April 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 one hundred 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.

• Until 18 June. “Keith Haring. About art” 110 works by the American artist, many of monumental size, some of them unpublished or never exhibited in Italy, placed in dialogue with his sources of inspiration, from classical archeology, pre-Columbian art, the archetypal figures of religions, the masks of the Pacific islands and creations by Native Americans, to the twentieth century masters, such as Pollock, Dubuffet, Klee.

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.



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.

• From 28 April to 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, that pay attention to the most experimental and innovative language 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 2016, 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. The “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 1 May. “Transformers Art,” gigantic creations by Montenegrin Danilo Baletic made with materials recovered from landfills. On display for the first time in Italy are the 3 to 16 metres tall metal sculptures, inspired by the famous Transformers, robotic aliens that can change themselves into vehicles. The exhibition is curated and promoted by Baha Fine Art. Entry to the exhibition is included in the Museum’s admission ticket



Gallerie d’Italia

Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo

Open on 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). Worth a visit!



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 and find 25,000 photos from the collection.


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. 0288446056/7. 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, whose exterior has recently been restored revealing the remains of a fresco frieze. Its art gallery 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 9 April. “The Art of Shoes” first exhibition in Italy dedicated to Manolo Blahník, the Spanish iconic shoe couturier. A unique opportunity to see, inside the beautiful rooms of the Art Gallery and the apartments of the ancient noble family, a large selection of 212 fantastic shoe models, and 80 drawings, covering 46 years of the designer’s work. Moreover, some antique shoes, chosen from the civic footwear collection (about 300 specimens dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, and the Renaissance shoes found during the excavations around the area of ​​the Castello Sforzesco) are displayed together with those of Blahník, just to continue an old story that hasn’t changed so much. • Until 9 April.“Embroidery of Light. Paillettes and sequins in fashion” a careful selection of clothes embroidered with sequins, among more than 4000 garments in the museum collection, to trace their evolution from 1770 to 2004; a fascinating journey through small diskettes of light, the first in metal, then in gelatin, acetate, PVC, up to the modern polyester.

  • 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, the Milanese designer, creator of Made in Italy.


Museo di Leonardo

Le Sale del Re, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, corner

Piazza della Scala • M1/3 Duomo

Open Mon-Sun, 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, 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, describes writings, projects and studies for machines and the methodology used for two of his most important creations, which were actually 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, Tue,Wed,Fri,Sun 9.30-19.30, Thu,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 4000 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 9 April.“GDM – Grand Dad’s Visitor Center”byLaure Prouvost isa total work of art that brings together more than fifteen works, installations, video on monitors and projections, sculptures and objet trouvé, that give life to a unique museum dedicated to the artist’s grandfather.• 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; oftenusing the size of his body as a yardstick.


Fondazione Prada

Largo Isarco 2 • M3 Lodi Tibb

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

This venue, conceived by the architecture firm OMA, led by Rem Koolhaas, combines seven existing buildings with three new structures, thus transforming a distillery which dates back to the 1910’s.

  • Until 9 April. “Five Car Stud,” brings together a selection of artworks created between 1959 to 1994 by Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, including the well-known installation that gives the show its title.
  • Until 9 April.Extinct in the Wild” by the American Michael Wang, who uses an artificial habitat of three glass and aluminum structures with artificial lighting to display various species of flora and fauna that no longer exist in Nature, which are grown and survive only in captivity.
  • Until 14 May. “Infection” by the Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz, is based on the action of an active parasite at the neurological level, which would affect about 30% of the world population. An imposing mountain of sand inside the vast show space lies in juxtaposition with the surrounding industrial architecture. The natural material is infused with a fragrance made from cat’s pheromones recreated in the laboratory, able to trigger specific reactions of attraction and repulsion at the biological level and subconsciously influence the movement of the visitors. A RGB green light illuminates the huge, chemically altered mass and makes the scent slowly evaporate.


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 ample 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 1 May. “Les Sculptures Utilitaires” a tribute to Pierre Cardin, extraordinary precursor of forms and ideas through design projects that in the seventies defined the vision of the great couturier who said: “I wanted to shape furniture like sculptures to be seen from different angles as the bodies that dress. ”


Museo di Storia Naturale

Corso Venezia 55 • M1 Palestro

Open Tues-Sun, 09.00-17.30, Mon closed. €3/10. www.vivaticket.it

  • Until 30 April. “Earthquakes”, origins, stories and secrets of the movements of the earth, a new opportunity to discover our planet. The exhibition helps visitors to learn more about these natural events, the causes that trigger them, where they occur, how often, how seismic waves propagate … but it will also help us to understand the simple rules to be adopted to limit earthquake damage.


Wow Spazio Fumetto

Viale Campania 12 • Passante Ferroviario Porta Vittoria, tram 27, buses 73, 90, 91, 93

Open Tues-Fri 15.00-19.00, Sat and Sun 15.00-20.00.  € 4/7

  • Until 7 May. “The Betrothed” by Alessandro Manzoni as it has been told, reinterpreted, reduced and parodied by illustrations and comics. An amazing journey takes the visitor on the discovery of Manzoni’s world told through images from the first illustrated version by Francesco Gonin in 1840, by the precise wish of Manzoni, to a long gallery of funny parodies like “The betrothed Ducks” and “the Promised Mice”, in the Topolino comic to the one with the Flintstones.


VS Arte

Via Appiani 1 • M3 Turati

Open Mon- Sat 15.30–19.30, Sat.

  • Until 9 April. “Aldo Damioli. Città della Mente” presents a series of imaginary cities, contemporary metropolis extremely plausible in their architecture, but each in a crystallized size, in atmospheres that are beyond the real. These urban landscapes, characterized by the skillful use of light and geometric forms, are motionless in their grandeur, as backdrops for scenes of everyday life.


Studio d’Arte Cannaviello

Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo

Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00

  • Until 10 May. “L’Odore” solo show by Silvia Mei, with small, medium and large works, giving the idea of time in painting: the last works, in fact, have been re-painted by the artist with new extras added on the canvas, presenting new stories which intertwine with the past to become actual.


Il Vicolo

Via Pietro Maroncelli 2 • M2 Porta Genova

Open Tue-Sat. 11.00-19.00

  • Until 20 May. “Emanuele Luzzati. Opere dal 1950 al 2000” biographic exposition for the tenth anniversary of the artist’s death.


Fondazione Giò Marconi

Via Tadino, 15 • M1 Porta Venezia

Open Tues-Sat 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00 Admission free

  • Until 14 April. “Una collezione” by Franco Vaccari, who became famous after his participation “Work or behavior” at the Venice Biennale in 1972, with the installation of the wall “Leave a trace of your passing”. Creator of the aesthetic formula called “Exhibitions in real time”, the artist carries on an extremely original research. His work can be placed in “conceptual realism”, where the traditional notion of art work appears totally overcome, as is the relationship between it and the public.


Galleria MAEC Milan Art & Events Center

Via Lupetta 3 M3 Missori, M1 Duomo

Open Tues Sat 10.00-14.00/15.30–19.00

  • Until 22 April.


Galleria Centro Ceco

Via Morgagni 20 M1Porta Venezia/Lima

Open Mon.-Fri. 13.00-18.00. Admission free

  • From 10 to 21 April. “Mini wonders” small wonders that put children at the center of the design, ranging from toys to textiles to furniture, by seven designers of the Czech Republic, all appointed to the award for the best design “Czech Grand Design”.


Galleria Gracis

Piazza Castello 16 • M1 Cairoli/M3 Lanza

Open. Mon. 15.00-19.00, Tue–Sat 10.00-19.00 Admission free

  • Until 24 May. “Elogio dello Spazio” solo show by the French photographer George Rousse whose astonishing technique allows him to insert in the same photo shot a three-dimensional real architectural space depiction with an illusory two-dimensional pictorial space.



Esposizione Permanente

Via Turati 34 M3 Turati

Open Tues-Fri 10.00-13.00, 14.30-18.30, Thurs open until 22. Sat and Sun 10.00-18.30, Mon closed.

Admission free

  • 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.


Civica Scuola Interpreti e Traduttori ‘Altiero Spinelli’

Via Carchidio 2 • M2 Porta Genova

Open 10.00–20.00; Sunday till 18.00

  • From 4 to 9 April. “Design Language” an international design exhibit to show the various design languages spoken around the world. More than 50 international different generations designers and companies participating: ABK Stuttgart (DE), Viviana Degrandi (IT), Atelier 010 (NL), Designing Grand Tour (IT/NL/JP/CO), Alberto Meda (IT), STOLL (DE), Naqsh (JO), and SUWADA (JP). The origins of the represented design firms vary from Japan to Jordan and from Turkey to the Netherlands, to name just a few of the twelve countries taking part.


MUDEC Museo delle Culture

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

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

  • Until 17 April. “Chinamen”, research in public and private archives aimed at finding photos of the old Italo-Chinese families in Milan.
  • Until 9 July. “Kandinskij”, 49 works of the period leading to his turn toward abstraction, and 85 icons, popular prints and examples of decorative art which have 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.



Galleria Raffaella Cortese
Via Stradella 1, Via Stradella 4 and Via Stradella 7 • M1 Lima
Open Tues-Sat 15-19.30 Sun. and Mon closed

  • Until 26 April. “Our House” solo show by Monica Bonvicini.


Lorenzelli Arte
Corso Buenos Aires 2 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sun 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00, Mon closed. Admission free

  • Until 23 May. Solo show by the sculptor Matteo Negri, who is using colours as an investigative tool of the surface and its reflective ability.



Valentini&Maccacaro galleria

Corso Magenta 52 • M1 Cadorna/Conciliazione

Open Tues-Fri 10.30-14.00/15.30-19.00; Sat. 10.30-14.00

  • From 4 to 29 April. “Vasi” solo show by the Japanese artist Oki Izumi, presenting 10 ancient Chinese Neolithic painted potteries juxtaposed with 10 of her works realized exclusively with sheets of industrial glass


Fonderia Artistica Battaglia

Via Stilicone 10 • M5 Cenisio

Open Mon-Fri  14.00/17.00 only by appointment at info@fonderiabattaglia.com

  • Until 14 April. “Bronze is now” presents the results of two years of bronze experiments and productions with young Italian and International artists. A collection of works where daily research intersects with the long history of bronze sculpture.


Esh Gallery

Via Forcella 7 • M2 Porta Genova

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

  • Until 12 May. “Japan in black and white” a collective show of art work realized with the sumi ink, in collaboration with the Kitai Gallery in Tokyo.