The Gallery of Modern Art (also known as GAM ) is located in the Villa Reale in Milan in Via Palestro 16 , is part of the Civic Art Collections of the City of Milan.
The quality of the works exhibited internationally known makes the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan in its rooms you can admire masterpieces by Andrea Appiani , Francesco Hayez , Cherub Cornienti , Pompeo Marchesi , Tranquillo Cremona , Giovanni Segantini , Frederick Faruffini Joseph Pellizza Volpedo Antonio Canova , Daniel Ranzoni , Medardo Rosso , Gaetano Previati protagonists of the history of Italian and European . Masterpieces , thanks to the collectors of the twentieth century and the donations of some important families ( Treves, Bridges, Fats , Vismara , to name a few ) over the years have enriched the artistic heritage of the Gallery.
The rooms of the Villa hosts also include works by Giovanni Fattori , Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent Van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne , Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla and other members of the Italian Novecento .
The Villa , built between 1790 and 1796 as the residence of Count Lodovico Barbiano Belgiojoso , is one of the masterpieces of the Milanese Neoclassicism . It is designed with elegance and functionality by Austrian architect Leopoldo Pollack, a collaborator of the highest representative of Neoclassicism Lombard , Giuseppe Piermarini .
Transformed in 1921 in the Milan collections of Modern Art, the Royal Villa offers its visitors an extraordinary experience of continuity between "content" and "container" , reiterated in the post-war period by the decision to limit the nineteenth century the collection exhibited in the Villa.