Gallerie di Piazza Scala
Gallerie di Piazza Scala - Milano - Palazzo della Banca Commerciale Italiana - facciata - 001.JPG
EstablishedNovember 3, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-11-03)
LocationPiazza della Scala 6
Milan, Italy
Coordinates45°28′06″N 9°11′28″E / 45.468269°N 9.191024°E / 45.468269; 9.191024Coordinates: 45°28′06″N 9°11′28″E / 45.468269°N 9.191024°E / 45.468269; 9.191024
DirectorAndrea M. Massari Edit this at Wikidata

The Gallerie di Piazza Scala (or Gallerie d'Italia - Piazza Scala) is a modern and contemporary museum in Milan, Italy. Located in Piazza della Scala in the Palazzo Brentani and the Palazzo Anguissola, it hosts 195 artworks from the collections of Fondazione Cariplo with a strong representation of nineteenth century Lombard painters and sculptors, including Antonio Canova and Umberto Boccioni. A new section was opened in the Palazzo della Banca Commerciale Italiana on October 25, 2012 with 189 art works from the twentieth century.

During the 2017 Corporate Art Awards Ceremony hosted by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinal Palace,[1] Gallerie di Piazza Scala received a special award as “Patron of the XXI century”.[2]

Nineteenth Century


Section I: Canova bas reliefs

The works of Antonio Canova in Rezzonico[clarification needed] reliefs. Between Socratic Homeric epics and ethics, between Christian virtues and enlightened philanthropy (Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4).

Section II: Hayez and painters of Romanticism

Francesco Hayez and the great romantic themes. Between historic painting and melodrama (Room 5).

Section III: Giovanni Migliara and Vedutistas of the Romanticism

Giovanni Migliara and the picturesque charm of the ancient monuments. Molteni, Pietro Ronzoni, il Piccio, Angelo Inganni, protagonists of the Lombard Romanticism (Rooms 6 and 7).

Section IV: historic depictions of the Risorgimiento

Gerolamo Induno, Sebastiano De Albertis and the Risorgimento (Rooms 8 and 9).

Section V: Vedute of the Cathedral of Milan

The image of Milan in the view and perspective of painting. The cathedral (Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13).

Section VI: Vedute of Navigli

The image of Milan. The popular appeal of the Navigli (Room 14).

Section VII: Lombard Vedute

The Lombard landscape. Between the evocative poetry of Manzoni and the quest for truth. (Room 15).

Section VIII: Revival of the Bourgeois Salon

The revival of the eighteenth century in the bourgeois salon (Room 16).

Section IX: genre scenes

The genre painting. Scenes from the life of the people (Rooms 17 and 18).

Section X: from the Macchiaioli to the Divisionists

From the Macchiaioli to the Divisionists. The atmospheric trial on the real (Room 18).

Section XI: Alpine vedute

Alpine painting. From the sublime poetry to the landscape as an expression of feelings and emotions (Rooms 19 and 20).

Section XII: Symbolism

Symbolism. Between nature and allegory (Rooms 21 and 22).

Section XIII: Umberto Boccioni. From Pointillism to Futurism

Umberto Boccioni. From Pointillism to Futurism (Room 23).

Twentieth Century

One of the museum's halls in the 20th century section
One of the museum's halls in the 20th century section


Ouverture 1

Ouverture 2


See also


  1. ^ "Il Presidente Mattarella ha ricevuto i partecipanti al Convegno "Mecenati del XXI secolo"". 22 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Al gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo il premio speciale per i mecenati". Corriere della Sera. 22 November 2017.