About the Museum
The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli is a private Turin art gallery located on top of the Lingotto, a former FIAT car manufacturing plant. The sixth-floor permanent exhibition space, which is known as Lo scrigno (“the jewel box”), was designed by Renzo Piano and displays the private collection of industrialist Giovanni Agnelli and his wife, Marella. The Agnelli collection consists of 23 paintings and two sculptures dating from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries and includes works by Pablo Picasso, Giambattistsa Tiepolo, Canaletto, Giacomo Balla, Edoaurd Manet, Antonio Canova, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Henri Matisse. The other five floors of the Pinacoteca host temporary exhibitions as well as a center for art education, reference library, offices, and a bookshop.
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