On 6th May, a new exhibition opened at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum. Entitled “Esposito. Giulio Paolini for the Poldi Pezzoli Museum”, this exhibition will run until 22nd August. The Poldi Pezzoli Museum is open every day, except Tuesdays, from 10am to 6pm. Don’t forget that if you hold a MilanoCard you can enter at a 33% discount. The Poldi Pezzoli Museum is also included in the RUN4FREE offer of the Milan City Pass, so each day a lucky few can enter the museum for free. Click here to download your invitation.
The new exhibition
This exhibition is part of Milan’s “Ritorni al Futuro” programme, which looks at today’s view of the future compared to the creative thought of other eras of history. At the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, the exhibition focuses on the career of the artist Giulio Paolini. It includes architectural works, archaeological findings, copies of Greek and Roman art and 23 never previously exhibited works.
The Ritorni al Futuro programme includes 100 events, including exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and theatre performances at locations across Milan.
What else can be seen at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum?
The Poldi Pezzoli Museum is one of Milan’s historic house museums network, along with the Villa Necchi Campiglio, the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and the Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano. The Poldi Pezzoli Museum has been open since 1881, following the death of the house’s owner, the Milanese nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli. In the house, you can see the extensive collection of art and antiques that he collected during his lifetime. Visit rooms dedicated to art, armoury, textiles, furniture, clocks and much more.
The museum suffered during the bombing of the Second World War, when much of the interior decoration was destroyed. However, work on the surviving rooms has restored the house to much of its former glory.