Fondazione Prada, Milan
Fondazione Prada, Milan

Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada Milan is an exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art and culture. It is housed in a complex that for many years functioned as a distillery, but that has been changed by OMA – the architecture firm co-founded by Rem Koolhaas – into a collection of modern spaces.

To the existing four buildings, OMA has added three new structures: an exhibition space, a multifunctional auditorium and a nine-story tower that will hold Prada’s collection, resulting in a total of 19,000 m2, out of which 11,000 m2 is dedicated to exhibitions.

The entrance building houses two special areas: a kids’ area designed by students from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, and a bar where film director Wes Anderson has recreated the typical mood of old Milan cafés.

The Fondazione Prada was created in 1993 by Miuccia Prada – the youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada and heading the family-owned luxury goods manufacturer since 1978 – and her husband Patrizio Bertelli, as a platform to analyse present times through the staging of contemporary art exhibitions as well as architecture, cinema and philosophy projects.

The complex in Milan is an addition to the Fondazione’s exhibition space in Venice, the Ca’ Corner della Regina, a historic palazzo on the Grand Canal and hosting exhibitions since 2011.

Practical Information

Address
Largo Isarco 2, Milan, Italy
Website
Opening Times
Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 21:00
How To Get There

Metro : Yellow line (M3) station: Piazza Lodi

Tram : 24 (stop: Via Ripamonti Via Lorenzini)

Bus : 77 (stop: Porta Romana FS) 90, 91 (stop: V.le Isonzo Via Ripamonti or Lodi M3)

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Past Exhibitions

John Baldessari, L’image volée (2016)

L’image Volée

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Recto Verso

The thematic exhibition Recto Verso at Fondazione Prada in Milan features works where the front has consciously been hidden from the visitor and instead the back of the work takes prime position. This exhibition follows the tradition of Fondazione Prada’s Nord gallery, where an underlying … [read more]

Fondazione Prada Milan, Serial Classic

Serial Classic

Serial Classic is the first exhibition in the newly opened exhibition space of Fondazione Prada in Milan. It focuses on classical sculpture and explores the ambivalent relationship between originality and imitation in Roman culture. The exhibition includes more than 70 works with an in-depth analysis … [read more]