Top Museums in Milan

Palazzo Reale in Milan

Palazzo Reale


The Palazzo Reale in Milan, a former royal palace with its large halls, refined furnishings and sweeping staircase, is today an important exhibition venue and cultural centre. With a space of 7,000 square metres, it regularly displays modern and contemporary art works including many famous … [read more]

Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper (1498)

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper


Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (in Italian Il Cenacolo) requires very little introduction since it is one of the most famous works of art in the world, made even more famous by Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. The mural painting is located in … [read more]

Pinacoteca di Brera Milan

Pinacoteca di Brera


The Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) houses one of the main art collections of Renaissance art in Italy with over 500 works dating from the 14th- 20th century. Opened to the public in 1809, it is situated in a beautiful 17th century building alongside … [read more]

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Milan

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana


One of the oldest cultural institutions in Milan and founded in 1618 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, the Ambrosiana Gallery houses a permanent collection of fine paintings, sculptures, etchings and drawings donated by Borromeo himself. Adjoining the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, a historic library in Milan containing works … [read more]

Museo delle Culture – MUDEC, Milan

Museo delle Culture – MUDEC


Museo delle Culture (Museum of Cultures), or MUDEC, is the latest addition to the museum landscape of Milan. It is a centre dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the cultures of the world, and focuses on the relationship of these cultures with the city of Milan. … [read more]

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Top Exhibitions in Milan

M.C. Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere (1935)


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Palazzo Reale in Milan hosts a major exhibition of the works of M. C. Escher, including over 200 of his mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. M. C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist, recognised both for his contributions to the arts and mathematics. … [read more]

Rubens, Christ and John the Baptist as children and two angels (1615/1620)

Peter Paul Rubens and the Birth of Baroque

The Rubens exhibition at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Pietro Paolo Rubens e la nascita del Baroccois (Peter Paul Rubens and the Birth of Baroque), is dedicated to the work of the celebrated Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), considered the precursor of European Baroque … [read more]

Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1830)

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro

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The exhibition Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro at Palazzo Reale in Milan includes more than 200 woodblock colour prints and illustrated books by the three Japanese masters, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806). In five different sections, the visitor can learn about the … [read more]

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled - Bracco di Ferro (1983)

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at MUDEC in Milan presents a retrospective of Basquiat’s short but intense career, featuring almost 100 works from private collections. The exhibition brings the art of graffiti to the general public with works by the artist who, along with his friend … [read more]

Nathan Sawaya, Yellow, The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

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The The Art of the Brick exhibition at La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan by contemporary artist, Nathan Sawaya, puts on display the world’s most famous coloured bricks. LEGO® bricks have been delighting and fascinating children and adults alike for decades and this exhibition is … [read more]

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