Milan celebrates a week of contemporary art

27 March-2 April. Week of contemporary art followed by an international art fair.

Monday 27 March saw the launch of Milan’s Art Week with a score of events, inaugurations and special openings of museums and public and private institutions across the city, continuing until Sunday 2 April, many of them free.

The Art Week programme includes an exhibit of 100 years of sculpture in Milan at the Gallery of Modern Art in Via Palestro, an exhibition on Italian space travel projects in the FuturDome in Via Paisiello, a show called I’m tired of eating fish in the shop windows of La Rinascente store in Piazza Duomo, the 10th edition of the Triennale Design Museum in Via Alemagna 6, and many more.

The Mudec Museum of Cultures is offering free guided visits to the current Kandinsky Knight Errant exhibit for ticket holders, and free guided visits for all for their permanent collection, while the Museo del Novecento will open free on Saturday for the show Sixty Last Suppers by Andy Warhol.

All the events are listed on the programme page of the city’s Art Week 2017 website: click on the image or headline of each event to view the details.

To round off the full-immersion week for art lovers, the 22nd edition of Miart fair of modern and contemporary art opens from Friday 31 March at Fiera Milano City in Viale Scarampo, near Portello metro station.

Entry to Miart fair costs €15 for all three days or €12 for any one day (€10 for under-17s and university students), but is free for holders of an invitation code provided by an exhibitor. In either case, visitors need to register for their entry pass on the tickets page of the Miart website.