Museo del 900 now free on Tuesday afternoons

And free all week for under-25s.

Milan’s prestigious Museo del Novecento is making its collection of Italian 20th century art available free all week for under-25s and disabled visitors, as well as to all comers on Tuesday afternoons from 14.00.

The museum is housed in the two remodernised and redesigned buildings, Palazzo Arengario and the Palazzo Reale di Milano, in Piazza del Duomo. It was inaugurated in 2010 and also now displays part of the Civico Museo di Arte Contemporanea collection (temporarily closed in 1998). The Museo del Novecento offers a comprehensive insight into the city's collection of 20th century art starting with the 1902 masterpiece by Pellizza da Volpeda.

volpeda fourth estateQuarto Potere by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpeda

Apart from its permanent collection, with works from Paul Klee to Umberto Boccioni, the Museo del Novecento is currently hosting Slitscape, the first photographic exhibition of artist Claudio Sinatti, a pioneer of audiovisual art. On show are the pictures taken during his travels between 2012 and 2013.

From 18 October, the next event will be an exhibition of art from the 1960s, when during the economic boom, magazines illustrated Italian artworks, artists became celebrities and art seemed doomed to be part of everybody’s life, while collectors showed up in the marketplace.

Beside its core exhibition activity, the museum is active in the conservation, investigation and promotion of 20th century Italian cultural and artistic heritage in order to reach an ever wider audience.

Just off Milan’s central Piazza del Duomo in Via Marconi, the gallery is open seven days a week (only afternoons on Mondays) until 19.30, and on Thursdays and Saturdays up to 22.30. Admission is also free on the last Sunday of every month. Outside the free access times, entrance costs €5 (€3 for university and academy students and over-65s), or €12 for a three-day pass to all Milan’s municipal museums.