MILAN — An old car factory in Turin might seem like an unlikely place for an art gallery, but that’s just where some Canova sculptures and paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Canaletto and Renoir now rest at the new Agnelli Art Gallery.

The space is named for Fiat’s chairman, Gianni Agnelli who, along with his wife, Marella, donated much of the work to the newly formed foundation and commissioned the space to architect Renzo Piano. Agnelli and his grandson John Elkann, a member of the board of Fiat and considered to be Agnelli’s heir, were on hand for the inauguration.

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