The Museum of twentieth century or in Italian Novecento, is situated in a modern building with the external walls made of glass, right next to Duomo Cathedral in the city center. This cultural venue consists of 400 art pieces that denote the art of the 20th century along with most significant artists such as: Picasso, Kandinsky and Fontana.
The Museum of “Novecento” was opened in December 2010, in a new modern building Arengario, right next to the Duomo Cathedral. It is dedicated to the masterpieces of painters and sculptors of the 20th century.
The Arengario building was completely renovated, from the outside facade, to the eternal modernization and complete modification compared to its previous conditions. In order to take advantage of the internal space, a lift in a shape of a spiral ramp was installed, since it can take visitors straight from the subway station to the rooftop terrace of the museum. If you decide to take the stairs you may clearly see the Duomo cathedral and the main square since the external walls are made of glass.
In the “Novecento” Museum you will be able to see 400 art pieces from different artistic periods. The highlight of the museum is the collection Jucker which consists of Futurism paintings by Carlo Carra, Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Gino Severini and masters of Cubism: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Ferdinand Leger, the Italian metaphysicians: Filippo de Pisis, Giorgio Morandi and Carlo Carra, and artists from the beginning of the 20th century: Amedeo Modigliani, Henri Matisse Modrian, Kandinskij and Klee.
It is also recommendable not to miss the masterpiece of Lucio Fontana– the entire ceiling originally made for the Hotel del Golfo in Procchio, Elba Island. It is created in 1956 and along with other paintings of Fontana occupies the third floor (the last floor) of the museum.
Ticket prices for the Museum of the Twentieth Century in Milan
Regular ticket price is 10 (€) Euros.
Reduced ticket price is 8 (€) Euros, (individuals over 65 years).
Reduced ticket price 6 (€) Euros (individuals between 15 and 25 years).
Free entrance – individuals younger than 12 years, disabled individuals and their companions.
(!) Everyday two hours before closing and each Thursday after 14h the entrance is completely FREE of charge.
We advise you to check ticket prices and working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Museum of the Twentieth century.
Working hours of the Museum of the Twentieth Century in Milan
On Mondays working hours are: 14:30 – 19:30h.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday working hours of the museum are: 09:30 – 19:30h.
On Thursday and Saturday working hours are: 09:30 – 22:30h.