WAR IS OVER at Forma Meravigli in Milan
WAR IS OVER at Forma Meravigli in Milan


Forma Meravigli


February 10, 2016


April 17, 2016

The exhibition WAR IS OVER! at Forma Meravigli in Milan tells the story of Italy’s liberation during the second world war as seen by the photographers of the US Army Signal Corps and the Istituto Luce.

Italy’s liberation lasted two years, from the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the surrender of the German forces in April 1945. This long and painful process was photographed by the two opposing sides, showing two different faces of the war in Italy.

The photographs by the US Army Signal Corps – the division that manages the communications between the combined arms forces – are in colour and show how the American way of life also reached Italy. By contrast, the photographs by the Istituto Luce – producing and distributing films and documentaries for the fascist regime – are in black and white and show the collapse of Fascism in Italy.

Practical Information
please see Forma Meravigli

Related Museums

Piazza dei Mercanti, Milano

Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia

The Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia in Milan is an exhibition space dedicated entirely to photography. It hosts international exhibitions and installations in an impressive 13th century building. The Palazzo della Ragione is located at the Piazza dei Mercanti, in what is now a secluded corner of ... [read more]

Museo delle Culture – MUDEC, Milan

Museo delle Culture – MUDEC


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. ... [read more]

Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan

Galleria d’Arte Moderna

The Gallery of Modern Art (also known as GAM) is one of Milan’s most enjoyable art galleries. Located in the Villa Reale, a sumptuous palazzo where Napoleon once resided, it houses a world class collection of modern 19th-century paintings. The gallery is filled with works ... [read more]