Situated in a beautiful building in the park Bogeze (Villa Borghese), the gallery disposes of more than 1100 masterpieces of the most prominent artists of the 19th and 20th century. In a nutshell, you will be amazed.
The National Gallery of Modern Art was founded in 1883 and contains the largest collection of Italian modern and contemporary art. The gallery consists of 44 rooms in which primarily works of Italian painters and sculptors from the 19th and 20th century are exposed.
The room No. 1 is characterized by cracked glass floor, the work of Alfred Piri (called the mirroring floor), on which the nineteenth century sculptures are displayed. However, the prominent position in the gallery is reserved for the colossal marble sculpture of Hercules and Lica, around which there are around twelve statues of deities from the Olimps (by sculptor Antonio Canova).
The pieces that are considered controversial are exposed in the hall called - "Excuse me, is this art?". Then, there is a chronological path that covers the period from neoclassicism to naturalism (1800 - 1885) and from symbolism to avant-garde (1926 - 2000).
The halls number three and four are named after former art schools in Italy: The Tuscan school, where there are works of artists who belonged to Michelangelo's movement, and the Lombard schools whose most significant representative is the painter Domenico Induno. Finally, there is a monographic exhibition space, dedicated to artists whose works occupy a larger part of the museum’s collection (Balla, De Chirico, Manzu, Guttuso i Pascali).
Ticket price for National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome
Regular ticket price is 13 Euros (€).
Reduced ticket price is 10.5 Euros (€), (for EU citizens between 18 and 25 years old).
Free entry: for those younger than 18, for students (be sure to bring your student’s ID), for people with disabilities and their companions.
Working hours of National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome
From Tuesday to Sunday working hours are 08:30 - 19:30h (last admission is 45 minutes before closing)
Gallery is closed: Mondays, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.