Mart - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rovereto - Rovereto

Futurism, Pop Art, Realism and great exhibitions: Mart in Rovereto is one of the most interesting museums on the Italian scene. It was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, with the collaboration of Rovereto-based engineer Giulio Andreolli. Every year the Museum holds one large exhibition and several temporary shows, and provides a range of interesting educational activities.

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Futurism, Pop Art, Realism and great exhibitions: Mart in Rovereto is one of the most interesting museums on the Italian scene.
The Mart of Trento and Rovereto is one of Italy's most interesting museums. The main building of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rovereto is located on Corso Bettini, between two 18th century aristocratic mansions called Palazzi Alberti. It was designed in 1987-88, by Swiss architect Mario Botta, with the collaboration of Rovereto-based engineer Giulio Andreolli, and houses a very important art collection ranging from Futurism to Pop Art, Arte Povera and Realism.
On four storeys, the Museum covers area of 12,000 square metres, half of which is dedicated to exhibition space. The two galleries dedicated to temporary shows are on the first floor. The second floor, featuring an area of over 4,000 square metres, houses the Museum's permanent collection, from Futurism to the present day, and boasts as major highlight numerous artworks by Fortunato Depero, from the 3,000 pieces the artist bequeathed to the town of Rovereto. Other Futurist artists included in the collection are Balla, Prampolini, Thayhat, Di Bosso, Dottori, Fillia, Iras Baldassari, Marinetti and Crali. On display are also works by Campigli, Licini, Sironi, Carrà, de Pisis, and 21 paintings by Morandi, as well as works by several important artists from the period following the First World War, such as Severini, de Chirico, Savinio, Casorati, Tosi, Tozzi Funi, and by renowned international artists, including Picasso, Lèger, Klee, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Modigliani, Warhol and Beuys. Every year the Museum holds one large exhibition and several temporary shows, and provides a range of interesting educational activities for both adults and children.

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