Please note that opening times and fees could be changed without notice.
Any last minute changes will be highlighted in yellow whenever possible.
On Sunday 3rd February 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
The new multilingual edition with over 78 places, such as museums and exhibition spaces that are run by the City Council or other public institutions, illustrated, in a handy pocket format is now available free of charge in all tourist offices.
Tourist Museum Card
A useful tool that provides access to the Sforza Castle Museums, the Museo del Novecento, the Modern Art Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, the Natural History Museum and all Civic Aquarium. The card can be purchased online (link in the ContactMI section) and at the ticket offices of the civic museums. 12€.
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
- Until 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, including the great compositions of figures dating back to the thirties. € 6/12, under 6 free.
- Until 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.
- Until 24 March. “Paolo Grassi.” This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Paolo Grassi, who founded of the Piccolo Teatro together with Giorgio Strehler and Nina Vinchi in 1947. He was also superintendent at Teatro alla Scala and president of the RAI (Italian Radio and Television). The exhibition features an important photographic collection: Paolo Grassi’s famous meetings, travels, tours, his personal history, his relationship with Strehler, the run-in with politics, and a selection of Italian and international events.
- From 21 February to 2 June. “Antonello da Messina. Dentro la pittura.” Over 20 works by the great Renaissance painter: among them the Annunciata, an authentic icon, the synthesis of Antonello’s art; the elegant St. Augustine, St. Jerome and St. Gregory the Great, all coming from Palazzo Abatellis of Palermo; the famous “Portrait of a Man” with his famous enigmatic smile, on loan from the Fondazione Culturale Mandralisca di Cefalù. Two other masterpieces come from the National Gallery in London: the San Girolamo in the studio and the blessing Christ; the Crucifixion is on loan from the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu in Romania; the list goes on: the Portrait of a Young from the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the enchanting Madonna and Child from the National Gallery in Washington; “Portrait of a Young Man” from the Berlin State Museum; the outstanding triptych with the Madonna and Child and the “San Giovanni Battista and the San Benedetto” from the Uffizi Gallery; “Portrait of a young gentleman” from the Malaspina Pinacoteca di Pavia; the famous “Ecce Homo” (Christ at the Column) from the Collegio degli Alberoni of Piacenza. Last but not least, the “Portrait of a Man” from the Galleria Borghese in Rome and the poetic Christ in piety supported by three angels from the Correr Museum in Venice.
- From 28 February to 24 March. “Le nature morte di Geo Poletti” (Geo Poletti’s still lifes) is an extraordinary collection of 17th and 18th century still lives that have never been exhibited before. Geo Poletti is an art historian and connoisseur of 17th century Italian painting.
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.
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).
- Until 24 February. “Titanic VR Experience” is part of the “VR Zone” program, realized in partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Italia, which provides a rich calendar of educational activities related to virtual reality. The simulation, with the PlayStation®VR viewers and controllers, will bring the Museum audience to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean aboard a remote-controlled submarine to discover the Titanic wreck, looking for … submerged finds from more of a century ago. The activity will be led by a scientific animator. Every weekend on Sat. at 14.30, 15.30, 16.30 and 17.30; Sun. at 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00 and 17.00; duration: 1 hour; for children over 12. Admission ticket to the museum + €5, booking required at museoscienza.bestunion.com.
- From 20 February to 19 May. “Dream Beasts.” For the first time in Italy the Strandbeest, gigantic kinetic installations by the Dutch artist Theo Jansen, who has been defined by international critics as “a modern Leonardo da Vinci.” He creates hybrid creatures with a zoomorphic appearance that move using the wind thrust. These works may seem like skeletons of prehistoric animals or huge insects, but they are gigantic animated sculptures made of industrial materials, such as flexible plastic tubing, nylon thread and adhesive tape.
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!
From 15th January to 17 February. “Altri Alfabeti.” Solo show with sculptures, installations and works on paper by the internationally renowned sculptress Franca Ghitti. Her works are held in a lot of important public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the Vatican Museums and the Gallerie d’Italia in Milan. Next to the recent acquisitions of Vicinia, The table of the ancestors n.1 and a Tondo, works from the Meridiane series, Pagine Chiodate and Libri Chiodati, as well as further Vicinie and the imposing Bosco installation are also on show.
Piazza Velasca 3/5 • M3 Missori
daily projections from 18.00 to 06.00
From 10 January to 16 February. For the first time in Italy, 6 Videos by Keith Sonnier. Organized by Converso & Urban Up, Unipol Projects Cities in collaboration with The National Exemplar Gallery, NY. Titles and running times:
Painted Foot: Black Light 1969 / 10min; Negative 1971 / 10min; Positive-Negative 1970 / 13min; Rubdown 1970 / 11min; Lightbulb And Fire 1970 / 21min; Dis-Play 1969 / 10min.
Piazza Pio XI° 2 • M1/3 Duomo
Open: Tues-Sun 08.30-19. Mon closed. Admission €10/20.
As well as the permanent exhibition:
- Until 17 March. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, this high scientific profile exhibition is divided into two time sessions of three months each. On show a total of 46 sheets, chosen from the most famous and important of the Atlantic Code. These are the most fascinating drawings that Da Vinci developed over the years thanks to his artistic expertise that is now universally recognized.
Teatro alla Scala Museum
Piazza della Scala, Largo Ghiringhelli 1 • M1, M3 Duomo
Open Mon.-Sun. 09.00-17.30
- Until 30 April. The long architectural history of the theater, from its original project designed by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini, to the most recent expansion project conceived by Mario Botta. An opportunity to review over two centuries of music history.
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.
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.
• From 14 February to 21 July. “Cittàdimilano” solo show by Giorgio Andreotta Calò, who lives and works in Venice and Amsterdam. Calò is one of the leading Italian artists of his generation. His works include sculptures, large-scale site-specific installations, and architectural interventions that transform fragments of buildings or entire landscapes by using highly-symbolic, natural elements such as water and fire.
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.
- Recent 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 29 November. Rosanna Schiaffino’s wardrobe is on show for the first time. 40 dresses retrace the career and the fancy changes of the actress: from pin-up style to the elegance by Forquet, Marucelli, Yves Saint-Laurent, Valentino and Ferré.
Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli
Admission to the courtyards free. Admission to the exhibitions €3/5
- Guided tours in English every Saturday at 15.00. Advance booking is recommended. The tour is confirmed with any number of participants. If you haven’t booked in advance, you can join the group at the Main Entrance, near the Ticket Desk, at 14.45. €8. Infos and booking: https://bit.ly/2LyT7GL
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 31 March. “Animals,” 60 iconic shots by Steve McCurry inaugurate the new Mudec Photo exhibition space. Everyday life stories inextricably connect animals to humans and vice versa. Sometimes animals are exploited as a sole resource and condemned to a life of misery, sometimes they are loved as life companions to alleviate human loneliness, sometimes they simply fulfill the human need for symbiotic affection.
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 artist 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.
Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati
Open Tues.-Sat 11.00-19.00. Admission free.
- Until 5 Aprile. Bird’s-eye View, the first solo exhibition in Milan by the Dutch artist Marinus Boezem. A large site-specific installation made of bird feed outlines the perimeter of the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi on the gallery floor. The artwork turns the architectural space into a place full of suggestions.
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. € 3/5
- Until 12 May. Winx Club celebrates 15 years of adventures, friendship, courage and success. A special exhibition takes the public into the magical dimension of the legendary team of fairies, has conquered generations of children all over the world.
Via Tadino, 20 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sat 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00 Admission free
- Until 9 March. “Birth, Education, Leisure, Death.” Oliver Osborne’s paintings bring elements of abstraction and figuration together. He uses a combination of oil painting, digital and analogue printing techniques, and embroidery to produce painting at both an intimate and blown-out scale. By using this broad visual language he attempts to reconcile the traditional divergence between abstraction and figuration, and show the potential that the act of painting still holds within contemporary art.
Via Marsala 7 • M2 Moscova
Open Tues.-Sat. 12.00-19.00. Admission free.
- Until 1 March. “Dad, What’s A Little Brother For?” by Pierre-Etienne Morelle. His new works of the “Cracked” series are exhibited in such a way that they seem to be growing from one another and to expand freely on the wall.
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.
Casa Museo Mangini Bonomi Museo delle Meraviglie
Via dell’Ambrosiana 20 • M1 Cordusio
- Permanent 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 MAEC Milan Art & Events Center
Palazzo Durini, Via Santa Maria Valle 2 • M3 Missori or M1 Duomo+tram 2, 3, 14
Open Tues Sat 10.00-14.00/15.30–19.00
- From 31 January. Giorgio Piccaia and Hu Huiming, two artists of the MA-EC Gallery have been invited by the Italian Institute of Culture in Cairo. This is a prestigious cultural program that will see Giorgio Piccaia also engaged in the construction of a mural in an ancient monastery.
- Until 21 March. “I Labirinti del Tempo.” Inside the first room of the new Ma-Ec Gallery, on show “Kronos / Aión”, sculptures realized in gasbeton by Andrea Famà. In the second room, Maria Jole Serreliche presents some unpublished works of her Ikigai project. The artistic itinerary of the exhibition ends with “Tempo materico” and the works on paper and canvas by Agostino Tulumello.
Via Aurelio Saffi 7 • M1Conciliazione/Cadorna
Open Mon-Fri 10.00-18.30; Sat 11.00–18.00
- From 14th February to 18th April. “Open to Art” presents the finalists of the third edition of its award. The finalists have been selected amongst 400 candidates from over 45 nationalities. The international jury of 8 experts from the art and design world includes Felicity Aylieff (artist, Head of programme Royal College of Arts, London), Laura Borghi (Officine Saffi), Flaminio Gualdoni (journalist, art critic and professor at Brera Academy of Fine Arts), Tom Morris (editor and consultant specialized in design, interiors and architecture), Isabelle Naef Galuba (director of Ariana Museum), Elisa Ossino (architect, stylist), Ranti Tjan (director of EKWC) and Matteo Zauli (curator, director of Carlo Zauli Museum). The finalists on show are: Salvatore Arancio (IT), Giulia Bonora (IT), Roger Coll (ES), Tommaso Corvi Mora (IT), Yewen Dong (PRC), Sophie Mirra Grandjean (CH), Joe Isanako (JP), Cecil Kemperink (NL), Virginia Leonard (NZ), Claire Lindner (FR), Linda Lopez (USA), Claire Mayet (FR), Jongjin Park (KR), Sarah Pschorn (DE), Irina Razumovskaya (RU), Andrea Sala (IT), Priyanka Sharma (IN), John Shea (USA), Alice Walton (UK)m Mar De Dios (ES), Romina Gris Ormo (ES), Yves Perrella (IT), Claudio Pulicati (IT), Aliki van der Kruijs (NL).
Via Maravigli 5 • M1 Cordusio
Open Thurs. 12-23; Wed. Sat.Sun.11-20 Mon, Tues. closed
- Until 24th March. “Resilient,” solo show by the photographer Marco Gualazzini
Viale Vittorio Veneto 30 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues. Sat. 10.00-14.00/ 15.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until March. ”Il mondo dei fanciulli ridenti” is an installation that occupies the entire upper floor of the gallery. The lower floor houses “Incubation place #3”, another site-specific work. Both are creations by Mario Airò.
Via Leopardi 32 • M1 Cadorna
Open. Mon.- Fri. 12.00-19.00. Morning and Sat by appointment. Admission free
- Until 8 March. “Kaleidos”, the first solo exhibition with two new projects by Teresa Giannico, created with different techniques such as photography, drawing and sculpture.
Zazà Ramen noodle bar & restaurant
Via Solferino 48 • M2 Moscova/M3 Turati
Open Mon-Sun 12.00-15.00/19.00-23.00
- Until 24 March. “Work in Progress Project” is a mural representing over 250 portraits of women. A special project by Jann Haworth and Liberty Blake, it is a tribute 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 women who had a role in transforming the history of arts, science, and social justice. The collage technique brings to mind the iconic cover of the Beatles record.
Via Luca Signorelli 2/a • M5 Gerusalemme
Open Tues-Fri 10.00-12.30/15.30-19.00
- Until 29 March. On the occasion of the eightieth year of activity, the gallery proposes a collective exhibition with selected and high quality works by Arcangelo, Rodolfo Aricò, Françoise Arnal, Paolo Baratella, Luciano Bartolini, Gianni Bertini, Bruno Calvani, Mino Ceretti, Jean Paul Chambas, Carlo Conte, Sergio Dangelo, Fernando De Filippi, Enzo Esposito, Agenore Fabbri, Sergio Floriani, Attilio Forgioli, Annamaria Gelmi, Giuliano Giuman, Giuseppe Guarino, Jacques Herold, Gianni Madella, Umberto Mariani, Philip Martin, Livio Marzot, Vittorio Matino, Mayo, Franco Menolascina, Plinio Mesciulam, Ignazio Moncada, Claudio Olivieri, Cesare Peverelli, Gio Pomodoro, Mario Raciti, Franco Rognoni, David Ruff, Roberto Sanesi, Sergio Sarri, Giuseppe Scaiola, Giangiacomo Spadari, Enzo Togo, Valentino Vago, Claudio Verna, Renato Volpini.
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 recreate 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.
Fondazione Adolfo Pini
Corso Garibaldi 2 • M2 Moscova/M3 Turati
Open Mon-Fri 10.00–13.00 / 15.00–17.00
- Until 8 February. “Conversazioni di Luce”. Photographs by Mario Castagneri, Mario Crimella and Dino Zani, with the portraits of Gabriele D’Annunzio, Luigi Pirandello, Giacomo Puccini, Tamara De Lempicka and other great authors. In addition, a room dedicated to the site-specific work of the artist Alan Maglio: in his visual panoramas, the characters of a century ago come to life in contemporary settings.
aA29 Project Room
Piazza Caiazzo 3 • M2 Caiazzo
Open: Wed-Fri 14.00/19:30 pm
- Until 15 March. “On Paradise.” Solo show by the painter Jompet Kuswidananto, whose works portray Indonesian history in relation to the complex legacy of aristocracy and colonialism, along with their consequences. As a member of the younger generation of artists who lived in the dictatorship during the era of Suharto (Indonesia’s longest-serving president), Kuswidananto tells his story with very careful eyes.
Via Massimiano 25 •
Open: Tue. – Sat. 12 – 19.30. Admission free
- Until 9 March. “Enough” by Robert Barry. Works on paper, canvases, painted wooden panels, with added words and parts of text.
Via Medardo Rosso 19 • M1 Cairoli + tram 4
Open Wed-Sat 10.00-13.00 / 16.00-19.00
- Until 3 March. “Sguardi sull’Europa. Quattro fotografi in viaggio” (Insights on Europe. Four travelling photographers.) There is an invisible Europe, cut off from economic development, from politics and media attention. A Europe that used to be productive and competitive, but has now been abandoned by its younger citizens. Four photographers, Jutta Benzenberg, Andrei Liankevich, Livio Senigalliesi and Mila Teshaieva, travelled to rural areas and small towns in Albania, to the vast swamps of Polesia in Belarus, to Saxony-Anhalt in former East Germany and to the Italian coal-mining area of Sulcis in Sardinia. In these areas, family ties are at the greatest risk.
Via Solferino 56 • M3 Lanza
Open Tue-Sat. 16-19.30
- Until 9 February. “Dov’è Dürer?” by the English sculptress Rebecca Forster, a great admirer of Dürer since childhood. As such, she likes to place figures from his paintings in her own works, sometimes in the foreground, often hidden. Spotting them is a real treasure hunt for visitors.
MAAB Gallery . Michael Biasi
Via Nerino 3 • M1Duomo or Cordusio
Open Mon Fri 10.30-18 Sat by appointment
- From 8 February to 15 March. “La Memoria degli oggetti” (The objects’ memory) is a selection of important historical works by Arman, from the Sixties to the Seventies. The exhibition shows how the work of one of the most significant artists of Nouveau Realisme uses the accumulation of fragments or their deconstruction to raise in the viewer a new critical sense.
29 Arts in Progress Gallery
Via San Vittore 13 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio
Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until 9 February. “Le Temps Retrouvé” by Alain Laboile. As declared by Julie Guiyot-Corteville, chief curator of the French Museum of Photography, the “free children” of the edge of the world are the poetic embodiment of the mystery of childhood that so many photographers have sought to portray. In these unlikely images, we finally seem to be grasping the secret of our lost childhood. Yet these children are not out of the world, they go to school, they use their tablets, they learn good manners… only far from consumerism’s logics. We admire them as much as we envy them, and we lose ourselves in the spirit of this place conveyed so powerfully by Alain Laboile in his images.
Corso di Porta Nuova 38 • M3 Turati
Open 10-19 Sun. and Mon. closed
- From 20 February to 28 June. Solo show by world-renowned American artist Dan Flavin, whose main interest is light installations. Flavin’s practice focuses on how light can transform environments and exhibition spaces.
Via Santa Maria Valle 5 • M1 Duomo + bus 54; M1 Cordusio + tram 2,14
Open Tues-Sat 15.00-19.00
- Until 23 February. “Prima Visione. I Fotografi e Milano” (First run. The Photographers and Milan) is a consolidated event, kept almost identical for fourteen years. A meeting occasion for people who love Milan and photography, that has marked the passage of time, the change of lifestyles, but also and above all a different perception of Milan.
Studio Museo Francesco Messina
Via San Sisto 4/a • M1/3 Duomo
Open Tues. Sat.. 11.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until 17 February. “Contrappunto” by Valdi Spagnulo features a selection of works from the 2000s and a site-specific sculpture. The exhibition illustrates the recent Valdi Spagnulo’s artistic research about the theme of visual lightening of sculpture and its ability to interact with space through a three-dimensional “drawing”.
CMC Centro Culturale Milano
Largo Corsia dei Servi 4 • M1 Duomo / San Babila
Open Mon.-Fri. 10.00-13.00/14.00-18.30 Sat.-Sun. 15,30-19.00 €5
- Until 10 March. “Lo stupore della Realtà” (The bewilderment of reality) by André Kertész. For the first time, 90 works by the “Master of the Masters”, the rare series of colour photographs taken in New York at the beginning of the 80s. An encounter with the talent and personality of a genius, a reference point for contemporary photography, covering the different moments of his activity.
Civico Museo Archeologico
Corso Magenta 15 • M1 Cadorna
Open: 09.00-17.30 € 3.50/5.00
- Until 12 May. “Il viaggio della chimera.” The exhibition deals with the connection between Milan and the Etruscans, from the more ancient Archeological Collections to the scientific contribution of excavations carried out by Fondazione Lerici and other Italian Universities.
Studio d’Arte Cannaviello
Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo
Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00 or by appointment
- Until 16 April. This exhibition is a tribute to Hermann Nitsch on his eightieth birthday. Nitsch is one of the leading figures of the Viennese Actionism, and the exhibition highlights all aspects of his creative universe: paintings, photos and drawings. The show documents the artist’s production chronologically, from the ’70s up to his most recent works.
Via Vigevano 35 • M2 Porta Genova
Open Wed. – Fri. 16 – 19
- Until 15 February. “White Light” presents artworks by Giacomo Vanetti, characterized by a masterly use of analogical and digital photographic techniques, aimed at the representation of the author’s theme: the body. The subject is portrayed both in repetition and in the naked and anonymous singularity, as a necessary condition to make it a witness to the artist’s research and poetic investigation.
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 and 5,000 pages of drawings, most of which are still to be interpreted. The exhibition features discoveries, world premieres and interactive activities, 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.