Pinacoteca Agnelli was born in 2002 and houses 25 masterpieces ranging from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century belonging to the private collection of works of art by the lawyer Giovanni Agnelli and his wife Marella. The collection is entrusted to a foundation that bears the name of the Agnelli family and which manages the activities of a structured cultural program of events, activities and exhibitions. The Pinacoteca Agnelli is located on the roof of the Lingotto, the historic former FIAT factory, and is hosted in a building that is divided into six floors designed by Renzo Piano.
Chaired by Ginevra Elkann and directed by Marcella Pralormo, the Pinacoteca is not only a private museum open to the public, but also a pole of debate on collecting, its evolution and its possible variations. At the center is the desire to offer citizens a rich artistic heritage to reflect on the function and meaning of private collections made available to the public.
Alongside the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions are organized, workshops and activities aimed at students of schools of all grades and, every Sunday, guided tours are offered with insights into the temporary exhibitions, the artists and the works of the permanent collection.