Through The Collections, Mart explores over a century of history of Italian and international art. The greatest masterpieces of the museum collections are shown in a display that is strongly coherent with the architecture of Mario Botta.
Mart confirms itself as a great educational machine, whose strengths are the dialogue with the general public and the quality of its cultural offerings. The Mart’s collection, built up over the years thanks to a farsighted policy of acquisitions, loans and donations, today comprises approximately 17,000 works. The new layout offers an art-historical itinerary set out chronologically with thematic diversions stressing the great continuity between trends, schools and the currents that have characterised the history of art since the end of the 19th century. Mart invites visitors to learn about the perimeters of art and go beyond them, through the 20th century and its movements, and on to the experimentation of the present scene and the new media. The display project, which is permanent, with regular changes, additions and rotations, is divided into two sections: The invention of the modern and The incursion of the contemporary.