Thursday, May 23, 2013
What to do? What to do? What to do?...More......
Don't forget the Palio of Legnano and the food activities, mentioned earlier. Not up your alley? Here are just a few more ideas to keep your soul (and the souls of your children) fed and satisfied with enriching and beautiful activities:
CODEX, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Piazza Pio XI, 2 (a stone's throw from the Duomo), until June 30, 2013
Precious illuminations of the Bible by Chagall.
Hours and times (the site gives you the possibility to ask for an English version...but it's not working....)
SILOGRAFIE..., an exhibit of the gorgeous prints from Italian magazines of the end of the 19th century, Castello Sforzesco, until May 26
The official web site doesn't have any info about the exhibit, but--wonder of wonders!--there is a working English version of the general info, at least.
GIRO IN GIRO..., a exploration of form and figure from early modern art to today at the Garage Milano, via A. Maiocchi, 5/7, until May 26
Yet, again, another website without an English version.
'80 years of archives at the Triennale,' Viale Alemagna, 6 (Parco Sempione), until May 26
The Triennale, constructed during the years of The Consensus to highlight Italian design, lets us glimpse into its historic archives. The website in English, as often happens, gives only permanent information, but it's better than nothing if you need to find out something about hours. (May I say how much I really HATE black background websites? It's not 'cool,' folks, it's just DEPRESSING and HARD TO READ. Thank you for your kind attention, we now return you to the regular programming.)
BAG, an exploration of contemporary Italian artists, Art Gallery of the Bocconi University, via Sarfatti 25, until May 31
The "art events" page turns up blank...sigh...but at least they do have an international version (mistakes in English, aside...another sigh....) with a helpful page about how to get there.
Expo Days, all over town, until June 2
Finally, the 2015 Expo is visibly starting to grind to a slow roll with activities planned until the beginning of June.
One good point? A web site in English; here's the activity page for Expo Days.
The Tre Crocefissi (Three Crosses) of Foppa, an important Lombard artist open to the most popular currents of the Renaissance, Museo Diocesano, Corso di Porta Ticinese, 95, until June 2
Easily reached using any of the public transportation lines that run down the corso, this wonderful museum that often has very good temporary exhibits delights us, again, this time with an object borrowed from the Carrera Museum in Bergamo, temporarily closed for restoration.
Info times on the very reduced (but at least present) page in English. Try the "Milan is Tourism" English language website, instead.
Desire for Freedom, art after 1945 in Europe, Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo, until June 2
The web site in English for the exhibit will give you all the info you need. The "iconic" image chosen looks pretty creepy to me, but at least it's intriguing. (May I say, again, how much I really HATE black web site backgrounds? Thank you for listening, again, I'll get off my soapbox, now.)
Oro di Wagner (Wagner's gold), Spazio Oberdan, Piazza Oberdan, until 23 June
Like lyric opera? The always interesting Spazio Oberdan offers a series of films (in Italian and probably in German with subtitles, I'm guessing) and encounters (in Italian, I'm guessing) about Wagner. Website...sigh...in Italian.
There, that ought to keep you busy for a few days!
P.S., I snapped this photo on the 6th of October, 2012 at about 2 P.M.