April 2019


Please note that opening times and fees could be changed without notice.

Any last minute changes will be highlighted in yellow whenever possible.

On Sunday 7 th March all the following public museums are free: Castello Sforzesco, 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 required), Pinacoteca di Brera, Gallerie d’Italia



Great events in the City

Milano art week

From 1st to 7th April. A very rich week, almost a non-stop party in a real journey to the centre of creativity, that revolves around the prestigious international Miart fair. During these days Milan stages an incredibly diverse range of artistic proposals, both historical and contemporary, through new commissions, monographic and thematic exhibitions, extraordinary openings, and artistic projects. Exhaustive info at https://www.yesmilano.it/en/whats-on/all-events/milano-art-week-2019. Here are some proposals among the others:

>Sheela Gowda, and Giorgio Andreotta Calò

Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Via Chiese 2 • M5 Istria

>Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin

Fondazione Prada, Via Fogazzaro 36 • M3 Crocetta + tram 16

>Ibrahim Mahama

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi Palazzo Dugnani, Via Manin 2 • M3 Turati

>Anna Maria Maiolino

PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Villa Reale, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

>Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival

Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna

>Lygia Pape

Fondazione Carriero, Via Cino del Duca 4 • M1 San Babila

>The Unexpected Subject. 1978 Art and Feminism in Italy

FM – Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Via Piranesi 10 • Passante Ferroviario Porta Vittoria

>Renata Boero and Marinella Pirelli

Museo del Novecento, Via Marconi 1• M1/3 Duomo

>Antonello da Messina, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Palazzo Reale, Piazza Duomo, 12 • M1/3 Duomo

>Carlos Amorales

Fondazione Adolfo Pini, Corso Garibaldi 2 • M2 Lanza

>Sophia Al-Maria

Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Via Vigevano 9 • M2 Stazione Porta Genova

>Jamie Diamond

Osservatorio Fondazione Prada, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II • M1, M3 Duomo

>Morbelli (1853-1919)

GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Villa Reale, Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro

>Hypervisuality. Film & Video Art from the Wemhöner Collection

Palazzo Dugnani, Via Manin 2 • M1 Palestro

>Hans Josephsohn

Fondazione ICA Istituto Contemporaneo Arti, Via Orobia 26 • M3 Lodi TIBB

>Anj Smith

Casa Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Via Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone • M1 San Babila

>The Last Supper After Leonardo

Fondazione Stelline, Corso Magenta 61• M1/2 Cadorna

>”A Friend” installation by Ibrahim Mahama 

Caselli Daziari, Porta Venezia • M1 Porta Venezia




From 5th to 7th April. Fri. and Sat. 12.00/20.00; Sun. 11.00/19.00. International fair of modern and contemporary art. 185 international art galleries from
19 countries (70 art galleries from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France,
Germany, Greece, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, United States, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and Hungary). Prestigious names stand out among the many international art galleries that for the first time have chosen Milan as their stage in Italy, such as Cabinet (London), Corvi-Mora (London), Marian Goodman Gallery (New York – Paris – London), Hauser & Wirth (Hong Kong – London – Los Angeles – New York – Somerset – St. Moritz – Gstaad – Zurich), Herald St (London), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Paris – Londin – Salizburg) and Tucci Russo (Torre Pellice). Many influential art galleries from all around the world will consolidate the relationship with
Milan and have reconfirmed their participation in the current edition, such as A Arte Invernizzi (Milan), Alfonso Artiaco (Naples), Bortolami (New York), Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), Campoli Presti (London – Paris), ChertLüdde (Berlin), Clearing (Brussels – New York – Brooklyn), Galleria Continua (San Gimignano – Pechino – Boissy-le-Châtel – L’Avana), Raffaella Cortese (Milan), Thomas Dane Gallery (London – Naples), Massimo De Carlo (Milan – London – Hong Kong), Dvir Gallery (Brussels – Tel Aviv), Kalfayan Galleries (Athens – Thessaloniki), Gladstone Gallery (New York – Brussels), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan – New York), Peter Kilchmann (Zurich), Andrew Kreps Gallery (New York), Lelong & Co (Paris), Magazzino (Rome), Mai 36 (Zurich), Giò Marconi (Milan), Massimo Minini (Brescia), P420 (Bologna), Gregor Podnar (Berlin), Lia Rumma (Milan – Naples), Sprovieri (London) and Zero… (Milan). The directors and curators of 18 international museums from 10 countries are called to assign the Fondo di Acquisizione Fondazione Fiera Milano (trust for the acquisition of works of art) and the five awards that Miart has created for art galleries and artists. The fair offers free guided tours by appointment every day at 14.00, 15.30, 17.00 and 18.00. The visits are intended to explore the artistic and historical contents of the stands. On show different sections, such as: Established Masters; Established Contemporary; Generations; Decades; Emergent; On Demand; Object; Fondazione Fiera Milano Acquisition Funds; and 5 Prizes. All info in English at http://www.miart.it/en. €15; ages 14-17 and university students €10; ages 0-14 and fine arts school students €1. Fieramilano City, Viale Scarampo, Pav3; Gate5 • M5 Portello


Milano Design Week/ Fuorisalone
Extra service for the underground

From Tuesday 9th M1 line increases the service for passengers heading to Salone del Mobile at Rho Fiera. Same for M2 and M3 in the evening hours. On Saturday 13th the urban service of M1, M2, M3 and M5 lines is extended until around 2 am.

Saturday 13th: last departures from the city centre

M1 line
• from Duomo to Bisceglie             2,04
• from Duomo to Molino Dorino      1,58
•  from Duomo to Sesto FS            2,00
Trains to Rho Fiera teminate at Molino Dorino.

M2 line
• from Cadorna to Cascina Gobba    1,59
• from Cadorna to Abbiategrasso      2,10
No service between Gobba-Gessate/Cologno and Famogosta/Assago

M3 line
• from Duomo to Comasina               2,00
• from Duomo to San Donato            2,00

M5 line
• from Garibaldi to Bignami                 2,14
• from Garibaldi to San Siro Stadio     2,14

Special ticket “Salone del Mobile + Atm pass”

Passengers  can quickly and easily reach the event  with the Atm pass integrated into the Salone entrance ticket. The QRcode is already printed on it:  just scan it to the reader to access metro.

The ticket is valid for a return trip between Milan and Rho Fieramilano with the M1 line.  It can also be used in Milan public transport network and on Trenord urban lines.

Other ways to buy tickets for the underground

We remind you that in order to reach Rho Fiera from Milan city centre the 1,50 € ticket is not valid. Please consider these tickets:
– One-way ticket for 2,50 €
– Return ticket for 5 €
– Daily pass for 7 €

Tickets can be purchased from the automatic machines located in metro stations, at ATM POINTS and at authorised resellers. You can also buy a ticket via ATM official app.

Alternatively, you can buy a railway ticket and take the suburban S5 and S6 lines from Porta Venezia, Repubblica, Dateo, Garibaldi or Lancetti railway stations or the local train from Porta Garibaldi station. For further information please visit http://www.trenord.it/EN/

Pay the underground by your contactless card

You can pay for the metro directly at the ticket gate with your contactless card.
You only have to touch your card on the reader when you enter and leave the station. The system will automatically calculate the right fare for your journey. Subscription to ATM website is not required. Please read here for further information.

Moving across Fuorisalone design districts

To reach the several events taking place in the design districts, here you can find some suggested stops and lines operated by Atm, bike sharing BikeMi and Trenord Suburban railways. Please note that Atm tickets are valid only on Trenord urban lines. More information about BikeMi: https://www.bikemi.com/

Tortona district
– Metro stations: Porta Genova M2, Sant’Agostino M2
– Overground lines serving the area: 2, 10, 14, 68, 74
– BikeMi: Bergognone-Tortona, Porta Genova, Milizie-Tortona

Brera district
– Metro stations: Lanza M2, Moscova M2, Cairoli M1, Montenapoleone M3
– Overground lines serving the area: 1, 2, 12, 14, 43, 57, 61, 94
– BikeMi: Brera, Manzoni, Treves, Cusani, Lanza, Moscova, Cairoli, Legnano-Arena Civica, San Giovanni sul Muro

Isola/Garibaldi district
– Metro stations: Garibaldi M2-M5, Isola M5
– Overground lines serving the area: 7, 10, 33, 60
– BikeMi: Garibaldi-Sturzo, Borsieri-Confalonieri, Lagosta, Gioia-Pirelli, Garibaldi-Pepe, Alserio-Cola Montano
– S lines (Trenord suburban railways): Garibaldi railway station

Triennale district
– Metro stations: Cadorna M1-M2
– Overground lines serving the area: 1, 50, 58, 61, 94
– BikeMi: Triennale, Gadio-Paleocapa, Cadorna 123
– S3-S4 lines (Trenord suburban railways): Cadorna station

Sant’Ambrogio/5 Vie district
– Metro stations: Sant’Ambrogio M2, Cordusio M1, Cairoli M1
– Overground lines serving the area: 2, 14, 50, 58, 68, 74, 94
– BikeMi: Sant’Ambrogio, Università Cattolica, Morozzo della Rocca, Cairoli

Centre/University district
– Metro stations: Duomo M1-M3, Missori M3, Cordusio M1, San Babila M1
– Overground lines serving the area: 12, 19, 24, 27, 73, 84, 94
– BikeMi: Arcivescovado, San Babila bis, Duomo, Santo Stefano, San Pietro all’Orto, Festa del Perdono, Richini, Beccaria, Borgogna

Porta Venezia district
– Metro stations: Porta Venezia M1, Palestro M1, Lima M1
– Overground lines serving the area: 5, 9, 33, 60, 81
– BikeMi: Porta Venezia 12, Palestro 12, Buenos Aires-Lima
– S lines (Trenord suburban railways): Porta Venezia railway station

Centrale district
– Metro stations: Centrale M2-M3, Caiazzo M2
– Overground lines serving the area: 1, 5, 9, 60, 81, 87, 90/91, 92
– BikeMi: Centrale 12, 4 Novembre, Luigi di Savoia

Lambrate district
– Metro stations: Lambrate M2
– Overground lines: 19, 33, 39, 45, 53, 54, 75, 81, 93
– BikeMi: Bassini-Grossich, Teodosio-Porpora, Teodosio-Pacini
– S9 line (Trenord suburban railways): Lambrate railway station

Bovisa district
– Metro stations: Dergano M3
– Overground lines serving the area: 2, 82, 92
– BikeMi: Bovisa railway bypass 1, Alfieri, Dergano, Imbonati-Dergano, Bovisa Lambruschini
– S lines (Trenord suburban railways): Bovisa Politecnico station

Parkings close later

On Saturday 13th interchange parkings of Gobba, Famagosta, San Donato, Maciachini, Molino Dorino, Lampugnano and Bisceglie extend opening hours until 2:30 am.


Milano Design Week/ Fuorisalone

From 9th to 14th April. A week in which the world’s spotlights shine on Milan, bringing together plurality of thought and international heterogeneity. www.milanodesignweek.org; or https://www.pinterest.it/mi_designweek (in Italian).

> Mokuzay is specialized in the creation of customizable tailor-made furniture. Faro Barcelona, ​​specialized in lighting solutions. FBS is a company specialized in decorative profiles in aluminum, brass and steel for industries. Galleria Spazio Hus, Via San Fermo della Battaglia 19 • M2 Moscova
> Ad Gerflor Italia creates, manufactures and markets complete solutions of resilient flooring and wall coverings. They exhibits at:
Interni Human Spaces, Università degli Studi di Milano – Ca’ Granda ex Ospedale Maggiore, Orto Botanico, Audi City Lab,
Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono 7 • M1 Duomo, M3 Missori
The Playful Living
, https://fuorisalone.it/2019/en/events/160/The-Playful-Living. Opificio 31, Via Tortona • M2 Porta Genova
> Wood-Skin presents Playground, an outdoor installation to celebrate the street as connective tissue and a main stage for the Milanese Design Week. The sidewalk becomes three-dimensional, waves of different materials become first a seat, then a wall, a hut. Wood-Skin, Corso Garibaldi, 73 • M2 Lanza
Pijama opens its studio archive and involves the Milanese graphics studio, La Tigre, for a home decor project: the hypnotic cushion. La Tigre’s optical graphics are screen printed on selected fabrics that have been salvaged from Pijama’s historical collections, creating a double layer that changes visual perception with a hypnotic effect. LsDream, Via Pastrengo 11 • M2 Porta Garibaldi
> Innovation Design Implementation 2019. The Design Poetry. Spazio V&A, Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Procaccini 4 • M5 Cenisio
> Dornbracht will be hosting ‘Is Memory Data’ a virtual reality exhibition. This showcase is the first iteration of the Dornbracht Research Lab, looking at how new technologies can transform, enhance or even replace our encounters with water. Using virtual reality goggles, visitors will immerse themselves in a world of hyper-reality where they experience space, matter and the element of water, in an unprecedented, playful way. Spazio Brera, Via Pontaccio 19 • M1 Cairoli
You can also see Dornbracht at Wallpaper* Handmade at Salone dei Tessuti, Via San Gregorio 29 • M1 Porta Venezia


Montenapoleone Design Experience

> Almini and Firmamento. Authentic luxury, quality and details protagonists of the Fuorisalone 2019. Via Bagutta 24 • M1 San Babila
> Agresti. Home technology state of the art. Via Luigi Rossari 5 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Baccarat. The brand symbol of the French art de vivre. Via Montenapoleone 23 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Banner. The architect Giacomo La Bua and the designer Emanuela Gualdoni present versatile furnishing accessories that become refined and playful elements. Via Sant’Andrea 8 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Buccellati. The world famous high-jewellery House, is also one of the most ancient producers of silverware in Italy, unveils the brand new Doge collection. Via Montenapoleone 23 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Burberry. A reinterpretation of an English design icon: the trench coat. Via Montenapoleone 12 • M1 San Babila / M3 Montenapoleone
> Cova Montenapoleone. Pasticceria Cova presents the project of new packaging for some of the most iconic products in collaboration with the MAFED (Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management) and MAMA (Master in Arts Management and Administration) masters students of SDA Bocconi School of Management. Via Montenapoleone 8 • M1 San Babila / M3 Montenapoleone
Daad Dantone. Design in Fashion. Soft light and rarefied atmospheres frame a careful selection of brands: Avant Toi, Carpe Diem, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Damir Doma, DEEPTI, Fagassent, Gareth Pugh, Ilaria Nistri, Isabel Benenato, Label Under Construction, Layer-0, MA+, Meo Fusciuni, Nostra Santissima, OXS, Phaedo Studio, Sagittarie A, Rick Owens, Tom Rebl, Uma Wang, Ziggy Chen, 10sei0otto. Via Santo Spirito 24 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Delvaux. The world oldest leather goods house presents a precious oversized Brillant bag by Jean Colonna. Via Bagutta 10 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Eres. Presents the new Capsule and in partnership with Officina Antiquaria exhibits an exclusive creation of the famous Italian designer Gio Ponti. Thursday April 11th cocktail from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Via Sant’Andrea 3 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Ermenegildo Zegna. Leading luxury menswear brand, presents the new collection Essenze Eau de Parfum. Via Montenapoleone 27/E • M3 Montenapoleone
> Falconeri Cashmere Brand. Personalizes the shop windows with the creations of the Spanish designer Raquel Rodrigo of Arquicostura Studio. Via Montenapoleone corner via Manzoni 20 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Giuseppe Zanotti. Special Launch of the new heel “Farrah”. Via Montenapoleone 8 • M1 San Babila / M3 Montenapoleone
> Illy Caffè. Presents a new menu: Rice creamed with coffee gel and pink grapefruit with aromatic herbs and zest. Via Montenapoleone 19 • M3 Montenapoleone
> IWC Schaffhausen. A new version of the appreciated watch the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante Edition “Boutique Milano”, with stainless steel case and limited to 150 pieces. Via Montenapoleone 1 • M1 San Babila / M3 Montenapoleone
> Marni. Presents “Moon Walk” an installation in which primitive fascination blends with the imagination of the future. Via Montenapoleone 12 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Panerai. Historical Florentine brand of high end sports watchmaking presents a unique installation, made with Turri furnishing accessories perfectly inserted in the original concept store, created by the designer Patricia Urquiola. Via Montenapoleone 1  M1 San Babila
Turri. Will welcome, in addition to the exhibition of a selection of new watches, a Panerai lounge, borrowed from the world of the sea and sailing. Via Borgospesso 11 • M1 San Babila
> Paul & Shark. On show MAELSTROM 1 and MAELSTROM 2, live performances in window, by the artist Duilio Forte. These artworks are characterized by the use of slabs of wood covered with mirrors and are inspired by the concept of TYPHOON 20000, the membrane patented by Paul & Shark, which ensures maximum waterproof and windproof performance. Via Montenapoleone 16 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Philipp Plein. Koro Design x Philipp Plein offers live customizations by Mirko Baldini, Koro Design. Friday 12th throughout the day from 11am to 8pm it will be possible to receive a free personalized artistic airbrushing on the purchased items and see the incredible creative process of the artist live performance. Via Montenapoleone 21 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Piaget. Shows a selection of High Jewellery creation, charismatic and flamboyant. Via Pietro Verri 10 • M1 San Babila / M3 Montenapoleone
> Pinko. Celebrate the artworks of Lawrence Sterne Stevens and Mc Wolfman. Via Montenapoleone 26 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Pisa Orologeria. Host the exhibition in partnership with BUBEN&ZORWEG: creators of inbuilt, multifunctional luxury safes, watch winders and clocks created to satisfy the world’s most discerning and demanding lovers of luxury and design. Via Pietro Verri 7 • M1 San Babila / M3 Montenapoleone
> Porada. Fabi meets Porada. On display limited edition sneakers for men and women inspired by the colour combinations and stylistic choices made by Porada. Via Borgospesso 18 • M1 San Babila / M3 Montenapoleone
> Roberto Cavalli. Unveils the 2019 interiors collection by setting up a pop-up store on the second floor. The collection celebrates the essence of the Cavalli style, precious and sophisticated  yet audacious and always characterized by the animalier prints. Via Montenapoleone 6 • M1 San Babila / M3 Montenapoleone
> Stella Mccartney. An artist from London will customize a selection of bags and wallets with the client’s initials. Stella McCartney also showcases summer collection, the most sustainable one over. Via Santo Spirito 3 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Sergio Rossi. Milanese aperitif a special drink by ‘Carlo e Camilla in Segheria’ created exclusively for Sergio Rossi. Via Montenapoleone 27 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Thom Browne. A Made-To-Measure specialist in store. On the 11th of April from 4:00pm to 9:00pm it is possible to try suiting options while being advised by our MTM expert flown into Milan on purpose for the occasion, discover the rest of collections, being introduced to a wide variety of elevated quality fabrics, different fittings and articulated details. Via Gesù 10 • M3 Montenapoleone
> Vetrerie Di Empoli. A new version of the “Gira e Rigira” wine glass, embellished by a Swarovski crystal. Via Montenapoleone 22 • M3 Montenapoleone


5Vie District

> A tribute to the great master Ugo La Pietra. Courtyard, Via Cesare Correnti 14 • M1 Cordusio or Duomo
“The Fish and the Crowd.” by the Lebanese designer Carlo Massoud showing objects designed from his first beginnings and a new production specially realized for this occasion. Oratorio della Passione, near the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Sant’Ambrogio • M2 Sant’Ambrogio
> “Hybritèque – The Hybrid Library.” The design practices Kanz and ZPStudio, the craftsman designer Lorenzo Franceschinis and the wood-lab Studio F. join their forces to widen the horizon on contemporary design. SIAM, Società Incoraggiamento Arti e Mestieri, Via Santa Marta 18 • M1 Cordusio
> “To the moon and back” by Giopato & Coombes is a journey that takes the two designers on a path that joins the surreal with the ordinary. Light is their common thread. C/O Adima – Via San Maurilio 19 • M1 Cordusio
Local Milan No. 4” features 44 Australian / New Zealand designers, the largest independent showcase of Australian design to date in Milan. Courtyard, Via Cesare Correnti 14 • M1 Cordusio or Duomo



From 17th April to 30thJune. “Images. Projects. Future” In the year in which Milan celebrates the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death and hosts the XXII International Triennale Exposition, the 2019 edition of this Festival pays tribute to the theme of design. 177 exhibitions, great quality events, sure charm and extreme variety that range among personal and collective shows by both renowned photographers and emerging talents. http://www.milanophotofestival.it/mostre/




Museum guide

The new multilingual edition with over 78 places, such as museums and exhibition spaces that are run by the City Council or other public institutions, 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€.


Palazzo Reale

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

Until 24 March. “Paolo Grassi.” This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Paolo Grassi, who founded the Piccolo Teatro together with Giorgio Strehler and Nina Vinchi in 1947. He was also superintendent at Teatro alla Scala and president of RAI (Italian Radio and Television). The exhibition features an important photographic collection: Paolo Grassi’s famous meetings, travels, tours, his personal history, his relationship with Strehler, the run-in with politics, and a selection of Italian and international events.

Until 2 June. “Antonello da Messina. Dentro la pittura.” Over 20 works by the great Renaissance painter: among them the Annunciata, an authentic icon, the synthesis of Antonello’s art; the elegant St. Augustine, St. Jerome and St. Gregory the Great, all coming from Palazzo Abatellis of Palermo; the famous “Portrait of a Man” with his enigmatic smile, on loan from the Fondazione Culturale Mandralisca di Cefalù. Two other masterpieces come from the National Gallery in London: the San Girolamo in the studio and the blessing Christ; the Crucifixion is on loan from the Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu in Romania; the list goes on: the Portrait of a Youth from the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the enchanting Madonna and Child from the National Gallery in Washington; “Portrait of a Young Man” from the Berlin State Museum; the outstanding triptych with the Madonna and Child and the “San Giovanni Battista and the San Benedetto” from the Uffizi Gallery; “Portrait of a young gentleman” from the Malaspina Pinacoteca di Pavia; the famous “Ecce Homo” (Christ at the Column) from the Collegio degli Alberoni of Piacenza. Last but not least, the “Portrait of a Man” from the Galleria Borghese in Rome and the poetic Christ in piety supported by three angels from the Correr Museum in Venice.

Until 23 June. “Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and life at the time of Napoleon” One hundred and fifty works that highlight the modernity of Ingres’ artistic production between 1780 and 1820. The French artist lived and worked for a long time in Milan, one of the most important centres of Napoleonic Europe. The exhibition brings out the revolutionary scope of the “painter of the odalisques”, realist and mannerist at the same time, famous for his painting “Napoleon in sacred costume”.

Until 7 July. “Il Meraviglioso Mondo della Natura. A fable between art, myth and science.” On show the “Ciclo di Orfeo”, a unique jewel of the seventeenth century until now exhibited at Palazzo Sormani, here revived in its original form and sequence. Nature also finds space through over 160 specimens of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and invertebrates from the Museum of Natural History, from the Aquarium of Milan and from the MUSE of Trento. A spectacular set-up that includes the “Canestra di frutta” by Caravaggio and the “Metallic plate with peaches” by Giovanni Ambrogio Figino.



Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna
Open Tues-Sun 10.30-20.30, Thurs until 23.00, Mon closed.
This venue is itself an interesting piece of architecture, designed by Giovanni Muzio and built in 1931-33 specifically for exhibitions. The Torre Branca nearby offers the chance to see Milan from about 100 metres up, at certain times of day and in the evening.

New permanent exhibition. The sculpture “Cavalletto” in bronze and varnish by Gianfranco Ferroni is now permanently placed in the foyer of the Triennale Teatro dell’Arte.

New permanent exhibition. The 7 metres tall marble sculpture “Il Seme dell’Altissimo” by Emilio Isgrò, previously placed at the 2015 Expo grounds entrance, has now been placed near the Triennale in the Sempione Park. On show a selection from Isgrò’s archives of fashion, furnishings, films, graphic works, publications, along with a monumental sculpture.

Until 1st September. “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival” an exhibiton to browse, listen and measure in which exploration becomes a memorable experience. An opportunity to discover numbers, creativity, logic and fertile contamination between areas of different thoughts that have always characterized the strength of polytechnic thought. 22 International participations covering all continents offering a diversified proposal in terms of themes, perspectives, contexts and origins.

Austria presents the project “Circular Flows. The Toilet Revolution” which is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, Milan.

The German exhibition space is set up by the famous Italian German filmmaker Armin Linke with the curation of Anselm Franke in the exceptional sculptural structure of the double staircase designed in 1963 by Carlo Ramous for the XIII Triennale and forgotten ever since.


Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
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, it 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 deeply wanted the presence of a huge solid wooden table, realized 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 transforms the Sala V of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in a silent and powerful School where the visitor can both admire the Cartoon and read and learn on 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
or 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!


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.

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.” In the run-up to the celebrations of Leonardo’s 500th death anniversary in 2019, 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.

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).

Until 19 May. “Dream Beasts.” For the first time in Italy the Strandbeest, gigantic kinetic installations by the Dutch artist Theo Jansen, who has been defined by international critics as “a modern Leonardo da Vinci.” He creates hybrid creatures with a zoomorphic appearance that move using the wind thrust. These works may seem like skeletons of prehistoric animals or huge insects, but they are gigantic animated sculptures made of industrial materials, such as flexible plastic tubing, nylon thread and adhesive tape.


Gallerie d’Italia

Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo

The Gallery and the library open Tue-Sun 9.30-19.30; Thurs until 22.30; closed Mon. €3/5/10.
5 May free admission (first Sunday of the month),
12 May reduced admission for mothers (Mother’s Day)

Coffee shop opens 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!

From 8 April to 12 May. “Il Genio Futurista di Giacomo Balla” (Giacomo Balla’s Futurist Genius), on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile and Milano Moda Design is exhibited for the first time in Milan the largest canvas ever painted by Balla (oil on tapestry canvas, 279 x 381 cm.).






Teatro alla Scala Museum

Piazza della Scala, Largo Ghiringhelli 1 • M1, M3 Duomo

Open Mon.-Sun. 09.00-17.30

Until 30 April. The long architectural history of the theater, from its original project designed by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini, to the most recent expansion project conceived by Mario Botta. An opportunity to review over two centuries of music history.


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.


Hangar Bicocca

Via Chiese 2 • M5 Ponale

Open Thurs-Sun 11.30-19.00, Thurs until 22.30. 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 21 July. “Cittàdimilano” solo show by Giorgio Andreotta Calò, who lives and works in Venice and Amsterdam. Calò is one of the leading Italian artists of his generation. His works include sculptures, large-scale site-specific installations, and architectural interventions that transform fragments of buildings or entire landscapes by using highly symbolic, natural elements such as water and fire.

• From 4th April to 15th September. “Remains” solo show by Sheela Gowda from Bangalore, one of the contemporary art leading names in India. On this occasion her work ranges from 1996 to the present time, including watercolours, prints, and site-specific installations from drawing, to sculpture, to large-scale installation, and involves the use of materials that often convey cultural values linked to the context they stem from.


Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Via Alessandro Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone.
Open Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00, closed Mon Tickets: €8

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 artefacts 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.


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.

Until 29 November. Rosanna Schiaffino’s wardrobe is on show for the first time. 40 dresses retrace the career and the fancy changes of the actress: from pin-up style to the elegance by Forquet, Marucelli, Yves Saint-Laurent, Valentino and Ferré.

Until 30 June. “Imagine. Living through fashion and music” by Bob Krieger. On show advertising photos from the 60′s to the 90′s by the major Italian designers such as Armani, Ferré, Missoni, Valentino, Versace, Biagiotti, Curiel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi.

From 6 April to 30 June. “Merletti e Design. Intrecci creativi a Cantù dal ‘900 a oggi (Lace and Design. Creative weaving in Cantù from the 1900s to the present). Palazzo Morando, via Sant’Andrea 6 • M3 Montenapoleone


Castello Sforzesco

Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli

Open Tues-Sun.09.00-17.30

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, near the Ticket Desk, at 14.45. €8. Infos and booking: https://bit.ly/2LyT7GL


Villa Necchi Campiglio
Via Mozart 12/14 • M1 Palestro
Open Wed-Sun 10.00-18.00. €4/9.
• From 3 April to 15 September. “La stanza di Filippo de Pisis. Luigi Vittorio Fossati Bellani e la sua collezione” (The Filippo de Pisis room. Luigi Vittorio Fossati Bellani and his collection). The exhibition brings together for the first time the art works that Fossati Bellani had collected and set up in his home in Rome, as a tribute to his passion for the paintings by Filippo de Pisis, which he loved to combine with the refined canvases by Savinio, Rosai and de Witt.

Grossetti Arte Contemporanea

Piazza XXV Aprile, 11/b, walk down the central staircase

Open. Tues. Sat 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 artists Tancredi Mangano.


Galleria Fumagalli

Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati

Open Tues.-Sat 11.00-19.00. Admission free.

Until 5 April. Bird’s-eye View, the first solo exhibition in Milan by the Dutch artist Marinus Boezem. A large site-specific installation made of bird feed outlines the perimeter of the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi on the gallery floor. The artwork turns the architectural space into a place full of suggestions.


Wow Spazio Fumetto

Viale Campania 12 • Passante Ferroviario Porta Vittoria, tram 27, buses 73, 90, 91, 93
Open Tues-Fri 15.00-19.00, Sat and Sun 15.00-20.00.  € 3/5

Until 12 May. Winx Club celebrates 15 years of adventures, friendship, courage and success. A special exhibition takes the public into the magical dimension of the legendary team of fairies that has conquered generations of children all over the world.


The Flat Massimo Carasi Arte Contemporanea

Via Frisi 3 • M1 Porta Venezia
Open Tues-Sat 14.00-19.30 and by appointment

Until 10 November. “Ocean” by Jonathan Vivacqua. Film trajectories intersect, creating the illusion of a large dark vibrating mass opposed to the visitor’s eyes. Fluids seem to sway and reverberate as they are struck by light.


Casa Museo Mangini Bonomi Museo delle Meraviglie

Via dell’Ambrosiana 20 • M1 Cordusio

Permanent exhibition. The aim of this collection is to preserve testimonies and conquests of past civilisations that time and the hustle and bustle of everyday living is slowly wiping out.


Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano

Via Jan 15 • M1 Lima

Open Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00.

Permanent exhibition. On these premises, once inhabited by the married couple Antonio Boschi (1896-1988) and Marieda Di Stefano (1901-1968), about three-hundred exhibits have been selected from over two thousand works donated to the City of Milan in 1974. The collection includes paintings, sculptures and drawings, and represents an extraordinary testimony to the history of 20th-century Italian art from the first decade to the end of the Sixties.


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

Giorgio Piccaia and Hu Huiming, two artists of the MA-EC Gallery have been invited by the Italian Institute of Culture in Cairo. This is a prestigious cultural program that will see Giorgio Piccaia also engaged in the construction of a mural in an ancient monastery.


Officine Saffi

Via Aurelio Saffi 7 • M1Conciliazione/Cadorna

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

Until 18th April. “Open to Art” presents the finalists of the third edition of its award. The finalists have been selected amongst 400 candidates from over 45 nationalities. The international jury of eight experts from the art and design world includes Felicity Aylieff (artist, Head of programme Royal College of Arts, London), Laura Borghi (Officine Saffi), Flaminio Gualdoni (journalist, art critic and professor at Brera Academy of Fine Arts), Tom Morris (editor and consultant specialized in design, interiors and architecture), Isabelle Naef Galuba (director of Ariana Museum), Elisa Ossino (architect, stylist), Ranti Tjan (director of EKWC) and Matteo Zauli (curator, director of Carlo Zauli Museum). The finalists on show are: Salvatore Arancio (IT), Giulia Bonora (IT), Roger Coll (ES), Tommaso Corvi Mora (IT), Yewen Dong (PRC), Sophie Mirra Grandjean (CH), Joe Isanako (JP), Cecil Kemperink (NL), Virginia Leonard (NZ), Claire Lindner (FR), Linda Lopez (USA), Claire Mayet (FR), Jongjin Park (KR), Sarah Pschorn (DE), Irina Razumovskaya (RU), Andrea Sala (IT), Priyanka Sharma (IN), John Shea (USA), Alice Walton (UK)m Mar De Dios (ES), Romina Gris Ormo (ES), Yves Perrella (IT), Claudio Pulicati (IT), Aliki van der Kruijs (NL).


29 Arts in Progress Gallery 

Via San Vittore 13 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio
Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00. Admission free

Until 6 April. “Le Temps Retrouvé” by Alain Laboile. As declared by Julie Guiyot-Corteville, chief curator of the French Museum of Photography, the “free children” of the edge of the world are the poetic embodiment of the mystery of childhood that so many photographers have sought to portray. In these unlikely images, we finally seem to be grasping the secret of our lost childhood. Yet these children are not out of the world, they go to school, they use their tablets, they learn good manners… only far from consumerism’s logics. We admire them as much as we envy them, and we lose ourselves in the spirit of this place conveyed so powerfully by Alain Laboile in his images.


Cardi Gallery

Corso di Porta Nuova 38 • M3 Turati
Open 10-19 Sun. and Mon. closed

Until 28 June. Solo show by world-renowned American artist Dan Flavin, whose main interest is light installations. Flavin’s practice focuses on how light can transform environments and exhibition spaces.


Studio d’Arte Cannaviello

Piazzetta Bossi • M1 Duomo

Open Tues.-Sat. 11.00-19.00 or by appointment

Until 16 April. This exhibition is a tribute to Hermann Nitsch on his eightieth birthday. Nitsch is one of the leading figures of the Viennese Actionism, and the exhibition highlights all aspects of his creative universe: paintings, photos and drawings. The show documents the artist’s production chronologically, from the ’70s up to his most recent works.


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.


Zazà Ramen noodle bar & restaurant

Via Solferino 48 • M2 Moscova/M3 Turati

Open Mon-Sun 12.00-15.00/19.00-23.00

  • From 2 April to 4 October. Zazà Ramen presents a site-specific installation by Paris based artist, Rafael Yossef Herman, who portrays the hidden existence of nocturnal darkness, enabling the viewer to experience a visual sensation that would be impossible to experience with simple human sight. Through his works the artist creates a new reality depicting trees, paths, and clearings in the forests or open fields with flowers. The use of nature is a practical tool rather than the work’s main subject, which is light, absence, and the psychology of vision.


Palazzo Borromeo

Piazza Borromeo 12 • M1 Cordusio

Open Mon.-Thurs. 10.00-18.00; Fri. 10.00-17.00

• From 3 April to 26 July. “Il tempo è un bambino che gioca” (Time is a child who plays). On showinside the palace and especially in The Games Room, which preserves the mid-1400s frescoes by the Games Master Borromeo – several sculptures and a site-specific installation by the artist Mattia Bosco.

Galleria Fumagalli

Via Bonaventura Cavalieri 6 • M3 Turati

Open Tues.-Sat 11.00-19.00. Admission free.

  • From 17 April to 20 July. “In-Origine” a two-artist show by the photographer Filippo Armellin and the sculptor Mattia Bosco, who perform two different styles and dialogue about the origin, offering a visual experience on the theme of beginning.