The collection of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Roma Capitale includes over three thousand works, such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, which bear witness of the history of collecting art and culture in Rome at the turn of the nineteenth century and throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
In the heart of the city centre, few meters from the Trinità dei Monti, the building that houses the museum is a former cloistered monastery, dating from the end of the XVI century and close to the church of S. Giuseppe a Capo le Case. The monastery, home of the Discalced Carmelite order, was attested in 1600 in the area known as the “fratte” for its marginal position.
The artworks of the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome will offer a new and ideal reading of the correspondence between visual arts, literature and poetry in Rome, from the end of the XIX century to the 1960, when artists and writers worked together in a continuous exchange of ideas.
The occasion to dedicate an exhibition to Marcello Avenali, 20th century Roman artist who chose Rome as the centre of his activities, was generated by the donation in 2012 from the family Archives of a number of paintings that perfectly fit the Capitoline collection, established to document the tendencies and artists present in Rome.
Visita all’allestimento tematico delle collezioni rivolta alla scuola primaria e scuola secondaria di I e II grado.