18 February, 2019

10 Museums for ancient and modern art

CULTURE IS THE MAIN KEYPOINT OF MILANO’S LATEST RELAUNCH
Milan boasts a huge and enchanting artistic heritage thanks to its cultural vividness which keeps on reinventing itself by involving national and private institution as well as foundations. On top of aristocratic collections displayed in famous museums, you can also assume many private contributions by worthy Milanese individuals who have donated to the city. Including a multitude of sacred and priceless paintings, which have been preserved in churches as well as precious works offered to the public by wealthy citizens and numerous relevant public entities. These beauties are exposed in wonderful historical palaces, which will make your dive into the world of art even more fascinating and authentic.
GALLERIE D’ITALIA
A lavish, elegant and sophisticated venue right at piazza della Scala that hosts a priceless heritage of 400 works of art. Here you will fully experience the Italian art scenario of the epoch between 19th and 20th Century.
GAM
A fabulous villa in neoclassical style by Leopoldo Pollack built upon Count Belgiojoso’s request, that later also hosted Napoleon. The stunning Italian and European art collection of 19th and 20th century is perfectly displayed in this unique shrine.
PINACOTECA DI BRERA
The 17th-century palace, built on an antique monastery dated 1300, hosts some of the most innovative cultural institutes of the city. It is also the domicile of an art gallery founded in 1809, which shields masterpieces of worldwide relevance.
PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA
Cardinal Federico Borromeo conceived this institution in 1618 in order to educate the public to the aesthetics defined at the Council of Trent; it displays masterpieces such as the Canestra di frutta by Caravaggio or the Codice Atlantico by Leonardo.
PINACOTECA DEL CASTELLO
The first floor of the ducal court of Castello Sforzesco houses one the largest artistic patrimony of the city with glorious and inventive paintings that go from the Lombard art of 15th century to the beginning of neoclassicism.
MUSEO PIETÀ RONDANINI
The ancient Spanish hospital within the Cortile delle Armi of the Castello was restored by Michele de Lucchi in order to emphasize the contemplation of one single work of art: the grandiose Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo.
CENACOLO VINCIANO
The refectory at Santa Maria delle Grazie hosts one the most important fresco worldwide, The last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, who painted it upon request of Ludovico il Moro during his long stay in Milan serving the Sforza family.
CIMITERO MONUMENTALE
An extraordinary open-air museum where the great sculptors of 20th century have left their works and thoughts about the idea of death. The walkways are studded with monuments dedicated to the memory of great men who have passed away. The area closed to the Basilica hosts sacred works of immense value and a jewel of the Renaissance: the chapel by Pontinari. The museo Diocesiano, instead, houses more than 700 pieces with religious significance dated between 4th and 21th century.
DO YOU LOVE ART? THEN MILANO WILL SATISFY YOUR CRAVINGS
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