Italy is renowned for the amount of historical and cultural sites and features it preserves, from relics of past kingdoms to artwork that is world renowned as classical. This makes Italy a fantastic destination for those who love a bit of history, but for those who love the sights, sounds and spectacles of a more modern era, it can be a little overwhelming. Luckily the country isn’t entirely stuck in the past and several of its modernity’s are equally celebrated. If its art you are after then you also have several outlets that wont drag you through centuries but instead a couple decades ass they display works by more recent greats. If you need to get your modern art fix, make sure to tick these off your list.
Don’t let the destination fool you here, although this museum is uniquely the worlds only cave museum, it doesn’t mean that all the art inside is from the stone age. Dedicated to sculpture and only sculpture, this one of a kind exhibition space houses work from the 19th century and beyond. Here you will fine imaginatively crafted figures and forms alongside more abstract creations in all manner of materials. The museum also opens its doors to musicians who play in its open areas from time to time too.
Not only is this hub of creativity a treat to gaze upon from the outside, what it has in store in its many rooms is even greater. The MACRO has strived and succeeded in being the go to destination for contemporary art in Italy. Bringing the modern age to Rome, this huge exhibition space is constantly rotating artists and rooms with anyone of any medium met with open arms. Expect to see sculpture, fine art, audio/visual treats as well as emerging technology such as Virtual Reality and more in this incredible museum. If you really want to get a taste of what is happening in the art world right now this destination should not be missed.
In Turin you will find the GAM, a museum space that is proudly of the new age. Within the walls here you will experience a taste of the more experimental side of the art community. Video pieces and photography shows are common here as this place embraces the modern world and all of its devices, as seen by its online video gallery. There is also a fantastic art library here for those who want to read up on some of the exhibitors and far beyond.
Museo Del Novecento
Breaking the convention of all modern museums being known by their acronyms, this newly built destination in Milan has come to be a wonderful space for art in a short span of time. With Milan being such a fashion haven, it fits perfectly in place here. It has already amassed a collection of great works that include names like Klee, Braque, Kandinsky and Picasso meaning visitors will immedietly go away pleased. Added to this are its new exhibitions and workshops that get visitors in touch with the canvas in all new ways.