De Chirico at Milan’s Palazzo Reale

De Chirico at Milan’s Palazzo Reale

The De Chirico exhibit presents more than 120 masterpieces of this great artist of the 20th century. They illustrate the evolution and originality of his painting in an arc of time that goes from his first stay in Paris (1912) and his encounter with the avantgarde...
Tour of the Biblioteca Braidense (in Italian)

Tour of the Biblioteca Braidense (in Italian)

When tourists cross the threshhold of the Biblioteca Braidense, a gleam of light enters their eyes, an extraordinary light of the unexpected, of discovery. Located in the Brera quarter (hence “Braidense”) in a mid-seventeenth century ex-monastery...
Visit to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana (in Italian)

Visit to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana (in Italian)

Like seeing masterpieces of art? Caravaggio, Raphael, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Bramante, Michelangelo, Titian, even Leonardo and company ring your chimes? Interested in historic female painters? There’s Lavinia Fontana. Prefer the quirky? How about a curl of...
Day trip to Vigevano

Day trip to Vigevano

Under the Visconti and Sforza dynasties, Vigevano reached its maximum splendor becoming a ducal residence and a significantly important place for shopping. The city developed curling around the castle that represented one of the biggest fortified complexes in Europe....
Labyrinth of Arnaldo Pomodoro

Labyrinth of Arnaldo Pomodoro

The Labyrinth: Arnoldo Pomodoro’s one and only environmental installation on which he worked for years, from 1995 to 2011, an artistic evolution. With it, he transformed his creative artistic path into a physical experience made of bronze, fiberglass and copper...
Leonardo’s “Sala delle asse” restored

Leonardo’s “Sala delle asse” restored

An exceptional witness to the presence of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) at the Sforza court, the “Sala delle Asse” is one of the most illustrious rooms of the castle. Located on the ground floor under the north-east “falconer” tower, the room...
Collectors for a day (in Italian)

Collectors for a day (in Italian)

Speechati – the young adult Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum – launches a new challenge for those 35 and under in Milan: to become collectors for a day! On Sunday, October 13, 2019, this city game played in the streets of Milan will transform the...
MiTo 2019 discounts for museum Friends

MiTo 2019 discounts for museum Friends

Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum can go to some Festival MITO SettembreMusica 2019 concerts for reduced prices. Here a list (in Italian) of the participating concerts: link Concert commentary will be in Italian, but the music is universal. These discounts are...
Theater discounts for Friends (2019/2020)

Theater discounts for Friends (2019/2020)

If you are a member in good standing of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Friends Association, you can get discounted tickets to see events at these theaters: 2019/2020 Subscription Season (unless otherwise specified, the events are in Italian; consult each theater’s...
Amicis semper libens patebo

Amicis semper libens patebo

Together, GAMI (the association of young adult friends of museums in Italy) and each participating museum’s young adult Friends Association group propose a weekend with the theme of Museums as meeting places for cultures. Speechati – the young adults group...
Villa Ghirlanda Silva and MUFOCO (in Italian)

Villa Ghirlanda Silva and MUFOCO (in Italian)

Villa Ghirlanda Silva is one of the noble villas of the 17th century present in Cinisello Balsamo. It was a “pleasure villa”, a classic suburban home that the nobles of the day used to build outside the city for sojourns and vacations. The southern wing of...
FuturDome + aperitif with music

FuturDome + aperitif with music

Futurdome is a project of museum/housing unique in Italy. It was born of the rennovation of a historic mansion in the “Liberty” style – as Milanese call their city’s own particular kind of Art Nouveau. The mansion had been used for meeting at...
Complex of Sant’Eustorgio

Complex of Sant’Eustorgio

Tradition tells us that Milan’s conversion to Christianity began with St. Barnabus from what is now the church of Sant’Eustorgio. The complex is also renowned for the presence (today, only partial) of relics held to be of the Three Magi, which made the...
Open Care (in Italian)

Open Care (in Italian)

Founded in 2003, Open Care is a European company that offers integrated services for the conservation, management and highlighting of art works and collections. In fact, it’s Open Care that is taking care of the restauration of the Bagatti Valsecchi...

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