July 2017

Palazzo Reale

Piazza Duomo 12 • M1, M3 Duomo

Open Mon 14.30-19.30; Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs and 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 2 July. “Manet and Modern ParisManet is as important for us as Cimabue and Giotto were for the Italians of the Renaissance” (Pierre-Auguste Renoir) “He took elements from everyone, but how marvellous was the pictorial mastery by which he succeeded in rendering something new!” (Edgar Degas) “He is far more capable than all of us, he has transformed darkness into light” (Camille Pissarro). These assertions by renowned painters – his contemporaries – should suffice to convey an immediate idea of the central role Edouard Manet played in the history of European art. The works in the exhibition have come from the prestigious collection in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Of the 100 works, 55 are paintings: these feature 17 masterpieces by Manet and a further 40 splendid works by his celebrated contemporaries, including Boldini, Cézanne, Degas, Fantin-Latoure, Gauguin, Monet, Berthe Morisot, Renoir, Signac, and Tissot.

• From 5 July to 24 September. “Time out” by Giancarlo Vitali, a large anthological exhibition whichinvolves other three exhibition venues in Milan, Castello Sforzesco, Museo di Storia Naturale, Casa del Manzoni. The section at Palazzo Reale hosts 200 artworks divided into ten thematic sections, covering the entire production by this great Italian 20th-century master.


Esposizione Permanente

Via Turati 34 M3 Turati

Open every day 09.30-19.30. €13.00

  • Until 23 July. “Love” a large selection with 39 art works by the most important contemporary names such as Yayoi Kusama, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Gilbert & George, Francesco Vezzoli, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Francesco Clemente, Joana Vasconcelos, and many others, who express the theme of love. Visitors will be invited to leave their mark inside the exhibition, creating a new art work, which will grow day by day alongside the exhibition.
  • Until 10 September. “Signora del Celeste Impero.” In collaboration with the Xuyuan Museum in Beijing, a retrospective show with 66 works all painted on rice paper with a brush in black ink or colored pigments by Fang Zhaolin. Daughter of an industrialist murdered when she was only eleven, married to a man from whom she had eight children, and widowed at just thirty-six, despite everything this artist succeeded in studying and painting. Today she is considered one of the prominent figures of 20th-century Chinese painting, capable of creating a bridge between Chinese and Western art.



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.

  • Until 16 July. “La Cattedrale di Solomon.” Lampedusa, the southernmost island of Italy, is the entry gate for the flow of migrants coming from the coasts of Northern Africa. It represents the symbol of a tension between poor areas and wealthy areas of the world. “Solomon’s Cathedral” refers to Solomon, a young Nigerian migrant who landed in Lampedusa, and King Solomon, the third king of Israel famous for his wisdom, builder of the first Temple. Between the two characters there are 3,000 years, virtually all of our history.

• Until 20 August.“La Terra Inquieta,” works by more than sixty artists from various countries around the world including Albania, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Turkey, highlighting the most experimental and innovative languages of contemporary art and culture, with the ability to give voice to the phenomena of profound changes.


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, 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

Throughout 2017, the museum is calling into action all those willing to share impressions with their “friends”, and post photos or video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, connecting the hashtag #Museoscienza, to socialize and propagate culture in an innovative way.

  • 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.
  • New 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).



Gallerie d’Italia

Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo

Open Tues-Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs until 22.30; closed Mon. €3/5/10.

Young staff wearing the badge ChiediMI are available to offer a free tour around each room to illustrate the museum space. In addition you can find free audioguides 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 17 September. “New York New Your,” Italian art rediscovering America.



Castello Sforzesco

Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli

Civico Archivio Fotografico Bertarelli. One of the most important Italian institutions dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of photographic heritage; it preserves 850,000 original photographs dating from 1840 to the present day. Now there is a new, constantly updated website www.fotografieincomune.it, which allows you to search through 25,000 photos from the collection.

  • From 5 July to 24 September.“Time out” by Giancarlo Vitali, a shows in Sala Viscontea, with an installation and 150 engravings. In Sala Conferenze Bertarelli, there is a valuable selection of engravings from the Bertarelli archives.



Casa del Manzoni

Via Morone 1 M1 Duomo, M3 Montenapoleone

Open Tues, Wed. Fri.10.00-18.00; Sat. 14.00-18.00

  • From 5 July to 24 September. “Time out” by Giancarlo Vitali, curated by Peter Greenaway, the great English director who shares with the Lombard painter reflections about life and death. “Mortality with Vitali” is in fact the title of this installation.



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 have animals, trees, herbaceous plants, flowers and fruits faithfully reproducing in detail the habitats of many Earth environments.
  • From 5 July to 24 September. “Time out” by Giancarlo Vitali, a thematic focus dedicated to “The Forms of Time”, namely fossils and geological specimens. The core of works exhibited was made by Vitali in 1991 on the occasion of the centenary of the death of Abbot Antonio Stoppani, geologist and director of the Natural History Museum from 1882 to 1891.



Museo di Milano, costume, fashion, image

Via Sant’Andrea 6 • M1 San Babila

Open Tues-Sun 9-13, 14-17.30, Mon closed.

Info: tel. 02 8844 6056/7. Some parts are free, or admission €3/5.

This Museum, in the heart of the top fashion district, is in an 18th century building, Palazzo Morando Attendolo Bolognini. Its art collections present the history of Milan in the 18th and 19th centuries, with paintings, documents, prints etc. The period furnishings and the cosy “Golden Parlour” contribute to the overall atmosphere.

  • Until 2 July. “Atelier Rosa Genoni” as part of the exhibition “Embroidery of Light” some sketches, embroideries in sequins, fashion accessories and creations by Rosa Genoni, Milanese fashion designer.
  • Until 6 September. “Obiettivo Milano,” 200 portraits from the archive of Maria Mulas, one of the most important Italian photographers recognized at an international level. Using her camera she has immortalized the world, from architecture to the artistic and cultural personalities.



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 thousand 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 Poldi Pezzoli

Via Alessandro Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone.

Open Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00, closed Mon. Tickets: €8

  • Until 31 July. “C’era una volta in Giappone,” 19th-century photos, netsuke and okimono, showing the history, techniques and the aesthetics of hand-painted albumin photographs typical of the art movement known as the “Yokohama School”, named after its main center of activity.
  • Until 18 September. The museum’s collection of Persian carpets. The central work of the exhibition is the extraordinary Persian Safavide carpet of the 16th century called “Tigers”, usually kept in the Museum’s archives, presented together with the famous “Hunting” carpet of the first half of the 16th century. Completing the show, a Herat rug and an Isfahan rug.



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.



Hangar Bicocca

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.

  • Until 30 July. “Crossover/s” a solo show with 15 art works, sculptures, installations and fountains by the Polish Miroslaw Balka, made with simple materials such as wood, salt, ashes, soap, cement, steel; often using the size of his body as a yardstick.
  • Until 8 October. “From Source to Poem to Rhythm to Reader,” solo show by Rosa Barba, presenting fourteen works made from 2009 to today. Among them five 35 and 16mm films; including “The Empirical Effect” (2009), a survey on the landscape of Vesuvius as a field of natural, mental and cultural forces; “Enigmatic Whisper” (2017), a film shot in the studio of Alexander Calder; and “From Source to Poem” (2016), a densely stratified audiovisual piece. Plus some kinetic sculptures and site-specific interventions.



Armani Silos

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 3 September. “The Prints” by Anni Albers, in collaboration with Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle; Alan Cristea Gallery, London; The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut.



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 1 October. “Ottanta Nostalgia.” The mythical Eighties, decade that influenced the generation of today’s dads and mums, and is now experiencing an authentic rediscovery by new generations. Games, newspapers, records, movie posters, models, comics, box games, memorabilia, videogames and more.


Studio d’Arte Cannaviello

Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo

Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00

  • Until 12 September. “Ver Sacrum,” photo show by Debora Garritani, with single and triptych works, as a reflection on the archetype of death and rebirth that contains the germ of transformation and regeneration, a theme that lends itself to innumerable interpretations.



MUDEC Museo delle Culture

Largo delle Culture, on corner between Via Tortona and Via Bergognone • M2 Porta Genova

Open Fri 10-23; Sat 10-01; Sun 10-23

  • Until 9 July. “Kandinskij”, 49 works of the period leading to abstraction, and 85 icons, popular prints and examples of decorative art which deeply influenced his language. About these works the artists said: “I have tried for years to get viewers to stroll in my paintings: I wanted to force them even to disappear there.” The works come from major Russian museums such as the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts A.S. Pushkin and the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, Applied Arts and Popular Art of Moscow.
  • Until 9 July. “Dinosaurs, the giants from Argentina”. One of the most important scientific exhibitions on the evolution of the dinosaurs which presents the entire evolution of these gigantic reptiles, from the origins to their extinction. 150 million years of natural history narrated through original finds and very accurate copies obtained from Argentina, a paleontological land rich with fossil remains.


mc2gallery contemporary art

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

Open Tues-Fri 15.00 -20.00

  • Until 8 September. “Periscope: Beyond Photography”, a collective show with art works by Eva Stenram, Cristiano Tassinari, Benjamin Renoux, Benjamin Mouly, Heikki Kaski, Gloria Pasotti featuring a selection of emerging international artists interested in going beyond the natural limit of the photographic medium. On this show they present the latest developments in their research; with a specific interest in archiving, digital manipulation, photo-specific dialogue and site-specific installation.



Galleria Fumagalli

Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati

  • Until 22 July. “What to see what not to see,” a solo show by Maurizio Nannucci, who presents five new large-format works, made in neon and in different colors, expressing what to see what not to see, what to say… what to hear… what to feel… what to love … a series of constant questions that reflect on the condition of man in society in a twofold relationship with others and ourselves.



Forma Meravigli

Via Maravigli 5 M1 Cordusio

Open Thurs 12-23; Wed, Sat, Sun11-20 Mon, Tues closed. €6/8

  • Until 30 July. “Istanti di luoghi” solo show with 50 black and white photos by the photographer Ferdinando Scianna, devoted to the landscape with an image story that embraces the world.



Galleria Morone

Via Nerino 3 • M3 Missori

Open Mon-Fri 11.00-19.00

• Until 14 July. “Storia di un’ombra,” solo show by Antonio Marchetti Lamera, who uses his photos as a shadow of a painting veiled with an iridescent painting of different shades: from green to blue to blue to purple to red. On show sixteen small designs, the result of 360 degree shadow rotation, which deliberately recall the black and white negatives of old photographic plates, some large drawings made on Amatruda’s Amalfi paper and three paintings.



Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea

Via Solferino 44 • M2 Moscova, M3 Turati

Open Tues-Fri 10.00-13.00; Sat 15.00-19.00. Admission free

  • Until 30 July. Two shows. “You May Not Believe In Magic…, a group show with art works by Amy Crehore, Ilaria Del Monte, Camille Rose Garcia and Anne Siems, all heirs of Magic Realism, presenting paintings, works on paper and hand-painted ukuleles. “How to Eat Spaghetti Like a Lady,” solo show by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli.



Galleria Twenty14Contemporary

Piazza Mentana 7 • M1 Cordusio, M3 Missori

Open Mon-Fri, 14.00/19.00. Admission free

  • Until 30 July. “Periodo Ipotetico,” group show by Cesare Ballardini, Achille Filipponi and Massimiliano Tommaso Rezza who are aware that the image is insufficient, but at the same time has innumerable possibilities. In other words what you see is not enough and generates new questions.



Fondazione Giò Marconi

Via Tadino, 15 • M1 Porta Venezia

Open Mon-Fri 10.30-12.30, 15.30-19.30

  • Until 15 September. A large retrospective dedicated to Hsiao Chin, whose production refers to the principles of Lao Tse’s philosophical Taoism based on the duality of the elements, on the continuous alternation of the fundamental equilibrium of Yin and Yang, both opposite and complementary at the same time.


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 September. “Africa. Raccontare un mondo,” group show with 33 artists, presenting the contemporary art scene in Africa south of the Sahara, revealing its growing spirit without hiding the violence and the immediacy of its worlds.


Galleria Il Castello

Via Brera 16 • M3 Lanza, M1 Duomo

Open. Mon 15.00-19.00; Tues, Fri 11.00-19.00; Sat 11.00-14.00 Admission free

  • Until 1 July. “Latin America Contemporary,” group show with art works by Asis Antonio Pablo Atchugarry, Fernando Botero, Carlo Cruz-Diez, Hugo De Marco, Jorge Eielson, Garcia Rossi, Wifredo Lam, Julio Le Parc; Sebastian Matta; Vik Muniz, Jesus-Rafael Soto.



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

  • Until 8 July. “Meet Milano — Dialogue & Growth, Children’s Art from China” is an event promoted by the Tianjin City Council and Tianjin Youth and Children’s Center to present twelve-year-old boys, selected by the Tianjin City Culture Council, and their paper creations realized by cutting techniques, Tie-dye, engraving and bronze sculpture. The aim of the initiative is to present the juvenile expressions of Chinese traditional art reinterpreted in the sign of contemporaneity, and to create a bridge of friendship among Chinese and Italian kids



Carré d’artistes

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 continuous basis. Angie Brooksby is a new entry who has traveled and lived in many places: America, Florence and Paris. Her works start from photographic shots that are then transformed into pictures, deeply rooted in the reality of the moment and thus transformed into testimonies of our age.


Kaufmann Repetto

Via di Porta Tenaglia 7 • M2 Moscova

Open Mon-Fri, 11.00-19.30. Admission free

  • Until 30 July. “Demimondaine”, solo show by Pae White. The exhibition title depicts the women who lived on the fringe of respectable society, straddling the standards of the “real-world”. Pae White’s work utilizes both the most advanced technology and skilled artisans to emphasize the simultaneous limitations and intricacies of each and to contort the connotations of the functional versus the decorative.



Loom Gallery

Via Marsala 7 • M2 Moscova     

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

  • Until 30 July. In collaboration with the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, this show presents “The exotic and other desires”; a group exhibition by students of the sculpture techniques course, directed and coordinated by Alberto Gianfreda.



Hernandez Art Gallery

Via Copernico 8 • M2/M3 Stazione Centrale

Open Tues-Fri, 10.00-19.00. Admission free

  • Until 13 July. “Sensual Metropolitan Structures,” solo show by Isabel Carafì.