Triennale di Milano
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Triennale di Milano

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.

Practical Information

Viale Alemagna 6, Milan, Italy
+39 02 724 341
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 20:30
Thursday 10:30 - 20:30
Friday 10:30 - 20:30
Saturday 10:30 - 20:30
Sunday 10:30 - 20:30

Last admission 60 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 24, 31 December

How To Get There

Metro : Red line (1) station: Cadorna or Green line (2) station: Cadorna

Bus : 61 stop: Triennale

Bike rental BikeMi station : 33 - Triennale

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Past Exhibitions

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ROOMS. Novel Living Concepts

The exhibition ROOMS. Novel Living Concepts at the Triennale di Milano explores the boundaries and possibilities of interior architecture, the discipline that defines the spaces and environments in which we live. Visitors can walk through a series of rooms, each designed by a different architect, … [read more]

Sharon Core, Apples in a Porcelain Basket (2007)

Arts & Foods

With the Milan Triennale serving as a city-centre base for Expo Milano 2015, Arts & Foods is the first exhibit of this year’s Universal Exposition to open to the public. The exhibition covers an area of about 7,000 square meters and features a wide array … [read more]

Cour Intérieure, Marie Bovo (2009)

The Sea Is My Land

The photographic exhibition The Sea Is My Land at the Triennale di Milano investigates the Mediterranean region, not only from a geographical point of view, but as a cultural basin that meets civilization in very different ways. The exhibition brings together 140 works by 23 … [read more]

Neontigers #23, Hongkong, Peter Bialobrzeski (2001)

Opere e progetti del Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea

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Telecom Italia Data Center Rozzano, Paolo Pellegrin (2013)

The Cloud Shelter

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Female Sandal, Salvatore Ferragamo (1936-1938)

TDM7 – Il Design Italiano Oltre le Crisi

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Industria – Niccolò Biddau

Industria – Niccolò Biddau

La Triennale di Milano presents with the exhibition Industria work by the Italian photographer Niccolò Biddau (Turin, 1966), known for his black and white photography of industry, architecture and sculptures. The exhibition includes 30 black and white photographs printed in large format and over 200 … [read more]

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Quarantanni d’Artecontemporanea – Massimo Minini

The exhibition Quarantanni d’Artecontemporanea – Massimo Minini 1973–2013 at Triennale di Milano celebrates the 40th anniversary of Galleria Minini, the contemporary art gallery run by Massimo Minini in Brescia. Massimo Minini and his gallery are an integral part of the recent history of contemporary art, … [read more]

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Piero Fornasetti – 100 Anni di Follia Pratica

The exhibition Piero Fornasetti – 100 Anni di Follia Pratica (100 Years of Practical Madness) at the Triennale di Milano is held on the occasion of the centenary of Piero Fornasetti’s birth. It is the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s work, curated by his … [read more]

Milano 2033 – Semi di Futuro

Milano 2033 – Semi di Futuro

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Made in Slums – Mathare Nairobi

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Porto Poetic

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Plymouth, Velasco Vitali, 2012

Velasco Vitali – Foresta Rossa

After ten years dedicated to the experimentation of new techniques and materials of sculpture and installation, Velasco Vitali returns to painting with his powerful Foresta Rossa project. On display are 30 large paintings and 100 drawings and sketches born from a fascination with cities that have … [read more]

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Renato Birolli - Leggenda di Mare (1951)

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