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The GAM: the modern art gallery of Milan

The GAM is the modern art gallery of Milan and one of the astonishing museums of the city. The collection is hosted inside Villa Belgioioso.

  • The villa
  • The collection
  • Location
  • Hours & Admission
  • Surroundings

Villa Belgioioso

The villa Belgioioso was commissioned by the Count Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso in 1790 and was completed in 1796. It has been the residence of the most distinguished personality of the city like Napoleon the third and the royal family of Italy. In 1920 the villa became state property and in 1921 after an important renovation process it was converted into the GAM – The modern art gallery.

The collection

The artworks within the GAM are displayed on the first and second floor of the villa. The collection includes masterpeices by some of the most popular modern art italian artists like Previati, Segantini, Modigliani and Morandi.

The second floor features artworks of the twentieth century by Manet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse and Renoir.

French and Italian art perfectly merge inside the villa which is actually a work of art itself. The lavish decorations of the halls and rooms where the artworks are displayed will leave you breathless.

Location

The GAM is in Via Palestro, right in front of the Giardini Pubblici (public gardens) of the city. Catch the red line and get off at Palestro station. Behind the villa there is a quite garden dedicated to children and their families. While at the GAM take the chance to have a relaxing walk in the park.

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Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 9:00  – 17:30  (final admission 30 minutes before closing).
Closed Monday, New Year’s Day, Christmas Day and Easter Monday.

Admission is just € 5.00 and it is free of charge for kids under 18.

Surroundings

The GAM is just a few steps from Corso Venezia a nice street for some luxury shopping. Also take the chance to stare a minute at the building in Via Palestro 20 (right next to the GAM). On the 27th of march 1995 in that building Mr Maurizio Gucci, heir of the Gucci empire, was misteriously murdered…

 

 

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