The programme of exhibitions to be held in 2020 in Milan was presented on Monday 2nd December.
A broad programme, varied in themes and languages, which responds to the many different needs of the Milanese and visitors of our city, of great curatorial and artistic quality and with an international scope that allows, also thanks to the extended programming time frame up to 2021, to build that tourist and cultural incoming that, as the numbers show, grows more in Milan every year.
“The Milanese and tourists visiting Milan – commented the Mayor – will have at their disposal a schedule of exhibitions and exhibition routes of great artistic value, also next year. The 2020-21 programme that we present today speaks, in fact, of a city increasingly able to respond with originality to plural and international cultural interests. The exhibit proposals we are offering to the city are rewarded by public and critics: this year, for example, “Leonardo maivisto”, still in progress, is among the most visited exhibition routes in Italy. And always in the context of the celebrations for the fifth centenary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Sala delleAsse was much appreciated, to the point that we decided to extend its opening until April 2020 “.
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Leonardo’s atelier and the Salvator Mundi
From 24th January to 19th April 2020 at the Castello Sforzesco
In continuity with the celebrations for the death of Leonardo da Vinci, in the context of the Leonardo event never seen, a drawing produced in the atelier of the Master is presented to the public for the first time, presenting on one side of the study sheet of anatomy and on the other a mysterious inscription referring to the Salvator Mundi, of which the version painted by Gian Giacomo Caprotti, a pupil of Leonardo, is exhibited and dated 1511.
Georges de la Tour, the Europe of light
From 7th February to 7th June 2020 at the Palazzo Reale
The first exhibition in Italy dedicated to Georges de La Tour that, through targeted comparisons between the masterpieces of the French Master and those of other great artists of his time (Gerrit van Honthorst, Paulus Bor, Trophime Bigot, Frans Hals and others), wants to bring a new reflection on genre painting and on “light experiments”, to face the profound questions that still surround the work of this mysterious artist.
Journey beyond darkness. Tutankhamun Realexperience
From 20th February to 2nd June 2020 at the Royal Palace
The exhibition aims to tell the journey “beyond the darkness” of the most famous of the pharaohs. A selection of precious original objects from public and private collections revolves around the absolute masterpiece of the exhibition: the statue of the young Tutankhamun. Through an exciting multi-sensory experience, the traits of Egyptian civilization are retraced, and then, with Howard Carter, the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb is revived.
Robot, from ancient automata to contemporary robotics
From 4th March to 26th July 2020 at Mudec
A fascinating journey through the ancient origins and the contemporary frontiers of robotics, starting from the first mechanical devices of ancient Greece and Leonardo’s anatomical studies and machines, the exhibition will exhibit the surprising seventeenth and eighteenth century automata, up to the most advanced technologies contemporary. A complex and interdisciplinary reflection on the influence of robotics in our lives on a global scale.
Under the sky of Nut, forms of the divine in Ancient Egypt
From 11th March to 20th December 2020 at the Civic Archaeological Museum
Through a variety of finds (bronzes, sarcophagi, mummies) the theme of the multiplicity of Egyptian gods will be illustrated, one of the most characteristic aspects of the ancient Nilotic civilization. The idea of the divine and its representation in human-animal hybrid forms, the cult of animals are fascinating aspects and often difficult to decipher. The exhibition aims to illustrate the meaning of the divine images and the relationship between man and the divine, in everyday life and in the beyond, of this extraordinary civilization.
Disney, the art of telling stories
From March 19th to September 13th, 2020 at Mudec
The exhibition presents an in-depth look at the extraordinary talent of Disney Studios artists in the art of telling timeless stories. Over the decades, the Studios have been able to transform ancient stories adapting them to the spirit of the times through the creation of fascinating characters, enchanted worlds and current themes. Although their message has remained unchanged over time, narrative techniques and methods have evolved. The exhibition will give children and adults the chance to explore behind the scenes of Disney masterpieces and understand how an animated film is created.
Dolce & Gabbana, from the heart to the hands
From 11th July to 4th October 2020 at the Palazzo Reale
A journey to discover authentic Italian beauty. Focused on the collections of Haute Couture, Haute Couture and Fine Jewellery by Dolce & Gabbana, the exhibition presents the expressive value of the fashion of the two designers through a poetic tale of the territories, the artistic treasures, the genius loci, the cinematic vision, the gastronomic excellences and the artistic crafts that embellish the fabric of our country.
Federico Fellini 1920-2020
From 18th September to 15th November 2020, at the Palazzo Reale
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Federico Fellini, Milan hosts for the first time a major exhibition dedicated to the director. The exhibition aims to highlight the versatility and eclecticism of the Master, features that have elevated him to the status of myth, retracing his artistic evolution through films and with particular regard to the central figures of his stories, women.
Chagall, love and life
From 7th October 2020 to 7th March 2021 at the Mudec
With about 140 works including paintings, watercolours and graphic works, from the vast collection of the Israel Museum, the exhibition explores the fundamental influences of Chagall’s production focusing in particular on the rediscovery of the artist’s cultural roots: from Hasidic Judaism to the influences of native Russia, until the meeting with his beloved wife Bella Rosenfeld.
From 28th October 2020 to 7th February 2021 at the Palazzo Reale
More than thirty years after the Milanese exhibition
of Italian painting in the 1920s and 1930s under the definition of Magic
Realism, the city hosts an innovative, rich and articulated exhibition related
to the phenomenon of Realisms in European and American painting between 1920
and 1930 with about 80 paintings, some sculptures, drawings and documentary