The Museum’s collection, dated between the early 20th century and the 1960s, is one of the most complete and prestigious nationally. All movements and protagonists are present, according to a process of steady acquisitions over time, which took place at the Venice Biennales, the National Quadrennials in Rome, and at local exhibitions, up to the present day.
Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Felice Casorati, Arturo Martini, and Osvaldo Licini are some of the most illustrious names present in our collections for the first part of the century, along with Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini, and a select group of artists from the historical international avant-garde, acquired during the early 1960s and including Max Ernst, Otto Dix, Paul Klee, and Francis Picabia.
Over the course of the 1950s, the Museum decidedly favored international, Informal, and Pop art acquisitions: after Marc Chagall the Museum acquired works by artists like Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages, and Jean Arp, purchased at the Francia-Italia exhibitions held in Turin that decade, or at the Venice Biennale; there are also works by Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol, as regards the American scene, represented by important galleries in Turin at the time, as well as paintings by Louise Nevelson.
The collection is rounded off by Italian artists, with works by Carla Accardi, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Emilio Vedova, Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana, and Pinot Gallizio, which could represent all currents of Informal art; in the 1960s there are also Mario Schifano, Pino Pascali, and Piero Manzoni.