Mart is the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto.
Built in december 2002 by the swiss architect Mario Botta and the engineer Giulio Andreolli, the museum is located in the small city of Rovereto, in northern Italy.
It produces around 20 exhibitions each year, and has seen one million of visitors in 4 and a half years. Mart has produced original and innovative exhibitions - such as "The dance of the avant-gardes" or "Mountain art science myth"; exhibitions on Italian artists such as Medardo Rosso, Luigi Russolo, Thayaht, Fausto Melotti, Mario Sironi, Carol Rama, Giulio Paolini, Alighiero Boetti; and constant research in the worlds of design, applied arts and contemporary art.
Our museum also has a secondary venue in Trento, Palazzo delle Albere, devoted to XIX Century art
Permanent Collection Highlights (10)
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Mart's valuable permanent collection comprises of more than 10,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures, and has been built up over the years through acquisitions, donations, and bequests from important private collections.
A large part of the collection is devoted to Futurism. Indeed, Mart possesses more than 3,000 works - drawings, paintings, sculptures and tapestries - bequeathed to the museum by the artist Fortunato Depero.
Italian twentieth-century art is represented by works from the Giovanardi collection, among them masterpieces by Osvaldo Licini, Mario Sironi, Massimo Campigli, and Carlo CarrĂ , and an important group of paintings by Giorgio Morandi.
The museum's valuable collection also comprises works by Gino Severini, Giorgio de Chirico, and Felice Casorati. Abstract and informal art is represented by Fausto Melotti, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Afro,Toti Scialoja, Gastone Novelli, Emilio Vedova, Antonio Sanfilippo, and Carla Accardi, besides paintings and sculptures by numerous other outstanding Italian artists.
Mart has recently acquired a group of works by the principal representatives of American Pop Art. In the section of the museum devoted to contemporary art, the Panza di Biumo collection comprises works by the foremost American artists of the 1980s and 1990s. In recent years, a systematic endeavour to expand Mart's collection has led to the acquisition of works by artists engaged in the most advanced inquiry of the 1970s and 1980s, among them Alighiero Boetti, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Salvatore Scarpitta and Jannis Kounnelis, while contemporary international art is outstandingly represented by Bruce Naumann, Arnulf Rainer, Hermann Nits...+ [ Read all ]
Tableau Drapeau. Masterpieces from the Museumâ€™s permanent collection
from 19th May 2007
Curated by: Gabriella Belli
Mart reopens the rooms dedicated to the permanent collections with a new layout which, as had become customary since 2003, offers the public the possibility of seeing works never displayed before, or new accrochage bringing the theme of â€ścontiguityâ€ť to the fore of the museumâ€™s critical stance, seen as an elective closeness of the different artistic forms in contemporary art.
Homage to Lyonel Feininger
from 19th May 2007 to 28th October 2007
Curated by: Danilo Curti-Feininger
In homage to Lyonel Feininger (1871- 1956), the great American artist, who developed his career in Germany (Berlin and Hamburg), Mart is staging a small but precious exhibition using materials present in its collections and a series of works on paper from local art collections and from the collection of the artistâ€™s great-grandson. On view are watercolours, drawings on paper, caricatures, prints and documents of his work in the Bauhaus.
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Full price: 8 Euro
Reduced price: 5 Euro
Free entry up to the age of 14
School visits: 1 Euro per pupil
Free to Museum Friends
Family ticket: 20 Euro
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Closed on Monday
Corso Bettini 43, I-38068
Rovereto - TN, Italy
Trains for Bolzano/Brennero stopping at Rovereto. Taxi rank outside the station. On foot (approx. 20 minutes) from the station: walk up Corso Rosmini to Piazza Rosmini, turn left into Corso Bettini. The Mart is located around 200 metres along Corso Bettini, on the right.
A22 motorway: take the Rovereto Nord exit. After the motorway exit follow the signs to the Mart.
Bolzano Dolomiti ABD Airport (90 km from Rovereto)
V. Catullo Airport of Verona Villafranca (80 km from Rovereto)
G. D'Annunzio Airport, Montichiari (Brescia) (130 km from Rovereto)
Linate Airport (Milano) and Malpensa Airport (Varese) (200 km from Rovereto)
M. Polo Airport of Venice (180 km from Rovereto).
There are shuttle services from all airports to the nearest railway station.
Access for the disabled (Rovereto venue); Parking; Toilets; Cafeteria; Cloakroom; Bookshop; Free nursery from December until May in the weekends; First aid; Baby change; free phone 900 397760 (from Italy); Museum's spaces available for corporate events
Museum internal and external photos (3)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Qu: What exhibitions are under way?
A. For exhibitions currently open at Mart in Rovereto click on this link, for those at Mart in Trento, click on this link. Here you can see the exhibitions Mart is organising abroad.
Qu: What are the museumĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s opening times? And of the Mart library and archives?
A: The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Monday. Opening times may change and you are advised to check them beforehand by calling free phone 800 397760 or visiting the opening times page on our site. The museumĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s library and archives are open from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on holidays and Sundays.
Qu: How much does the museum entry cost?
A. Entry to the Rovereto Mart costs euro 8 (full) and euro 5 (reduced). Entry to the Mart at Palazzo delle Albere in Trento costs euro 5 (full) and euro 3 (reduced). To find out about reduced and free entry, see our rates page.
Qu: What works are displayed in the various exhibitions?
A. Descriptive texts and galleries of images offering a selection of the works on display in the various exhibitions can be seen on the exhibitions pages on our site. Follow the links at point 1. Qu: Is it possible to buy the exhibition catalogues from home? A. The museumĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s on-line shop offers the catalogues of the current exhibitions and almost all of those from past years. The total cost comprises the price of the catalogue plus shipping costs, which depend on the form of shipping chosen before concluding the transaction. Payment is effected via a secure server. Registered users choosing to pay w...+ [ Read all ]
Guided Tours at Mart
Martâ€™s guided tours are offered visitors and first and second-level secondary school pupils. The levels of study are geared to the type of public.
Through dialogue and the active participation of the participants, the guided visits highlight the common threads within the exhibition, providing keys to understanding the contents of an exhibition through the most significant works, helping to decode forms and languages of art. The Archives and Library of the museum also offer an itinerary to explore the materials preserved in the archives and library: the documentation of artists and architects, their personal libraries, holdings of books.
On Saturdays and Sundays guided tours are available in English.
Reservations must be made at least 15 days before the tour at the free phone call centre (800.397760). The number may be dialed from Italy only.
The museum also organises a guided tour service at fixed times for single visitors and small groups (max 9 people), in accordance with a calendar set out for the single exhibitions.
For information: 0464.454165
The itineraries to visit exhibitions or the architecture of Mart include different levels of study according to the type of public (adult or schoolchildren).
They highlight the common threads within the exhibition itinerary, provides keys to ap-proaching and understanding the contents of the exhibition through the most significant works.
An opportunity for your company: the use of Martâ€™s spaces
The innovative architectural complex of Mart includes not just exhibition spaces but also a highly attractive piazza overlooked by a congress hall equipped with the most advanced technology, a cafeteria, a terrace and a garden.
These locations are ideally suited to hosting various company events, such as conventions, congresses, meetings and â€“ outside opening hours â€“ gala evenings and exclusive guided visits. For these events, it is possible to personalise both the exhibition rooms and the Martâ€™s external spaces, placing presentation films and panels wherever required. We invite you to make Mart into the location for your event within this privileged context, with the efficient assistance of our Public Relations Office, which can handle every aspect of the organisation.
An exclusive evening
Our exclusive events provide the opportunity to promote the image of your company to important customers within a particularly appealing setting. Three different types of event can be chosen, each of which can be personalised on the basis of your requirements and specific nature of each event: the exclusive evening, private visits and the exclusive day.
Evening events may be reserved every day the museum is open, except Fridays, as an exclusive from 6 p.m. During the course of the evening, you can offer private visits to the exhibition to your guests, accompanied by our expert guides, and continue the evening with a dinner within the museum.
Mart can put every necessary service at your disposal: