November 2018


On Sunday 4th November all the following public museums are free: Castello Sforzesco, Museo del Novecento, GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Acquario, Museo Archeologico, Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, Studio Museo Francesco Messina, Palazzo Morando, Palazzo Moriggia , Cenacolo Vinciano (booking required), Pinacoteca di Brera, Gallerie d’Italia

Palazzo Reale

Piazza Duomo 12 • M1, M3 Duomo

Open Mon 14.30-19.30; Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs, Sat 9.30-22.30.

Tickets: €10/12 + €1.50 fee for online reservations. The ticket office closes one hour before exhibition closing time. For reservations visit www.vivaticket.it

  • carraUntil 3 February. “Carlo Carrà.” This exhibition traces the entire artistic journey of the Master through his most significant works, from the divisionist beginnings to the great masterpieces that made him one of the leading exponents of Futurism and Metaphysics. Paintings, landscapes and still lives; including his return to realism from the 1920s, without neglecting the great compositions of figures dating back to the thirties. € 6/12, under 6 free.
  • palazzo-reale-picassoUntil 17 February. “Picasso Metamorfosi” features approximately 200 pieces: Picasso’s works, but also ancient art, such as pottery, vases, statues, votive plaques, reliefs, idols, steles, which inspired and deeply influenced the great master. The works come from the Musée National Picasso in Paris and other important European museums such as, among others, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Vatican Museums, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, the Musée Picasso of Antibes, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris and the Museu Picasso in Barcelona. €12/14, under 14 €6, www.mostrapicassomilano.it.



Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna
Open Tues-Sun 10.30-20.30, Thurs until 23.00, Mon closed.
This venue is itself an interesting piece of architecture, designed by Giovanni Muzio and built in 1931-33 specifically for exhibitions. The Torre Branca nearby offers the chance to see Milan from about 100 metres up, at certain times of day and in the evening.

  • New permanent exhibition. The sculpture “Cavalletto” in bronze and varnish by Gianfranco Ferroni is now permanently placed in the foyer of the Triennale Teatro dell’Arte.
  • New permanent exhibition. The 7 metres tall marble sculpture “Il Seme dell’Altissimo” by Emilio Isgrò, previously placed at the 2015 Expo grounds entrance, has now been placed near the Triennale in the Sempione Park. On show a selection from Isgrò’s archives of fashion, furnishings, films, graphic works, publications, along with a monumental sculpture.
  • Until 4 November. “Tightrope Walking and Its Wordless Shadow”, the first solo exhibition by the Korean artist Haegue Yang, who presents in his art a wide range of expressive media, from collage to video, from performing sculptures to large installations. The show is divided into three recurring themes, such as abstraction and geometry; movement and performativity; the relationship between “folding” and “unfolding”, which the artist explores as interconnected practices. At the centre there is his research of the “inexpressible”: the urgency to create a language whose potential is like the walk of a tightrope walker, where every movement is much more than dynamic: it is charged with a tension that evokes emotions and perceptions.
  • triennale-marubiFrom 16 November to 9 December. “Marubi archive.” 169 images preserve the memory of over one century of Albanian living, and depict a part of the photographic heritage of the Marubi Museum in Shkoder, the first photo museum in Albania.
  • Until 18 November. “…ma poi, che cos’è un nome?” An exhibition on the census of the Jews in Milan in 1938, when residents were estimated at 6,200 according to the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, and over 10,000 according to the Italian Ministry of the Interior. The discovery in 2007 of the entire archive of the census has allowed to finally shed light on the actual numbers of that survey, on the identity of the people surveyed and also on what happened to them following the issue of the racial laws of November 17, 1938.
  • Until 20 January. “Il Design Italiano,” a selection of 180 works – mostly from the Triennale Permanent Collection, chronologically organized from 1902 to 1998, and identified as the most representative of Italian design. €9, Triennale Design Museum + other shows: €12.
  • triennale-castiglioniUntil 20 January. “A Castiglioni”, great monographic exhibition as a tribute to Achille Castiglioni, whose design, dry and simple but rich in curiosity and irony, became a method to future generations. Most of the products designed by Castiglioni in collaboration with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo are still in production and are often still bestsellers.


GAM Galleria Arte Moderna

Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

Open Tues-Sun 9.00-17.30.  €3/5

  • Permanent exhibitions. The rooms of this beautiful royal villa feature a large selection of artworks by Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Francesco Hayez, Pompeo Marchesi, Andrea Appiani, Tranquillo Cremona, Giovanni Segantini, Federico Faruffini, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Antonio Canova, Daniele Ranzoni, Medardo Rosso, and Gaetano Previati. Worth a visit!



Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio, buses 50, 58, 94
Open Tues-Fri 10-18, Sat and Sun 10-19. Admission €7,50/10.

  • Saturdays and Sundays. With a ticket for the museum, visitors can take guided tours, in Italian with a translation on request, of the Galleria Leonardo and also of the collections of trains, ships and planes in the Transport section. There are currently three unique automobiles on display: the Bianchi 8HP, the Alfa Romeo Zagato 8C and the Bisiluro DaMolNar, symbols of the tradition that has turned Italian cars into world famous icons.
  • Permanent exhibition. “Extreme”, in partnership with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics,) is a fascinating research area that explores matter in its most infinitesimal components. The exhibition reveals what goes on inside the laboratories of two of the largest research institutions that carry out experiments related to particle physics.
  • Permanent exhibition. “I.Lab Leonardo.” In the run-up to the celebrations of Leonardo’s 500th death anniversary in 2019, a new area brings Leonardo’s work to light from a historical point of view, but above all explores his way of working, aiming to stimulate visitors to think out of the box. The new laboratory is divided into two areas: a workshop space, dedicated to the machines and the shipyard where visitors can experiment, disassemble and build Leonardo’s machines, and an Atelier space on arts and apprenticeship.
  • Inside the Aero-Naval Pavillion. “Luna Rossa,” the rigid wing catamaran AC72 which was a finalist in the selection regattas for the 34th America’s Cup challenge (San Francisco 2013).



Gallerie d’Italia

Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo

The Gallery and the library open Tue-Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs until 22.30; closed Mon. €3/5/10. Coffee shop opens from 8.00 to 22.30.

For the openings during the festivities see www.gallerieditalia.com, or call 800.167619

Payments through POS contactless “Paygo” or the new smartphone app “JiffyPay”.

Staff wearing the ChiediMI badge are available to give free tours around each room to illustrate the museum spaces. Audioguides in nine languages are also available for free.

  • Permanent exhibitions. The sumptuous palace belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo bank holds a large number of artworks ranging from the 19th (197 from Canova to Boccioni) to the 20th century (189 from the Second World War on). Worth a visit!
  • Until 25 November. The so-called “Cassetta Farnese”, an extraordinary masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, will be exhibited in the vault. It is a symbol of timeless beauty and elegance. Restored on the occasion of the exhibition, the precious box will be on show next to the portrait of his client, the Cardinal Farnese, painted by Titian. Both works are on loan from the Museum and Real Bosco di Capodimonte.



Esposizione Permanente 

Via Turati 34 M3 Turati

Open Mon.-Sun. 09.30/20.00, Thurs until 22.30.

€10/14, under 17 €5/6. www.caravaggiomilano.it

  • permanente-texUntil 27 January. “Tex. 70 Anni di un Mito.” For 70 years Italian cartoon hero Tex Willer, adventurer, ranger, and Navajo chief, has lived epic and memorable stories, battling villains and rescuing unjustly persecuted Indian tribes. He rode the dusty trails of the old West, the burning deserts of Mexico and the cold regions of the Great North. On show drawings, photographs, rare materials, installations created specifically for this event.
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    Until 27 January. “Caravaggio. Oltre la tela: La mostra immersiva” (Caravaggio. Beyond the canvas: The immersive exhibition). This extraordinary, original multimedia experience will leave you with a deeper knowledge of the artist thanks to several unpublished or little known episodes that belong to the intimate and private sphere of his troubled existence. The exhibition uses new and sophisticated technologies to accompany the visitor along an immersive cinematographic journey.


Fondazione Luciana Matalon

Foro Buonaparte 67 • M1 Cairoli
Open Tues-Sun 10-19, Fri. until 22. Mon closed. €7/9, under 5 free.

  • HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE, KWAZULU NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, 17 MAY 2016: A Black Rhino Bull is seen dead, poached for its horns less than 24 hours earlier at Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. It is suspected that the killers came from a local community approximately 5 kilometers away, entering the park illegally, shooting the rhino at a water hole with a high-powered, silenced hunting rifle. An autopsy and postmortem carried out by members of the KZN Ezemvelo later revealed that the large calibre bullet went straight through this rhino, causing massive tissue damage. It was noted that he did not die immediately but ran a short distance, fell to his knees and a coup de grace shot was administered to the head from close range. Black Rhino are the most endangered rhino, HluHluwe Umfolozi is one of the last repositories for these animals, with less than 3000 left in the wild today. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images Reportage for National Geographic Magazine.)

    HLUHLUWE UMFOLOZI GAME RESERVE, KWAZULU NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, 17 MAY 2016: A Black Rhino Bull is seen dead, poached for its horns less than 24 hours earlier at Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. It is suspected that the killers came from a local community approximately 5 kilometers away, entering the park illegally, shooting the rhino at a water hole with a high-powered, silenced hunting rifle. An autopsy and postmortem carried out by members of the KZN Ezemvelo later revealed that the large calibre bullet went straight through this rhino, causing massive tissue damage. It was noted that he did not die immediately but ran a short distance, fell to his knees and a coup de grace shot was administered to the head from close range. Black Rhino are the most endangered rhino, HluHluwe Umfolozi is one of the last repositories for these animals, with less than 3000 left in the wild today. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images Reportage for National Geographic Magazine.)

    Until 9 December. “Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Milano 2018” 50,000 photos by professional and non-professional photographers from 92 countries were selected at the end of last year by an international jury of experts, based on creativity, artistic value and technical complexity for this photography competition organized by the Natural History Museum in London. This exhibition showcases the prize winners, divided into 16 categories which portray the Earth’s incredible biodiversity, its most hidden and mysterious sides. But above all, in this edition the focus is more than ever on protecting the planet. The landscapes, the botanical and the animal kingdom, immortalized by the photographers, are a visual testimony of an environment we have to defend and preserve. The first prize winner is the South African photographer Brent Stirton’s photo of a rhino just mutilated of its horn inside the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, the oldest African nature reserve. In addition, the exhibition illustrates all the winning images and finalists divided into categories: Portraits of animals, Birds, Invertebrates, Amphibians and Reptiles, Mammals, Black and white, Urban wildlife, Terrestrial environments, Animals in their environment, Plants and Mushrooms, Underwater.



Spazio Ventura XV

Via Ventura 15 M2 Lambrate

Open Wed.- Sun 10.00-19.00. €15/18, under 5 free.

real-bodies-crioconservazioneUntil December. “Real Bodies, oltre il corpo umano” (Real Bodies, beyond the human body)a new edition with 450 elements, including whole cadavers and human organs preserved with the plastination technique. There are many new sections, such as “Immortality”, an area dedicated to the scientific endeavours to prolong man’s existence, between cryopreservation and biogenetics. In addition, there is a section dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, with over 30 reproductions inspired by his sketches, a section on biomechanics and one on comparative anatomy between human and animal organs.


Museo di Storia Naturale

Corso Venezia 55 • M1 Palestro, tram 9, 29, 30 Passante Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sun, 09.00-17.30, Mon closed. €3/5

  • Permanent exhibition. This is the biggest museum in Italy and boasts 23 halls with about 700 window cases. Make sure to pay a visit to the fauna and flora gallery: its 83 dioramas, 6 of which are brand new, have been created precisely for the protection of the species on display, some of which are already on the brink of extinction.



Museo del Novecento

Via Marconi 1 • M1, M3 Duomo

Open Mon. 14.30-19.30, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30-19.30, Thurs, Sat 9.30-22.30 €3/5

  • Permanent exhibitions. This museum is housed in the pre-Fascist era Palazzo dell’Arengario, designed by the famous architects Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio and Portaluppi. It houses a collection of more than 4,000 contemporary works of art.



Hangar Bicocca

Via Chiese 2 • M5 Ponale

Open Thurs-Sun 11.30-19.00, Thurs until 22.30. Admission free

• Permanent exhibition .“I Sette Palazzi Celesti” asite-specific installation by Anselm Kiefer with five large paintings and seven “heavenly towers” which are part of a single artwork.

• Until 13 January. “The last days in Galliate” by the Portuguese sculptor Leonor Antunes. This is her first major exhibition in Italy, conceived as a complex site-specific installation inside the 1,400 square metres of the Hangar’s so-called Shed space. Created in natural and organic materials such as rope, wood, leather, brass, rubber and cork, on which the signs of time remain visible, her sculptures are made with artisanal techniques, in sharp contrast to mass production. Antunes’ effort is to preserve and pass on traditional knowledge.


Studio d’Arte Cannaviello

Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo

Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00 or by appointment

  • Until 27 November. To celebrate its first fifty years of activity, the gallery is holding an anthological exhibition featuring artworks and documents by more than 70 among the artists exhibited throughout its history.



Galleria San Fedele

Via Ulrico Hoepli 3 a-b, Entrance from the Church • M1 Duomo/San Babila

  • Turn on collection. Inside some new exhibition halls, a private collection which includes about a hundred art works gathered by the artist, designer and architect Nanda Vigo. Among these, you’ll see masterpieces by Lucio Fontana, Heinz Mack, Piero Manzoni, Christian Megert, Jan Schoonhoven, Günther Uecker, Vincenzo Agnetti, Gianni Colombo, Carla Accardi, Otto Piene, Mimmo Rotella, Jan Fabre, Giò Pomodoro, Christo, which will be exhibited on rotation.


Villa Necchi Campiglio

Via Mozart 12/14 • M1 Palestro
Open Wed-Sun 10.00-18.00 Admission free

  • New permanent exhibition. Against the splendid backdrop of this villa, managed by the Italian National Trust and designed by Piero Portaluppi, viewers can take in 21 works on paper by Pietro Marussig, Mario Sironi, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Lucio Fontana donated by the heirs of the Guido Sforni Collection.
  • Until 6 January. “Case Milanesi 1923-1973”, an exhibition dedicated to the flourishing fifty years from the post-war period to the early seventies, when the Milanese residential architecture redesigned the concept of urban living in the new context of the modern city. In those years, famous architects such as Piero Portaluppi, Giovanni Muzio, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Vico Magistretti, Aldo Andreani, Gio Ponti, Ignazio Gardella, Figini and Pollini turned Milan into an open-air museum of the twentieth century.


Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Via Alessandro Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone.
Open Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00, closed Mon Tickets: €8

  • New permanent exhibition. On the occasion of the opening of three new rooms, three collections are being exhibited that have never been shown to the public before. In the first room, an exceptional collection of watches from the 16th to the 20th centuries, similar to those of the Louvre in Paris, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York and of the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva. In the second room a collection of archaeological finds, a significant ceramic nucleus of IV-III century BC. In the third room, 18th century china artefacts by European manufacturers. The works made in Meissen are outstanding.
  • poldi-pezzoli-testa-maschile-giornata-di-studiRecent acquisitions. The archaeological section, with about two hundred finds collected by the Poldi Pezzoli family, has been recently enriched by two new acquisitions. One of them is a male head in metal from the Greek Roman period, which documents the collecting trends of the nineteenth century European scene which then continued on to the twentieth century.



Museo di Milano

Via Sant’Andrea 6 • M1 San Babila

Open Tues-Sun 9.30-13, 14-17.30, Mon closed. Info: tel. 0288446056/7. Admission free

This Museum, in the heart of the fashion district, is housed in an 18th century building, Palazzo Morando Attendolo Bolognini, whose exterior has been recently restored. Its collections present the history of Milan in the 18th and 19th centuries, with paintings, documents, prints etc. The period furnishings contribute to the overall atmosphere.

  • Until 4 November. “Outfit ‘900.” Ladies’ outfits for special occasions such as weddings, society debuts, dances and gala evenings. Also featuring two precious dresses from the 1920s, recently restored by the Parisian fashion house Worth and Liberty.


Castello Sforzesco

Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli

Open Tues,-Sun.09.00-17.30

Admission free to the courtyards. €3/5 admission to the exhibitions

  • Guided tours in English every Saturday at 15.00. Booking in advance is kindly required. The tour is confirmed with any number of participants. If you haven’t booked in advance, please reach the group at the Main Entrance, near the Ticket Desk, at 14.45. €8. Infos and booking: https://bit.ly/2LyT7GL
    castello-madonna-bellini• Until 13 January. “Madonna Tadini” by Jacopo Bellini (Venice 1450). This newly restored painting is exhibited in the XXIII room of the Pinacoteca. Other masterpieces in this space are the Madonna in Glory and Saints (1497) by Andrea Mantegna, the Madonna with the Child, saints and angels (1429-1432) by Filippo Lippi and the Madonna with Child (1460-1465) by Giovanni Bellini.





  • Laboratorio Restauro Marmi dei Musei Vaticani, Calco della Pietà di Michelangelo, gesso, 1975, Musei Vaticani, Atrio della Pinacoteca, inv. 50661

    Laboratorio Restauro Marmi dei Musei Vaticani, Calco della Pietà di Michelangelo, gesso, 1975, Musei Vaticani, Atrio della Pinacoteca, inv. 50661

    Until 13 January. “Vesperbild. At the origins of Michelangelo’s Pietà” inside the rooms of the Ancient Spanish Hospital, this exhibition aims to illustrate the Vesperbild theme (‘image of vespers’), which in Italy takes the name of Pietà, and the development of this iconography from the first Nordic examples to the classical interpretation by Michelangelo in the Vatican Pietà (whose cast will be on show).



MUDEC Museo delle Culture

Via Tortona 56 • M2 Porta Genova
Open Mon. 14.30-19.30; Tues. Wed. Fri. Sun 09.30-19.30; Thrs.-Sat.09.30-22.30 €7/15

• Until 4 November. “Modigliani Art Experience.” A fascinating story, reconstructed through images, music, and evocations. The universe of Amedeo Modigliani as a painter and sculptor in the Parisian art scene, of which the artist was the absolute protagonist.



Grossetti Arte Contemporanea

Piazza XXV Aprile, 11/b, walk down the central staircase

Open. Tues. Sat 11-13; 14-19. Admission free

  • Collection in progress. “Rest.” Artworks by the Swedish Mats Bergquist flanked by others artists such as Gastini, Dadamaino, Calderara, Nigro, Aricò, Spagnulo and Carrino. An entire wall is dedicated to the works by the young artists Tancredi Mangano.



Galleria Fumagalli

Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati

Open Tues.-Sat 11.00-19.00. Admission free.

  • Until 19 December. “Light works” by the American sculptor Keith Sonnier, who uses neon glass tubes to create spatial dimensions intertwining lines, arcs and curves of light and colour that interact with the surrounding architecture. This show presents a selection of iconic sculptures made in various periods of his career, from the first series of the late 60s as Lit Circle Series (1968), Neon Wrapping Incandescent Series (1970) and Sel Series (1978-2003), until to the most recent ones, including Chandelier Series (2006-), Portal Series (2015) and Floating Grid Series (2017).



Deodato Arte

Via Santa Marta 6 • M1 Cordusio         

Open Tues.-Sat 10.30-14.00/15.00-19.00. Admission free.

  • Until 20 November. “Georges Braque. La nascita del Cubismo, capolavori grafici” (Georges Braque. The birth of Cubism, graphic masterpieces). Braque, founder of the Cubist movement together with Pablo Picasso, realized throughout his career paintings and sculptures, as well as graphic works, such as engravings, lithographs, etchings, aquatints, woodcuts, illustrations, reflecting over time trends. On this show 30 important original graphic works.


Giò Marconi

Via Tadino, 20 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sat 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00 Admission free

  • Until 10 November. “Period” solo show by Allison Katz, who presents a large production of enameled plates.



Loom Gallery

Via Marsala 7 • M2 Moscova     

Open Tues.-Sat. 12.00-19.00. Admission free.

  • Until 4 November. “A Little Big Bang.” The Big Bang is the theory of the evolution of the cosmos, which even today cannot be precisely pinpointed. Nobody knows exactly what and how it happened. We need a new theory that unifies Einstein’s relativity and quantum mechanics, something that hundreds of scientists are currently working on. Now the painter Vadim Fishkin enters the dispute from a different angle, forcing time and representing a Little Big Bang.



Galleria Monica De Cardenas

Via Francesco Viganò 4 • M2 Garibaldi

Open Tue. Sat. 15-19

  • Until 24 November. Solo show by the young English painter Benjamin Senior, who presents his new works realized using the extraordinary technique of egg tempera, depicting moments of contemporary life during leisure time: swimming lessons in the pool, walks in the park or the zoo, relaxing on the beach.



The Flat Massimo Carasi Arte Contemporanea

Via Frisi 3 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sat 14.00-19.30 and by appointment

  • Until 10 November. “Ocean” by Jonathan Vivacqua. Film trajectories intersect, creating the illusion of a large portion of dark vibrating mass opposed to the visitor’s eyes, thus suggesting the movement and the reverberation of fluids struck by light and swaying as a tide.



Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini

Piazza Sant’Eustorgio 3 • tram 3 or 10  XXIV Maggio
Open Tues-Sun 10-18. €6/8

The exhibition spaces, part of a refurbished monastery, display over 400 works of art divided into various sections. It also presents anthological and solo exhibitions.

  • Until 25 November. “Art for Education. Contemporary Artists from Pakistan.” This is the first collective exhibition of contemporary Pakistani art in Italy, hosted to support The Citizens Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental, secular Pakistani organization which has been promoting quality women’s education since 1995. The show is curated by Salima Hashmi, artist, critic and intellectual among the most influential personalities in Pakistan, and by Rosa Maria Falvo, critic and Italian-Australian writer. On display 60 Pakistani artists, mainly women, either young or already established, who decided to donate their works in support to The Citizens Foundation.



Wow Spazio Fumetto

Viale Campania 12 • Passante Ferroviario Porta Vittoria, tram 27, buses 73, 90, 91, 93
Open Tues-Fri 15.00-19.00, Sat and Sun 15.00-20.00.  € 4/7

  • Until 25 November. “Mondo Puffo” a roundup on the 60 years of the Smurfs.
  • wow-fumettoUntil 13 January. “Corriere Dei Piccoli. 110 anni di Fumetto in Italia.” (The Children Courier. 110 years of Italian Comics”.) The first Italian comic strip was published on December 27, 1908, one hundred and ten years ago. For many years, from 1908 to the second postwar period, in the Corriere dei Piccoli the comics were not published as we know them today: instead of the familiar clouds there were agile rhyming stanzas, placed under each drawing. The memorable texts of ‘Corrierino’ were one of the reasons of the extraordinary success of the magazine and its unforgettable characters.



Casa Museo Mangini Bonomi

Museo delle Meraviglie

Via dell’Ambrosiana, 20 • M1 Cordusio

  • casa-museommanginiPermanent exhibition. The aim of this collection is to preserve testimonies and conquests of past civilisations that time and the hustle and bustle of everyday living is slowly wiping out.



Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano

Via Jan 15 • M1 Lima

Open Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00.

  • Permanent exhibition. On these premises, once inhabited by the married couple Antonio Boschi (1896-1988) and Marieda Di Stefano (1901-1968), about three-hundred exhibits have been selected from over two thousand works donated to the City of Milan in 1974. The collection includes paintings, sculptures and drawings, and represents an extraordinary testimony to the history of 20th-century Italian art from the first decade to the end of the Sixties.



Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Via Stradella 1, 4 and 7 • M1 Lima
Open Tues-Sat 10-13.00 / 15.00-19.30 Sun and Mon closed. Admission free.

  • Until 22 November. Conceived by the Swiss painter Silvia Bächli, this solo show is called “Nähern”, German verb meaning bringing, drawing closer together. Bächli inflects this language in active forms, through brushstrokes that describe the actions of the body moving, feeling, standing, painting, relating, of arms spreading. Lines cross the paper alongside one another, and merge into each other.
  • Until 22 November. In Via Stradella 7, “On An Iron Post.” This solo show by Simone Forti presents recent works, together with some historical pieces. This exhibition runs alongside the artist’s participation in Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (September 16th, 2018 – February 3rd, 2019), where the group show traces the history of the renowned choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers of the ’60s.


Fondazione Prada

Largo Isarco 2 M3 Lodi Tibb

Open Mon, Wed, Thu, 10.00-20.00; Fri, Sat, Sun, 10.00-21.00

  • fondazione-pradaUntil 25 February. “Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on Baroque” more than 80 works created by 63 international artists, of which over 25 are presented exclusively at the Prada Foundation. The exhibition goes beyond the traditional notion of Baroque and invites us to rethink seventeenth-century art, but also contemporary art, putting the figure of the artist and his role in society at the center.


Zazà Ramen noodle bar & restaurant

Via Solferino 48 • M2 Moscova/M3 Turati

Open Mon-Sun 12.00-15.00/19.00-23.00

  • banner-4ftx8ft-vUntil 24 March. “Work in Progress Project” is a mural representing more than 250 portraits of women. A special project by Jann Haworth and Liberty Blake: a homage to all the women who made history. Internationally known for the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, realized with Peter Blake and Joe Ephgraves in 1967, Jann Haworth and her daughter Liberty Blake created a mural to pay tribute to feminine figures who had a role in transforming the history of arts, science, and social justice. The collage technique reminds one of the iconic cover of the Beatles record.




Via Leopardi 32 • M1 Cadorna

Open. Mon.- Fri. 12.00-19.00. Morning and Sat by appointment. Admission free

  • Until 21 December. “Casino Palermo.” Collective show with artworks by Oli Bonzanigo, Alessandro Calabrese, Martina Corà, Barbara De Ponti, Theo Drebbel, Ramak Fazel, Teresa Giannico, Guido Guidi, Takashi Homma and Alessandro Sambini, who collected traces and suggestions from the city of Palermo and new elements of study for new unpublished works.



Esh Gallery

Via Forcella 7 • M2 Porta Genova

Open Mon-Fri 10.30-18.30; Sat 10.30-13.30; Sun closed

  • Until 23 November. “Urushi_Ism.” On show contemporary Japanese lacquer works of a group of masters and young artists that illustrate the millenarian art of urushi lacquer, a natural resin produced by the Japanese plant of the same name. Urushi-coated objects stand out for their elegance and brilliance.



mc2gallery contemporary art

Via Malaga 4, doorphone 72 • M2 Romolo, bus 90/91

Open Tues.-Fri. 15.00 -20.00

  • From 7 November to 6 December. Solo show by Argentine artist Patricio Reig, who loves to experiment with alternative photographic processes, and techniques such as wet collodion, salt paper or pinhole photography. Reig has recently developed a personal technique: bitumen, coffee or sensitive emulsions applied to different types of cards, which give the images an ancient and precious look. His series TLMSLM (Todas Las Mujeres Son La Misma) consists of 10 portraits of women: while the faces are printed directly on plexiglass, behind the portraits inside the frames he inserts objects, fabrics, pieces of ancient books that belonged to them, thus creating a sort of time box.



Spaziokappa 32

Via Kramer 32 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Mon.-Fri. 15.00-19.00. Admission free

  • From 8 to 14 November. “Tubo Catodico” collective show with the painters Gilda Fantastichini, Massimo Faraci and Nunzio Russo, and the sculptrice Caterina Magri. A tribute to a retro and obsolete technology that can still have a communicative function.



Galleria Annunciata

Via Luca Signorelli 2/a • M5 Gerusalemme

Open Tues-Fri 10.00-12.30/15.30-19.00

  • Until 21 December. Selected and high quality works for art collectors.



Museo del Risorgimento

Palazzo Moriggia, Via Borgonuovo 23 • M2 Lanza, M3 Montenapoleone, tram 1,2 Bus 41,61,94

Open Tues-Sun. 9-13/14-17.30. Admission free

This museum, designed in 1775 by Giuseppe Piermarini for the marquess family Moriggia, was the seat of the Foreign Ministry during the Napoleonic period and later of the Ministry of the War.

  • Until 13 January. “Il Volto del Comando. Dal quadro al figurino storico” (The Face of Command. From the painting to the historical figure). On show 60 sculptures in scale 1.30 by Piersergio Allevi, painted by Danilo Cartacci from important Italian private collections. This is an interesting opportunity to admire the elegant uniforms of the officers and in particular of some Milanese protagonists of the Napoleonic era, and to revisit the military fashion of the period.


Fabbrica del Vapore

Ex Locale Cisterne and Spazio Due, Via Procaccini 4 • M5 Monumentale
Open Fri. 18-22, Sat. Sun. 12-20.

  • Until 10 February. “Inside Magritte”, the new multimedia exhibition dedicated to the great French surrealist master René Magritte with images, sounds, music, evocations and suggestions that reconstruct his pictorial universe.
  • Until 3 February. “Dinosaur Invasion” a full-scale jurassic park that appeals not only to children, but also to adults and families. Over 30 dinosaurs are on show, each one carefully recreated in its environment. €10/13.


Museo di Leonardo

Le Sale del Re, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, corner

Piazza della Scala • M1/3 Duomo

Open every day, 10.00-23.00. €11/12

Guided tours in Italian and English every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 to 11.30

  • Permanent exhibition. Multidisciplinary exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, the iconic engineer and artist who left 120 volumes which include 5,000 pages of drawings, most of which are still to be interpreted. The exhibition features discoveries, world premieres and interactive experiences, focusing on his writings, projects and studies for various machines and the methodology used for two of his most important works, which were created in Milan: The Last Supper and “Leonardo’s Horse” dedicated to Francesco Sforza.


Studio Guastalla

Via Senato 24 M1 San Babila

Open Tues-Sat 10-13, 15-19, Mon closed

  • Until 17 November. “Lo Specchio di Venere” (The mirror of Venus), by Ali Hassoun. The Libanese painter is strongly dedicated to figuration. He is firmly convinced that his modality dominates other avant-gardes such as pop, sign painting, fauves, and metaphysics.



Viale Vittorio Veneto 30 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues. Sat. 10.00-14.00/ 15.00-19.00. Admission free

  • Until 27 October. “Pensiero Spaziolungo”


Casa dell’Energia e dell’Ambiente

Piazza Po 3 • M1 Pagano + bus 61

Open Mon – Thurs 09.00 – 17.30, Fri 09.00 – 14.00. Admission free

  • Until 28 December. “Gli Scali Ferroviari di Milano. Oggi, Prima di Domani” (namely The Milan’s railway yards. Today, before tomorrow). Marco Introini and Francesco Radino’s photos portray the Farini, Greco, Lambrate, Porta Romana, Rogoredo, Porta Genova and San Cristoforo railway yards, which together cover an area of 1,250,000 square metres. The yards are currently abandoned, but talks of redevelopment are underway.


A Arte Invernizzi

Via Domenico Scarlatti 12 • M1 Lima, M2 Caiazzo, M3 Stazione Centrale
Open Mon-Fri 10-13, 15-19. Admisson free

  • Until 8 November. In collaboration with the gallery Annely Juda Fine Art, a solo show by the English painter Alan Charlton. His research started in 1969 with the investigation of the multiple potentialities of gray monochromes related to the surrounding environment with heterogeneous modulations of light. On the occasion of this exhibition, a bilingual monography with an essay by Antonella Soldaini, texts by Barry Barker, Emile Charlton and an updated iconography and bio-bibliography will be published.