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Collections

In its magnificent halls, the Modern Art Gallery holds one of the richest public collections of 19th-century Italian paintings and sculptures.

Reflecting the eclectic taste of entrepreneur Carlo Grassi, this collection includes works ranging from the 1300s to the first-half of the 1900s.

Discover the Museum’s collections. Search by artist or work and visit the Gallery’s collection itinerary.

One of the brightest examples of a private collection in Milan, from the studies and passion for art by Giuseppe Vismara. 


What makes Milan’s Modern Art Gallery of international stature is the value and quality of the works on display and housed here: Francesco Hayez, Pompeo Marchesi, Andrea Appiani, Tranquillo Cremona, Giovanni Segantini, Federico Faruffini, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Antonio Canova, Daniele Ranzoni, Medardo Rosso, Gaetano Previati are some of the important artists present, as they are undisputed protagonists of Art History for both Milan and Italy. Their works represent art as it unfolded from the 18th to 19th centuries, in particular the current that originated in the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and slowly took hold even beyond national borders. Thanks to 20th-century art collectors and donations by some prominent families (Treves, Ponti, Grassi, Vismara, for example), over the years these masterpieces have enriched the Gallery’s art heritage and confirmed its fundamental mission of perpetuating the diffusion of culture. Visitors can admire in the Villa’s halls works by Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and other key players on Italy’s 20th-century art scene.



The Gallery’s works take part in important exhibitions in Italy and abroad. View the list of current loans and substitutions on display.