Although most known internationally as the capital of Italian design and fashion, Milan is also a city of art, including Leonardo’s and Michelangelo’s. Salone del Mobile is just a couple of months away and that brings the most avid art and design lovers to town, so what is the most perfect occasion to wander around the city if not during Milan Design Week. Take some time off to enjoy Milan and discover the best Milan Museum, pick your favorite and one thing is certain, this city never ceases to amaze!
Biblioteca & Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Museum
Piazza Pio XI, 2, Milano
The Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan is a library which also houses the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana art gallery with works by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Caravaggio.
Fabbrica del Vapore
Via Giulio Procaccini, 4, Milano
Fabbrica del Vapore is an exhibition center and creative hub in Milan which includes workshops for artists, cafes, a theater, and a popular art exhibition space.
MUDEC – Museum of Cultures
via Tortona 56, Milano
The MUDEC – Museo delle Culture is an ethnographic Milan museum, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, the museum opened on March 25, 2015.
Museo del Novecento
via Marconi, 1, Milano
The Museo del Novecento in Milan is a museum of modern art in Piazza del Duomo, mostly focused on 20th-century Italian art, from Futurism to Arte Povera.
Museo Martinitt e Stelline
corso Magenta, 57, Milano
The Museo Martinitt and Stelline is a Milan museum that, mainly through multimedia exhibits, tells the history of the city’s orphans in the 19th and 20th century.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
via Manzoni, 12, Milano
The Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan showcases some of the most exquisite collections of Italian Renaissance painting and of decorative arts in Italy.
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PAC – Padiglione di Arte Contemporanea
via Palestro, 14, Milano
The PAC – Padiglione di Arte Contemporanea is an important modern and contemporary art Milan museum center, housed in a building designed by Ignazio Gardella.
Pinacoteca di Brera
Via Brera, 28, Milano
The Pinacoteca di Brera is an art museum in Milan mostly focused on painting from the early Italian Renaissance to the 20th century.
via Chiese, 2, Milano
The HangarBicocca in Milan is an exhibition space for contemporary art housed in a disused Ansaldo-Breda warehouse in the former Bicocca industrial district.
Studio-Museo Achille Castiglioni
Piazza Castello, 27, Milano
Triennale Design Museum – La Triennale di Milano
viale Alemagna, 6, Milano
Opened in 2007 in the Palazzo dell’Arte, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan is the most important museum in Italy exclusively focused on Industrial Design.
Therefore, being in Milan for tourism, shopping, or to attend the Furniture Fair and Fashion Week, it is also an opportunity to visit one of its many museums and art galleries featuring the greatest Italian artists and Italian art.