Opening times and fees could be changed without notice.
On Sunday 3 December all Italian public museums are free
Public exhibitions on the 1 of January could be closed in the morning.
Many private galeries could be closed until Sunday 7 January
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 3 December. “Salvatore Sciarrino – the sign and the sound” a selection of documents from the Historical Ricordi Archives and the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel (Salvatore Sciarrino Collection), along with musical contributions, to create a visual-listening path, and discover the figure of the composer through his writing. Inside the Sala delle Cariatidi a sound installation reproduces the music of the author in a special setting.
• Until 28 January. “Dentro Caravaggio” a show about the extraordinary artistic production of Caravaggio, told from a new perspective through two key readings: diagnostic investigations and new documentary research that led to a review of the chronology of his early works, thanks to both the new dates that have emerged from the documents, and the results of scientific analyses. A unique exhibition not only because the public can view works from major Italian museums and equally important foreign museums, but because for the first time Caravaggio’s canvases will be flanked by their respective radiographic images that will allow the audience to follow and discover, through innovative use of multimedia equipment, the artist’s journey from his initial thought to the final achievement of the work.
• 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 posters by the bohemian artist who, without having attended school, could create a new and provocative realism, extreme synthesis of form, color and movement.
• Until 4 March. “Memoria” an exhibition by James Nachtwey, the award-winning American photographer, universally considered Robert Capa’s heir.
Piazza della Scala 2 • M1/3 Duomo
Open every day 9.30-19.30, Thursday until 22.30. Admission free
- From 5 December to 14 January. “Sacra conversazione” an oil painting by Tiziano, also known by the name of “Pala Gozzi” is a large dimensions altarpiece mesuring 312 x 215 cm. On this occasion visitors can see also the back of the table, where there are penciled sketches, partly shaded by brush, made by Titian himself and depicting various heads, one of which could be the sketch for the Child in a first draft of the painting. The opportunity to admire the back of the altarpiece will make it possible to discover how these works were realized in the sixteenth century.
Via Turati 34 • M3 Turati
Open every day 09.30-19.30. Some have an admission fee, other are free.
- Until 28 January. A selection of 165 polychrome xylographs, artistic prints on paper, imprinted with wood matrices by the Japanese Utagawa Kuniyoshi, reproducing strange worlds, visionary landscapes, beautiful women, but also kabuki actors, cats, carps and mythical and fantastic animals, as well as legendary heroes, samurai and brigands, that had so much influence on the manga culture, anime (Japanese and non-animated animation films), tattoos, and contemporary pop culture.
- Until 28 January. “Chagall. Sogno di una notte d’estate” Not the classic “immersive exhibition,” but a new form of knowing and living art, through a clever mix of entertainment, theater, music, technology and art that can overwhelm and thrill the spectator. The soundtrack has been specially composed by Luca Longobardi.
- From 6 December to 21 January. “Seduzioni d’artista” a collective exhibition of over thirty
works by three contemporary artists Antonia Campanella, Laura Di Fazio and Sara Montani, with a selection of different techniques and materials according with their three different styles.
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 settled near the Triennale in the Sempione Park.
- Until 2 January. “Nature” solo show by Thomas de Falco whose sculptural research follows a special and highly personalized textile technique called “wrapping”. He wraps around a core of textile material other textile materials to create shapes resembling something similar to tree roots. Through this technique, a textile natural element is transformed into sculptural shapes.
• Until 7 January. “NUB New Urban Body. Experience of Urban Generation” a show underling that “The current evolution in the ways in which people live, work, get together and use services is having a positive impact on the transformation of the city. More and more frequently we are finding ourselves face to face with multifunctional urban bodies that are able to respond in a flexible and adaptable way to our need to construct and manage our own daily program.”
- From 15 December to 25 March. “Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman” the first retrospective entirely dedicated to the visionary designer 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
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 via 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.
- 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).
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 offer 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 a confront among the artists of the time, since some of them collected his inheritance, while others started new artistic ways.
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 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 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 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.• Until 14 January.“Take me (I’m Yours)” a group exhibition, originally conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Christian Boltanski in 1995, now curated by Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chiara Parisiand Roberta Tenconi, that rewrites the rulebook for experiencing a work of art. Visitors are invited to flout convention and do all the things they aren’t normally allowed to do in a museum. Works can be touched, used, or changed; they can be consumed or worn; purchased and even taken free of charge, or carried off in exchange for some personal item. A project that continues to evolve and be transformed.
- 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 apointment
- Until 9 January. Solo show with 30 oils on canvas by the Chinese Hao Wang, paintings that represent an indefinite humanity, outlined with touches of colors that avoid the details description. These paints rely on “chengyu” (idiomatic Chinese locus), thus joining the east and west in creating a tale that may reflect on the world we live in.
Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati
- Until 20 December. “Dystopia” solo show by the French couple Anne and Patrick Poirier which includes plastics, sculptures, installations, photographs, paperwork, paintings and other visual fragments that speak about the fragility of life. The exhibition will be accompanied by a monograph that documents the fifty years of artistic practice of the couple, published by Éditions Flammarion with the support of Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Galerie Mitterand and Galleria Fumagalli.
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 3 December. “Io Luca Vitone” the first extensive anthology dedicated to the intense and varied production of the Italian artist born in Genoa in 1964 and now living in Berlin. As a curious and tireless traveller with a spirit in the midst of anarchist and nomadic, his work explores the ways in which places build their identity through culture, art, music, architecture, politics, and ethnic minorities.
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. Serge Rat is the new entry.
Fondazione Luciana Matalon
Foro Buonaparte 67 • M1 Cairoli
Open Wed-Sat 10-19, Mon-Tues closed. Admission with annual membership card €1+7/9 ticket.
- Until 10 December. Wildlife Photographer the well known prestigious naturalistic photography contest since 1964, this year will celebrate the 52nd anniversary with a special edition. On show are 100 award-winning photos from the London Natural History Museum, selected from 50,000 shots made by professionals and amateurs from 96 countries, divided into 16 categories. There are 8 Italian prizes among winners and finalists. This year the winner is “While the forest still stands” by Tim Laman, USA.
3001Lab Rosso Segnale
Via Sacchini 18 • M1 Loreto
Open by appointment at 0229527453. Admission free
- Until 7 December. “Frame” for the first time in Italy, after the special event for the centenary celebrations of the Grao Vaco Museum in Viseu, Luis Troufa, a surrealist, symbolist Portuguese artist is on show with the support and patronage of the Embassy of Portugal in Italy and of the Portuguese Institute of Culture and Language “Camoes”.
Spazio Ventura 15
Via Ventura 15 • M2 Lambrate
- 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 navy, with a section that will allow 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.
MAAB Gallery . Michael Biasi
Via Nerino 3 • M1Duomo or Cordusio
Open Mon Fri 10.30-18 Sat by appointment
- Until 21 December. “The Game Is On!” With this exhibition the Gallery retraces the research by Bruno Munari with and his experimentation aiming to oppose any great and small form of cultural dogmaticism, mental stiffness, intellectual fundamentalism, and immobility.
MUBA Museo dei Bambini
Rotonda della Besana, Via Enrico Besana 12 • trams 29, 30 bus 84
Open Tues – Fri 09.30-18.00, Sat-Sun and holidays 10.00-18.00. €6/8, family 25.
- Until 7 January. “Colore. Giocare con la luce” (namely Colours. Playing with light) is a show-game designed for children aged 2-6, which explains to them the fascinating world of colours and the harmonic rules of light. An active and sensory route, divided into four different installations, with the support of Giotto, a historical brand and synonym for “color made to accompany the youngest”, and some professionals in the photography art world.
Via Marsala 7 • M2 Moscova
Open Tues.-Sat. 12.00-19.00. Admission free.
- Until 21 January. “Ho sempre agito per dispetto” (namely “I have always acted out of spite”) solo show by Marco Andrea Magni.
Mediateca Santa Teresa
Via della Moscova 28 • M2 Moscova, M3 Turati
Open Mon-Wed-Fri 09.30-13.30; Tues-Thurs 09.30-18.10; Sat-Sun closed. Admission free.
The Mediateca di Santa Teresa is an interactive multimedia library, open for consultation of its digital resources. It occasionally runs shows on related themes
- Until 15 December. “Lampi di Russia” on show images, photographs, posters, videos and paintings of Russian culture from 1890 to the years of Soviet realism, along an itinerary of discovery and reflection.
Galleria San Fedele
Via Ulrico Hoepli 3 a-b • M1 Duomo/San Babila
Open Tues.-Sat. 16.00-19.00
- Until 27 January. “Shinkai. Abissi” solo show by the Japanese sculptress Fumitaka Kudo, who knows the secret cavities of the matter, the hidden air chamber in the heart of the black Belgium marbles, in Carrara’s blocks, in the sharp slate… she knows that the vacuum is dense of meaning.
Via Maravigli 5 • M1 Cordusio
Open Thurs. Sun. 11.00-20.00, Mon. Tues. Closed €6/8
- Until 28 January. “Kuwait. A Desert on Fire” photos by Sebastião Salgado taken in 1991, when the crisis in the Middle East and the Gulf War were at the center of the world debate, and Iraqi soldiers burned over 600 oil wells in Kuwait to hinder the advancement of US-led military coalition. Salgado was among the first photographers to understand the true extent and gravity of this environmental disaster, and he decided to follow the firefighters’ and specialized engineers called from all over the world to limit damage and stem losses.
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 22 December. “8.0” an international group show with art works by the artists: Laurentiu Adrian Craioveanu, from Rumania; Federica Fontana, Roy Millennium (Andrea Bevere), Italian; and the Chinese Guoyin Jiang, Jing Yan, Ping Zhang, Xiuqiong Zhang, Huan Zhou.
Via Solferino 44 • M2 Moscova/Garibaldi, M3 Turati
Open mon. Fri.10 – 13 / 15 – 19; Sat. 15 – 19. Admisson free
- Until 27 January. “Picasso Post Punk” in the gallery solo show by Daniel Gibson and Zio Ziegler. Inside the “Little Circus” the show “Starship Pegasus,” by Esther Pearl Watson.
Valentini & Maccacaro
Corso Magenta 52 • M1 Cadorna/Conciliazione
Open Tues-Fri 10.30-14.00/15.30-19.00; Sat. 10.30-14.00
- Until January. Monica Castiglioni presents her sculpture-jewel creations made of polished bronze.
Fabbrica del Vapore
Ex Locale Cisterne and Spazio Due
Via Procaccini 4 • M5 Monumentale
Open Fri. 18-22, Sat. Sun. 12-20. Admission free
- From 2 December to 4 April. “Revolution.” From the London of the Beatles to Woodstock, an exhibition of stories, protagonists and objects about that short period, from 1966 to 1970, that changed forever their and our lives. 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. “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. His debut in the United States came with an exhibition in 1960.
Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95 • tram 3; bus 59, 71, 94
Open Tues-Sun 10-18. €5/8/10
The exhibition spaces, part of a refurbished monastery, display over 400 works of art divided into various sections. It also presents anthological and solo exhibitions.
- Until 28 January. “The Adoration of the shepherds” by Perugino, a large dimensions oil on wood from the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia, which was part of a polyptych made for more than twenty years and, at the pain of the painter, still lacked some finishing touches. It was a huge altarpiece, several compartments and several registers, which was to be over eight meters high and which was made up of over thirty tables. Then dismantled and divided into two parts, the boards dispersed. Many of them are now in France because of the requisitions made by Napoleonic troops in 1797, in the United States, such as the San Bartolomeo in Birmingham, Alabama, or just in Perugia, in the Benedictine Church of St. Peter, and in the National Picture Gallery of Umbria. There have been many attempts to redefine the original layout of the great polyptych. A layout project, curated by Alessandro Colombo of Studio Cerri & Associati, tries to suggest the architectural space to which the work was intended and to recall the great polyptych of which it was part.
Civico Museo di Storia Naturale
Corso Venezia 55 • M1 Palestro
Open Tues.- Sun. 9.00-17.30. Admission free to the exhibition; €3/5 to the museum.
- Until 7 January. “Pittore per Natura” watercolors, temperas and oils by Marzio Tamer, the artist that, since its inception, enchants with his refined animals and landscapes, subtly enigmatic masterpieces; while the strength of his personality distinguishes him in the world.
Via Manzoni 45 • M3 Montenapoleone
Open Tue- Sat 10/13 – 15/19 Admission free
- Until 25 February. “Macchiaioli.” From private collections, 35 masterpieces by authors such as Giovanni Fattori, Telemaco Signorini, Silvestro Lega, Giuseppe Abbati, Nino Costa, Odoardo Borrani and others, documenting the fortunes of the Italian nineteenth century pictorial movement.
Pasticceria Giovanni Galli
Via Victor Hugo 2 • M1/3 Duomo
- From 2 December to 14 January. “Piatti” solo show by the famous film actress Lucia Bosè, wife of the bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín and mother of the singer Miguel Bosè. When she was 15, she worked at a pastry shop in downtown Milan, where the famous film director Luchino Visconti admired her beauty, so starting her lucky carrier as an actress. Lucia Bosè actually is recalling her youth, and exhibiting in the pastry shop some photos of her life together with a choice of her creations made in découpage.
Ripa di Porta Ticinese 113 • M2 Porta Genova + tram 2 to Via Carlod’Adda stop
- From 5 December to 5 January. “Monadi e Menadi” solo show by Fabrizio Corneli, with illuminated and illuminating bodies, shadow theater and light stage.
Galleria Davide Gallo
Via Farini 6, Second court yard • M5 Monumentale
Open 9-13, 14-19, and mainly by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org. Christmas break from 20 December to 7 January. Admission free.
- Until 13 January. “Ogni punto della Terra è est e ovest nello stesso tempo” (Every point on Earth is east and west at the same time).” Solo show by Rebecca Agnes who depicts the arbitrariness of geography and the absurdity of conflicts related to such arbitrariness. In respect to what East and West exist?
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.
Viale Monterosa 91 • M1 Lotto
Open every day 24 h.
• Until 12 January. Abdoukhadre Ba is a 23-year-old painter, born in Gambia. Art being his passion since he was a child, he went to Senegal to study and in Dakar, he started to paint on the walls of the city, representing mostly images of the country’s political life. But this made his life very difficult. Back to Gambia he knew an old painter, who became his master of life. At the same time, he met other boys with whom he formed a group of politically engaged writers drawing on the walls of the capital images and writings against the corruption and injustice of the government, and in favor of freedom of expression. Their political struggle inevitably led them to have problems with the central government.
The only solution to saving his life was to escape. In 2016 he landed on the Italian coast. He is now free to express his talent in many personal and collective exhibitions. Since November 2017 he is a member of the Brera Academy.
Via Cadolini 29
Open Tues-Fri; 14.00-19.00, Sat. 15.00–19.00
- From 23 November to 7 January. “High Frame Rate” solo show by Raptuz, alias Luigi Maria Muratore, internationally well known writer, who after a long time in the United States returns to Italy to celebrate a 30-year career. At the beginning he worked with Skah, Mec, Sten, Reo and Rend. By the mid-nineties he joined rappers J-Ax and Space One, and they set up the collective Spaghetti Funk, with Gemini DiVersi, DJ Enzo and Chief. Although some have abandoned it over time, Raptuz still remains the only writer who follows J-Ax, Space One and Gemini DiVersi, performing graffiti behind the artists during their concerts.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Via Alessandro Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone.
Open Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00, closed Mon Tickets: €8
- New permanent exhibition. On occasion of the opening of three new rooms, now are exhibited three collections so far never shown to the public. In the first room, an exceptional collection of watches from the 16th to the 20th centuries, one the most important in the world, 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, the main 18th century china by European manufactures active, among which the works made in Meissen stand out for quality and importance.
Via Della Braida 5 • M3 Porta Romana
- Until 30 December. “We R All SLAVES To Pussy” a provocation against women’s abuses by “Parallel Lines” alias two artists called Silvia Lana and Ilaria Marchesini, who are carrying the #nonsibaratta campaign, to denounce how much they have experienced in person, seeing their sexual favors in exchange for the opportunity to exhibit or sell their works. Their thousands of nails embedded in their paintings/sculptures are therefore the dramatic testimony of a profound downturn in society.
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, where his paintings and sculptures dialog 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.
Gli Eroici Furori Arte Contemporanea
Via Melzo 30 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues.-Fri 15.30-19.30. Sat. 15.00-18.00 by appointment. Admission free.
- Until 12 January. Collective show by the painters Casali, Buganza, Fracassio, Maio; the sculptors Pivetta, Pozzoli, Daniela Novello; tha abstract artists Vago, Spagnulo, Priori, Elia, Patrizia Novello; the conceptual artist Dilella, the photographer Standbridge; the street artist Urbansolid, the engravers Biffi, Buganza, Pozzi, Spagnulo.
Via Dell’Unione 6 • M1 Cordusio
Open: Tue. Sun. 16.00–19.00. Admission free
- Until 7 December. “Vasi di Visi” (pots as faces) collective show with 9 copies of 20 different terracotta pots, handmade, painted, numbered and signed by 20 artists, designers, architects and illustrators.
Via Tadino 26 • M1 Lima
Open Mon-Fri, 11.00-13.00/15.00-19.00. Admission free
- Until 15 December. Two artists show. “L’Eternità Esistente nel Momentaneo” (Eternity Existing in Momentary) by the Korean Yoo Bong Sang, an artist combining photography, drawing, painting and the use of at least 300,000 steel nails that he inserts one at a time in each artwork to create figurative compositions of extraordinary realism. “Universo Idealistico” (Idealistic Universe) by Sittiphon Lochaisong, alias Bomb, graduated from the Bangkok Fine Arts Silpakorn University. He uses tempera powders, and recreates multiple universes in which nebulae, swarms of stars and spiral or elliptical galaxies spread over the entire surface of the image.
A Arte Invernizzi
Via Domenico Scarlatti 12 • M1 Lima, M2 Caiazzo, M3 Stazione Centrale
Open Mon-Fri 10-13, 15-19. Admisson free
- Until 31 January. “Energicoforma,” solo exhibition by Bruno Querci, with painting of the eighties and recent works revealing the crucial cornerstones of the creative path of the artist.