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Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna

Via Palestro 16, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7600 2819
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2nd Visit

We enjoyed viewing both the sculpture exhibit and the permanent collection. A charming volunteer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
For free, a great time

During our trip, we visited the gallery for free after 4:30PM. Inside, we discovered some lovely... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Daniel C
York, United Kingdom
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Via Palestro 16, 20121 Milan, Italy
+39 02 7600 2819
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed viewing both the sculpture exhibit and the permanent collection. A charming volunteer from the Touring Club of Italy provided valuable information and recommendations about some of the other sites in Milan which the organization assists.

Thank Viagg16
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

During our trip, we visited the gallery for free after 4:30PM. Inside, we discovered some lovely pieces and a nice structure. On the top level lies the modern art, many of which we loved and just had to jot down to look up later. This...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The palace that houses the exhibition is really amazing and worth to be seen itself. Do not be confused by the name as it holds the collection of mostly 19th century art. There are no world famous masterpieces, but the art is magnificent anyway. The...More

Thank Boris B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

As others have commented, the name of this gallery is misleading. The paintings are mainly from the 19th century and by less well-known artists, so don't turn up expecting a grand display of Futurist works. The only part I found interesting was the small collection...More

Thank Dohfar
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Perhaps Modern is a relative term but too much here was mid-late 19th century. What they had from the early 20th was rather poor. Bequests from two collectors indicated that they had to a degree been duped by their dealers, the big name pieces did...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The building is a preserved castle or mansion and as such, it is not an ideal venue for an art museum. The lighting and the floors and the steps and the sound control are not the best. Those at the desk collecting the admission charge...More

Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The 'Modern Art' turned out not to be so modern. Nothing after the early 20th century. The grand first floor is entirely devoted to mostly competent but very dull 19th century local artists. We were so bored that we decided to give the second floor...More

Thank Loxley55
Reviewed 26 November 2016

If the word "moderna" is in the museums name I would expect to see modern art, however most of the art is not what I consider modern. Only the top floor has some modern pieces

Thank mytriptonz
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This art museum is housed in Villa Belgiojoso, a neo classical villa where Napoleon lived in the early 19th C. It contains a range of 19th and early 20th C paintings mostly by Italian painters although also some Gaugin, Picasso, Corot etc. It is not...More

1  Thank Terry L
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was interesting and was a great way to spend the hottest hours of the day out of the sun. If possible, go on a Tuesday after 2pm as then it's free!

Thank Amy J
Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an
excellent mix between history and modernity, where
tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty
reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca
(galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and
Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior
design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of
the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to
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