The GNAM, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, was created to contain and display all the works collected in the Exhibition Palace after the Exhibition of Fine Arts in Rome in 1883. Only since a few years Italy was one unitary state and so there was the need to tell of this new era through art, unifying all the so-called Regional Schools, to be finally an Art of the State.
In 1911, with the occasion of the International Exhibition in Rome, the current building of Valle Giulia was built, and entrusted to the Roman architect Cesare Bazzani. There were various extensions throughout the years, to keep up with the increase in collections for decades. GNAM is currently one of the most important and extensive collections of contemporary art in Italy, with about 4,000 works of painting and sculpture and more than 10,000 drawings and prints displayed in the 55 exhibition halls. Mostly italian artists but also famous interetional ones, such us Van Gogh, Pollock, Picasso, Mondrian and may other impressionists.
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