Mart in Rovereto, where the Lido Palace is a partner, is one of the most interesting museums on the Italian scene. The headquarters of the Museum is situated in Corso Bettini in Rovereto, nestled between two eighteenth-century buildings and a short walk from the historic center.
It houses a rich collection of art: from Futurism to Pop Art, with a nod to Arte Povera and Realism, to the contemporary languages.
The Mart building is the work of the Swiss architect Mario Botta with the collaboration of Rovereto Giulio Andreolli. The museum is spread over four levels, twelve thousand square meters in total, of which six thousand are reserved for exhibitions.
Some of the more than 3,000 works by Fortunato Depero, donated by the city of Rovereto and entrusted to the museum today, are among the most important assets of Mart, along with those of other leading futurists like Giacomo Balla, Carlo Carra, Luigi Russolo, Gino Severini, Enrico Prampolini, Thayaht and Tullio Crali.
Among the major acquisitions of the Mart are some of the greatest Italian artists of the twentieth century: Medardo Rosso, Mario Sironi, Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Lucio Fontana, Emilio Vedova, Piero Manzoni, Alighiero Boetti and Mario Schifano.
The Casa Museo Depero in Rovereto, conceived by the artist who designed the furniture, was reopened by Mart in 2009 after a restoration that has allowed Mart to develop and update the original plan by Fortunato Depero. The new layout displays furniture, tapestries, mosaics, toys and advertising work of the House of Futurist Art.