Milan is a city full of art and museums. In this section you can find a selection of the most important places that hold these treasures of inestimable value. For each of them you can find major informations as possible cost, opening times, location and more.
The Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna (GAM) is housed in Villa Reale near giardini Indro Montanelli close to Porta Venezia. It exhibits masterpieces dating back to 19th-20th century and the Marino Marini museum, established in 1973 and containing artworks chosen by Marini himself.
The Museo Civico del Risorgimento is housed in Palazzo Moriggia in Via Borgonovo and it exhibits relics, documents, paintings and prints depicting the history of Italy from the end of the 18th century to Rome’s annexation to the Italian reign. The museum is organized in chronological order throughout 17 rooms, two being used for temporary exhibitions.
Museo Astronomico - Orto Botanico is housed in Palazzo Brera, it exhibits astronomical instruments and it has an historic garden used for research and teaching. From the rooftop of Palazzo Brera you can accede to the Cupola Schiaparelli, housing the Merz refractor, which was used between 1875 and 1884 for studies about Mars.
The Hangar Bicocca was built in 2004, after turning a large factory into an exhibition space for contemporary art.
The Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, also known as PAC, facing the gardens of Villa Rale in Via Palestro is one of the most important buildings of the 20th century and it hosts temporary contemporary art exhibits.
The Museo della Permanente is located within the Palazzo della Permanente, a Renaissance-style building, in Via Turati, which aims to spread artistic knowledge, through temporary exhibts and a permanent collection, that is an archive full of important documents about art.
The Museo Archeologico is a museum located in the ex-convent of the Monastero Maggiore di San Maurizio that still shows traces of the ancient city. The collections of the museum are exhibited in different rooms, each describing a culture: the Greek culture, the Etruscan culture, the Roman culture, the barbarian culture and the Gandhara culture.