If you’re planning to attend ISaloni 2017 make sure to visit the 5 Best Galleries and Museums in Milan!
ISaloni 2017 is upon us bringing together the world’s top professionals in the interior design industry for an authentic forum of ideas, creativity, technology, innovation and culture. Taking place in capital of fashion and design that is Milan today we decided to give you a little tour on what’s really important to see and visit while you’re there.
Milan being the biggest industrial city in Italy, is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. It’s the kind of city you want to be in when looking for some inspiration. The city is filled with unique design stores, museums, vintage markets and incredible architecture, you just need to make sure you have enough time to see it.
To help you out on this adventure, today we selected the 5 Best Galleries and Museums in Milan, which we consider to be out of this world and thought you could have interest as well. Take a look!
Galleria Carla Sozzani
The gallery is located in a former industrial building, typical of the Milanese architecture. Since its opening, Galleria Carla Sozzani has established itself as one of the most important photography galleries in Italy. Over 200 exhibitions have been shown at the presence of famous photographers, often presenting works that had never been shown in Italy before: Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Bert Stern, Sarah Moon, Paolo Roversi, David Bailey, Hiro, David LaChapelle, amongst others.
PAC’s exhibitions are often a source of interest and debate in Milan because they highlight issues of great social importance (for example Regina José Galindo’s 2014 “Estoy Viva” show addressed the female condition, while the 2013 “Rise and Fall of Apartheid” exhibition gave insight into life before, during and after apartheid).
Museo del Novecento
The Museo del Novecento was established on 6 December 2010 with the goal of spreading knowledge of 20th century art and offering a more comprehensive insight into the collections that the city of Milan has inherited over time. Beside its core exhibition activity, the Museum is active in the conservation, investigation and promotion of 20th century Italian cultural and artistic heritage with the final aim of reaching an ever wider audience.
If you love art, design and getting out of the city centre, you’ll love Hangar Bicocca. Housed in a converted industrial building in an up-and-coming area outside the city centre, Hangar Bicocca attracts artsy types with its cutting edge exhibitions and workshops. This place is famous for its site-specific installations (similar to those at London’s Tate Modern) that over the years have included giant balloons and rooms set at -30 °C.
In line with constant efforts on the part of the municipal authorities to preserve the memory of the economic and social processes that have shaped the city’s identity, the Milan City Council took steps in 1990 to buy the old Ansaldo industrial plant at Porta Genova and use it for cultural services. The disused factories, authentic monuments of industrial archaeology, have been converted into studios, workshops and new creative spaces.