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curated by Bruna Roccasalva
26.05.2021 - 26.09.2021

Nairy Baghramians's first solo exhibition in an Italian institution, Misfits is the outgrowth of a partnership between Fondazione Furla and GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan, whitin the framework of the Furla Series program.
For the project the artist began with the specific urban setting of the GAM, that is, a garden open to adults only when accompanied by children. The artist has created a series of large-scale sculptures made of marble, painted casted aluminum and wood, formally conceived to inhabit both the interior and exterior spaces of the museum. They combine a reflection on play as an educational tool with her interest in intervening in the spaces that mark a boundary.
The exhibition is produced with the generous contribution of Fondazione Henraux.
Comunicato stampaFondazione Furla - FURLA SERIES - NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN. Misfits

28.06.2019 –  8.09.2019

The Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Milan presents its 2019 summer exhibition devoted to painter Andrea Ventura; a project stemming from the schedule of contemporary art productions that the Museum has focused on for a few years and that is displayed alongside the exhibitions inspired by the Collections.
The exhibition analyses a few phases of Andrea Ventura’s work, who in 2017 produced a series of mixed media artworks drawing inspiration from themes, episodes and artists connected with the history of the Museum. This series of tales was then published in the volume Musicians, Lions and Fountains (Naples 2017), scoring remarkable success and finding its place in the framework of a modern and sophisticated publishing trend whereby some illustrators were entrusted with the task of recounting, using an original language, the stories of international museums. The exhibit, encompassing about 140 artworks divided into four sections, features the original tables conceived for the tales inspired by the GAM, beside a selection of the numerous portraits by the artist that appeared in the publications New Yorker and New York Times. The core and the novelty of the exhibition will be a series of small-size sculptures displayed next to more recent large-format acrylic artworks. The exhibition is curated by Paola Zatti, with the collaboration of Alessandro Oldani and the contribution by art critic Francesca Alfano Miglietti. Press release (ITA)

MORBELLI 1853 – 1919
15.03.2019 –  16.06.2019

On the occasion of the centenary of Angelo Morbelli’s death, Piedmontese by birth, but Milanese by adoption, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna pays tribute to one of the protagonists of the extraordinary Divisionist revolution at the turn of the 20th century.  After many years since the last monographic exhibition devoted by Milan to this artist, held in 1949, the GAM highlights some of the most significant aspects of Morbelli’s artistic production, such as his exploration on painting technique and his approach to specific themes that will be the subjects of the various exhibition sections. There will also be prestigious loans, both national and international, from the Musée d'Orsay of Paris, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Rome and many others, which will enrich the exhibition.
The Galleria d’Arte Moderna continues its temporary exhibition activity, launched in 2014 with the monographic exhibition devoted to Alberto Giacometti, followed by the exhibitions on Medardo Rosso, Adolfo Wildt, Giovanni Boldini and Francesco Hayez. The exhibition is curated by Paola Zatti with the collaboration of Alessandro Oldani, Giovanna Ginex and Aurora Scotti. Press release (ITA)

14.11.2018 – 17.02.2019

The reappearance of a masterpiece of history painting that the most outstanding exponent of Italian Romanticism, Francesco Hayez, painted in his years of maturity, notably the fourth version of Valenza Gradenigo before the Inquisition, is the occasion to display this important oil on canvas to the public, reconstructing its history and confronting it with the three previous versions that the painter devoted to this subject. Guilty of having attempted to save her beloved Antonio Foscarini, ambassador of the Republic of Venice condemned for high treason in 1622, Valenza Gradenigo is led before the judges of the Inquisition, including her father, before whom, realizing she has no way out, the young woman faints. This subject is emblematic of Hayez painting on a sentimental and romantic track. In this period, Hayez builds up the myth of an obscure and mysterious Venice, which was particularly popular with the public. As in a cinematographic sequence, Hayez devoted up to four paintings to this theme over a span of fifteen years. The four paintings are gathered in this exhibition for the first time, along with preparatory drawings and sketches, and related works (etchings, illustrations, pamphlets), which attest to the success of this theme with the public and its iconographic fortune. Press release (ITA)


March 23 - December 3, 2017

After a large restoration campaign, the exhibition presents a selection of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna sculptural patrimony, usually preserved in its own stores and not on display. The artworks illustrate the Lombard sculpture history, from Neoclassicism to the beginning of the 20th Century. A hundred years – “Cento anni”, like the novel by Giuseppe Rovani that describes the life in Milan during a Century – to tell the history of Milan, capital of the sculptural production, both in Italy and abroad, thanks to great masters such as Pompeo Marchesi, Francesco Barzaghi, Giuseppe Grandi, Vincenzo Vela, Paul Troubetzkoy, Medardo Rosso, Adolfo Wildt. The 63 sculptures in marble, plaster and bronze – restored for this occasion – are connected with others 29 artworks in the permanent collection, in a dialogue with the paintings that involves the entire museum.
Documentary: RISVEGLI - Il restauro dei beni culturali nascosti.

DOUBLE SIGNATURE - A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence  

April 4 - 9,  2017

On the occasion of Salone del Mobile, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Living Corriere della Sera and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship are pleased to present the second edition of Doppia Firma. The project brings together design innovation and the tradition of great Italian artisanship by creating a unique collection (15 works) of original, refined objects. The objects carry two signatures – doppia firma – as each is the creative outcome of an exchange between a designer and a uniquely skilled craftsman. The aim is to give birth to new artworks that arise from a cross-fertilisation of a design culture open to contemporary vision and a savoir-faire that is a genuine expression of territorial uniqueness. The materials and techniques animating the designers’ vision and the artisans’ extraordinary skills range from silver to paper to ceramics, from wood to metal, to commesso fiorentino (semi-precious stone inlay), from lacquer to mosaic to mirrors, from fabrics to glass. 

SOTTOSOPRA - A collection of surprises from the Galleria d’Arte Moderna’s repositories

September 24, 2016 –  February 18, 2017

From September 24, GAM Milano opens to the public Sottosopra (Upside Down): a project entirely dedicated to the museum’s sculptures that are stored in its repositories and normally closed to the public. Exclusive guided tours will be organized every weekend in the repositories until February 18, 2017.
The repositories of the neoclassical villa in via Palestro preserve artworks of high historical and social value, ranging from Late Neoclassicism to 20th Century. Sketches and preparatory studies related to the history and monumental sites of the city of Milan – as Brera Academy, Duomo, Arco della Pace and the Monumental Cemetery – are also stored here. The core of the project is the Restauration Atelier, located in the rooms of the repositories. Here a team of professional restorers is working on the preservation and restoration of 70 sculptures. The project represents a unique opportunity for the public to take part in the “making of” a great exhibition: the restored works will then be exhibited in “100 years. Sculpture in Milan 1815 -1915" which will open on March 23, 2017. Trailer "Sottosopra"


November 23, 2016 - February 26, 2017

Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, this exhibition investigates the idea of private collectors by establishing a dialogue between artworks from different Italian contemporary art collections - the Panza di Biumo Collection and the Berlingieri collection - and the permanent oeuvres of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna. By weaving unusual connections between modern, contemporary and nineteenth century artists - from Christo, Dan Flavin, Joseph Kosuth, Giulio Paolini, Richard Serra to Giovanni Fattori, Francesco Hayez, Edouard Manet and Giorgio Morandi - the show draws together apparently fragmented events into one big narrative that defines the visitor’s “field of vision” and recalls the atmospheres of Hitchcock’s famous film “Rear Window”, from which the exhibit borrows its title. These glimpses onto the realm of private collections fall into the framework of a renewed three-year partnership between bank and GAM, a honourable example of Private-Public collaboration through which UBS will be shouldering the Museum with a calendar of events meant to value and protect its collections and cultural heritage.


May 21 - October 30, 2016

GAM hosts " Six rooms, a nineteenth century tale", a dedicated walk through inedited paintings belonging to the Museum's collections. The exhibition consists of Six rooms for 62 masterpieces never shown before and kept  in the GAM's stores until now. It is an unique opportunity to enjoy a "hidden heritage", coming from legacies, donations and deposits happened during the last ten years of XIX century, as evidence of the close connection of the Gallery with the historical, artistical and cultural evolution of the city. The Master painters included in these wonderful collections are Francesco Hayez, Vittore Grubicy de Dragon, Domenico and Gerolamo Induno, Mosè Bianchi, Filippo Carcano, Gaetano Previati, just to name some. The exhibition is divided into six sections which  investigate the main topics of the XIX century's figurative research, such as the Portrait, the Landscape, the Genre Scene and the Still Life, together with a study of the artistic movements of Realism and Simbolism. Trailer.


November 27, 2015  – February 28, 2016

GAM continues with the exhibition “Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931). Last symbolist”, aimed at focusing attention on the most significant core groups that make up his sculptural works. 

The exhibition – staged with the extraordinary collaboration of Musées d’Orsay and the Orangerie in Paris – is devoted to the research the artist from Milan conducted into the plastic and material quality of sculpture, illustrated through 55 works in plaster, marble and bronze, accompanied by a series of original drawings and a number of works for comparison: the Vestale by Antonio Canova, as well as works by Fausto Melotti, Lucio Fontana and Arrigo Minerbi.

The exhibition seeks to be the pivotal element in a wider historical and artistic programme engaging the city of Milan, designed to draw attention to all the traces of Wildt’s work still evident, with a specific itinerary throughout the city featuring guided visits organised in collaboration with Touring Club Italiano and opportunities to learn more organised in cooperation with FAI, the Italian National Trust. 

DON’T SHOOT THE PAINTER. Paintings from UBS Art Collection. 

June 17 - October 4, 2015 

New event with masterpieces from the UBS Art Collection: the GAM and the Municipality of Milan with UBS present a grand exhibition devoted to painting, curated by Francesco Bonami. Circa 100 paintings from the 1960s to today will be on display for the first time to Italian audiences in the splendid rooms of the GAM, thanks to the partnership between the Museum and the finance institution, with the goal of investigating the role of painting in contemporaneity.

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 9.00 - 19.30 / Thursday 9.00 - 22.30. Free Admission.

Video: Exhibition.  Backstage.


April 15 – June 30, 2015

“The GAM has decided to adhere for the first time to the Salone del Mobile, by sharing with Molteni a project not only involving a brand but above all its historical and documentary aspects. The rooms designed by Ignazio Gardella and the 290 works of the Carlo Grassi and Giuseppe Vismara Collections will dialogue with the temporary exhibition including archive objects by Molteni, emblematic testimonies of the history of design in Milan, in an itinerary that aims to be the history of taste in art and living.”

Paola Zatti, Conservator, Modern Art Gallery.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9.00 – 17.30.  Monday closed. Admission: included in Museum ticket.




MEDARDO ROSSO. La luce e la materia.

February 18 – May 31, 2015

Survey exhibition dedicated to one of the protagonists of international art between the 1800s and 1900s.
Curated by Paola Zatti, the Modern Art Gallery’s Conservator, this event illustrates the entire artistic course of Rosso from his initial, late 19th-century experiments to late works, presenting a series of masterpieces on display for the first time in Milan.   
Opening hours: Monday 14.30 – 19.30 / Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9.30 – 19.30 / Thursday 9.30 – 22.30. Infoline and pre-sales: 02/54914 (Monday to Friday 10.00 to 17.00).



October 8, 2014 – February 1, 2015

On October 8 the exhibition dedicated to the sculptor Alberto Giacometti opens. Curated by Catherine Grenier, Director of the Fondazione Giacometti in Paris, this show presents a significant selection of 63 works including sculptures, paintings, drawings, and photos. It sheds light on the fundamental role of this Swiss artist in the development of international 20th-century sculpture. Poster

Hours: Monday 14.30 – 19.30 / Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9.30 – 19.30 / Thursday 9.30 – 22.30.  Infoline: 02/54916.


New Opening of the GRASSI Collection and the VISMARA Collection

September 6, 2014

On September 6, the second floor of the Modern Art Gallery will reopen to the public, where visitors may admire the Grassi and Vismara Collections. Both of these collections, gathered by two passionate collectors and important figures of 1950s Milan, represent the Gallery’s most prestigious and valuable core of works, with art by Renoir, Manet, Van Gogh, and Picasso. A new itinerary, conceived by pairing both collections which up to last year had been separated in two different sections of the Museum, reconsiders the philological aspect of Ignazio Gardella’s design (who installed the Grassi Collection in the late 1950s) with a new lighting system, the maintenance of some materials used for the original installation, and a new graphic design with captions. For more information,  click here

YEAR AFTER YEAR. Works on Paper from the UBS Art Collection

March 21 – June 21, 2014

This exhibition presents a particular selection of the Collezione d’Arte UBS, devoted to drawings and works on paper. On display are around 50 works by 35 international artists, active from the 1960s to today including Georg Baselitz, Lucian Freud, Robert Gober, Jenny Holzer, Martin Kippenberger, Roy Lichtenstein, Sigmar Polke, Ed Ruscha, Cy Twombly, Robin Winters. Curated by Francesco Bonami.

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-19.30 and Thursday 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-22.30

Free admission. 
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Le sculture di Marino Marini nell'allestimento di Albini, Helg, Piva (1984)

Milan 2014 Spring – An Identity Work for Milan

March 21 – April 30, 2014

As part of the "Primavera di Milano 2014" – a project dedicated to our city and the importance it has always had in our country’s history – the Modern Art Gallery proposes the work by Angelo Morbelli La stazione centrale di Milano nel 1889.      

Focus Opera

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.30. 




December 6, 2013 - February 23, 2014

As part of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the Modern Art Gallery of Milan is pleased to announce the show GIUSEPPE VERDI and the Arts, curated by Paola Zatti with the collaboration of Fernando Mazzocca, Angelo Foletto, and Vittoria Crespi Morbio.

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30

FREE ADMISSION.  For info tel 02 884 459 47.

Le sculture di Marino Marini nell'allestimento di Albini, Helg, Piva (1984)


April 4 - June 2, 2013

For the Salone del Mobile, at the Gallery and Museo del Novecento, two interventions of the CENTO project will be proposed. Curated by Marco Sammicheli.

In the Carlo Grassi Collection, on the second floor of the Gallery, the Architettura Maison Mobile studio (Rossella Locatelli and Riccardo Maria Balzarotti) will discretely intervene on Ignazio Gardella’s historic design, working on the seats, spaces, while also designing a system of mobile entries for each work and some architecture details (highlighted by the photos of Giovanna Silva) and, finally, attracting attention to the Villa’s garden, which can be seen from the windows.

At the Museo del Novecento the Sit-in project is on display.

Tuesday to Sunday - Hours: 9.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 17.30



Le sculture di Marino Marini nell'allestimento di Albini, Helg, Piva (1984)

Two-way: Lorenzo Delleani on Display – Extended until 8 January 2012


From 20 September to 20 December 2011, the Modern Art Gallery will host an important selection of works by Lorenzo Delleani found in the Ruozi Collection. The goal is to underline the passion and sensibility of this collector for a great exponent of Piedmont’s landscape painting in the 1800s. The volunteers of the Servizio Civile Nazionale await you to discover the paintings of this artist from Biella. Schedule of guided tours.

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John Singer Sargent, Portrait de Madame Allouard-Jouan

From 8 October 2010 to 25 January 2011 four paintings from the Petit Palais in Paris on display in the Grassi Collection 


For the exhibition Giuseppe De Nittis (Petit Palais, 20/10/ 2010 - 16/01/2011) the Gallery presents six paintings, including the view of the Vesuvius, impressionist glimpses of Paris, and the famous Lunch at Posillipo. The loan will be an opportunity for “cultural exchange,” which consists of the display of four oil paintings from the Petit Palais as part of the historic Grassi Collection:  La capeline rose by Jacques-Emile Blanche, Portrait de Madame Allouard-Jouan by John Singer Sargent, Portrait de Thaulow et sa femme by Alfred Philippe Roll, and Madame Gaston Legrand au champ de courses by Romaine Brooks.



Manifesto della mostra

Angiola Tremonti "Sculture 2000 2010"

Curated by Luca Beatrice


17 September – 15 October  Extended to 31 October 2010

Visit the artist’s site

Press release / Updated press releasePoster

Educational activities for kids and schools



Marionette di Carlo Colla Mostra Cosmit

Tutti a tavola! The Italian Dinner

Curated by Franco Laera

Milan, Modern Art Gallery

14 April – 9 May 2010

Locandina Mostra Emilio Longoni

Emilio Longoni 2 Collections

Curated by Giovanna Ginex

Milan, Modern Art Gallery

21 October 2009 – 31 January 2010






Locandina Mostra Emilio Longoni

Light Blade

Nicola Evangelisti

Salone del Mobile 2009

Milan, Modern Art Gallery - Corte d'onore di Villa Reale


Visit the artist’s site

Tino Seghal

Tino Sehgal

Milan, Modern Art Gallery

11 November 2008 – 14 December 2008

Press release



Tino Seghal

For Medardo Rosso - 2008   Angelo Garoglio

Milan, Modern Art Gallery


Visit the artist's web site

Locandina Mostra Vittore Grubicy

Vittore Grubicy and Europe

At the Roots of Divisionism

Curated by Annie-Paule Quinsac

Modern Art Gallery, Milan - Modern Art Gallery, Turin

21 July - 9 October 2005