Founded in 1957, this historic gallery represents a wide selection of post-war avanguardist artists as well as emerging Italian ones. Open Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm/3.30pm-7pm. Sat 3.30pm-7pm only during exhibitons. www.galleriablu.com. Via Senato, 18. T: +39 02 76022404. M1 San Babila, M3 Montenapoleone.
Established in 1972 by Renato and Anna Cardi, the gallery initially displayed important works by artists of the Italian Transavantgarde moviment, subsequently moving on to focus on Italian and American artists. Open Mon- Sat 9.30am-12.30pm/3.30pm-7.30pm. www.galleriacardi.com. T: +39 02 29003235. Piazza Sant’Erasmo, 3. M3 Montenapoleone.
Taking its name from a 16th Century convent outside Milan, Ca’ di Fra’ mainly focuses on photographs and design and houses an archive of monographs of contemporary artists. Open Mon-Sat 10am-1pm/3pm-7pm. T: +39 02 29002108. Via C. Farini, 2. M2 Porta Garibaldi.
Established as a private cultural institution, the gallery’s aim is to promote established as well as emerging artists. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.cardiblackbox.com. T: +39 02 45478189. Corso di Porta Nuova, 38. M3 Turati, M3 Repubblica.
Located in the historic Palazzo Cicogna Mozzoni, where Lucio Fontana had his studio, the gallery specializes in Arte Povera. Open Tues-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-1pm/3pm-7pm. www.christiansteinedizioni.com T: +39 02 76393301. Corso Monforte, 23. M1 San Babila.
The Tedeschi gallery represents contemporary artists connected by their work on memory, focusing primarily on Israeli art. Open Tues-Fri 11am- 1pm/3pm-7pm. www.etgallery.it. T: +39 02 87396855. Via Santa Marta, 15 (entrance on Via San Maurilio). M1 Cordusio.
Works by emerging and established artists. The Federico Luger gallery is located in the former industrial district of Lambrate which, over the past few years, has captured the attention of galleries and artists alike. Open Tues-Sat 2pm-7pm. www.federicoluger.com. T: +39 02 67391341. Via Ventura, 5. M2 Lambrate FS.
Specializing in photography, the gallery is part of the Fondazione Forma (see listings) and is housed in the former public tram depot in the Ticinese area. Displays include a wide range of works by established and emerging photographers both from Italy and abroad. Open Tues-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 2pm-6pm. Museum Tues-Sun 10am-8pm; Thurs-Fri 10am-10pm. www.formafoto.it. T: +39 02 89075420. Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro, 1. M2 Porta Genova.
Situated in Lambrate’s via Ventura, the gallery has developed an interest in the young generation of Italian and international artist. Open Tues-Sat 11am-7.30pm. www.francescaminini.it. T: +39 02 26924671. Via Massimiano, 25. M2 Lambrate FS.
Active since 1976, this Brera-based gallery focuses on architecture in all of its forms including drawings, projects, models and prints by Italian and foreign architects. Open Tues-Sat 3.30pm-7.30pm. www.antoniajannone.it. T: +39 02 29002930. Corso Garibaldi, 125. M2 Moscova.
Not far from the Castello Sforzesco, this historic Milanese gallery specializes in 20th century Figurative Art. Open Mon- Sat 10am-1pm/3.30pm-7pm. www.artesanterasmo.it. Via Cusani, 8. T: +39 02 877069. M1 Cairoli, M2 Lanza.
Founded in 1957, the gallery specializes in contemporary decorative arts ranging from glass to ceramics, wood and marble. Open Mon- Fri 2pm-7pm; Sat 3pm-7pm. www.galleriablanchaert.it. T: +39 02 86451700. Piazza Sant’Ambrogio, 4. M2 Sant’Ambrogio.
Located in the trendy Corso Como district at number 10, in addition to focusing on art and photography, this simple, light gallery space also hosts exhibitions on design, fashion and architecture. Open Tues-Sun 10.30am- 7.30pm; Wed-Thurs 10.30am-9pm; Mon 3.30pm- 7.30pm. www.galleriacarlasozzani.org. T: +39 02 653531. Corso Como, 10. M2 Porta Garibaldi.
Focuses primarily on contemporary Italian and international painters and sculptors with a view to exalting the intrinsic manual value of creating art in a contemporary context. Open Tues- Sat 2:30pm-7.30pm. www.galleriarubin.com. T: +39 02 36561080. Via Bonvesin de la Riva, 5.
After an experience in New York, Salvatore Ala created this new space in Brera which displays works by established artists. Open Tues-Sat 10 am-7pm. T: 02 8900901. Via Monte di Pietà, 1. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4 GIÒ MARCONI—Run by Giorgio and his son Giò, the gallery shows paintings by both emerging artists and well-established names in the field of contemporary art. Open Tue-Sat 10.30am- 12.30pm/3.30pm-7pm. www.giomarconi.com. T: +39 02 29404373. Via Tadino, 15. M1 Porta Venezia.
The newly opened space near Parco Sempione features a series of rooms and a charming courtyard showing the works of both established and younger Milanese-based artists. Open Tues-Fri 11am-7:30pm; Sat 2pm-7.30pm. www.kaufmannrepetto.com. T: +39 02 72094331. Via di Porta Tenaglia, 7. M2 Moscova.
Founded in 1999, this is the Milanese outpost of Lia Rumma’s Neapolitan gallery. Her new 3-level space is found in the Procaccini area which is fast becoming a trendy zone for artists and galleries. Open Tues-Sat 11am-1:30pm / 2.30pm-7pm. www.liarumma.it. T: +39 02 29000101. Via Stilicone, 19.
The concept of Mr. Carasi’s new space, opened in 2008, is for artists to paint the blanck spaces according to their own individual styles. The gallery focuses on emerging and established artists. Open Tues-Sat 2pm- 7.30pm. www.carasi.it. T: +39 02 58313809. Via P. Frisi, 3. M1 Porta Venezia.
One of Milan’s oldest contemporary art galleries, the new De Carlo space is located in Lambrate’s via Ventura and shows works by a variety of artist, all working in different media. Open Tues-Sat 11.30am-7.30pm. www.massimodecarlo.it. T: +39 02 70003987. Via Ventura, 5. M2 Lambrate FS.
Inaugurated in 2007 in a space formerly used for commercial activities, the gallery shows works by both emerging and established artists. Open Mon-Sat 3pm-7.30pm. www.mimmoscognamiglio.com. T: +39 02 36526809. Corso di Porta Nuova, 46/B. M3 Repubblica, M3 Turati.
Set in the trendy Corso Como area, since 1992 the Gallery has displayed the work of young talents and renowned artists in its elegant spaces set between two courtyards. Open Tues-Sat 3pm-7pm. www.monicadecardenas.com. T: +39 02 29010068. Via F. Viganò, 4. M2 Garibaldi FS.
Formerly the coach depot of Palazzo Crespi, this centrally located gallery promotes both young and established Italian artists. Open Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. www.nicolettarusconi.com. T: +39 02 784100. Corso Venezia, 22. M1 Palestro. Map G4 NINA LUMER—Founded in 2005, Nina Lumer specializes in contemporary art from Russia and former Soviet Union countries. Open Wed-Fri 4pm- 8pm; Sat 3pm-7pm. www.ninalumer.it. T: +39 02 87285916. Via C. Botta, 8. M3 Porta Romana.
Artist shown here include both emerging and established names. Particular attention is given to the body in all its various shapes and forms. Open Tues-Sat 1pm-7.30pm. www.galleriapack.com. T: +39 02 86996395. Foro Bonaparte, 60. M1 Cairoli, M2 Lanza.
Founded in 1992, the Photology gallery specializes in photography and offers a wide range of works by Italian and international artist. Open Mon-Fri 11am-7pm. www.photology.com. T: +39 02 6595285. Via della Moscova, 25. M2 Moscova, M3 Turati.
Designed by the architect of the Saatchi and White Cube Galleries in London, Primo Marella’s new exhibition space offers a panorama of Chinese, Indian and South East Asian art. Open Tues-Sat 9.30am-1pm/2pm-6.30pm. www.primomarellagallery.com. T: +39 02 87384885. Viale Stelvio, 66. M3 Maciachini.
Located in the formal industrial area of Lambrate, this gallery focuses primarily on video and photo documentation of works by South American and Eastern European artists, all linked by strong political and social themes. Open Tues-Sat 11am-2pm/3pm-7pm. www.prometeogallery.com. T: +39 02 26924450. Via Ventura, 3. M2 Lambrate FS.
Inaugurated in the mid- 90s, the gallery focuses primarily on works by American female artists and Eastern European art, ranging from photography to sculpture and video installations. Open Tues-Sat 3pm-7.30pm. www.galleriaraffaellacortese.com.T: +39 02 2043555. Via Alessandro Stradella, 7. M1 Lima.
Specializing in 1980s contemporary German art, it now promotes young Italian artists under the age of 30. Open Tues-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm. www.cannaviello.net. Via Stoppani, 15. T: +39 02 20240428. M1 Porta Venezia.
Since 1992, the gallery has focused on exhibitions and catalogues dedicated to 20th Century art. Other activities include the promotion of Italian contemporary artists. Open Tues- Sat 10am-1pm/3pm-7pm. www.guastalla.com. T: +39 02 780918. Via Senato, 24. M1 Palestro, M3 Turati.
Founded in 1987, the gallery owes its warm, intimate atmosphere to the apartment in which it is housed. Primarily features works by emerging artists. Open Tues-Sat 3pm- 7.30pm. www.studioguenzani.it. T: +39 02 29409251. Via Eustachi, 10. M1 Porta Venezia, M1 Lima.
A reference point for sophisticated collectors, the Suzy Shammah gallery was inaugurated in 2004 in Milan’s artsy Brera area. The gallery works with artists of different generations and nationalities, both well-known and only just emerging on the international scene. Open Tues-Sat 2pm-7pm. www.suzyshammah.com. T: +39 02 29061697. Via Moscova, 25 corner of via San Fermo. M2 Moscova.
Since 1964, Giulio Tega’s gallery has been at the forefront of the Italian art scene, focusing on the avant-garde movements of Post-War Italy. Open Mon-Sat 10am-1pm/3pm-7pm. www.galleriatega.it. T: +39 02 76006473. Via Senato, 24. M3 Montenapoleone.
This gallery exhibits modern, contemporary pieces by well-established 20th Century Italian artists. Also deals with the international avant-garde movements of the Post-War period. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-1pm; 3pm- 7pm. www.tornabuoniarte.it. T: +39 02 6554841. Via Fatebenefratelli, 34/36. M3 Montenapoleone, M3 Turati.
Located in a former warehouse in the Porta Venezia area of Milan, Zero… is a relatively new gallery (founded in 2000) with an eye for young Italian artists. Open Tues-Fri 11am-1.30pm/2.30pm-7.30pm; Sat 3pm-7.30pm. www.galleriazero.it. T: +39 02 87234577. Via Tadino, 20. M1 Lima.
Just a stone’s throw from Brera, the gallery originally specialized in Italian artistic movements from the ‘60s to the ‘80s. More recently Zonca&Zonca has also represented and exhibited emerging international artists. Open Mon-Fri 10am- 1pm/3.30pm-7.30pm. www.zoncaezonca.com. T: +39 02 72003377. Via Ciovasso, 4. M1 Cairoli, M2 Lanza.