Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea Milan
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Padiglione D’Arte Contemporanea (PAC)

The Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Pavilion of Contemporary Art or PAC) was established by the City of Milan just after the Second World War to provide an exhibition space for contemporary art. It houses exhibitions on a regular basis, giving an overview of what is happening in the forefront of modern art in all its forms.

The building of the PAC is located next to Galleria d’Arte Moderna, but contrasts with it due its modern appearance designed by architect Ignazio Gardella. The exhibition space is open and light and provides a calm backdrop to the works on display.

Practical Information

Via Palestro 14, Milan, Italy
+39 02 8846 5236
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30
Thursday 09:30 - 22:30
Friday 09:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:30 - 19:30
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30

Last admission 60 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 6 January

How To Get There

Metro : Red line (1) station: Palestro or Yellow line (3) station: Turati

Tram : 1, 2 (stop: Piazza Cavour)

Bus : 94, 61 (stop: Via Senato)

Bike rental BikeMi station : 53 - via Palestro

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Past Exhibitions


Super Superstudio

The exhibition Super Superstudio at the PAC in Milan showcases the work of Superstudio, an architecture firm from Florence and a leader in the Radical architecture movement of the late 1960s, who’s ideas on design and architecture have influenced renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid, … [read more]

Jing Shen at the PAC Milano

Jing Shen

The exhibition Jing Shen, The act of painting in contemporary China explores the themes and methods that are typical of classical Chinese art in the work of twenty artists from three different generations. On display are paintings, installations, drawings, sculptures and videos that tell the … [read more]

David Bailey

David Bailey – Stardust

Padiglione D’Arte Contemporanea (PAC) in Milan presents the historical exhibition Stardust on the work of David Bailey, one of the most famous photographers in the world, who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts through his imaginative portraits. The engagement between the artist and his subject … [read more]

Steal This Book, Dora Garcia (2009)

Il Delitto Quasi Perfetto

The Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan hosts the exhibition Il Delitto Quasi Perfetto (The Almost Perfect Crime) in which 40 Italian and international artists link art with the aesthetics of crime. Hackers, zombies, games of shadows, machines of torture and desire, guillotines, books to steal, … [read more]

The Column, Adrian Paci (2013)

Adrian Paci. Vite In Transito

The work of Adrian Paci (born in 1969 in Albania) underlines one of the paradoxes of human intelligence, which consists of becoming aware of reality through unreality. Often inspired by subjects close to him, stories arising from his everyday life, Adrian Paci lets them slide … [read more]

Eli Weinberg - Crowd near the Drill Hall on the opening day of the Treason Trial (1956)

Rise and Fall of Apartheid

The exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life examines the legacy of the apartheid system that was in place in South Africa from 1948 to 1994. The system enforced racial segregation through legislation by the National Party government, and … [read more]

Jeff Wall - Insomnia (1994)

Jeff Wall – Actuality

Jeff Wall (1946) is a Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver. He is known for making contemporary art through the use of photography, thus blurring the lines between the two. The exhibition in the Padiglione D’Arte Contemporanea (PAC) shows 42 works, some of which … [read more]