Museo delle Culture – MUDEC, Milan
Museo delle Culture – MUDEC, Milan

Museo delle Culture – MUDEC


Good To Know

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.

The museum’s permanent collection gathers the collections from different Milanese government agencies, which are the result of donations made from the second half of the 19th century to the present day by missionaries, explorers, scholars and collectors, but also from less honourable sources like spoils of war and colonialism.

The geographical origin of the works includes the Middle and Far East, South and Central America, West and Central Africa, and some items of Southeast Asia and Oceania.

The museum is designed by the British architect Sir David Chipperfield. His firm David Chipperfield Architects is responsible for the design of many other cutting-edge museums like the Neues Museum in Berlin, the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri and the Liangzhu Culture Museum in Hangzhou, China.

Practical Information

Via Tortona 56, Milan, Italy
+39 02 54917
Opening Times
Monday 14:30 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30
Thursday 09:30 - 22:30
Friday 09:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:30 - 22:30
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30
How To Get There

Metro : Green line (M2) station: Porta Genova

Tram : 14 (stop: Via Solari Via Stendhal)

Bus : 68 (stop: Via Bergognone) 90, 91 (stop: Piazzale delle Milizie Viale Troya)

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Past Exhibitions

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Dinosaurs, Giants from Argentina

The exhibition Dinosaurs, Giants from Argentina (Dinosauri, Giganti dall’Argentina) hosted by MUDEC in Milan traces the entire evolutionary journey of the dinosaurs, from their origins until their extinction 65 million years ago. On display unique artefacts from the scientific collections of some of the most … [read more]

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Kandinsky, Knight Errant

MUDEC in Milan presents the exhibition Kandinsky, Knight Errant (Il Cavaliere Errante), with works from the collections of the most important Russian museums. The title of the exhibition, Knight Errant, refers to the figure of medieval literature who wanders the land in search of adventures … [read more]

Homo sapiens - MUDEC

Homo sapiens. The new stories of human evolution

The Homo Sapiens. The new stories of human evolution exhibition at MUDEC in Milan tells the story of humanity. Visitors learn where we come from and how we succeeded in populating the entire planet. Geneticists, linguists, anthropologists and paleoanthropologists from around the world have pooled … [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]

Joan Miró, Dois Personagens Caçados por um Pássaro (1976)

Joan Miró: The Force of Matter

The exhibition The Force of Matter at MUDEC in Milan showcases over 100 works by the Spanish artist Joan Miró. It includes paintings on canvas, paper and other media, sculptures and prints made between 1931 and 1981. At the centre of the exhibition is Miró’s … [read more]

Josef Albers, Mantic (1940)

A Beautiful Confluence

The exhibition A Beautiful Confluence: Anni and Josef Albers and the Latin American World has been developed by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation especially for the MUDEC in Milan. It presents the work of two great artists of the 20th century, together with the … [read more]

Paul Gauguin, Reclining Tahitian Women (1894)

Gauguin – Racconti del Paradiso

The exhibition Gauguin, Racconti dal Paradiso (Stories from Paradise) at MUDEC in Milan investigates the sources of inspiration of Paul Gauguin’s figurative art. The French Post-Impressionist artist Gauguin (1848-1903) was an avid traveller and let himself be inspired by wide range of different cultures, from … [read more]

Barbie – The Icon at MUDEC Milan

Barbie – The Icon

The exhibition Barbie – The Icon at MUDEC in Milan focuses on the cultural, anthropological, social, fashion and artistic aspects of Barbie the fashion doll. Since the American toy-company Mattel manufactured the first Barbie doll in 1959, she has become part of popular culture, always … [read more]

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