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Sam on the Street – Part 5: A Visit to the Nineteenth Century Art Museum: Museo del Novecento

by Sam Silverman

On the right side of the Duomo is the Museo del Novecento. It’s a very modern museum that is also free for anyone under 25!  The museum has multiple levels and incorporates traditional works in their very modern space. At the top you get a great view of the city in a glass enclosure. It is really interesting to be inside such a modern design, while the outside facade matches the Renaissance style of the city.  The theme at the start of the exhibit was Boccioni Futurism. The art was organized very well by author and style. Although the museum was set in a spiral making navigating difficult, the art work was very easy to follow. I made a couple of wrong turns, (ok a lot of wrong turns) but there attendants present at every corner to help me get back on track. I really enjoyed the works of Italian born, Neapolitan painter Ulisse Caputo. I found his black and gold pieces very interesting, probably because I have a love for all things metallic.
Read Sam’s previous posts:
>> Sam on the Street – Part 1: discovering Milan guided by a young american girl – Arrival
>> Sam on the Street – Part 2: walking tour in the Duomo Area and a night at La Scala Opera House
>> Sam on the Street – Part 3: a walk through Milan’s most elegant shopping area, Leonardo 3 Exhibition and “The Last Supper”
>> Sam on the Street – Part 4: a visit to department store la Rinascente and a rooftop walking experience with Highline Galleria

Or go on reading:
>> Sam on the Street – Part 6: a visit to the shopping district of via Torino
>> Sam on the Street – Part 7: experiencing Milan’s Central Park: Parco Sempione (Sforza Castle, La Triennale Design Museum, the City Aquarium, nightlife area Arco della Pace)

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