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Antonello da Messina: Inside the Painting

Antonello da Messina: Inside the Painting

ART & EXHIBITIONS

A unique exhibition opens in Milan featuring twenty of the 35 surviving works of Sicilian Master Antonello da Messina. The exhibit, Antonello da Messina: Dentro la pittura curated by Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa, gives audiences the opportunity to see works that have been gathered from across the globe.

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Art Meets Dream at the Bramante’s Cloister in Rome

Art Meets Dream at the Bramante’s Cloister in Rome

DAY TRIP
From September 29, 2018 through May 5, 2019, The Chiostro del Bramante has been hosting Dream, an exhibition of dream-themed art works. The event together, with the past two exhibitions, Love (2016) and Enjoy, (2017) completes the trilogy dedicated to love and fun in art, which was conceived and curated by art critic Danilo Eccher.

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Andy Warhol Superstar

Andy Warhol Superstar

EXHIBITION
The one 20th century artist whose influence can truly be seen in today’s pop culture is Andy Warhol. His trajectory as both artist and influencer is what the exhibit ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR! recreates in an experience for visitors to comprehend the impact and significance of his work.

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The Price for a Savior: Owning a Piece of Da Vinci

The Price for a Savior: Owning a Piece of Da Vinci

ART NEWS
While many discoveries have resulted in financial windfalls, none have fetched the price tag like the Salvator Mundi, by Leonardo Da Vinci. At a shocking $450.3 Million Salvator Mundi was auctioned off at Christies in November, making this the highest selling art in history.  While the Salvator Mundi makes art auction history, the journey to get here starts with some mystery. 

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Church Turned Kids Museum in Milan

Church Turned Kids Museum in Milan

MUSEUM
A church converted into a kids museum? Why not? Surprisingly, Milan is much more than just a city of classic elegance. It is a place that knows how to boldly play with contradictions. Trees growing on building façades (Bosco Verticale residences), a classy tram rolling through the city with food service (Atmosfera restaurant) and now an ex-church turned into a children’s museum.

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With a Head Thrown Back: Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte, Varese

With a Head Thrown Back: Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte, Varese

ART
Visiting Italian holy places, expect sights beyond human scale. Expect magnificence and the divine. Expect something outstanding and almost heavenly imposing. Expect pure beauty and the ornate looking down at you from above. It is in Italy, if fact, that you will learn the real meaning of a masterpiece.

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Neon Lights of Lucio Fontana in Milan

Neon Lights of Lucio Fontana in Milan

EXHIBITION

You won’t believe your eyes! Bright colors, neon lights and luminous installations that alter your visual and physical perception of space and time is now on show in Milan. Stunning “Environments” exhibition of Lucio Fontana’s works will bring you through surreal sequence of spaces: from totally dark and soft-lined,  to dazzling, monochrome, seemingly infinite, or even tight and anxious nine rooms.

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I See Colors Everywhere

I See Colors Everywhere

EXHIBITION
Milan is a city synonymous with cutting edge fashion and design. These two distinguished universes weave around and within one another producing intriguing results. The exhibition “I see colors everywhere” promoted by the clothing brand United Colors of Benetton on the occasion of the last Milan Fashion Week and held at La Triennale di Milano is one such occasion.

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