The Collection

Novanta opere della scuola romana e del Novecento italiano ma con uno slancio verso il contemporaneo.
Capolavori di Giacomo Balla, Mario Sironi, Giorgio De Chirico, Antonio Donghi, Mario Mafai, Antonietta Raphaël e Giuseppe Capogrossi.

Within the Collection, a privileged part is reserved to the Roman School Art (the first nucleus of works collected, around which the rest of the collection has been formed), that took in the Italian scenario of that period a peculiar vivacity and variety of expressions, constituting perhaps the most solid and experimental nucleus of that age.

Firstly, this collection shows collectors’ love for the roman culture, not only born and raised in Rome, but actively participating to its cultural scenario.

However, Cerasi spouses were aware of the constant dialogue operating between the artists at that time, so they enriched the initial core of the collection with a series of works from other Italian scenarios of the same period, even if they were still guided by their personal taste. In this way, they created a homogeneous collection in which masterpieces from other schools and currents emerge.

A selection of these artworks is on exhibit both on the ground floor, within the sculptures, and on the part of the second floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. They will be shown temporarily, highlighting a continuity of the interests that includes also contemporary artworks (even on an international level): starting from the works of the same artists of the Roman School in the postwar age, arriving through Lucio Fontana, Mario Schifano and la Scuola di Piazza del Popolo (the Piazza del Popolo School) to Alighiero Boetti and finally to Luigi Ontani and Jan Fabre.