Please note that opening times and fees could be changed without notice.
Any last minute changes will be highlighted in yellow, whenever possible.
Private exhibition will be closed until 6th Jaqnuary
On Wednesday 1st January Palazzo Reale, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea and MuDeC are open from 14.30 to 19.30
On Sunday 5th January all the following public museums are free: Museo del Novecento, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Acquario, Museo Archeologico, Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, Studio Museo Francesco Messina, Palazzo Morando, Palazzo Moriggia, Cenacolo Vinciano (booking requested), Pinacoteca di Brera, Gallerie d’Italia.
The entrance ticket to these two museums is reduced to €5:
Castello Sforzesco; GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna
Every Monday weekly closing of all museums.
Only on Monday 6th January:
Museo del Novecento is open from 14.30 to 19.30
MuDeC The Museum of Cultures is open from 9.30 to 19.30
Every day from 16.30 (last opening hour) and every Tuesday from 14.00 admission free until full capacity is reached to the following Municipal museums:
Castello Sforzesco, Cortile delle Armi , Museo del Novecento, GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Acquario, Museo Archeologico, Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, Studio Museo Francesco Messina, Palazzo Morando, Palazzo Moriggia, Cenacolo Vinciano (booking requested), Pinacoteca di Brera, Gallerie d’Italia.
Every day from 16.30 (last opening hour) and every Tuesday from 14.00 admission free until full capacity is reached to the following Municipal museums:
GAM – Gallery of Modern Art (Villa Reale);
Palazzo Moriggia – Museo del Risorgimento;
Palazzo Morando. Costume Moda Immagine;
Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano;
Studio Museo Francesco Messina;
Natural History Civic Museum;
Sforza Castle Art Gallery;
Museum of the Pietà Rondanini;
MUDEC – The Museum of Cultures;
Museum of Decorative Arts;
Museum of Prehistory and Protohistory;
Musical instruments Museum;
Ancient Art Museum
With the exception of the Duomo (Cathedral), all the city churches and their art works can be visited without a ticket.
Please note that some exhibitions concerning Leonardo Da Vinci could offer a discounted price
The Cimitero Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) is an authentic open-air museum, freely accessible every day
The new multilingual edition with over 78 places, such as museums and public exhibition spaces, illustrated, in a handy pocket format is now available free of charge in all tourist offices.
Tourist Museum Card
A useful tool that provides access to the Sforza Castle Museums, the Museo del Novecento, the Modern Art Gallery, the Archaeological Museum, the Natural History Museum and all Civic Aquarium. The card can be purchased online (link in the ContactMI section) and at the ticket offices of the civic museums. 12€.
Piazza Duomo 12 • M1, M3 Duomo
Open Mon 14.30-19.30; Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs, Sat 9.30-22.30.
Tickets: €10/12 + €1.50 fee for online reservations. The ticket office closes one hour before exhibition closing time. For reservations visit www.vivaticket.it
Some exhibitions could be free
Until 19 January. “Giorgio de Chirico.” The exhibition tells the exceptional artistic story of the Pictor Optimus in its most extraordinary aspects, the revolutionary and unprecedented discovery of metaphysical painting that influenced all surrealist painters and struck, among others, René Magritte, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalì. On this occasion the artworks come from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Menil Collection in Houston, private collections and Italian museums such as the Brera Art Gallery, the Museo del Novecento in Milan, the MART in Rovereto, the GAM in Turin, the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome.
Until 19 January. “Storie di strada” with over 300 photographs, many of them newly published, by Letizia Battaglia, the great photographer from Palermo.
Until 1 March. “Guggenheim – La Collezione Thannhauser from Van Gogh to Picasso.” The extraordinary collection that Justin K. Thannhauser collected over the years and then donated, in 1963, to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which has exhibited it on a permanent basis since then. In Milan fifty of those masterpieces are now on show: impressionist, post-impressionist and avant-garde masters of the early twentieth century, including Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and an important nucleus of works by Pablo Picasso.
Piazza della Scala, 2 • M1/3 Duomo
Open 9.30-19.30, Thursday until 22.30. Admission free
• Until 6 January. An artistic Nativity Scene of the Neapolitan tradition, with over sixty characters, unique pieces with body in wire and tow, hand-painted terracotta or wood heads, hands and feet, glass eyes, clothes in fine hand-embroidered fabrics. The scenes will be enriched with polychrome terracotta animals, small parts in wood, metal, porcelain, hand-painted majolica, terracotta, baskets with waxes and typical musical instruments of the time.
Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna
Open Tues-Sun 10.30-20.30, Mon closed.
Wednesday 1st January opening from 14.30 pm to 20.30
Monday 6th January extraordinary opening from 10.30 to 20.30
The Terrazza Triennale restaurant Tuesday – Sunday – 12.00 – 01.00; Monday 18.00 – 01.00; From 6 to 23 August: Monday – Sunday – 18.00 – 01.00; From 12 to 19 August, the restaurant will be closed
This venue is itself an interesting piece of architecture, designed by Giovanni Muzio and built in 1931-33 specifically for exhibitions. The Torre Branca nearby offers the chance to see Milan from about 100 metres up, at certain times of day and in the evening.
Permanent exhibition. “Museo del Design Italiano” a selection of the most iconic and representative pieces of Italian design, part of the 1,600 objects in the Triennale Collection. A selection by a scientific committee among the leading figures of Italian design and architecture, such as Magistretti, Castiglioni, Zanuso, Bellini.
Until 16 February. “OooOoO by Koo Jeong A” is a large multi-sensory skatepark designed by the South-Korean artist Koo Jeong A, who has been working on the reinvention of spaces through experiential and participatory site-specific installations since the 1990s. The installation is animated with a soundtrack by Koreless, an electronic music producer based in Glasgow. Every weekend and during the Christmas holidays, until noon, the skatepark is reserved for members of the Academy of Skateboarding. To access the skatepark you must wear your own (mandatory) protection devices (approved helmet, knee pads and elbow pads). The skatepark can NOT be used freely by children under 14. Children over 8 will only be able to access after having booked a session of the Academy of Skateboarding accompanied by professional coaches. Admission free.
Piazza Pio XI° 2 • M1/3 Duomo
Open: Tues-Sun 08.30-19. Mon closed. Admission €10/20.
As well as the permanent exhibitions:
The famous preparatory cardboard for the School of Athens by Raffaello, after four years of restoration, is back in a new layout inside room 5 of the Picture Gallery. In this regard the architect Stefano Boeri stated: “In the room that hosts the Cartoon of Raphael, we strongly wanted the presence of a huge solid wooden table, created by Riva1920 from a 150 years old oak, because we believed that the space of contemplation of the extraordinary drawing that represents a School could become a School itself. The big didactic table turns the Sala V of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana into a silent and powerful School where the visitor can both admire the Cartoon and read and learn in historical books that deal in detail with its history, origin and deep meaning”. The video in English at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na0JoPvLiug
For the safety of this painting the largest single-door window in the world has been set up. Structural engineers, mechanical engineers and kinematics experts have been called upon to resolve some critical issues, such as stability, safety, air and humidity resistance.
GAM Galleria Arte Moderna
Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro
Open Tues-Sun 9.00-17.30. €3/5
Permanent exhibitions. The rooms of this beautiful royal villa feature a large selection of artworks by Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Francesco Hayez, Pompeo Marchesi, Andrea Appiani, Tranquillo Cremona, Giovanni Segantini, Federico Faruffini, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Antonio Canova, Daniele Ranzoni, Medardo Rosso, and Gaetano Previati. Worth a visit!
Until 15 March. “I volti ideali” (The ideal faces) by Antonio Canova. A particular aesthetic and poetic investigation undertaken by the artist at the height of his career, when he was the most famous and sought-after sculptor in Europe. He elaborated a series of female busts, called “ideal heads”, unrelated to the usual portraits on commission, that had immediate success among contemporaries.
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio, buses 50, 58, 94
Open Tues-Fri 10-18, Sat and Sun 10-19. Admission €7,50/10.
Saturdays and Sundays. With a ticket for the museum, visitors can take guided tours, in Italian with a translation on request, of the Galleria Leonardo and also of the collections of trains, ships and planes in the Transport section. There are currently three unique automobiles on display: the Bianchi 8HP, the Alfa Romeo Zagato 8C and the Bisiluro DaMolNar, symbols of the tradition that has turned Italian cars into world famous icons.
New Permanent Exhibition. “Nuove Gallerie Leonardo,” (New Leonardo Galleries) the largest permanent exhibition in the world dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci’s engineering, human and natural investigations, has been designed thanks to the valuable collaboration and support of 70 institutions around the world. On show, 39 multimedia installations and over 170 works: 70 historical models, 33 naturalias, 18 antique volumes, 17 casts, 14 frescoes and paintings, 6 ancient artifacts, 13 historical facsimiles. The visit follows both a chronological and a thematic order, and it allows visitors to follow Leonardo’s different fields of study. The tour starts from the workshop of Verrocchio and Leonardo’s interest in machines and mechanisms in the Florence of Tuscan engineers. It shows how he used drawing as a method of investigation, learning and communication in the most diverse fields of knowledge, such as the military engineering projects and the fantastic variations of war machines of the medieval tradition. The tour goes on to feature Leonardo’s technical solutions to improve work and production tools, the flight studies based on bird anatomy, the observation of the Lombard territory and waterways, the contribution to the architecture debate, his influence on Lombard painting of the late Renaissance. Finally, it throws new light on Leonardo’s maturity, when he focused on the idea of a cosmos governed by universal laws.
Permanent Exhibition. “Extreme”, in partnership with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics,) is a fascinating research area that explores matter in its most infinitesimal components. The exhibition reveals what goes on inside the laboratories of two of the largest research institutions that carry out experiments related to particle physics.
Permanent Exhibition. “I.Lab Leonardo.” As part of Leonardo Da Vinci’s 500th death anniversary celebrations, a new area brings Leonardo’s work to light from a historical point of view, but above all explores his way of working, aiming to stimulate visitors to think out of the box. The new laboratory is divided into two areas: a workshop space, dedicated to the machines and the shipyard where visitors can experiment, disassemble and build Leonardo’s machines, and an Atelier space on arts and apprenticeship.
Permanent Exhibition. 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
The Gallery and the library open Tue-Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs until 22.30; closed Mon. €5/8/10.
Coffee shop opens Mon-Sun from 8.00 to 22.30.
For the openings during the festivities see www.gallerieditalia.com, or call 800.167619
Payments through POS contactless “Paygo” or the new smartphone app “JiffyPay”.
Staff wearing the ChiediMI badge are available to give free tours around each room to illustrate the museum spaces. Audioguides in nine languages are also available for free.
Permanent exhibitions. The sumptuous palace belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo bank holds a large number of artworks ranging from the 19th (197 from Canova to Boccioni) to the 20th century (189 from the Second World War on). Worth a visit!
Until 15 March. “Canova | Thorvaldsen. La nascita della scultura moderna” A large exhibition – with over 160 works – that compares for the first time the two great protagonists – and rivals – of modern sculpture in the neoclassical and romantic age: the Italian Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and the Danish Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), who transformed the very idea of sculpture and its technique, creating immortal works that have become popular all over the world. Canova arrived in Rome in 1781 and died there in 1822, while Thorvaldsen settled there in 1797 and stayed on for forty more years. Created in collaboration with the Thorvaldsen Museum in Copenhagen and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the exhibition is made possible thanks to the contribution of fundamental loans granted by Italian and foreign museums and private collections, such as: the Vatican Apostolic Library, the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Picture Gallery of the Veneranda Ambrosiana Library in Milan, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the National Galleries of Ancient Art of Rome, the Galleries of the Academy of Venice. A substantial nucleus of works also comes from the Museum and Gypsotheque Antonio Canova of Possagno which is planning important initiatives for the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the master’s death.
Until 15 March. “Maurizio Galimberti. Il Cenacolo di Leonardo da Vinci” (The Last Supper by Maurizio Galimberti). This large-size work 8.90 x 1.40 meters, shows a personal interpretation of the iconic painting, through a series of instant photographs taken over several months of work, using as a model a gigantic life-size printed plotter, obtained from the Archivio Scala of Florence. That’s because Galimberti’s shooting technique consists in placing the camera in direct contact with the subject, an impossible operation on the delicate Last Supper surface. The photographer used an Instant Camera 600 and Spectra and a Fuji Istax Square SQ 20, integrated with a Giant Camera, a very large format optical bench of which there are only few examples in the world.
MUDEC Museo delle Culture
Largo delle Culture, corner between Via Tortona and Via Bergognone • M2 Porta Genova
Open: Mon. 14.30/19.30; Tus.Wed.Fri.Sun. 09.30/19.30; Thur.Sat. 09.30/22.30. €8/14. Permanent collection with admission free.
Until 2 February. “Impressioni d’Oriente” Impressions from the East. Art and collecting from Europe to Japan.
Until 2 February. “When Japan Discovered Italy”. Stories of Encounters (1585-1890). The show illustrates, through some exemplary cases, the first relationships between Italy and the Japanese world.
Until 15 March. “Elliott Erwin. Family”, 60 shots by the great American artist known as the photographer of human comedy. His black and white photos portray with great irony events and people who made history in 20th century, as well as the small occurrences of everyday life.
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 9 February. “Australia. Stories from the antipodes” The largest show of contemporary Australian art ever held outside the continent. A selection of 32 artists, both emerging and well-established, from different generations and cultural backgrounds. Paintings, performances, sculptures, videos, drawings, photographs and installations – some site-specific – trace a metaphorical journey into the multicultural panorama of contemporary Australian art, influenced by personal stories, languages, ethnic origins, religions and heterogeneous traditions.
Museo di Storia Naturale
Corso Venezia 55 • M1 Palestro, tram 9, 29, 30 Passante Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sun, 09.00-17.30, Mon closed. €3/5
Permanent exhibition. This is the biggest museum in Italy and boasts 23 halls with about 700 window cases. Make sure to pay a visit to the fauna and flora gallery: its 83 dioramas, 6 of which are brand new, have been created precisely for the protection of the species on display, some of which are already on the brink of extinction.
Museo del Novecento
Via Marconi 1 • M1, M3 Duomo
Open Mon. 14.30-19.30, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30-19.30, Thurs, Sat 9.30-22.30 €3/5
Permanent exhibitions. This museum is housed in the pre-Fascist era Palazzo dell’Arengario, designed by the famous architects Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio and Portaluppi. It houses a collection of more than 4,000 contemporary works of art.
Until 12 January. “After Leonardo” Two site-specific installations to celebrate Leonardo’s genius with a contemporary twist.
Until 1 March. “Filippo de Pisis.” Over 90 paintings, among the most ‘lyric’ of his production, coming from the main Italian museum collections, in a chronological itinerary that combines urban views, still lives and seductive marine fantasies.
Via Chiese 2 • M5 Ponale
Open Thurs-Sun 10.00-22.00 Admission free
Permanent exhibition. “I Sette Palazzi Celesti” a site-specific installation by Anselm Kiefer with five large paintings and seven “heavenly towers” which are part of a single artwork.
Until 19 January. “A Leaf-Shaped Animal Draws The Hand” Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s first solo show in Italy, who brings together over twenty works produced from 1998 to the present, including drawings, installations, films, videos, sculptures and virtual reality environments. As the title of the exhibition evokes, the artist creates a poetic paradox in which, through the gesture of drawing, the animal and human world seem to be integrated, questioning preconceived orders and behavior.
Until 23 February. “….the Illuminating Gas” the largest exhibition ever created by Cerith Wyn Evans with an extraordinary selection of twenty-five works including historical sculptures, complex monumental installations and new productions, which offer visitors a unique synaesthetic experience.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Via Alessandro Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone.
Open Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00, closed Mon Tickets: €4.50/10
New permanent exhibition. On the occasion of the opening of three new rooms, three collections are being exhibited that have never been shown to the public before. In the first room, an exceptional collection of watches from the 16th to the 20th centuries, similar to those of the Louvre in Paris, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York and of the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva. In the second room a collection of archaeological finds, a significant ceramic nucleus of IV-III century BC. In the third room, 18th century china artifacts by European manufacturers. The works made in Meissen are outstanding.
Recent acquisitions. The archaeological section, with about two hundred finds collected by the Poldi Pezzoli family, has been recently enriched by two new acquisitions. One of them is a male head in metal from the Greek Roman period, which documents the collecting trends of the nineteenth century European scene which then continued on to the twentieth century.
Until 10 February. “Leonardo and the Madonna Litta”, an extremely important exhibition in which the famous painting of the Hermitage, one of the greatest masterpieces of the Russian national museum, is exhibited in Milan for the first time in almost thirty years. Together with the Madonna Litta, a very select group of twenty refined quality paintings and drawings by Leonardo and his closest students, such as Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Marco d ‘Oggiono, the still mysterious Master of the Pala Sforzesca, and Francesco Napoletano, produced in the last two decades of the fifteenth century, when Leonardo lived and was active in Milan, at the court of Ludovico il Moro.
Fabbrica del Vapore
Via Procaccini 4 • M5 Monumentale
Until 11 January. “La Luna. E poi?” (The moon. And then?) On the occasion of the 50 years from the landing, the history from the pioneering visions of the first scientists, to the future prospects, along a fascinating journey to discover the space exploration. Open Mon. 15.00-21.00; Tues Wed Fri 10.30-18.30; Thurs 10.30-21.30; Sat Sun 10.30-21.00. €12/14
Until 29 January. “Io, Robotto. Automi da compagnia” (Pet automatons) a journey into the past and the future divided into 17 thematic areas, with 115 automata that wrote the history of entertainment robotics. Real and working robots, which have been part of our daily lives and now tickle our memories. The tour is guided by Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. €12/14.
Until 9 February. “L’esercito di Terracotta e il Primo Imperatore della Cina” (The Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China) accurate reproductions of 300 objects, over 170 soldiers, floats and weapons showing an example of the super large collection of life-size terra cotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the mega imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 – 210BC), the first emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China. All made from the only existing casts, by the work and the careful finishing of Chinese artisans of the Xi’An region, which with the same materials of that time perpetuate the great tradition of oriental art. Open from Mon.to Sun.10.00 – 20.00; Thur.until 23.00. €9/14.50; free under 5, www.ticketmaster.it.
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.
This Museum, in the heart of the fashion district, is housed in an 18th century building, Palazzo Morando Attendolo Bolognini, whose exterior has been recently restored. Its collections present the history of Milan in the 18th and 19th centuries, with paintings, documents, prints etc. The period furnishings contribute to the overall atmosphere.
Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli
Admission to the courtyards free. Admission to the exhibitions €3/5
Guided tours in English every Saturday at 15.00. Advance booking is recommended. The tour is confirmed with any number of participants. If you haven’t booked in advance, you can join the group at the Main Entrance, at the Info Point, at 14.45. €8. Infos and booking: https://bit.ly/2LyT7GL
Until 15 December. “Intorno a Leonardo. Opere grafiche dalle collezioni milanesi” (Around Leonardo. Graphic works from the Milanese collections) On show “Testa di Leda” (Leda Head, circa 1504-1506) with Leonardo’s signature, three sheets of the so-called “vinciano knots” decorative motifs engraved with a burin, and other portraits and studies designed by Wenzeslaus Hollar, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi, Giovanni Antonio da Brescia.
Studio Museo Francesco Messina
Via San Sisto 4/a • M1/3 Duomo
Open Tues. Sat.. 11.00-19.00. Admission free
• Until 14 February. For the first time on display and for the first time together, “I Gigli” of Nola, “Varia” of Palmi, the “Machine of Santa Rosa” of Viterbo, “I Candelieri” of Sassari. The Great Italian Shoulder Machines, a World Heritage Site and a symbol of the Mediterranean tradition.
Via Turati 34 • M3 Turati
Open every day from, 09.30-19.30. €11, free under 4
Until 2 February. “I Love Lego” on show over 1 million Lego modules, dynamic elements, automation and lighting systems, to compose modern cities and ancient monuments. Every Sunday “Legolando” a guided visit + Lego workshop in Italian, for families with children from 5 to 11 years. While you travel through time inside the colorful and surprising Lego world, you’ll discover cities of the past, present and future, meet medieval knights, intrepid pirates and terrible sea monsters, superheroes and the most famous cartoon characters.
Largo Isarco,2 • M3 Lodi, bus 65
Open Mon, Wed, Thu, 10.00 – 19.00
Fri, Sat, Sun, 10.00 – 21.00 Closed on Tuesdays
From 7 to 13 January. “Il sarcofago di Spitzmaus e altri tesori” (Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures) an exhibition project conceived by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf. Organized in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the exhibition features 538 artworks and objects selected by film director Wes Anderson and illustrator, designer and writer Juman Malouf.
Via Michele Barozzi 6 • M1 Palestro
Open Tues-Fri, 12-19. Admission free
From 7 to 18 January. “Before Common Era” by Jay Heikes. Fascinated by the alchemy inherent in the never-ending transformation of one substance into another, Heikes bases his art on unusual pairings of materials.
Via Tadino, 20 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sat 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00 Admission free
• From 7 to 15 January. “New Neighbors” solo show by Franz Ackermann one of the leading contemporary German painters.
Viale Vittorio Veneto 30 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues.Sat. 10.00-14.00/ 15.00-19.00. Admission free
From 7 to 18 January. “Dust in the Shadows” solo show by the Portuguese artist Joana Escoval. The title of the exhibition is inspired by an episode in H. G. Wells’s novel, In the Days of the Comet, in which a comet, passing near the Earth, brings about a “great change” in human spirits.
Studio d’Arte Cannaviello
Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo
Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00 or by appointment
“As I Recall” solo show with 15 new works, small and medium-sized canvases, by the Chinese painter Tan Liqing, whose art is characterized by brushstrokes with delicate contours.The artist looks at and outlines the human body as a landscape, insisting on the concept of intimacy. What unites all these works, however, is a sense of concentration, of pleasant, sometimes suspicious, human warmth.
Galleria Carla Sozzani
Corso Como 10 • M2 Moscova
Mon 15.30-19.30, Tues-Sun 10.30-19.30, Wed-Thurs until 21.
Until 6 January. “Silver Lake Drive” solo show by the photographer and director Alex Prager. The exhibition joins ten years of the Los Angeles artist’s work and is curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle in Switzerland. Free admission.
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. Mon. closed. € 3/5
Until 5 January. “Lupus in fabula.” (Tony Wolf’s world). Considered the greatest Italian illustrator for children, Tony Wolf – pseudonym of Antonio Lupatelli – has created fantastic worlds beloved by the children. On show more than 100 original works from the great classics to some unpublished works.
Until 12 January. “Man of the circle.” The exhibition celebrates illustrator Carlo Jacono, proposing an unprecedented itinerary through the most evocative covers produced for the thriller series, “Il Giallo Mondadori”.
Zazà Ramen noodle bar & restaurant
Via Solferino 48 • M2 Moscova/M3 Turati
Open Mon-Sun 12.00-15.00/19.00-23.00
Until 30 March. “Oggi Sono Proprio Contento di Stare al Mondo” (Today I Am Really Happy To Live In this World) by Marco Andrea Magni. The artist, a great admirer and scholar of Lucio Fontana, has created a series of ceramic tableware on which the phrases that the master wrote on the back of his paintings are reported. This project is produced by Brendan Brecht, an art collector, chef and restaurant owner. Brecht first learned to cook with Gualtiero Marchesi, then opened a restaurant whose mission was to create a place where Italian culinary traditions influence Japanese cuisine
Museo di Leonardo
Le Sale del Re, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, corner
Piazza della Scala • M1/3 Duomo
Open every day, 10.00-23.00. €11/12
Guided tours in Italian and English every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30 to 11.30
Permanent exhibition. Multidisciplinary exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, the iconic engineer and artist who left 120 volumes and 5,000 pages of drawings, most of which are still to be interpreted. The exhibition features discoveries, world premieres and interactive activities, focusing on his writings, projects and studies for various machines and the methodology used for two of his most important works, which were created in Milan: The Last Supper and “Leonardo’s Horse” dedicated to Francesco Sforza.
Grossetti Arte Contemporanea
Piazza XXV Aprile, 11/b, walk down the central staircase
Open in July. Mon. Fri. 11-13; 14-19. Admission free
Collection in progress. “Rest.” Artworks by the Swedish artist Mats Bergquist flanked by others artists such as Gastini, Dadamaino, Calderara, Nigro, Aricò, Spagnulo and Carrino. An entire wall is dedicated to the works by the young artist Tancredi Mangano.