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.
This meaningful and symbolic collection of works, real masterpieces of the
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.
Giovanni Prini (Genova 1877 - Roma 1958), scultore, pittore, artigiano, si trasferisce da Genova a Roma agli inizi del Novecento dove, insieme alla moglie Orazia Belsito, apre le porte della sua casa-studio sulla via Nomentana agli esponenti più giovani della vita culturale della capitale, amici, intellettuali e artisti.