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A look on Milan: Orient project at the Mudec

A double exhibition dedicated to the phenomenon of the “Japonism”, which spreads a new taste and revolutionizes the conception of art.

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An unmissable opportunity to admire rare objects, masterpieces and works of art originating from the effects of the encounter between two different cultures.

The cultural exchanges between Japan and Europe and the profound attraction for a very different art from the western one are focused on the Oriente Project of MUDEC.

With two exhibitions that highlight the complexity of the relationships and influences exerted by Japanese aesthetics on European art, customs and collecting. A passion that feeds an unedited and “exotic” imagery and that becomes a real fashion, giving rise to the phenomenon of “Japonism”, which emerged between 1860 and 1900, involving every aspect of artistic and applied art productions. As highlighted in the exhibition “Impressions of the Orient. Art and Collectibles between Europe and Japan “which collects over 170 pieces, paintings, prints, period photographs, sculptures, objects and furnishings and offers works by artists particularly fascinated by a different way of looking at reality and returning its image. Such as De Nittis, Chini, Induno, Rodin, Fantin-Latour, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec of which some masterpieces are exhibited.

While the second exhibition “When Japan discovered Italy” highlights the first relations between the two countries through ambassadors and missions, and enhances the Passalacqua Collection, the core of oriental art of MUDEC. Derived from the private museum of Count LuciniPassalacqua set up in the villa of Moltrasio, on Lake Como, and which includes porcelain, lacquers, fabrics, bronzes and a precious collection of parade weapons.





Via Tortona 33, Milan

From October 1st 2019 to February 2nd 2020

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

Thursday, Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm

Monday from 2.30pm to 7.30pm


14/12 euros;  Japan exhibition free admission

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