CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
SpecialisationNeo-classicism to Post-Impressionism
The Gallery of Modern Art (also known as GAM) is one of Milan’s most enjoyable art galleries. Located in the Villa Reale, a sumptuous palazzo where Napoleon once resided, it houses a world class collection of modern 19th-century paintings. The gallery is filled with works by Lombards and other Italian painters including Modigliani, Boccioni, Pellizza da Volpedo, Segantini and Previati plus familiar works by non-Italian modernists such as Gauguin, Cézanne, Picasso, Van Gogh and Manet. The upper floors of the museum house the equestrian works of 20th-century sculptor Marino Marini.
The Villa, designed by Leopoldo Pollack, is a three-storey building with two imposing wings and on all first floor windows and some of the ground floor there is the great cycle of figurative mythological theme designed by Giuseppe Parini.
At the rear of the villa there is a charming garden which provides a natural landscape where you can sit calmly and enjoy a peaceful relaxing moment away from the hectic pace of Milan life. Within the grounds there is also a small but delightful “botanical garden” with many shrubs and herbaceous plants to wander through.