The National Gallery of Modern ArtGNAM
The National Gallery of Modern Art
The National Gallery of Modern Art was established in 1883 in order to show the work of the most important living artists in a permanent museum. Initially the Gallery was housed in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Via Nazionale, built by Pio Piacentini. In 1914 the Collection was moved to its present location, built by Cesare Bazzani during the exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. In 1934, for the celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the Fascist Regime, the building was enlarged to hold collections coming from major official exhibitions (Venice Biennale, Quadriennale in Rome and the trade unions collective). The contemporary art section was developed by Palma Bucarelli, who from the post-war period to 1975, promoted exhibitions of great importance and relevance, and encouraged purchases of great artists of European art from the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries.
Duration: 2 hours
Info: Monday closed