The Best Art Exhibitions to See in Milan in 2019-2020

The Best Art Exhibitions to See in Milan in 2019-2020

Art and photography enthusiasts will find interesting exhibitions to see in Milan all year round. Museums and palaces in the city host temporary exhibitions of great importance, with meticulously designed installations.

The staff of Hotel Galles will be happy to help you with the purchase and booking of tickets for the main places of interest in Milan. With its privileged location near Milano Centrale station and the MM1 Lima stop, our four-star hotel is a stone’s throw from art.

Ready to organize your cultural city break in Milan? Let’s discover together the most interesting exhibitions and artists of 2019-2020.

Exhibitions dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

2019 is the year of Leonardo da Vinci. 500 years after the death of this brilliant artist, his “city of adoption” has been dedicating to him exciting retrospectives and cycles of events.

This is the case of the exhibition Leonardo Da Vinci Parade at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan until October 27. A fascinating journey through art and science, with 52 models made in the 1950s based on the original Da Vinci drawings and a group of frescoes by sixteenth-century painters on display.

The exhibition Sotto l’ombra del Moro. La Sala delle Asse is also dedicated to Da Vinci: you can visit it at the Castello Sforzesco until 12 January 2020. The decoration of this room recently reopened to the public enchants with its interweaving of branches, fruits and roots, one of the finest examples of the pictorial production of the Florentine genius.

Preraffaelliti. Amore e Desiderio at Palazzo Reale in Milan

Until October 6 at the Palazzo Reale, you will find an exhibition dedicated to the Pre-Raphaelites, a group of British artists who lived between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The sublime and poignant paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and John William Waterhouse enchant visitors with their religious, mythological and literary subjects between love and desire.

De Chirico at Palazzo Reale

From September 25 De Chirico will fill the rooms of the Palazzo Reale with his artwork. An exhibition dedicated to the master of metaphysical painting retraces the main phases of his artistic career. Visitors can admire live his “mannequins”, a true icon of twentieth-century figurative art.

Impressioni d’Oriente at MUDEC

The exhibition Impressioni d’Oriente. Art and collecting between Europe and Japan at MUDEC in Milan analyzes the influence of Japanese artists such as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro on European painters from the second half of the nineteenth century. Fans of Japanese culture and not will be able to visit it from 1 October 2019 to 2 February 2020.

The Thannhauser collection. From Van Gogh to Picasso at Palazzo Reale

One of the Guggenheim Museum‘s most prestigious collections of European modern art comes to Italy for the first time with an exhibition at the Palazzo Reale in Milan.

You can admire masterpieces of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and the early historical avant-garde, with works by Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Braque and Picasso. The appointment is from October 17: definitely an exhibition not to be missed.

Fellini Fellini at Palazzo Reale

Lovers of the great Italian cinema will not be able to say no to the exhibition Fellini Fellini, 100 years after the birth of the immortal director from Rimini.

Through original drawings, scripts, photographs and video installations, visitors will be able to retrace Fellini’s entire production, from his debut as a cartoonist to masterpieces such as La Dolce Vita and Amarcord.

Emilio Vedova Plurimo at Palazzo Reale in Milan

A hundred years after the birth of Emilio Vedova, Palazzo Reale dedicates an exhibition to the great Venetian artist, considered the Italian Jackson Pollock. His energetic pictorial gesture, full of life force, is ready to hypnotize you from December 2019 to February 2020.


For Milan it will be a great year of art and culture: it is the right time to visit the city and spend an unforgettable stay at Hotel Galles.