Opening times and fees could be changed without notice.
On Sunday 4 February all Italian 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 18 February. “Il Mondo Fuggevole di Toulouse-Lautrec” Over 250 works, 35 paintings, in addition to lithographs, etchings and the complete series of all 22 postersby the bohemian artist who, without having attended school, created a new and provocative realism, extreme synthesis of form, colour and movement.
• Until 4 March. “Memoria” an exhibition by James Nachtwey, the award-winning American photographer, universally considered Robert Capa’s heir.
Via Turati 34 • M3 Turati
Open every day 09.30-19.30. Some charge an admission fee, other are free.
- Until 4 February. “Chagall. Sogno di una notte d’estate” Not the classic “immersive exhibition,” but a new form of experiencing art, through a clever mix of entertainment, theatre, music, technology and art that can overwhelm and thrill the viewer. The soundtrack has been specially composed by Luca Longobardi.
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 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 meters tall marble sculpture “Il Seme dell’Altissimo” by Emilio Isgrò, previously placed at Expo Center’s entrance, has now been placed near the Triennale in the Sempione Park.
- From 8 February to 25 March. “Artico Ultima Frontiera” features about sixty photographs of landscapes and inhabitants of Greenland, Iceland and Siberia, taken by three masters of reportage photography, such as Ragnar Axelsson, Carsten Egevang and Paolo Solari Bozzi. The theme of this show is about the defense of one of the last natural environments not yet exploited by man, the impending danger of global warming, the awareness of environmental sustainability and climate change, the dialectic between nature and civilization.
- Until 11 March. “Ettore Sottsass. There is a Planet.” Monographic exhibition shared in nine themes from the archive volumes with the Sottsass writings.
- Until 25 March. “Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman” the first retrospective entirely dedicated to the visionary stylist and furniture designer Rick Owens. On show a selection from his archives of fashion, furnishings, films, graphic works, publications, along with a monumental sculptural installation.
GAM Galleria Arte Moderna
Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro
Open Tues-Sun 9.00-17.30. €3/5
- Permanent exhibitions. Inside the rooms of this beautiful royal villa is a large selection of art works 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 €3/8
- Every Saturday to Sunday. With a ticket for the museum, visitors can participate in 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: Bianchi 8HP, Alfa Romeo Zagato 8C and Bisiluro DaMolNar, symbols of the tradition that has made the Italian car into a world famous icon.
- Permanent exhibition. “Extreme”, in partnership with CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research and INFN National Institute of Nuclear Physics, is a fascinating research area, to explore 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.
- 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).
- From 9 February to 3 June. “Marte. Incontri ravvicinati con il Pianeta Rosso” the history of Mars exploration and the important Italian contribution to this adventure. After a reference to the mythological figure of the god Mars, an introduction dedicated to the early observations of Giovanni Schiaparelli (see Hello Milano article in http://www.hellomilano.it/hm/after-a-look-up-there-could-we-take-the-leap-on-mars/) through the data and images that the most advanced space technology has allowed to acquire; to the first ‘historical’ images of the Viking probes, the European Mars Express probe, the American rovers Curiosity and Opportunity and the American probe Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo
Open Tues-Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs until 22.30; closed Mon. €3/5/10.
For the openings during the festivities see www.gallerieditalia.com, or call 800.167619
Payments through POS contactless “Paygo” or the new smart phone “JiffyPay”.
Young staff wearing the badge ChiediMI are available to give a free tour around each room to illustrate the museum space. In addition you can find free audio guides in nine different languages.
- Permanent exhibitions. The sumptuous palace belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo bank holds a large number of art works ranging from 19th (197 from Canova to Boccioni) to 20th century (189 from the Second World War on). Worth a visit!
- Until 8 April. “L’ultimo Caravaggio. Eredi e Nuovi Maestri.” This exhibition is an exceptional insight into the artistic events that have taken place in the cities of Naples, Genoa and Milan following Caravaggio’s death, in a historical-artistic period. “The Martyrdom of Sant’Orsola” the last Caravaggio painting recently exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will therefore be the starting point for comparison among the artists of the time, since some of them collected his inheritance, while others started new artistic ways.
Palazzo del Senato
Archivio di Stato di Milano, Via Senato 10 • M1 San Babila
Open Mon.-Fri. 10.00-18.00; Sat, Sun. 10.00-19.00. €4/10.
- Until 24 March. “Rosa Genoni, a woman in pursuit of the ‘900.” At the beginning of the 20th century in Italy there was only French fashion. But Rosa Genoni had a specific vision: to create the legend of Italian fashion. Documentary exhibition with collateral initiatives about her commitment to fashion, teaching, peace and emancipation.
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 museum, the biggest in Italy, has 23 halls with about 700 showcases. Among the many attractions, pay a visit to the gallery of 83 dioramas, 6 of which are brand new, depicting the fauna and flora, and created precisely for the protection of the exhibited species, some of which are already threatened with extinction. These showcases feature animals, trees, herbaceous plants, flowers and fruits faithfully reproducing in detail the habitats of many of Earth’s environments.
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. The most important interactive and multidisciplinary exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, engineer and artist who left 120 volumes which include 5,000 pages of drawings, most of which are still to be interpreted. The exhibition presents discoveries, world premieres and interactive experiences, describing his writings, projects and studies for 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, opened inside the pre-Fascist era Palazzo dell’Arengario, designed by the famous architects Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio and Portaluppi, presents a collection of more than 4,000 contemporary artworks.
• Until 25 February. “Time after Time, Space after Space”a bimonthly calendar of events by Alexandra Bachzetsis, Simone Forti, Adelita Husni-Bey, Christian Marclay, and Paulina Olowska, showingfive solo projects featuring artists of different generations and backgrounds. http://www.museodelnovecento.org/it/
Via Chiese 2 • M5 Istria
Open Tues-Sun 11.30-19.00, Thurs until 22.30, Mon closed. Admission €4/6
• Permanent exhibition. “I Sette Palazzi Celesti” asite-specific installation by Anselm Kiefer with five large paintings and seven “towers” forming a single art work.
- From 15 February to 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 25 February. “Ambienti/Environments” on show ten environments created by Lucio Fontana between 1949 and 1968 for Italian and international institutions and museums; works of crucial importance highlighting the innovative and precursor force of this great 20th-century master. The spaces, rooms and corridors conceived and designed since the late 1940s and almost always destroyed at the end of the exhibition are the most experimental and lesser-known works of Fontana, just because of their ephemeral nature. For this reason, some of those exhibited have been rebuilt for the first time since the artist’s demise.
Via Bergognone 40 • M2 Porta Genova, tram 14
Open Wed, Sun 11.00-19.00. €8/12.
Individual guided tours in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian, €160
This 4,500 square-metre space spread over four floors houses a unique selection of the fashion designer’s creations from 1980 until today. The selection does not follow a chronological order but is divided into themes that have inspired and continue to inspire Giorgio Armani’s creative work.
• Until February. “Emotions of the Athletic Body,” a photo exhibition to celebrate sport and athletes who always face new challenges and inspire emotion.
Galleria Carla Sozzani
Corso Como 10 • M2 Moscova
Open 10.30-19.30, Wed-Thurs until 21.
- Until 11 February. “Incontri” (meetings) by Paolo Roversi, an Italian-born photographer who lives and works in Paris. About his technique he says: “My photography is more subtraction than addition. I always try to take off things. We all have a sort of mask of expression. You say goodbye, you smile, you are scared. I try to take all these masks away and little by little subtract until you have something pure left. A kind of abandon, a kind of absence. It looks like an absence, but in fact when there is this emptiness I think the interior beauty comes out. This is my technique”.
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 25 February. “Sogno e Avventura” a unique show entirely devoted to the Disney princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Rapunzel, Tiana, Merida and other favorites such as Elsa and Anna. On display original designs from important archives and private collections, photo sets, movie posters, gigantographs, games, gadgets, historical albums, fairy tales, videos, scores of soundtracks, comics, original designs and vintage books.
Studio d’Arte Cannaviello
Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo
Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00 or by appointment
- Until 6 March. “Figure” More than 30 artists chosen to analyze the representation of the form of man through painting, drawing and photography. The exhibition contains different trends ranging from the 70s to the present day.
Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati
- Until 14 April. “Teoria delle Apparenze” an overview of Giulio Paolini’s work, from the perspective paintings of the ’70s and the theatrical and literary dimensions of the ’80s to the most recent studies on his identity as author and spectator.
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 11 February. “Il territorio dell’Architettura. Gregotti & Associati.” The career of the great architect, and the activity of his studio in Italy and abroad. On show 700 documents such as drawings, original scale models, reproductions and photos.
Via Cuneo 5 • M1 Wagner
Open Mon-Sat, 14.00-19.00. Admission free
- Non-stop sales. This gallery selects artists and keeps their works for sale on a regular basis. Serge Rat is the new entry.
Spazio Ventura 15
Via Ventura 15 • M2 Lambrate
Open Mon, Wed, Fri 10.00-19.30; Thur, Sat. Sun 10.00-20.30
- Until 4 March. “NASA. A Human Adventure” 2500 square feet, with rockets, Shuttle, Space Rover, antigravity simulators … an educational and exciting, scientific and immersive journey, ranging from the first space launches to the present day and featuring about 300 original artefacts from US and US space programs, most of them borrowed from Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center and Space & Rocket Center, many of which have been in space. Visitors will be able to admire the magnificent spaceships built by NASA and discover the stories of the people on board or those who have designed and built them. Not to be missed the iconic Space Shuttle, the first reusable spacecraft, with a section that allows you to see the flying bridge, where the astronauts are when they are in orbit, and the middle deck where they eat, sleep and work on experiments.
A Arte Invernizzi
Via Domenico Scarlatti 12 • M1 Lima, M2 Caiazzo, M3 Stazione Centrale
Open Mon-Fri 10-13, 15-19. Admisson free
- From 7 February to 29 March. “Painting as Thought Made Physical” Solo show by Carlo Ciussi.
MAAB Gallery Michael Biasi
Via Nerino 3 • M1Duomo or Cordusio
Open Mon.- Fri. 10.30-18 Sat. by appointment
- Until 23 March. “Primo Piatto” by the German artist Axel Lieber who, thanks to his prodigious manual expertise, creates installations and assemblages that make up an ironic and surreal journey around the world of everyday objects such as chairs, tables, shoes, cardboard boxes, paper bags, teacups, sugar bowls, shirts. In his hands they become puzzles and calembours, miniaturized or magnified as if they came out of a dream.
Via Marsala 7 • M2 Moscova
Open Tues.-Sat. 12.00-19.00. Admission free.
- Until 25 February. “Sur Place” is the title of the first exhibition in Italy by the Belgian artist D.D. Trans, a pseudonym which Frank Tuytschaever took from a now defunct transport company. What poetry can do with words, D.D.Trans does with domestic, garden and kitchen utensils; with a small twist he short circuits the alliance between fabricated things and their meaning. But being simple does not mean being simplistic …
Galleria MA-EC 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
- Until 28 February. “Dal chaos alla luce” solo show by the Sicilian artist Giuseppe Ciccia, with more than 30 works, including paintings, sculptures, installations and videos, to show how the past can dialogue with the present, how much the history of ancient art can meet the contemporary one through a wild and magical dance in a timeless time.
Via Solferino 44 • M2 Moscova/Garibaldi, M3 Turati
Open Mon. Fri.10–13 / 15–19; Sat. 15-19. Admisson free
- Until 7 April. “Malerei aus Leipzig”, group exhibition with works by some of the most interesting contemporary German painters such as Tilo Baumgärtel, Peter Busch, Tom Fabrice, Rosa Loy and Christoph Ruckhäberle; all former students of the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, belonging to the so-called Neue Leipziger Schule.
Fabbrica del Vapore
Ex Locale Cisterne and Spazio Due
Via Procaccini 4 • M5 Monumentale
Open Fri. 18-22, Sat. Sun. 12-20. Admission free
- Until 4 April. “Revolution.” From the Beatles’ London to Woodstock, an exhibition of stories, protagonists and objects about that short period, from 1966 to 1970, that changed our lives forever. On show 300 objects of fashion and design, with movies and songs from the 70’s, a great tribute to the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Animals, Kinks, Who, Hollies, Searchers, Zombies, Moody Blues, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Mary Quant …
Fondazione Giò Marconi
Via Tadino, 15 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sat 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00 Admission free
- Until 27 January. “Conceptual Rigoletta” solo show by Adriano Altamira. “There are twelve tables. Every table is a story. None of these stories stems from a real or fictitious event, but only from some images, seen or passed through the mind …”
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Via Mozart 12/14 • M1 Palestro
Open Wed-Sun 10.00-18.00 Admission free
- New permanent exhibition. In the splendid backdrop of the villa managed by the Italian National Trust, 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. Inside the ideal setting of the villa, they are enriching the visit to the beautiful residence designed by Piero Portaluppi.
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 so far have never been shown to the public. 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 manufactures. The works made in Meissen are outstanding.
Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea
Via Goito 7 • M3 Montenapoleone
Open Mon-Sat 10.30-13.30, 15.30-19. Admission free
- Until 10 February. “History of Art” a solo exhibition by the British artist Gavin Turk. His paintings and sculptures dialogue with a selection of works by renowned modern and contemporary artists coming from Italian and German private collections, and his own personal collection, such as Albers, Beuys, Boetti, Cesar, Duchamp, Dali, Fontana, Judd, Klein, Magritte, and Pollock, but also more contemporary works such as Hirst cabinets.
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 revealing a fresco frieze – not in very good condition. 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 11 February. “History of the robberies in Milan” vintage images, videos, documents, “tools”, artifacts, newspapers, and documents about the evolution of the underworld in the city: the first groups, the sophisticated criminal strategies and the most clamorous exploits.
- Until 4 November. “Outfit ‘900” Dresses for woman special occasions such as marriage, debut in society, dance and gala evenings, opening, and two precious dresses from the 1920s, recently restored by the Parisian fashion house Worth and Liberty.
mc2gallery contemporary art
Via Malaga 4, doorphone 72 • M2 Romolo, bus 90/91
Open Tues.-Fri. 15.00 -20.00
• Until 23 February. “ Some-Body to Love” collective show by Michael Ackerman, Araki, Silvia Argiolas, Francesca Belgioioso, Gianluigi Colin, Vanni Cuoghi, Antoine D’Agata, Tiziano Doria, Gianpiero Fanuli, Francesca Galliani, Nadav Kander, Maurizio Montagna, Benjamin Mouly, Giuliano Sale, Noè Sendas, Jacob Aue Sobol, Melissa Steckbauer, Eva Stenram, Lady Tarin, Toni Thorimbert , Giacomo Vanetti, international artists who have portrayed the theme of the body and carnal or sexual love, through photography, collage or painting.
Via Brera 4 • M2 Lanza
Open Mon.-Fri. 10.00-18.00 Admission free
- Until 13 February. “Terra/Arret” (namely Earth/Stop) by Tiziana Priori, who invites us to reflect on our planet values since our life is inseparable from the Earth. To convey her idea, she spells the word Terra backwards, as in “Arret,” French for “stop”.
Via Aurelio Saffi 7 • M1Conciliazione/Cadorna
Open Mon-Fri 10.00-18.30; Sat 11.00–18.00
- Until 14 March. “Sometimes I Look East, Sometimes I Look West” solo show by the London-based, Dutch-born Bouke de Vries, who rejects the western habit of discarding broken items. He feels closer to the Chinese and Japanese tradition of repairing objects in a such a way as to celebrate the break rather than hide it.
Terrazza Duomo 21
Piazza Duomo, entrance from Via Silvio Pellico 2 • M1/3 Duomo
Open every day fro 11.00 to 01.00. Climbing by elevator.
- Until 26 February. “La meraviglia” market exhibition with 15 contemporary pop art fluorescent visions by Andy FluOn, the creative genius, the striking artist able to bring overwhelming expressions on canvas in an innovative dimension, rich in emotional impact and technical mastery. Each painting is exhibited with a price tag.
Hernandez Art Gallery
Via Copernico 8 • M2/M3 Stazione Centrale
Open Tues – Fri, 10.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until 16 February. “Shade of White” collective show by Alfredo Mazzotta, Sergio Sanseverino, Valentinaki, Rosario Civello, Fulvio Tomasi, Ketty Violo, Fabio Bolinelli, Arturo Delle Donne, Dario Romano, Giovanni Manzoni Piazzalunga, Danuta Nawrocka.
Art in Progress
Via San Vittore 13 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio
Open Tues-Sat. 11.00-19.00
- Until 14 April. “A Poem” by Silvia Lelli and Roberto Masotti. More than forty selected works, representing La Scala Theatre, its spaces and hidden mechanisms. Admission free.
Fondazione Giò Marconi
Via Tadino, 15 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sat 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00 Admission free
- Until 17 February. “L’arte è libertà” by Enrico Baj, a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene, a surreal-dadaist spirit experimenting with unusual techniques and stylistic solutions. In 1951 he promoted the Nuclear Movement together with Sergio Dangelo. In 1953 he met Asger Jorn, with whom he founded the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, opposing the forced rationalisation and geometrisation of art. From the 1950s on, he was a figure on the international scene and exhibited regularly, especially in Paris. He debuted in the United States in 1960.
Politecnico di Milano
Archivi Storici, Via Candiani 72, Bovisa • M3 Dergano
Open Mon.-Fri. 09.30-17.00
- Until 28 February. From the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, flight becomes synonymous with modernity; it embodies the idea that thanks to science and technology, man can overcome the limits set by nature. The aeronautical events are not only exhibitions for tech experts, but great sporting and cultural events, which attract a vast popular interest, transversal to every social class, and which are a prelude to the development of new important industrial companies.
Via Ciovasso 19, entrance from Via del Carmine • M1 Cairoli, M2 Lanza
Open Mon.-Fri. 15.00-19.00
- Until 19 February. “Campare Sodo” by Santolo De Luca is a play on words based on the “Campari Soda”. His subtle and penetrating irony, formal attention to detail, exclusive creation of volume and three-dimensionality, intense light and chromatism, continue to be a strong and indispensable part of style.
Via Tadino 20 • M1 Lima
Open Wed. – Fri. 16 – 19
- Until 3 March. Collective show by Ilija Wyller, Niels Trannois, Alina Vergnano
Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli
Sala del Tesoro, Cortile della Rocchetta
Open Tues,-Sun.09.00-17.30 Admission free
- Until 18 March. “Sotto il Cielo di Cristallo.” On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele opening, this exhibition features photographs, technical drawings and other materials, retracing the design and construction of the monument.