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Italian renaissance meets art at museum Bagatti Valsecchi

The origin of the museum Bagatti Valsecchi dates back to the end of the nineteenth century when the Barons Fausto (Milan, 1843-1914) and Giuseppe (Milan, 1845-1934) Bagatti Valsecchi decided to renovate entirely their family house in the heart of Milan. The style the two brothers choose to refurbish what is now the museum Bagatti Valsecchi is the Neo-Renaissance style since they wanted to keeep up with what was trendy at that time:…

Art in Milan: the “Artist’s shit” by Piero Manzoni

*Piero Manzoni in a picture by Giovanni Ricci The collection of the Museo del Novecento features an artwork by artist Piero Manzoni: the “Artist’s shit“. It consists of a meat can with a label that says: “Artist’s shit. Contents 30 gr net. Freshly preserved, produced and tinned in May 1961″ The same statement appears on the can in Italian, German and French and describes what the content of the can…

The Museo del Novecento: Italian masters of the 20th century

The Museo del Novecento (the 20th century art museum) is one of the most important museums in town and features an impressive collection of artworks of the 20th century. The building The collection Surroundings The building The museum is hosted within the Palazzo dell’Arengario right next to the cathedral. The Arengario was built between 1936 and 1956 on a project by the architects Portaluppi, Muzio, Magistretti e Griffini. The bas-relieves that…

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…