- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome
The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (National Gallery of Modern Art) in Rome, sometimes referred to as GNAM, presents an impressive collection of Italian art from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as a smaller collection of modern and contemporary art by international artists.
The gallery is housed in the Palazzo delle Belle Arti (Palace of Fine Arts), next to the Villa Borghese park. It was built for the International Exhibition of Rome in 1911, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
The collection includes work by Italian artists like Giuseppe Ferrari, Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Giovanni Fattori, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi, Giacomo Manzù, Alberto Burri, Antonio Canova, Felice Casorati and Lucio Fontana.
Among the international artists are Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Marcel Duchamp, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Gustav Klimt, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondriaan, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Auguste Rodin, Vincent van Gogh and Yves Klein.