September 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.



September Highlights


Milano Design Week



From 5 to 10 September. Sun.–Thu. 10.00–19.00; Fri. 10.00–16.00. Fieramilano Rho, Entrance gates: Porta Est, Porta Sud, Porta Ovest. • M1 Rho Fiera.

As part of the iconic Milan Design Week, the Milan furniture fair is back after an 18-month hiatus, with a special edition curated by Milanese architect Stefano Boeri, with an international team of collaborators. The 2021 edition is expected to be an immersive, unique design event.





Superdesign Show


September Special Edition. On the occasion of Milan Design Week this year there will be two major events in two different locations: Superstudio Più and Superstudio Maxi


From 4 to 10 September: Superstudio Più, Via Tortona 27 • M2 Porta Genova

“R/Evolution.” 12 curatorial exhibitions deal with current issues such as the new millennium icons, female creativity, the home led by Artificial Intelligence, new production techniques, open air living and working, the car of the future, art that dialogues with design and much more.



From 5 to 9 September: Superstudio Maxi, Via Moncucco 35 • M2 Famagosta

“Design Beyond Design.” Multidisciplinary and multicultural composite place, showing design with a revolutionary “fair” concept between real installations and virtual meetings, and in its different communicative expressions such as art, video, photography, performance, architecture, publishing, workshops…


More info at: http://www.at-superstudiomagazine.com/?lang=en




From 4 to 12 September, in several locations around Milan.





Not to be missed:



From 4 to 10 September.

“Design Variations 2021.” At Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta 24 • M1/2 Cadorna
In the Main Courtyard, heart of all of the exhibits, the installation “A Beach in the Baroque” by Portuguese studio Aires Mateus.

At the Noble main floor, “Wogg”, Swiss furnishing company specializing in shutter systems; plus, the Scuola del Design del Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic Design School) showcases the results of its experimental workshop “Landscape and Interior Spatial Design 2.”

Inside the Sala degli Specchi, the Swiss Wogg presents its new collection of furnishings designed by Christophe Marchand.

Admission free, booking required at https://www.musement.com/us/milan/design-variations-2021-by-moscapartners-308594/?aid=MoscaPartners


From 4 to 12 September.

“Il Salone / la Città.” At Triennale Supersalone Hub, Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna; bus 61

A project conceived by the Triennale Museum of Italian Design recounts the cultural productions of the Salone over the years. A spectacular exhibition that develops from the Triennale archives and arrives at the Salone del Mobile.


From 7 to 10 September from 3.00pm to 11.00pm

“IDxRedBullOrganics”. Ride, Via Valenza 2 • M2 Porta Genova

Talent is a precious commodity, and the Organics Talents project was created to celebrate it and offer it in a collective exhibition, straddling analogue and digital. 13 talents were selected following the call that saw RedBull collaborate with Ral and the ID organisers with a focus on innovation and sustainability. Their names: Nicola Masolini – Premium Casual Streetwear – RE49 | Giulia Boccafogli – Jewelry Designer | Stefano Barbieri – Light Designer | Claudio Vittori – Artist & Sound Designer | Greta Dalessandro – Bio Designer | Helga Aversa – Illustrator | Jacopo D’andrea – Fashion Designer & Dj | Lucia Pascale – Fashion & Eco Design | Umberto Passerini – Graffiti Artist | Mauro Serra – Photographer | Riccardo Pirovano – Land Art – Jukai | Silvia Fontana – Performer & Dancer


From 7 to 10 September from 15.00 to 22.00

An event dedicated to eco-sustainability, with a careful selection of craftsmen whose creations are based on the recovery of natural raw materials. An appointment to discover new proposals, to understand what is hidden behind the object through the explanation of master craftsmen. The proposals range from jewellery to natural cosmetics made from fresh raw materials, from giftware to furnishing accessories.



Photology Online Gallery.


From 1 September to 30 November. “Ron Galella. Exclusive Diary.” On the occasion of Ron Galella’s 90th birthday, Photology Online Gallery pays tribute to this unrivalled “paparazzo” who for over sixty years chased and photographed actors, directors, singers and politicians, such as John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Maria Callas, Sophia Loren, Frank Zappa, Richard Burton, Elton John, Yves Saint Laurent, Mick Jagger, Jackie Kennedy, Truman Capote, Andy Warhol… about 40 photos of the stars who have made American history since the 1950s.

All very rare vintage prints (size about 20x25cm), the only ones signed and stamped by the artist and with a period newspaper description on the back. They are divided into two categories: single images and “action sequences” composed of two or three prints each.

All of them are contained in the book “Exclusive Diary” (306 pages with 157 black and white photographs printed in three colours) published by Photology in 2004 and now available on Amazon or via www.photology.com/books/.



September 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)


Palazzo Reale

Piazza Duomo 12 • M1, M3 Duomo

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 12 September. “Divine and avantgarde. Women’s art in Russia.” In collaboration with the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg. Around 90 masterpieces, 8 different sections and 2 major chapters telling the cultural and social evolution of women in Russia through artistic expressions from the 14th to the 20th century: sacred icons, painting, sculpture, graphics and refined porcelain. Two great chapters, divided into sections, with about 100 masterpieces. Discounted admission for the MiTo ticket holders. https://www.palazzorealemilano.it/en/mostre/women-russian-art


Until 29 September. “Prima, Donna” an extraordinary retrospective to remember the vision and the unconventional life of Margaret Bourke-White, one of the most representative and emblematic figures in photojournalism. https://palazzorealemilano.it/en/mostre/margaret-bourke-white


Until 29 September. “Sun and Oceans Painting” Solo show by the painter Marcello Lo Giudice. Admission free. https://www.palazzorealemilano.it/en/mostre/sun-and-oceans-paintings


From 18 September 2021 to 30 January 2022. “Claude Monet”.50 paintings selectedfrom 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 and the Water Lilies, and an in-depth study on the theme of reflection of light and its variations. Discounted admission for MiTo ticket holders.  



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. 
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. 



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. 



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.



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.



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

To access the PAC it is mandatory to submit your Green Pass and ID. Until 19 September. “Luisa Lambri. Autoritratto” (Luisa Lambri. Self-portrait). Focusing on photography, Luisa Lambri’s art is about her relationship with space, architecture, abstract photography, modernism, feminism, identity and memory.Discounted admission for MiTo ticket holders.


Until 19 September. “Zehra Doğan. Il Tempo delle farfalle” Kurdish artist, journalist and activist, Zehra Doğan has brought new attention to her research on listening and feminist practice. In the Project Room at the PAC she exhibits a selection of works carried out during her detention in the Amed women’s prison and in the Tarsusmaximum security prison, as a consequence of her social denunciation and in particular of a drawing and some articles written during the conflict in Nusaybin.Discounted admission for MiTo ticket holders.





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

Single ticket for all Triennale exhibitions €15

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


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
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:


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.


Until 12 September. “Enzo Mari” an exhibition devoted to the work and ideas of one of the most important designers, artists, critics and theorists. The show includes projects, models, drawings, and materials from the Enzo Mari Archive, many of which have never been shown before. €8.50/10


Until 12 September. “Les Citoyens” The collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents a selection of 120 works by 28 artists from the Parisian institution, including David Lynch, David Hammons, Francesca Woodman, Cai Guo-Qiang, Patti Smith, Agnès Varda, Artavazd Peleshyan.


Until 12 September. “Vico Magistretti. Architetto milanese” the heritage of drawings, sketches, models, photographs, prototypes and original pieces preserved in the archive of the Milanese architect and designer,who began his career right at the Palazzo dell’Arte, in the years after World War II.


Until 20 November. “Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries” The exhibition will try to answer a series of questions about what we “know we still don’t know” in various fields, such as the evolution of the city, the oceans, genetics and astrophysics. A profound experience which, with the help of designers, architects, artists, playwrights and musicians, will give visitors the chance to overturn their idea of ​​the world.


From 4 September to 7 November. Carlo Mollino. Allusioni Iperformali” (Carlo Mollino. Hyperformal allusions). The furnishings of Casa Albonico in Turin, made between 1944 and 1946.From 4 September to 31 October. Fittile. L’artigianato artistico italiano nella ceramica contemporanea” (“Fictile. Italian artistic craftsmanship in contemporary ceramics)  a journey through Italian artistic ceramics.


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!



Gallerie d’Italia

Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo
Mon. – Fri. 10.00 -20.00 (last entry 18.30). Sat.- Sun.10.00 -21.00 (last entry 19.30)

Info and booking: tel. 800.167619; email: info@gallerieditalia.com
€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 3 October. “Painting is Back” an extraordinary exhibition on the Eighties, which offers a vision of the artistic events and of the protagonists who provocatively viewed painting as a happy ability to paint the world with a new vitality which had international visibility and immediate success.


From 3 September to 7 November. “Passo a due. Roberto Bolle Giovanni Gastel” (Pas de deux). This exhibition, set inside the museum’s octagonal cloister, shows the career of Roberto Bolle, through thirty shots by Giovanni Gastel. An ideal “pas de deux” that offers a unique choreography, a long friendship, mutual respect, enhancing art in all its kaleidoscopic forms.


From 10 September to 7 November. “Francesca Leone. Ulteriori gradi di libertà nella città che resiste. (Francesca Leone. Additional degrees of freedom in the city that resists). Rome-born Francesca Leone recovers objects from waste and refuse, and exhibits works made with poor materials such as cement, iron, metal shees, etc. She uses every detail of the exhibition hall as if to lay the foundations for a further architecture, which the artist builds “brick by brick”. In this sense, she develops a “further” architecture, which doesn’t deny the reality, but doesn’t resign to it.


From 14 September to 7 November. “Jeff Koons. Gazing Ball (Centaur and Lapith Maiden)” is a plaster and glass sculpture made by Koons in 2013. The reference to ancient sculptures is evident, but what attracts the eye is a mirrored surface sphere, a popular ornament often found in several gardens in Pennsylvania near the artist’s childhood home. The sculpture is the cast of a marble one, of the Zeus Temple in Olympia, Greece, which depicts the battle between Lapiths and centaurs. Koons shows the episode of a centaur who tries to rape a Lapith woman. In his version, the artist completes the figure of the girl based on a 19th-century plaster cast, preserved at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 




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 7 November. “Tina Modotti. Women, Mexico and freedom.” Tina Modotti, an Italian photographer, activist and actress, has left an indelible mark on the history of contemporary photography. Her famous shots are present in the collections of the most important museums in the world and symbolize an emancipated and modern woman, whose photographic art is inextricably linked to her social commitment.


From 2 September. “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. 





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. “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.


From September. “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.




Castello Sforzesco

Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli

Free entrance 07.00 – 19.30

Tues.- Sun. 09.00 -17.30. €3/5

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


Until 24 October. “Il corpo e l’anima, da Donatello a Michelangelo. Scultura italiana del Rinascimento” (“Body and soul, from Donatello to Michelangelo. Italian Renaissance sculpture”). The exhibition, organized with the Louvre Museum, connects Italian Renaissance sculpture with other arts such as painting, drawing and objects, highlighting the main themes of Italian art in the second half of the fifteenth century, through to the end of the Renaissance. 


Until 19 November. “Brindisi d’autore. Bicchieri d’artista” (Author’s toast. Artist glasses) features 166 twentieth-century glasses, all different in shape, technique and colour.


Until 30 January 2022. “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.



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 from September to 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.


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.


Until 27 September. “La Forma del Tempo” (The Shape of Time) an exhibition dedicated to Mankind’s relationship with Time, is divided into four sections: The measurement of Time and Space, The images of Time, Nighttime and Magic Shadows. On show: clocks, sculptures, codes and paintings (among the authors: Tiziano, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Andrea Previtali, Bernardino Mei and Giovan Battista Gaulli known as il Baciccio) from antiquity to the threshold of the modern age.



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:

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

Until 12 September. “Submariner” by Vanni Cuoghi, with 16 recent works, many of which unpublished, which draw inspiration from the seabeds and its creatures.



Fondazione Mudima

Via Tadino 26 • M1 Lima
Open Mon. to Fri 11.00 -13.00 / 15.00 -19.00 Admission free


From 6 September. Evidence of Contemporary Papers.Collective show, to investigate the infinite expressive possibilities of the work of art on paper, by the following artists:Daniela Alfarano, Alessandro Bazan, Joseph Beuys, Jake&Dinos Chapman, Martin Dammann, Diamante Faraldo, Formento & Sossella, Claire Fredric, Bryson Gill, Dick Higgins, Oda Jaune, Milan Knizak, Yoko Ono, Andrea Salvino, Andrea Santarlasci, Markus Schinwald, Gianni Emilio Simonetti, Fausta Squatriti, Lee Ufan, Alessandro Verdi, Wolf Vostell. 



Galleria MAEC Milan Art & Events Center

Palazzo Durini, Via Santa Maria Valle 2 • M3 Missori or M1 Duomo + tram 2, 3, 14

Open Tues Sat 10.00-14.00/15.30–19.00


Until 15 October. With the patronage of Shanghai Honglai Culture Media Co., Ltd, and the Shanghai Zuibaichi Garden, online exclusively on the  www.wepresentart.com platform, “Deconstruction of Urban Intention” Jinjin Dong’s solo exhibition. At the same time, the show will be inaugurated in Shanghai Zuibaichi Garden, one of the 5 oldest Chinese gardens in Shanghai, at the Dong Qichang Museum. The Museum is dedicated to Dong Qichang, a painter, calligrapher and scholar of the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)


From 8 to 30 September. “Frozen Time”, the bi-personal exhibition by Mengjie Huang and Cristiano Plicato, opens the gallery’s exhibition season with the inks on paper by Mengjie Huang together with the Cristiano Plicato’s oils in dialogue for the first time. Suspended time is what we are experiencing, with its doubts, uncertainties and, perhaps, even a time to reflect … #contemporaryart





Via Zamenhof 11 • tram 3 Largo Mahler

Open Mon. to Fri. 10.00-18.00 Sat. by apointment


From 3 September to 3 October. “Fotografare l’arte” (Photographing art). Forty-six images describe the cultural paths crossed by fourteen important photographers who try to solve the question of how to photograph art. 



Fondazione Sozzani

Corso Como 10 • M2 Moscova
Open Everyday 10.30 – 19.30 Wed-Thurs until 21.


From 5 September to 1 November. “Nanda Vigo. Incontri Ravvicinati. Arte, Architettura, Design” (Nanda Vigo. Close Encounters. Art, Architecture, Design). Architect, artist and designer, protagonist of the Milanese and European cultural circles of the Sixties, she was capable of her own vision aimed at the future. 



Galleria San Carlo

Via Sant’Agnese 18 • M1, M2 Cadorna; Ferrovie Nord

Open Mon. Sat. 10.00-12.30 / 16.00-19.00

From 6 to 18 September. “Inventare fino all’inverosimile” (Invent up to an unbelievable point) solo show by the multifaceted Milanese artist Francesco Bocola. In the last fifteen years of the twentieth century he organized scien­tific and cultural meetings and exhibitions of contemporary artists chosen by internationally renowned art critics, as part of a project dedicated to Art & Technology in his Milanese showroom called “Dissemination”. Recently Francesco Bocola has further develo­ped his poetics by combining his design skills with a strong artistic inspiration. This synergy of talents has given rise to “The House on Mars”, a fully functional immersive and interactive structure, a “sounding board” capable of amplifying the user’s feelings and improving his self awareness.


Esh Gallery

Via Forcella 7 • M2 Porta Genova

Open: 11.00–19:00 (15–18 September), by appointment (20 September–22 October) Admission free.

From 15 September to 22 October. “Express and Explore, Contemporary Japanese Glass”. A collective show with artworks by Ōki Izumi, Kojiro Yoshiaki, Kosogawa Runa, Sekino Ryo and Yokoyama Shohei.

Officine Saffi

Via Aurelio Saffi 7 M1Conciliazione/Cadorna

Open Mon-Fri 10.00-18.30; Sat 11.00–18.00


From 7 September to 7 NovemberCeramic art works by the 45 finalists from 16 countries, exhibited in two locations: the Officine Saffi gallery, via Saffi 7, and IF Living, piazza Virgilio 4.



Gaggenau – DesignElementi Hub di Milano

Corso Magenta 2, in the courtyard • M1 Cairoli

Open Mon. Sat. 10.00 – 18.30. Admission free by appointment only
E-mail: gaggenau@designelementi.it
T. +39 02 29015250 (int. 4)

Until 23 September. “IO | N”, solo show by Fabio Sandri.


The new project Zona Monti

On 15 September 2021 – from 12.00 to 21.30: A coordinated opening day.

This cultural project aims at connecting contemporary art galleries with foundations and archives, either public or private, linked to art and architecture.
Zona Monti is spread over several streets near Via Vincenzo Monti, connecting the following:
Federico Luger Via Aurelio Saffi 6
Galleria Tonelli Via Aurelio Saffi 33
Pananti Atelier Via Aurelio Saffi 9
Podbielski Contemporary Via Vincenzo Monti 12
Officine Saffi Via Aurelio Saffi 7
Viasaterna Via Leopardi 32
Archivio Vincenzo Agnetti Via Machiavelli 30
Fondazione Piero Portaluppi Via Morozzo della Rocca 5







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.