Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan
Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan | photo by Davide Oliva via Flickr

Galleria d’Arte Moderna


Neo-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.

Practical Information

Via Palestro16, Milan, Italy
+39 02 884 45947
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday 09:00 - 17:30

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 1 May, 25 December and 1 January

How To Get There

Metro : Red line (1) station: Palestro or Yellow line (3) station: Turati

Tram : 1, 2 (stop: Piazza Cavour)

Bus : 94, 61 (stop: Via Senato)

Bike rental BikeMi station : 53 - via Palestro

  • Guided tours available in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German (tel: 02.43353522 – booking compulsory)
  • Cloakroom (including free lockers for personal effects)
  • Disabled access

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Past Exhibitions

Adolfo Wildt, Vir Temporis Acti (1913)

Adolfo Wildt – The Last Symbolist

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Don’t Shoot the Painter

The exhibition Don’t Shoot the Painter at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (GAM) in Milan features 110 paintings from the UBS Art Collection, one of the world’s biggest corporate collections. Included are works by John Armleder, John Baldessari, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Michaël Borremans, Alice Channer, Sandro Chia, … [read more]

Medardo Rosso, Bambino Malato (1904)

Medardo Rosso – La Luce e la Materia

With the exhibition Medardo Rosso – La Luce e la Materia (The Light and the Material), Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan presents one of the most influential sculptors of the 19th and 20th centuries. Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) was an Italian sculptor. Like Auguste Rodin, with … [read more]

Crying Girl, Roy Lichtenstein (1963)

Year After Year

The Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan hosts the exhibition Year After Year. Opere su carta dalla UBS Art Collection (Works on paper from the UBS Art Collection) which explores the artistic production on paper made by great artists active from the 1960s to today. The … [read more]