Mart, Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, is one of the most important museums in Italy and also in Europe. Opening in 1987 as a practical body for the independent province of Trento, nowadays the Mart has three different sites: the main museum site, the Depero House of Futurist Art in Rovereto, and the Trento Civic Gallery. The latter has recently joined the Mart and will open next year with a new architecture project on the 19th October.
Opened in 2002, the main museum site is a large, architectural complex, designed by Mario Botta and Giulio Andreolli. Over ten years the museum has improved its collections and become an international player. Under the new management of Cristiana Collu (from 2012), the museum has positioned itself on the strategic front lines of innovation, sustainability and partnership.
Nowadays the Mart is an exhibition centre of European importance, a place for the land to listen and speak, a representative for international museums and a cultural centre providing stimulus for the public, artists, collectors and businesses.
The numerous masterpieces in the collections of the Museum, the rare materials stored in archives and the constant work on the scientific quality of the proposals, has enabled the Mart to consolidate collaboration with Italian and foreign museums and institutions with which they are constants loans and exchanges: during the last year, the Mart has collaborated, among others, with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, with the Fundació Catalunya la Pedrera in Barcelona, with the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.