Exhibitions

 

December 2021

 

To avoid any admission controversies

at museums and art galleries

it is advisable to carry

your Green Pass,

your ID

and a face mask.

 

Highlights

 

 

Calendar

 

Duomo / Cathedral

Piazza Duomo 12 • M1/3 Duomo

1) Cathedral and Archaeological Area

Open: 09.00 -18.00. Tickets sold up to 17.00 every day; last admission 17.10

2) Museum and San Gottardo in Corte (Palatine Chapel)

Open every day except Wednesdays 10.00-18.00; (tickets sold up to 17.00; last admission: 17.10). 

3) Rooftop

Open every day 09.00 -19.00. Tickets sold up to 18.00. Last admission at 18.10.
Evening opening Fri. – Sun. until 20.00. Tickets sold up to 19.00. Last admission at 19.10.
Ascent by elevator only. Descent using the stairs only.
The Fast Track service is currently suspended.

Tickets: https://www.duomomilano.it/it/buy-tickets/  (in Italian) €4-17
Booking: https://www.duomomilano.it/it/infopage/tour-individuali/34/ (in Italian)
 

New guided tour

From 11 December to 29 gennaio 2022, it will be possible to visit the “Sacrestia Aquilonare” (Aquilonare Sacristy), place of special importance in the Cathedral history. The mighty walls that enclose the Sacristy – also known as the “northern” Sacristy – were built at the end of the 14th century on the site of the Baptistery of Santo Stefano alle Fonti, where Sant’Ambrose himself was baptised a few days before becoming Bishop of Milan. choosing from a series of guided tours, €50, bookable through the official website in Italian: https://www.duomomilano.it/it/infopage/tour-individuali/34/. Visitors will receive a free copy of the book “Il Colore e la Pietra” (Color and Stone) and will be provided with a Culture Pass ticket, to visit the Duomo, the Archaeological Area and the Duomo Museum (ticket valid the day of the visit to the Sacristy and the two following days. Museum Closed on Mondays).

 

Palazzo Reale

Piazza Duomo 12 • M1, M3 Duomo

New Access Rules
https://www.palazzorealemilano.it/en/new-access-rules
New opening hours: Thurs. – Sun. 09.30 -19.30.

Booking is highly recommended for individual visitors, even for free exhibitions, while it is mandatory for groups.

It is also possible to buy tickets onsite, keeping social distancing.
Full ticket € 14,00; Reduced ticket € 12,00; Musei Lombardia Season ticket € 10.00,  also applies for Orticola members; Families with 1 or 2 adults, reductions for children aged 6 -14; under 6 free. Audio-guide included and pre-sale costs excluded. Some exhibitions could be free.

 

Until 30 January 2022. “Claude Monet”. 50 paintings selected from the Musée Marmottan Monet of Paris, which houses the largest collection of Monet’s works. The show features famous masterpieces such as: On the beach of Trouville, Walk to Argenteuil, The Parliament, Reflections on the Thames, Charing Cross, the Water Lilies, and an in-depth study on the theme of reflection of light and its variations. Discounted admission for MiTo ticket holders.  

 

Until 30 January. “Corpus Domini. Dal corpo glorioso alle rovine dell’anima” (“Corpus Domini. From the glorious body to the ruins of the soul”). An exhibition with a strong visual impact and deep intellectual suggestions, designed to tell how the way of representing the body has changed over the last fifty years, a project born from an in-depth historical-artistic research.

 

Until 27 February. “Realismo Magico.” On show 80 masterpieces of this fascinating artistic current, the “Magic Realism”, which alludes to a very specific moment of Italian art, in its most creative phase from 1920 to 1935. Protagonists of the movement are Felice Casorati, Giorgio de Chirico, Carlo Carrà and Gino Severini who proclaim the need to recover the plastic values ​​of the past; among the major exponents there are also Cagnaccio di San Pietro, Antonio Donghi, Ubaldo Oppi, Achille Funi and Piero Marussia.

 

 

 

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della

Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci


Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio, buses 50, 58, 94

Open Thurs.15.00-21.00, Sat. and Sun. 10.00-19.00. Admission €7,50/10. To avoid crowds, booking is mandatory: please show up on time. 
https://museoscienza.vivaticket.com/must/opentickets.html
Your body temperature will be measured before entering the museum. If it exceeds 37.5°C you will not be allowed in.
During the entire visit you will be required to wear a mask and keep a distance of at least 2 meters between you and all other visitors and staff. At the entrance and inside the museum you will find sanitizing gel dispensers. All visitors must sanitize their hands before touching interactive installations and touchscreens within the exhibitions.
For safety reasons, lockers are not available at this time and it is forbidden to eat and drink within the museum premises. 

Some permanent exhibitions: https://www.museoscienza.org/en/visiting

 

 

Leonardo da Vinci Galleries. The world’s largest exhibition dedicated to Leonardo as engineer, humanist and nature explorer. A spectacular setting accompanies you on a journey that, starting from 15th-century Florence, traces the training of Da Vinci and the influence of Tuscan engineers up to his stay in the Milan of the Sforza. A journey through the art of war, work and production, flight, waterways and architecture that ends with a perspective on Da Vinci’s influence on Lombard Renaissance painting and an immersive installation dedicated to drawings of the last period of Da Vinci’s activity. More than 1,300 square meters and 170 historical models, works of art, antique volumes and installations that bring the exhibition’s narrative to life. 
https://www.museoscienza.org/en/leonardo/galleries

 

 

Moon rock. A piece of the Goodwill Rock, collected in 1972 by the astronauts of the Apollo 17, the last human mission on the Moon. It is a small rock with an immense value, maybe the most relevant symbol of humanity’s passion for exploration and for scientific and technological challenges. It was donated in 1973 by the American President Richard Nixon to the Italian Republic and later entrusted to the Museum. The rock has allowed scientists to make hypotheses on the origin and nature of the Moon and catch a glimpse of the Solar System’s first instants. 
https://www.museoscienza.org/en/collection/objects/moon-rock

 

 

Vega launcher. The 1:1 scale model of the first Vega (VV01), a vector developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). About 30 meters high and with a mass of 137 tons, it is composed of 4 stages that can transport and release satellites of up to 2,000 kilograms. Unlike most small launchers, it can carry multiple loads into Space, placing them on different orbits. Vega was developed thanks to a collaboration between Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden. The first launch took place on February 13 2012.
https://www.museoscienza.org/en/collection/objects/vega-launcher

 

 

Extreme. In partnership with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics,) a fascinating research area 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. https://www.museoscienza.org/en/offer/permanent-exhibitions/particle-physics

 

 

Prada – Luna Rossa. Inside the Aero-Naval Pavillion, the rigid wing catamaran AC72 which was a finalist in the selection regattas for the 34th America’s Cup challenge (San Francisco 2013).

 

 

 

Giovanni V. Schiaparelli’s Merz-Repsold Telescope. In 1886 – when it came to service at the Brera Astronomical Observatory in Milan – the Merz-Repsold telescope was the largest in Italy and one of the most important in the world. With this tool, Schiaparelli conducted his studies on Mars. He observed some structures – shaped like channels – on the surface of the planet. This ignited a debate on their very existence as well as on the possibility of extra-terrestrial life on Mars.

 

 

Conte Biancamano ocean liner. Diving into history: the prestigious launch in 1925 in Scotland, the first journey on the Genoa-Naples-New York route, the voyages to South America and the Far East, the transport of U.S. troops during World War II, and the last trips. Today’s survivors are the ballroom and the bridge with the original equipment and some cabins, acquired by the Museum in the 1960s during the disarmament.

 

 

Triennale

 

Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11.00 to 20.00, admission until 19.00.

Single ticket for all Triennale exhibitions €15
https://www.triennale.org/en/whats-on/

Since 1923, Triennale Milano has been an international institution which hosts exhibitions and events on design, architecture, visual arts and theatre.

https://www.triennale.org/en/whats-on/

Coffee Shop tel. 02 23058245
Open Tuesday – Sunday, from 10.30 to 20.00;

Designed to make the Triennale experience even more inspiring and pleasant.

Coffee Garden cell. 349 5646175
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11.00-24.00
A delightful wooden veranda with a large banqueting table. Perfect for an aperitif or an outdoor lunch, with salads, gastronomic focaccias and quintessentially Italian cirasci (rice cooked with Japanese technique but seasoned with Mediterranean flavours). Admission free.

Restaurant Terrazza Triennale tel. 02 36644340
Open From 18.00 to 01.00
info@terrazzatriennale.org
The Michelin-starred chef, Stefano Cerveni, guides a team of professionals, offering great classics, with a modern take on traditional Italian dishes.

The 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.

Plan and book your visit: https://www.triennale.org/en/visit/plan-your-visit/

Discover: https://www.triennale.org/en/discover/

The European Commission has assigned an important recognition to Triennale Milano, identifying it as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus project. Triennale is the only Italian institution selected together with twelve other international structures. More info at:
https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/about/about-initiative_en

 

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, with pieces by some of the leading figures of Italian design and architecture, such as Magistretti, Castiglioni, Zanuso, Bellini.

 

New permanent exhibition at Sala Sottsass (first floor). “Casa Lana” a permanent installation of a private residence interior designed by Ettore Sottsass in the mid-1960s. Ihe central nucleus is a wooden structure with sofas arranged to create a protected living area for chatting and listening to music, while the space around it is organised for various activities and functions. The spaces are optimised because the corridors have been eliminated to create, in the words of Ettore Sottsass (“Domus”, 1967), “a little square where you can walk around and meet people”.

 

 

Until 12 December. “City, I listen to your heart” solo show by Giovanna Silvia with about a thousand photographs taken in Milan over a year. (Admission free)

 

Until 23 January. “Il mestiere di grafico – oggi” (The graphic designer’s profession – today) An exhibition/workshop that aims to investigate the nature of the graphic designer’s profession in a contemporary key. The title is taken from Albe Steiner’s well-known book to make it clear that, by referring to his cultural root, the 90 projects in exhibition let us investigate how much can still be found in the production of today’s very young people. Admission free.

 

Until 13 March. “The People I Like” a tribute to the photographer Giovanni Gastel, with more than 200 portraits testifying to the immense variety of encounters that characterised the his long career. Among the personalities portrayed: Barack Obama, Marco Pannella, Forattini, Ettore Sottsass, Germano Celant, Mimmo Jodice, Fiorello, Zucchero, Tiziano Ferro, Vasco Rossi, Roberto Bolle, Bebe Vio, Bianca Balti, Luciana Littizzetto, Franca Sozzani, Miriam Leone, Monica Bellucci, Mara Venier, Carolina Crescentini.

 

Until 13 March. “I gioielli della fantasia” (Fantasy jewellery) by the photographer Giovanni Gastel. On display are 20 images from a larger project commissioned by Daniel Swarovski Corporation, in 1991, for a book translated into four languages. Plus on show a 20th century jewellery exhibition.

 

Until 13 March. “Milano New York” by Raymond Depardon.

 

Until 10 April. “La Vita Moderna” (Modern Life) by Saul Steinberg.

 

 

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Piazza Pio XI° 2 • M1/3 Duomo
Open: Tue-Sun 08.30-19. Mon closed. Admission €10/20.

General info: https://www.ambrosiana.it/en/
Tickets: https://www.ambrosiana.it/en/info/#biglietti

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-year-old oak, because we believed that the space of contemplation of the extraordinary drawing that represents a School could become a School itself. The large table reminiscent of educational facilities 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 from historical books that detail its history, origin and deep meaning”. The video in English can be seen 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
General info: http://www.gam-milano.com/en/info/hours-and-admission/

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 6 March. “Divisionismo. Due collezioni” (Divisionism. Two collections). Some divisionist masterpieces, belonging to the museum, compared with works coming from the extraordinary collection of the Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona Foundation.

 

 

 

Gallerie d’Italia

Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo
Mon. Closed; From Tues. to Sun. 09.30 -19.30 (last entry 18.30).

Info and booking: tel. 800.167619; email: info@gallerieditalia.com
https://www.gallerieditalia.com/en/milano/
€5/8/10. Payments through POS contactless “Paygo” or the new smartphone app “JiffyPay”.

Permanent exhibitions. The sumptuous palace, belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo bank, holds a large number of artworks ranging from the 19th (197 works from Canova to Boccioni) to the 20th century (189 works from the Second World War on). Worth a visit!

 

The Vault. The interior, planned in the early years of the last century by Luca Beltrami, is dominated by a unique, symmetrical compositional design. It no longer contains safe-deposit boxes, but it safeguards something equally valuable: about 500 paintings belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo collection. https://www.gallerieditalia.com/en/milano-en-2/the-vault/

 

The Italian 19th Century. “Da Canova a Boccioni. Le collezioni della Fondazione Cariplo e di Intesa Sanpaolo” (“From Canova to Boccioni. The 19th Century in the Collections of Fondazione Cariplo and Intesa Sanpaolo”) spans an entire century in the history of art. https://www.gallerieditalia.com/en/milano-en-2/the-19th-century/

 

The Italian 20th Century. The collection widely showcases the events and protagonists of 20th century Italian art: from Boccioni’s four masterpieces to works by Balla, Carrà, de Chirico, Funi, Mafai, Sironi, Rosai, Spadini, Tosi, Zanini (in addition to a large presence of authors of regional significance whose works date back to the early 1900s), all the way through to the largest section, which covers almost every single trend in late 20th century Italian art. https://www.gallerieditalia.com/en/milano-en-2/the-20th-century/

 

Alessandro Manzoni’s Garden. Open to the public since 15th October 2015, the garden can be found between Casa del Manzoni and Palazzo Anguissola Antona Traversi. Walking among the basswood and magnolia trees of this green patch in the heart of Milan, you might chance upon a contemporary art sculpture realised by Joan Miró, Giò Pomodoro, Jean Arp or Pietro Cascella. There is also a niche fountain with the bust of Alexander the Great, a symbol of prestige for the Anguissola line and a clear sign of Count Antonio Carlo’s passion for classical antiquities.

 

Until 14 February. “Prima della Prima” (Before the Premiere) a selection of 83 images, partly unpublished, from the Intesa Sanpaolo Publifoto Archive. In addition, some clips of videos from the RAI and some chronicles published on the Corriere della Sera. The chronological history of the theatre, from its rebirth in 1946, under Arturo Toscanini’s direction, to 1951, the first year in which the premiere was anticipated from 31 to 7 December, feast of Saint Ambrose, and then from the economic boom of the 1960s to the 1968s and 1970s social protests. An opportunity to retrace the history of the ‘Milanese social ceremony’ such as the Scala Great Opening.

 

Until 27 March. “Grand Tour. Sogno d’Italia da Venezia a Pompei” (Grand Tour. Italy’s dream from Venice to Pompeii). On show paintings, sculptures and art objects from important national and international collections, telling about the educational and training trip to Italy which involved, between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the international elites, such as: noblesse, churchmen, writers, musicians, artists … from Europe, Russia and America. Booking at https://www.tosc.it/artist/gallerie-italia-piazza-scala/

 

 

 

MUDEC Museo delle Culture

Largo delle Culture, corner between Via Tortona and Via Bergognone • M2 Porta Genova
Open: Tues.-Sat. 10.00-19.30. Last admission 18.30

Tickets: https://museicivicimilano.vivaticket.it/eng/event/museo-delle-culture/148308?qubsq=bf0e8ba8-e037-4bd7-9520-a3722c9ec5cf&qubsp=9d091569-9695-4dcd-8972-259e579a1f11&qubsts=1591081858&qubsc=bestunion&qubse=vivaticketserver&qubsrt=Safetynet&qubsh=c6caa8b12b108fbda2a94dde8a35eb89.

Info: https://www.mudec.it/eng/
Mudec Restaurant. Open Mon. 7.30 -22.30. Tues / Sat.12.30 – 14.30 / 19.30 – 22.30. Sund. closed
Reservations required online

Bistrot. Open Mon.- Sun. 8:00 – 17:00

Parking. Ample provision of 24hr covered parking. Fee per hour € 2,00

 

 

Until 13 February. “Disney. The Art of Telling Timeless Stories” illustrates Walt Disney’s masterpieces by tracing the stories back to their ancient origins in epic tradition: these are the myths, the medieval legends and the folklore, the fables and fairytales that for centuries have been the archetypal narrative heritage of the cultures of the world. 

 

Until 27 March. “Piet Mondrian. Dalla figurazione all’astrazione” (Piet Mondrian. From figuration to abstraction). The Mondrian’s artistic evolution, from figuration to abstraction, from the tradition of the Dutch landscape, to the development of his unique style.

 

 

 

Museo di Milano

Via Sant’Andrea 6 • M1 San Babila

Open Tues-Sun 9.30-13, 14-17.30, Mon closed. Info: tel. 0288446056/7. Admission free

This Museum, in the heart of the top fashion district, is in an 18th century building, Palazzo Morando Attendolo Bolognini, whose exterior has just been restored revealing a fresco frieze – not in very good condition. Its collections present the history of Milan in the 18th and 19th centuries, with paintings, documents, prints etc. The period furnishings contribute to the overall atmosphere.

Until 20 March. “Wonder Woman. Il mito” (The myth). Comics from the 1940s, TV shows from the 1970s and films from the present day.

 

Until 29 May.Settecento!” (Eighteenth century!). Three eighteenth-century women’s dresses, belonged to an ancient family, preserved almost intact, and exhibited for the first time.

 

 

 

Pirelli Hangar Bicocca

Via Chiese 2 • M5 Ponale

Open, ensuring total safety during the visit, from Thursday to Sunday, 10.30/20.30 , until further notice.  Admission free
The Bistrot. Open, Mon.-Wed. 11.00 – 15.00 Thu.-Sun.: 10.30 – 22.30

Pirelli HangarBicocca is a non-profit foundation, established in 2004, which has converted a former industrial plant in Milan into a contemporary art institution.

Permanent exhibition. Anselm Kiefer’s “The Seven Heavenly Palaces 2004-2015″ CURRENTLY CLOSED a site-specific installation, which presents seven towers —each of which weighs 90 tons and rises to heights varying between 14 and 18 meters —created from reinforced concrete using the angular construction modules of shipping containers. https://pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/anselm-kiefer/

 

Until 9 January 2022. “Digital Mourning” is the first major solo exhibition in an Italian institution devoted to Neïl Beloufa (b. 1985, Paris). His work is strongly influenced by the world of the web, by videogames, by reality TV and political propaganda.

 

Until 20 February 2022. “Breath Ghosts Blind” by Maurizio Cattelan is a unique site-specific project which challenges the current system of values. https://pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/exhibition/maurizio-cattelan/
 

 

 

Museo del Novecento

Via Marconi 1 • M1, M3 Duomo

Tues.- Sun. 09.30 -19.30, Thurs. until 22.30.

Booking at  tickets’ purchase online (also for free admission).
Here the new rules for access.

Tickets: https://museicivicimilano.vivaticket.it/eng/event/museo-del-novecento/148310

Permanent exhibitions. This museum is housed in the pre-Fascist Palazzo dell’Arengario, designed by the famous architects Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio and Portaluppi. It houses a collection of over 4,000 contemporary works of art.

 

 

 

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 13 February. “Tania Bruguera. La verità anche a scapito del mondo” (Tania Bruguer. The truth even against the world). Artworks exploring the Power’s structures and ways in which art can be applied to daily political life.

 

 

 

Castello Sforzesco

Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli

Free entrance 07.00 – 19.30

Tues.- Sun. 09.00 -17.30. €5/10

Access to the exhibitions is limited due to the ongoing health emergency. We therefore recommend booking on the website www.milanocastello.it

 

 

Until 30 January. “Sotto il cielo di Nut. Egitto divino.” (Under the sky of Nut. Divine Egypt). Reproductions of the splendid drawings by the Milanese Egyptologist Luigi Vassalli (1812-1877), and several comics created by participants in the Comics Contest, launched on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition in May 2020. 150 works, divided into four sections: Origin of the gods and the cosmos, Forms of the gods, Communion with the gods: the devotion, Becoming divine beings.

 

Until 16 January. Exhibited inside the Sala della Balla, “Sculture lignee a confronto” (Wooden sculptures in comparison), polychrome wooden sculptures from the Lombard area, created between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This is a period of flourishing artistic production in the Lombardy region during the time of Ludovico il Moro, the French domination, and the last Duke Francesco II Sforza. Alongside the sculptures, the Trivulzio’s “Tapestries of the Months”, woven in Vigevano in the early 1500s, based on a design by Bartolomeo Suardi known as Bramantino.

 

 

 

Museo di Storia Naturale

Corso Venezia 55 • M1 Palestro, tram 9, 29, 30 Passante Porta Venezia

Tues-Sun, 10.00-17.30, Last admission 16.30. Mon closed. €3/5 www.vivaticket.it

Reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (within the day before the visit). Reservations are not required from Tuesday to Friday, but recommended

Tickets: https://museicivicimilano.vivaticket.it/eng/event/museo-di-storia-naturale/148311

Green Pass and ID required for access.

The Museum Library is open Mon. – Fri. from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.00

This is the biggest museum of its type in Italy and features 23 halls with about 700 display cases.

Permanent exhibition. Mineralogy, Paleontology, Natural history of mankind, Invertebrate zoology, Vertebrate Zoology. Don’t miss 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.

 

 

Palazzo Casati Dugnani

Via Daniele Manin 2 • M1 Palestro

This Palace was built in 1700, with frescoes by Tiepolo inside the main hall, with Stories of Scipio along the walls, and on the Apotheosis of Scipio on the vault.

 

Exceptionally open to the public until February 2022. “Il mondo, l’emergenza climatica, le soluzioni” (The world, the climate emergency, the solutions). The exhibition features a series of photos by great artists, including Sebastião Salgado, Frans Lanting, Paolo Pellegrin, and many others, showing several world situations and places affected by major climate change. The images are commented by young university students and researchers. Discounted admission for MiTo ticket holders. 
 

 

 

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Via Alessandro Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone.

https://museopoldipezzoli.it/en/artworks/

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 group of ceramic pieces dating back to the 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 Graeco-Roman period, which documents styles in collection during 19th-century Europe which then continued on into the 20th century.

 

A restored masterpiece. The famous painting “Madonna and Child” or “Madonna with the Sleeping Christ Child” is a tempera on canvas by Andrea Mantegna, recently restored by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence and now back on show.

 

 

Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese

Corso Magenta 59 M1 Cadorna or Conciliazione
Open: Tues. by apointment; Wed.-Fri. 14-19; Sat. 15.00-19.00. Admission free

Until 10 December. Organized by the Circolo Fotografico Milanese (Milanese Photographic Social Club), the exhibition “L’Occhio del Milanese” (The Milanese Eye) depicts the evolution, the spirit and the different aspects of Milan, showing 180 shots by its members, as well as documents, books and old cameras.

 

 

Acquario Civico

Viale Gadio 2 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli
Open Tues-Sun 9-17.30. Mon closed. Admission free. Free booking and tickets available on:
www.museicivicimilano.vivaticket.it

An interesting Art Nouveau building, the third oldest aquarium in Europe.

 

 

Fondazione Luciana Matalon

Foro Buonaparte 67 • M1 Cairoli

Open Tues-Sun 10-19,  Admission free, required annual registration to the Association Friends of the Matalon Foundation €2

Until 31 December. “Universo reale, universo immaginato.” (Real universe, imagined universe.) On show 40 paintings and 40 photographs to create a meeting point and dialogue between Luciana Matalon’s art works and the photos by three astrophotographers, members of the “Passione Astronomia” group. The exhibition will be enriched by some meteorite fragments (solid remnants of a meteor, also known as “shooting stars”) loaned by the “Museo del Cielo e della Terra” (Heaven and Earth Museum) of San Giovanni in Persiceto (Bologna). Free admission (registration to the Association of Friends of the Matalon Foundation €2)

 

 

Gaggenau – DesignElementi Hub di Milano

Corso Magenta 2, in the courtyard • M1 Cairoli

Open Mon. Sat. 10.00 – 18.30. Closed from December 23 to January 9. Visits open to the public in compliance with health regulations in force and by appointment only after email or telephone contact: gaggenau@designelementi.itor tel. +39 02 29015250 (internal 4)

Until 8 March. “S-Composizioni” solo exhibition by Francesca Piovesan, an artist, in the spotlight on the international contemporary art scene, for her ability to blend off-camera photography with body art and sculpture. She has been selected to represent Italy at Bornholm’s Biennials for contemporary glass and ceramics, currently underway in Denmark. 

 

 

 

 

Due to Covid 19

what should you know if you are in Milano?

1) transfers by trains traveling within the Lombardy Region are regular.

2) if you are running a fever higher than 37.5° you are strongly recommended to stay at home and to inform your doctor

3) if you are subjected to quarantine or you are positive for Covid you must stay at home.

Cultural shows and recreational circles are now allowed to reopen normally
but must:

1) privilege access by reservation if they have tables with seats
2) if they do not have seats, they must allow entry to a limited number of customers at a time
3) where possible set up outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces, stalls, always respecting the droplet criterion (at least 1 metre/3 feet social distancing)
4) accept payments by credit card only
5) make available free hydro-alcoholic solutions for hand hygiene.

Museums, archives, libraries, historic places, monuments and other cultural activities are open and must:

1) define, publish and communicate a specific access plan for visitors, such as opening days, times, maximum number of visitors, booking system, etc.
2) make available free hydro-alcoholic solutions for hand hygiene.
3) accept online or telephone reservations with a maximum number of visitors and regulate access in order to avoid gathering conditions.
4) accept payments by credit card only
5) live shows are only allowed without an audience

 

Museums and exhibitions are encouraging the public to tour their spaces virtually on their social media.
Please visit their websites for further information on the initiatives.