On Sunday July 1th all public museums are free.
Piazza Duomo 12 • M1, M3 Duomo
Open Mon 14.30-19.30; Tues, Wed, Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs, Fri, Sat 9.30-21.30.
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
• Until 1 July. “In Piena Luce.” Bill Armstrong, Peter Bialobrzeski, Antonio Biasiucci, Alain Fleischer, Francesco Jodice, Mimmo Jodice, Rinko Kawauchi, Martin Parr and Massimo Siragusa: nine photographers portray the Vatican Museums.
• Until 2 September. “Impressionismo e Avanguardie, Capolavori dal Philadelphia Museum of Art.” On loan from the famous American Museum,50 masterpiecesby famous artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir until the experiments of Georges Braque, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, through the surrealism of Salvador Dalí and Joan Mirò.
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 8 July. “Scollamenti Temporali” unexpected relationships between art, fashion and lifestyle by Giulio Ceppi.
- Until 26 August. “Il Paesaggio dell’Architettura” by Luigi Ghirri presents the famous photographer who collaborated with Lotus International magazine for almost a decade. This solo show highlights the relevance of his work in the field of architecture.
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.
- New 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).
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 19 August. “Arte come rivelazione. Opere dalla collezione Luigi e Peppino Agrati.” A selection of 500 artworks by twentieth century leading artists in Pop Art, Arte Povera, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism and Transavanguardia. The collection features iconic Americans artists, such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Rauschenberg, Christo, together with Italians artists Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Mario Schifano, Alberto Burri, Fausto Melotti.
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 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 creations, which were created in Milan: The Last Supper and “Leonardo’s Horse” dedicated to Francesco Sforza.
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.
• Until 26 August. “Giosetta Fioroni” a large anthology dedicated to the founder of the Piazza del Popolo Roman School. This series of works represents women’s faces. It is a striking study on features, expressions and the grace of feminine beauty.
Via Chiese 2 • M5 Istria
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 22 July. “The Dream Machine is Asleep” by the Prague artist Eva Kot’átková, showing an engaging selection of new installations, sculptures, collages and performances, focusing on the concept of the human body as a machine and organ that continues its functions during sleep, creating parallel inner worlds.
- Until 16 September. “The feeling of things” is the largest retrospective ever staged to highlight the large production of Matt Mullican, one of the most renowned American artists and a pioneer of hypnosis as a performative practice in art. The extraordinary variety of media used stretches over 5,000 square metres: sculptures, large installations, works on paper, glass, stone, metal, posters, neon, photographs, paintings made with the frottage technique, video, performance, lightbox and computer and virtual reality projects. Thousands of works lead the visitor into the cosmology of the “five worlds” conceived by the artist: a singular representation of reality composed by images, pictograms, icons, codes, signs, symbols and colours.
Studio d’Arte Cannaviello
Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo
Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00 or by appointment
- Until 15 September. “Change” This show by Paolo Pibi presents more than fifteen works, made in acrylic on canvas and on the surface of old vases. In order not to be imprisoned by mannerism, the author is extending his pictorial investigation to different materials.
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 of 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.
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
Via Palestro 14 • M1 Palestro
Open Tues-Sun 9.30-19.00, Mon 14.30-19.30 Thurs 9.30-22.30. Tickets: €4/6
- Until 9 September. “Brasile. Il coltello nella carne” a selection of 30 Brazilian artists active from the seventies onwards.
A Arte Invernizzi
Via Domenico Scarlatti 12 • M1 Lima, M2 Caiazzo, M3 Stazione Centrale
Open Mon-Fri 10-13, 15-19. Admisson free
- Until 17 July. “De Pictura” a site-specific show by the German artist Günter Umberg.
MAAB Gallery . Michael Biasi
Via Nerino 3 • M1Duomo or Cordusio
Open Mon.- Fri. 10.30-18 Sat. by appointment
- Until 13 July. “Lost in the Middle of the Street” site-specific videos and installations by the German artist Susanne Kutter. Her works create certainties and expectations, which are then destroyed by the small and big catastrophes of everyday life.
Fabbrica del Vapore
Lotto 11 Via Procaccini 4 • M5 Monumentale
- Until 9 September. “Harry Potter: The Exhibition.” Step inside the famous wizard’s magical world. Experience dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films.
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.
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.
- Until 10 September. “Transfer di volti nell’arte” Artist Paolo Gioli establishes a dialogue between antique and contemporary art.
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 just been 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 15 July. “Milano e la Prima Guerra Mondiale. Caporetto, la Vittoria, Wilson,” in the centenary of the end of World War I, a historical-documentary exhibition highlights the huge commitment and contribution that the citizens of Milan offered to Italy in one of the most difficult periods in its history.
- 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.
Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli
Open Tues,-Sun.09.00-17.30 Admission free
- Until 1 July. “Segno, Forma e Colore del Novecento Italiano.” A wide selection of drawings, engravings and artists’ books by the most famous masters of the 20th century, such as Boccioni, Martini, Modigliani, Carrà, De Chirico, Bartolini, Sironi, Morandi, Marini, Burri, Afro, Fontana, Baj, Capogrossi, Galli and Pistoletto, following a chronological timeline from the beginning of the century to the 1970s.
Corso di Porta Nuova 38 • M3 Turati
Open 10-19 Sun. and Mon. closed
- Until 6 July. Solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Fred Sandback, with eight sculptures along with a large selection of drawings and photos showing the evolution of the artist’s space investigation.
Galleria MAEC Milan Art & Events Center
Via Lupetta 3 • M3 Missori, M1 Duomo
Open Tues Fri 10.00-13.00/15.00–19.00, Sat. 15.00–19.00
- From 11 to 21 July. “Ceci n’est pas une exposition.” An international group show with oils on canvas, works on paper, acrylics and installations by the Nicola Artico, Yaming Jian, Fabrizio Micciche, Huan Zhou.
29 Arts in Progress Gallery
Via San Vittore 13 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio
Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until 1 September. “Beyond the Portrait” For this solo show, the American master of the modern portrait Greg Gorman combines his unconventional celebrity portraits with the sensual nudes that are the highlight of his extraordinary career.
Viale Gadio 2 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli
Open Tues-Sun 9-17.30. Mon closed. Admission free
- Until 1 July. “The sense of water” solo show by the Finnish painter Susanna Majuri. This artist uses water as if it were paint. It merges people and landscapes together and blurs dimensions creating a new reality. Water is fiction, one can imagine the places and characters as their own. Majuri composes scenarios to reflect feelings.
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea
Piazza XXV Aprile, 11/b, walk down the central staircase
Open. Mon Fri 10-13; 14-18. Admission free
- Collection in progress. A collection assembled by Carlo and Bruno Grossetti during a 50-year-long research and production of young artists. From the early works of the ’60s by Aricò, Carrino and Dadamaino until the later period (Battaglia, Gastini, Nigro, Spagnulo) to the new generations (Bergquist, Cascio, Castagno, Mandelli Contegni, Mura, Nitti Sotres, Romagnoli, Schapira, Shanahan.)
Via Tadino 20 • M1 Lima
Open Wed. – Fri. 16 – 19
- Until 21 July. “Karaoke” by Laura Baldassari. This solo show presents a series of works that range from paintings, installations and video.
Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati
Open Tues.-Sat 11.00-19.00. Admission free.
- Until 21 July. “Take an Object” by Richard Wilson. Four sculptures, eight new drawings and two postcards, created from everyday objects and reshaped into totally new forms.
Via Nerino 2 • M1 Cordusio
Open Tues.-Sat 10.30-14.00/15.00-19.00. Admission free.
- Until 10 August. “From Miami to Milan” by the Brazilian Romero Britto, a neo pop artist who experiments and combines elements of cubism, street art and pop art, characterized by the use of bright colors and simple shapes. On show a selection of twenty works including large, medium and small dimensions canvases, sculptures, serigraphs.
Paraventi Giapponesi Galleria Nobili
Via Marsala 4 • M2 Moscova
Open Mon.15.00-19.00 Tues. – Sat. 11.00 -13.00 / 14.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until 23 June. “Kokin” (Japanese for “ancient and modern times”) presents a group show by Gabriella Benedini, Federica de Luca, Paola Fonticoli, Cesare Galluzzo, Asako Hishiki, Fukushi Ito, Ayumi Kudo, Kaori Miyayama, Ayako Nakamiya, Izumi Oki, Shoko Okumura, Tetsuto Shimizu, Valdi Spagnulo, Kanako Takahashi, Yocci, Mariangela Zabatino.
Viale Vittorio Veneto 30 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues.Sat. 10.00-14.00/ 15.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until 28 July. “The misunderstanding. The misinterpretation.” Two titles for one exhibition. According to the artist Polys Peslika, one can be used as an excuse for the other, since he explores the possibilities of non-representational painting. Figurative fragments are caught in a constant state of flux on richly textured surfaces.