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Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Lissone

Viale Padania, 6, Lissone Monza e Brianza

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History and Architecture

The premises of the design of Lissone’s Museum of Modern Art should be sought in the redevelopment of the areas of the railway station of Lissone-Muggiò (Milan-Como-Chiasso line). The project maintains and upgrades the most significant part of the original complex: the front section, built in the early years of the 20th century, has been hollowed out to form a single volume used as the entrance hall, onto which face the levels of the new construction behind it. This last has three levels above ground and one below and is separated from the building in front by a full-height glass wall. The composition alludes to a large moving object. On the ground floor the opportunity to establish a functional and visual relationship between the building and the context has been seized: large expanses of glass that can be opened at the sides of the museum configure a layout that expands out towards the paved and tree-shaded spaces outside.


The museum houses a permanent collection made up of the prize-winning works acquired during the years of the Premio Lissone (1946-67), in which many important Italian and foreign artists are represented (including Birolli, Moreni, Morlotti, Schifano, Vedova, Reggiani, Antoni Tàpies, Dorazio and Bellegarde). It also presents a full calendar of exhibitions and cultural events.

Hours of opening to the public

Monday and Tuesday: closed; Wednesday and Friday: 10 am-1 pm; Thursday: 4-11 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10-12 am, 3-7 pm.