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director: DEAN BAKER
starring: GIANNI AGNELLI (Young Men Never Die), KEVIN McDONALD
screenplay: Hanna Mayer
shot on location Palazzo della Ragione, Milan
music: Stefano Ianne, Bob Powell, Scott Landers, Eddie Wedder, updating
film running time: 00:16:14

GIANNI AGNELLI | ITALIAN STYLE ICON. A celebrity’s life: he was as adored as a movie star. Upon meeting him, Federico Fellini, one of Italy’s most famous film directors said: “Put a helmet on him, put him on a horse. He has the face of a king.”
Gianni Agnelli (12 March 1921 – 24 January 2003)

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- Piazza Duomo 12 - Milano | Info: (+39) 02.02.02

Opening Hours
Monday 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Tue Wed Fri Sun 9.30 am-19.30 pm
Thu Sun 9.30 am – 22.30 pm
Ticket office closes an hour before show closing time.
Public transports
Tram: 1,2,3,12,15,16,19,24,27
Bus: 54
Tube: MM1/MM3 Duomo

21 February 2017 - 18 June 2017

The exhibition KEITH HARING. About art at Palazzo Reale in Milan gives an overview of the career and works of the American artist and social activist whose visual language has become globally recognised. On display are 110 works from public and private collections from Europe, America and Asia, many of them colossal, and some unpublished or never exhibited before in Italy.
The works are presented in the context of the art that inspired Keith Haring to develop his signature style: from classical archaeology, pre-Columbian art, Pacific masks and creations by Native Americans, to the masters of the 20th century, such as Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet and Paul Klee.



Manet and modern Paris
8 March 2017 - 2 July 2017

This exhibition at Palazzo Reale is focused on some masterpieces by Edouard Manet that come from the collections of the Musée d'Orsay and portray the artist's attitude towards the changes taking place in Paris between 1850 and 1880 when the city was going to become "capital of capitals". Two almost consecutive ‘Expositions Universelles’, in 1855 and 1867, contributed to increase the rhythm of life in Paris: Manet and his contemporaries well witness the big race into the ‘modern age’.

An exhibition Comune di Milano - Cultura, Palazzo Reale, MondoMostreSkira
Curated by Guy Cogeval, Caroline Mathieu, Isolde Pludermacher

CHARLOTTE SALOMON. Life? or Theatre?
30 March 2017 - 25 June 2017

The hell of the Shoah delivers an unexpected poem with concurrently pictorial, theatrical, narrative, and musical features. Charlotte Salomon is a young Berlin-born Jew heading for a dramatic end. Before she died in Auschwitz, Charlotte told the story of her life in hundreds of gouaches, collected under the title Life? or Theater?
Miraculously survived through persecutions and war, this artistic legacy has become a real song of destiny, in which Charlotte’s life is being projected over the more dreadful scenario of the 20th century.
The daughter of Albert and Franziska Salomon, Charlotte was born in Berlin on the 16th April 1917. Her father was a surgeon and university professor, her mother an amateur musician, and her stepmother, Paula Lindberg, a celebrated opera singer. After high school, Charlotte pursued an artistic education, being the only admitted Jewish student of the Berlin Art Academy, which she attended from 1935 to 1938. In 1939 she fled Germany and went to live with her maternal grandparents at Villefranche-sur-Mer, near Nice. Here, in 1940, following her grandmother’s suicide, she found out that her mother and young aunt, after whom she had been named, had also committed suicide. This shocking revelation, together with the dramatic events weighing on her own fate as a persecuted Jew and refugee, led her to the idea and creation of her great autobiographic work entitled Leben? oder Theater? (Life? or Theater?). It features a long pictorial narration, integrated with theatre-like dialogues, literary intersections, and pieces of music as accompaniment, made up of 1,325 different sheets including gouaches, overlays, notations, various pictorial and other media, out of which Charlotte chose about 800 gouaches for her final story version. At the end of September 1943, only a few months since completion of this immense work, Charlotte and her husband Alexander Nagler were captured by Gestapo and deported to Auschwitz. Charlotte, then four-month pregnant, arrived at the extermination camp on the 10th October, and most probably murdered that same day.

I SANTI D'ITALIA (Saints of Italy)
24 March 2017 - 4 June 2017

On Saturday, March 25, Pope Francis graced the Lombardy capitol Milan with his holy presence, deeming this the first Papal visiting since 2012. Hundreds of thousands of revelers gathered around to hear his compelling works about our intrinsic duty to protect those less fortunate, particularly the impoverished. Honoring the Holy Father’s mid-Lenten visit, Curator Daniela Porro has compiled an itinerary of 44 devotional pieces that honor the Catholic tradition; most of the pieces are on loan from the Vatican Museum and Saint Peter's Treasury, among other collections that cover the periods of the 14th to the 19th centuries.
This incredible spread of Catholic masterpieces in mediums from sculpture to oil paintings by some of the history’s most influential names. The exhibition will be available for viewing in Palazzo Reale until June 4, among these artists are Titian, Guercino, Maratta, Sodoma, and more. Palazzo Reale is one of the most influential cultural centers in Italy and is known for hosting internationally renowned works of art since its conversion to a museum from a royal palace and government building at the turn of the 20th century.
The exhibition is divided into three sections focuses on Italy’s beloved saints Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Catherine of Siena, as well as Milan’s patrons Saint Ambrose and Saint Carlo Borromeo. There is also a showcase of the first century patrons Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  Both the selected depictions of the saints and the exhibited artwork demonstrate the diffusion of religion in Italy and represent spirituality throughout Italy.

Angelo Caloia, the chair of the promotional committee states "we couldn't have the Pope in Milan without also having an event that honored His Magistracy.” Many were granted the opportunity to pray with the Pope outside Milan’s gothic style Duomo, to whitness him pray over and dine with the inmates and staff in the St. Vittore Prison, and to celebrate outdoor mass with the him and 14 Cardinals in Monza Park.
The final stop before returning to the Vatican was at Milan’s Saint Siro Stadium where His Holiness addressed a crowd of 80,000 people strong. Among them was an invited congregation of adolescents who have either recently completed their confirmation- or are in the process of completing it. Pope Francis offered them a special blessing, including their parents and sponsors.
It was a special occasion for Milan who met the Pontiff for this first time this weekend; in 2012 his predecessor Benedict XVI visited and before that was Saint John Paul II's bi-visitation in the 1980s.
From the historic works of art depicting the Catholic Church’s adored saints, to the influential words of Saint Francis about humility and helping the poor, Milan was blessed and honored to have hosted the Holy Father this weekend.(Courtesy of i-Ital.org)


MUSEO DEL NOVECENTO - Piazza Duomo 12 - Milano | Info: (+39) 72095659

Opening Hours
Mon 14.30pm - 7.30pm
Tue-Wed-Frid-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm
Thu-Sat 9.30am – 10.30pm
Info: 02.88444061
Public Transpots
Tram: 1,2,3,12,15,16,19,24,27
Bus: 54
Tube: MM1/MM3 Duomo

The Museo del Novecento (Museum of the Twentieth Century) in Palazzo dell'Arengario, is a public venue for the display of Milan's collection of Twentieth-Century Art. The museum is intended to be an important cultural institute for researching, understanding and investigating the artistic phenomena, the forms and the language of Twentieth-Century Art. In the 8,200 square metres of exhibition hall will be on display works by Picasso, Braque, Klee, Modigliani, Fontana, Marinetti, De Chirico, Morandi, Burri, and other famous twentieth century artists ranging from the beginning of the century to the 1960s. The paintings and statues will be displayed in chronological order and many have been donated from private collections.

PALAZZO MORANDO - Via Sant'Andrea 6 - Milano | Info: (+39) 02.02.02

Opening Hours
Monday closed
Tue Sun 9am - 13pm | 2.00 pm-5.30pm

Public transports
Tram: 1,2
Bus: 54,61,73,94
Tube: MM1 stop Duomo / MM3 stop Montenapoleone

Paillettes e lustrini nella moda di Palazzo Morando 1770-2004

Sequins and glitter in the fashion of Palazzo Morando 1770-2004

 15 December 2016 - 2 July 2017

“Rosa Genoni 1867-1954.
Alle radici dello stile italiano”

17 February - 2 July 2017

PINACOTECA DI BRERA - via Brera, 28 - | Info: (+39) 02 722 631

Monday - Sunday
8.30 am - 7.15 pm

Ticket office closes an hour before show closing time.
Public transports
Tram: 1,2,3,12,14,15,16,19,24,27
Bus: 54
Metro: MM1/MM3 Duomo

Fourth Dialogue “Around Lotto”

30 March - 11 June 2017


From 30 March the Pinacoteca di Brera will be hosting a new and highly original dialogue among masterpieces in the history of art: “Around Lotto” will be showcasing paintings from the museum’s own collection in dialogue with other “guest” pictures.
The Brera’s Portrait of Laura da Pola, Portrait of Febo da Brescia, Portrait of a Gentleman with Gloves (Liberale da Pinedel) and Portrait of a Man, which constitute some of Lorenzo Lotto’s finest work and indeed some of the loftiest masterpieces of Renaissance portraiture in general, will be interacting with the same painter’s Portrait of a Young Gentleman (Cristoforo Rovero) from the Accademia in Venice, a “sister” institution in that it too, like Brera, was founded by Napoleon in 1807.
In addition to the four paintings by Lorenzo Lotto, another eight paintings in the Pinacoteca’s collection are to be rehung as part of this new “kaleidoscope of portraits”.

In the words of Maria Cristina Passoni, who has curated the exhibition in conjunction with Francesco Frangi, these portraits “are as revealing as a private diary, fuelling our interest in discovering the identity and the history of these sitters who offer themselves so candidly to our gaze”.

The portraits in Room XIX will include G. B. Moroni’s Portrait of Antono Navagero, Sofonisba Anguissola’s Self-portrait.
This stimulating debate will involve a change in the layout of Room XIX (previously the home of work by the school of Leonardo, its paintings temporarily moved to the Museo Poldi Pezzoli to hang alongside kindred pictures).

Dialogue curated by Francesco Frangi and Maria Cristina Passoni.

The Sense of the Portrait: from Lotto to the Selfie

Brera’s new dialogue “around” Lotto prompts us today to reflect on a highly topical issue, the portrait, the self-portrait, or the way we look at others and the way we look at ourselves.
Portraits depict people, of course, but what do they really show? Portraits are neither just depictions of the way people look nor mere courtly flattery.
A portrait can depict the sitter’s political power, confirm and consolidate their public impage, communicate their importance or even portray their deepest private feelings.

MUSEO POLDI PEZZOLI - Via Manzoni 12 - Milano | Info: (+39) 79 4889/6334

Opening Hours
Mon-Sun 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Ticket office closes an hour before show closing time.
Public transports
Tram 1 stop Via Montenapoleone
Tube MM1 / Duomo
MM3 Duomo - Via Montenapoleone

4 April - 29 May 2017

Design Week 2017: the new exhibition at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum is coming.

This year, twenty students from the Creative Academy a collection inspired by wood, natural material par excellence, and to its noble manufacturing, joining creativity and artisan know how. The Poldi Pezzoli Museum is the special context of the exhibition.

From April 3 to May 29, 2017. Free entrance in the Fresco Room during the Design Week.

Realized with: @ELIGO
Supported by: @van cleef and arpels.

PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea Via Palestro 14|Info 02 88446359

Opening Hours
Monday 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm
from Tue to Sun 9.30 am - 7.30 pm

Ticket office closes an hour before show closing time.
Public transports
Tram: 1,2
Bus: 61,94
Tube: MM1 stop Palestro


28 March 2017 — 4 June 2017

Installation, photography, video and performance for the first retrospective in Italy of the contemporary Spanish artist.

Credits:. Royal Palace, Brera Pinacoteca, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, PAC

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