Milan museums open on New Year’s Day

1 Jan. Cultural start to 2018 in Milan.

Several of Milan’s best museums will be open to the public on New Year’s Day, with an eclectic programme of exhibits to round off the holiday break.

Palazzo Marino, home of the city administration opposite Teatro alla Scala, will continue to show Titian’s masterpiece, the Holy Conversation altarpiece, with admission free from 09.30 to 20.00. Also on view at city hall is a huge Nativity crib on loan from the Umbrian town of Città di Castello, representing the mediaeval village.

The Triennale on Via Emilio Alemagna is offering guided visits from 14.30 to 20.30.  The site is hosting an exhibition of photos by Ettore Sottass, There is a Planet, and a collection of works by leading US designer Rick Owens, entitled Subhuman, Inhuman, Superhuman.

L’Ultimo Caravaggio at the Gallerie d’Italia compares the works of one of Milan’s most famous artists with over 50 works by other painters of the 17th century inspired by him. The exhibit is open from 14.30 to 19.30.

Milan’s Royal Palace is hosting several exhibitions, open on New Year’s Day from 14.30 to 19.30, and including Memoria, a collection of works by Toulouse-Lautrec, and a display of videos, photos, drafts, costumes and scenery by director Giorgio Strehler. In another hall of the palace, Dentro Caravaggio offers 18 masterpieces by Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio, which will remain open until 22.30.

The Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC) on Via Palestro is hosting an exhibition of the work of architect Vittorio Gregotti, with over 700 photos and drawings, as well as 40 original scale models. Open from 14.30 to 19.30.

And at the city exhibition centre Fabbrica del Vapore on Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, the exhibit Revolution celebrates records and rebels from 1966 to 1970, from the Beatles to Woodstock, open from 15.00 to 20.00.