Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna

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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna
Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna
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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna is located in Rome
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna
Location of the museum in Rome
Established 1883
Location Rome
Coordinates 41°55′01″N 12°28′56″E / 41.9170°N 12.4821°E / 41.9170; 12.4821Coordinates: 41°55′01″N 12°28′56″E / 41.9170°N 12.4821°E / 41.9170; 12.4821
Type museum of 19th and 20th century art
Director Maria Vittoria Marini Clarelli
Website www.gnam.beniculturali.it
Interior, Sala di Canova

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM), or National Gallery of Modern Art, is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, founded in 1883 and dedicated to modern and contemporary art; the full name is Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna e contemporanea.[1]

History[edit]

The current building, the Palazzo delle Belle Arti (Palace of Fine Arts) at Via delle Belle Arti, 113 (near the Etruscan Museum) was designed by prominent Italian architect Cesare Bazzani. It was completed between 1911 and 1915. The facade features exterior architectural friezes by sculptors Ermenegildo Luppi, Adolfo Laurenti, and Giovanni Prini, [2] with four figures of Fame holding bronze wreaths, sculpted by Adolfo Pantaresi and Albino Candoni.[3]

The museum was expanded by Bazzani in 1934, and again in 2000 by architects Diener & Diener.[4]

The museum[edit]

The museum displays about 1100 paintings and sculptures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, of which it has the largest collection in Italy. Among the Italian artists represented are Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, Antonio Canova, Giorgio de Chirico, Giovanni Fattori, Lucio Fontana, Amedeo Modigliani, Giacomo Manzù and Giorgio Morandi.[5]:169

The museum also holds some works by foreign artists, among them Braque, Calder, Cézanne, Degas, Duchamp, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Monet, Jackson Pollock, Rodin, and Van Gogh.[6]

The following institutions are part of the National Gallery:[7] Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi per le arti decorative, the Museo Hendrik C. Andersen, the Raccoltà Manzù, and the Museo Mario Praz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official gallery site
  2. ^ http://www.scenaillustrata.com/public/spip.php?page=anteprimastampa&id_article=460 (Italian language, quoting La Capitale a Roma: 1870-1945, by Luisa Cardilli Alloisi, Francesco Margotti, and Antonio Simbolotti, 1991
  3. ^ http://www.specchioromano.it/Fondamentali/Lespigolature/2015/SETTEMBRE/Lo scultore romano Adolfo Pantaresi.htm (Italian language)
  4. ^ http://dienerdiener.ch/de/project/extension-to-national-gallery-of-modern-art
  5. ^ Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince (2007). Frommer's Italy 2008. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. ISBN 9780470138205.
  6. ^ Gli artisti e le opere (in Italian). Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna e contemporanea. Accessed January 2016.
  7. ^ Direzione generale PaBAAC: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea


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