The Triennale di Milano is a centre for contemporary art, architecture and design and has a reputation for being at the forefront on all of these disciplines. Rather than being a museum in the classical sense – one with a fixed collection – it is a space with continuously changing exhibitions.
In recent years the Triennale has displayed retrospective exhibitions on major artists like Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein and designer brands like Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton.
The building which houses the Triennale is located at the edge of the Parco Sempione and was built in 1933 by Giovanni Muzio. Its purpose was to host the international exhibition on decorative arts, industrial arts and modern architecture, held every 3 years in Milan.