MART Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
The MART- Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto is one of Italy’s leading museums of 20th and 21st century art .
We want a museum that is full of vitality and has a global breadth, representing the energy of places and persons, and which plays an active role in the life of the country in the present and future; a museum that is a centre of excellence and a welcoming destination, rich in emotions, surprising and innovative. (Cristiana Collu, Director of MART from 2011 to 2014)
Architecture and site
The MART is located close to the center of Rovereto, a town neart the city of Trento, that, although not monumental, is nevertheless a very nice historical town with the typical architecture of north-western Italy.
The museum is housed since 2002 in a modern building, designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta, which covered courtyard has somehow become the hallmark of the institution.
What to see at the museum
The permanent collection of the MART is composed by approximately 30,000 artworks, dating from the late 19th century to the present day. The collection mostly focuses on Italian artists and includes works by Balla, Boetti, Burri, Casorati, De Chirico, Depero, Fontana, Merz, Morandi, Pistoletto, Schifano, just to name a few, but also by international artists such as Beuys, Cragg, Kandinsky, Kiefer and Bill Viola, among others.
Activities and services
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art organizes temporary exhibitions, guided tours, special events, and workshops.
The museum building, fully accessible, includes a museum shop, a permanent creative space for children, an open-access library, and a documentation center.
All photos © Inexhibit 2014 – 2015
A major exhibition at the MART in Rovereto, near Trento, presents the modern and contemporay art collection of the museum under a new light
The great exhibition “Alvaro Siza. Inside the human being”, dedicated to Portuguese architect, is running until February 2015 at the MART museum in Rovereto