20-21 May. Open until late evening.
Two important Milan galleries will adhere to the European Night of Museums initiative on 20 and 21 May, staying open at a special entrance fee of only €1.
The Pinacoteca in Via Brera will be open until 22.00 (last entry 21.40), which is currently hosting a new and highly original dialogue among masterpieces in the history of art: “Around Lotto” will be showcasing paintings from the museum’s own collection in dialogue with other “guest” pictures. Visitors will receive a free kit inspired by the exhibition to learn how to draw portraits from life.
In the Gallerie d’Italia, in the square hosting the opera-house Teatro alla Scala, the current exhibit is New York New York, recounting the history of Italian artists in the US. It will be open until midnight.
The European Night of Museums was created in 2005 by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and now enjoys the patronage of the Council of Europe and of UNESCO.
The initiative aims to make museums more accessible to the general public while attracting a new, younger target. This festive and friendly event gathers the European museum community around one motto: museum for all.