particular hours the admission is free, I think exhibition is free all the time.

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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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