About the Museum
The Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino (GAM; Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art) houses the city of Turin’s nineteenth and twentieth-century art collection. Its collection of over 45,000 works includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, decorative arts, works on paper, and one of Europe’s premier collections of art films and videos. The Galleria has rich holdings in international avant-gardes (ranging from Max Ernst to Paul Klee), post-World War II avant-garde and a sizable collection of Arte Povera, including pieces by Paolini, Pistoletto, Zorio Anselmo, Boetti, and Penone. Selections from the collection are arranged in four themed itineraries that present 19th-century artists such as Fontanesi, Fattori, Pellizza da Volpedo e Medardo Rosso alongside 20th-century artists such as Casorati, Martini, Morandi, and De Pisis. Exhibitions are regularly switched out to refresh visitors’ analytical approach to the masterpieces and to highlight the conversation between historical collections and contemporary pieces. The Galleria also houses a video library, bookstore, photographic archive, and cafeteria that are open to the public.