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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.
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Bus: 54
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Toulouse Lautrec. The fleeting world
17 October 2017 - 18 February 2018

From 17th October 2017 to 18th February 2018, Palazzo Reale in Milan will celebrate Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) with an extensive monographic exhibition highlighting the artist’s prolific journey and the traits of extraordinary modernity in his works.
The exhibition project is split into themes and will invite the visitor to appreciate the fascination and artistic importance of the bohemian painter who, without adhering to any school, knew instinctively how to create a new and provocative realism, an extreme synthesis of form, colour and movement.
The author's stylistic evolution, of aristocratic origins but influenced by Paris's decadent life of the ‘urban-underclass’, will be outlined in all its phases, from painting to graphic design, with particular reference to Toulouse-Lautrec’s profound knowledge of Japanese prints and his passion for photography.
Over 250 of Toulouse-Lautrec’s works, featuring 35 paintings, along with lithographs, etchings and the complete series of 22 posters made by the 'cursed' artist on loan from the Toulouse-Lautrec Musée of Albi and important museums and international collections such as the Tate Modern in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Puškin Museum in Moscow, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the MASP (Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo), and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris and from several historical private collections.

The exhibition, curated by Danièle Devynck (director of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi) and Claudia Zevi, is promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan-Department of Culture, Palazzo Reale, Giunti Arte Mostre Musei and Electa, together with the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec de Albi and the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA) in Paris.


Inside Caravaggio
29 September 2017 - 28 January 2018

“Dentro Caravaggio” at Palazzo Reale in Milan from 29.09.2017 to 28.1.2018 presents an unexplored new perspective of the years of the artist’s extraordinary production, under the light of a some new documents and more recent researches.
Once again Milan pays homage to the genius artist showing eighteen of the master's works of art together for the first time ever. Deemed as unique, this retrospective not only presents the public with works on loan from other major Italian museums, and from equally important foreign museums, but for the first time ever Caravaggio's canvases will be flanked by their respective radiographic images thanks to the innovative use of multimedia equipment, enabling the audience to follow and discover the artist's journey from his initial thoughts to the final achievement.
Through diagnostic methods such as reflectographs and x-rays, which penetrate to a different extent under the pictorial surface, it is possible to analyse Caravaggio’s creative process, his idiosyncratic painting technique, his changes of heart, modifications and adjustments in composition.
Amongst the museums and collections in Italy participating in the exhibition are: Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and Fondazione Longhi, Florence; Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Musei Capitolini, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica-Palazzo Corsini, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica-Palazzo Barberini, Rome; Museo Civico, Cremona; Banca Popolare di Vicenza; Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte and Gallerie d’Italia Palazzo Zevallos, Naples.

Amongst the most prestigious loans from abroad: Sacra famiglia con San Giovannino - Sacred Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (1604-1605) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Salomé con la testa del Battista - Salomé with the head of John the Baptist (1607 or 1610) National Gallery, London; San Francesco in estasi - St. Francis of Assisi in ecstasy (c.1597) Wadsworth Atheneum of Art in Hartford;  Marta and Maddalena (1598) Detroit Institute of Arts; San Giovanni Battista - St. John the Baptist (c.1603) Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City; San Girolamo - Saint Jerome in Meditation (1605-1606) Montserrat Museum, Barcelona.

Produced by Comune di Milano - Cultura, Palazzo Reale, MondoMostre Skira
Curated by Rossella Vodret

Teatro alla Scala costumes from the thirties to today
10 October 2017 - 28 January 2018

Twenty-four extraordinary stage costumes have been carefully chosen from the large archive of stage costumes conserved in the Teatro alla Scala and restored especially for the occasion. They will be exhibited in the sale degli Arazzi at Palazzo Reale.
The exhibition and the restoration of these precious garments is promoted by the Association Amici della Scala, which celebrates 40 years of activity, underpinning its commitment to promote La Scala’s historic heritage.
In four thematic sections the exhibition celebrates the history and identity of the Theatre from the 1930s to the present day.

Every costume refers to the creation of legendary roles and performances directed by iconic figures such as Visconti, Strehler, Ronconi, Wilson, Carsen and many others; the garments were worn by super divas such as Callas, Tebaldi, Fracci and Nureyev. Curated by Anusc Castiglioni, Luca Scarzella and Massimo Zanelli, the setting evokes a theatrical stage that extends over four rooms with a runway show of costumes illuminated as if they were part of the scene set against a background depicting great performers, in an elegant overlay of images.

The restoration and valorisation of most of the costumes exhibited were entrusted to the esteemed ‘Atelier Brancato’.
A joint exhibition project between Milano-Cultura, Palazzo Reale and the Friends of the La Scala Association

With the collaboration of the Teatro alla Scala
Curated by Vittoria Crespi Morbio

James Nachtwey
1 December 2017 - 4 March 2018

This retrospective presents the work of James Nachtwey, one of the most highly respected documentary photographers working today. The exhibition surveys Nachtwey's career from 1981 to the present. Both his black-and-white and color images stand as witness to war, famine, crisis, and conflict around the world.
The highly-anticipated exhibition of works by the award-winning American photographer, universally considered as the heir to Robert Capa, arrives in Milan for its first international stage of a tour in major museums around the world. The exhibition proposes an impressive individual and collective reflection on the theme of war. Curated by Roberto Koch and James Nachtwey himself, Memoria is an original production and is the greatest retrospective ever conceived of the photographer’s works.
"Since 1981, readers of such magazines as Time, National Geographic, and Live, have been aware of a restless and brilliant visual presence in their pages. For nearly a decade, James Nachtwey has stalked the terrifying existence of war and civil strife with his camera. Never content to simply record its explosive power, its gruesome ravaging of its victims, its confusion and disarray, Nachtwey has consistently managed to set all the dehumanizing elements of war in a human dimension." ("Deeds of War" From the introduction by Robert Stone)

James Nachtwey grew up in Massachusetts and graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College (1966-1970), where he studied art history and political science. Images from the Vietnam War and the American Civil Rights movement had a powerful effect on him and were instrumental in his decision to become a photographer. He has worked aboard ships in the Merchant Marine, and while teaching himself photography, he was an apprentice news film editor and a truck driver. In 1976, he started work as a newspaper photographer in New Mexico, and in 1980 moved to New York to begin a career as a freelance magazine photographer. His first foreign assignment was to cover civil strife in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the IRA hunger strike.

Since then, Nachtwey has devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts and critical social issues. He has worked on extensive photographic essays in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, Israel, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Russia, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, Romania, Brazil and the United States.

Nachtwey has been a contract photographer with Time since 1984. He was associated with Black Star from 1980-1985 and was a member of Magnum from 1986-2001. He is a founding member of VII - a photo agency/archive (2001). His two published monographs include "Deeds of War," Thames & Hudson, 1989 & "Inferno," Phaidon, 2000.

He has received numerous honors such as the Common Wealth Award, Robert Capa Gold Medal (five times), the World Press Photo Award (twice), Magazine photographer of the Year (six times), the International Center of Photography Infinity Award (three times), the Leica Award (twice), the Bayeaux Award for War Correspondents (twice), the Alfred Eisenstadt Award, the Canon Photo Essayist Award and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. He is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art.

Strehler fra Goldoni e Mozart. Exhibition-Workshop
2 December 2017 - 4 February 2018

From 2 December 2017 to 4 February 2018, The Cariatidi Hall in Palazzo Reale, Milan, will be hosting Strehler fra Goldoni e Mozart. Exhibition-Workshop, an exhibition dedicated to the figure of the great theatrical director, curated by Lorenzo Arruga, who collaborated with him in his role as a scholar of theatre and music.
Set up in an innovative manner, the exhibition offers a fresh and evocative image of Strehler’s theatre, through videos summarising the productions, and providing in-depth examination of techniques and characters, photographs of moments which have become famous, sketches and fashion plates, models and props, such as the famous Commendatore from Don Giovanni, as well as memorable costumes which retrace the theatrical career of Strehler, from the carefree period of the first creations and hopes, with the innocence of Harlequin, servant to two masters and The Abduction from the Seraglio, to the hard-earned success of Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte

It was Sergio Escobar who suggested the theme on which to focus, the essential work of Strehler on Goldoni and Mozart, which marked an artistic and personal journey, unique in its originality and importance, in the context of 20th century theatre and musical theatre, at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa and at the Scala.

The exhibition comes at special moment, with the celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the foundation of the Piccolo Teatro and of Strehler's debut at the Scala, the twentieth anniversary of the death of the musician Fiorenzo Carpi, and the tenth of the death of the scenographer Luciano Damiani, his most faithful collaborators.


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
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Bus: 54
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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

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


20 December 2017 – 4 November 2018


Palazzo Morando’s impressive collection of antique and modern clothes and accessories allows the museum to set up yearly exhibitions on a variety of important topics. In 2018, the show will revolve around twentieth century women and the outfits for life’s special occasions: weddings, debutante balls, theatre firsts and gala evenings. The show will display precious dresses from the 1920s, produced by the Parisian Worth and Liberty Maisons, and recently restored.

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


Supper at Emmaus

Brera Masterpiece


Caravaggio painted the Supper at Emmaus between 1605 and 1606, in other words between the end of his time in Rome and his final flight from the city after being found guilty of murder. He managed to sell it, through the good offices of Ottavio Costi, to Marquis Patrizi and it was still in that aristocratic family’s palazzo in Rome in 1939, when it was purchased for the Pinacoteca by the Associazione Amici di Brera. The depiction of the table with a carpet draped over it is a typical device of Caravaggio’s, found also in the first version of this subject which the artist had tackled earlier in a picture now in the National Gallery in London. Compared to the earlier version, this painting displays a greater intimacy and a plainer palette combined with a dramatic, almost theatrical treatment of light, underscoring the sacred nature of the moment.

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
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MM3 Duomo - Via Montenapoleone


24 November 2017 – 4 September 2018

The Poldi Pezzoli Museum celebrates the addition of new exhibition spaces.
Three are the new exhibition rooms connected to the heart of the Museum, the Golden     Room, via a corridor of visual impact. This “visual telescope” leads visitors to discover the new spaces and the Portrait Gallery, worthy of a noble palace as the one, where Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli lived. Here, one next to other, are on show the 17th and 18th century portraits of the Museum collection. This project has been carried out thanks to the availability of a contiguous apartment and to a contemporary donation by Mario and Carmen Franzini, generous patrons, friends of the Museum since a long time.
The new rooms allow the Museum to receive new donations and to offer to its public a richer and multifaceted range of exhibitions and cultural activities, with an increasing number of artworks.
At the ribbon-cutting the Poldi Pezzoli Museum presents, in the new spaces, three new collections never exhibited before.
The new itinerary starts with the exhibition of the exceptional watches from an important Milanese private collection illustrating the technical and artistic evolution of horology from the 16th to the 19th century, allowing the public to admire the goldsmith and enamel techniques used in the cases’ decoration. Thanks to this addition, the timepieces collection in the Poldi Pezzoli is now one of the most important in the world, as those at the Louvre in Paris, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the Musée d’art et d’ histoire in Geneva.
In the second room thanks to the generosity of Rossella Necchi-Rizzi and Orazio Carandente, we can admire a remarkable collection of archaeological finds:  a significant group of Apulian pottery, dating to 4th -3rd century BC, documenting the interest of 19th century European kings, aristocracy and bourgeoisie for collecting archaeology.
Then, in the Portrait Gallery, wonderfully dialoguing with the paintings of the same period, here on show, is exhibited the collection of 18th century European porcelain of Guido and Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò, generously donated by their daughter following their will.  The new room allows an immersion in the atmosphere of the 18th century fascinating artistic production. The porcelain illustrate with outstanding pieces all the main 18th centuries European manufactories, especially Meissen. On this occasion, and for the first time after many decades, three white vases part of garniture de cheminée, donated by Augustus II to Vittorio Amedeo of Sardinia, are exceptionally on show together with two vases from the same group now at Palazzo Reale in Turin. Next to these new collections,  harmoniously dialoguing with the Museum ones, are on show other art works recently donated and finally hosted in a more suitable space.
With “Art deserve more space. New spaces for new collection” the Poldi Pezzoli wishes to involve Milan in the celebrations for all the donors who have supported and enriched the Museum in over one hundred-thirty-five years.

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


GREGOTTI ASSOCIATI. A complete project (1953-2017)

19 December 2017 - 11 February 2018

Vittorio Gregotti - one of the most influential cultural figures on the national and international architectural scenario - began his career in 1953. In conjunction with the architect’s ninetieth birthday the PAC will display the main projects narrating his prolific vocation. The exhibition will also feature drawings and project notes in pencil, pastels and pen.

Curated by Guido Morpurgo.  Exhibition design: Studio Cerri & Associati. Ordinamento: Sergio Butti.
A project Comune di Milano - Cultura, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Silvana Editoriale

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

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