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What to do in Milan: January 2023 Events

Airship Orchestra Ben Weinstein © ENESS
Airship Orchestra Ben Weinstein © ENESS

What to do in Milan in January 2023: round-up the most interesting and not-to-be-missed events of the month to be held in the beating heart of the city.

Milano Design Week: “Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022”

7 Jun, 2022 – 12 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

7-12 June 2022

EVENT – In June the spotlights are set once again on the world of design for the Milano Design Week 2022 and its events: the “Salone del Mobile.Milano” 2022 and the Fuorisalone 2022.

Exhibition: “Raymond Depardon. La vita moderna”

15 Oct, 2021 – 12 Jun, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 12 June 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY – Triennale Milano pays tribute to the work of French photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon with the solo exhibition “La vita moderna” (the Italian for Modern Life).

The Art of The Brick

30 Apr, 2022 – 3 Jul, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 3 July 2022

EXHIBITION – More than a million Lego® bricks have been used by Nathan Sawaya to create the sculptures for his unique project “The Art of the Brick”.

Free Sunday at the Museum

5 Jun, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm –

5 June 2022

FREE – The state museums in Milan involved in the “Free Sundays at the Museum” initiative are the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano.

Milano Fashion Week Men’s – June 2022

17 Jun, 2022 – 22 Jun, 2022 @ See description –

Until 17 June 2022

Happening twice a year in Milan, Milan Fashion Week Men’s (Milano Moda Uomo) is a reference point for the latest trends in men’s fashion.

Geometrie del Ferro

21 Apr, 2022 – 12 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm –

Until12 June 2022

CONTEMPORARY ART – The Studio Museo Francesco Messina presents an anthological exhibition dedicated to the historical works of Sardinian artist Stefano Soddu.

ALDO ROSSI Design 1960-1997

29 Apr, 2022 – 2 Oct, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 2 October 2022

EXHIBITION – In a spectacular journey ALDO ROSSI Design 1960-1997 offers a visual testimony of the complex activity of the great architect, designer, planner and theorist.

JOHN CLEESE: Last Time To See Me Before I Die

29 Jun, 2022 @ 9:00 pm – 11:15 pm –

29 June 2022

John Cleese, the legendary founder of Monty Python, returns to Europe with his endless farewell tour, ready to surprise us, both in humor and in social criticism.

Milan Design Week: The Fuorisalone 2022

6 Jun, 2022 – 12 Jun, 2022 @ See description –

Until 12 June 2022

In contemporary with the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022, the Fuorisalone makes its comeback to Milan with a weeklong extravaganza. As for the previous editions, Fuorisalone 2022 features a set of events distributed in different areas of Milan.

Steve McQueen: Sunshine State

31 Mar, 2022 – 31 Jul, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm –

Until 31 July 2022

CONTEMPORARY ART – A retrospective dedicated to the British artist, filmmaker and screenwriter. A site-specific exhibition project for Pirelli HangarBicocca.

ODE ALLA CONOSCENZA Installation by LibriBianchi

6 Jun, 2022 – 13 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am –

6-13 June 2022

INSTALLATION The installation by LibriBianchi is on display at the Università degli Studi di Milano during the Fuorisalone and as part of INTERNI Design Re-Generation.

New Openings Within the Shoah Memorial of Milan

15 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm –

15 June 2022

INAUGURATION – The Shoah Memorial of Milan and the Fondazione CDEC inaugurate a new library, agora and teaching room creating a new history centre.

Milano Pride 2022 – Milan’s LGBTQIA+ Pride Week

15 Jun, 2022 – 30 Jun, 2022 @ See description –

In late June 2022

Every year on late June, Milan celebrates LGBTQIA+ pride with the annual Milano Pride, a widespread event powered by Milan’s CIG Arcigay.

David LaChapelle: I Believe in Miracles

22 Apr, 2022 – 11 Sep, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 11 September 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY – More than 90 works coming directly from the studio of David LaChapelle, narrate his vision of a new world and a new possible humanity.

Henri Cartier-Bresson. Cina 1948-49 | 1958

18 Feb, 2022 – 3 Jul, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 3 July 2022

EXHIBITION – Two Chinese reportages by the great exponent of world photojournalism Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for his “decisive instant” in photography.

DEPERO Campari: Il bianco e nero a colori

22 Jun, 2022 – 21 Dec, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 21 December 2022

DESIGN – Galleria Campari, a few kilometres from downtown Milan, is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Fortunato Depero.

Concerto per Milano 2022

12 Jun, 2022 @ 9:15 pm – 11:30 pm –

12 June 2022

With the Filarmonica della Scala and its conductor Riccardo Chailly, Piazza Duomo once again becomes the stage under the stars for a great celebration of music.

Milano Summer Festival 2022

7 Jun, 2022 – 17 Sep, 2022 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm –

7 June-17 September 2022

Great live music is back in Milan with the Milano Summer Festival 2022 at the Ippodromo SNAI San Siro. Between June and September, guests include the Green Day, The Killers and Blanco.

ROLE PLAY Osservatorio Fondazione Prada

19 Feb, 2022 – 27 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 27 June 2022

Role Play is a group exhibition of 11 international artists who through photographs, videos and performances investigate identity, identification and role play.

Zanuso-Mendini: Design and Architecture

8 Mar, 2022 – 12 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 12 June 2022

EXHIBITION – Two great protagonists of design and architecture are compared about the value of design in Italy.

Nicolas Party: Triptych

16 Apr, 2022 – 27 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

Until 27 June 2022

EXHIBITION – Nicolas Party has designed a body of new works in close dialogue with the masterpieces in the collection of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum.

Superdesign Show

6 Jun, 2022 – 12 Jun, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm –

6-12 June 2022

A Superstudio project, a place of excellence of the Fuorisalone in the Tortona District during the Milan Design Week.

Roberto Bolle and Friends

18 Jun, 2022 – 26 Jun, 2022 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm –

18-26 June 2022

DANCE – Roberto Bolle, the world icon of dance, returns to the Teatro Arcimboldi Milano together with the great étoiles in eight unmissable dates.

Marc Chagall: A Tale of Two Worlds

16 Mar, 2022 – 31 Jul, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm –

Until 31 July 2022

EXHIBITION – The exhibition at MUDEC approaches the work of Russian artist Marc Chagall from a new perspective, placing it in the context of his cultural background.

Panoramic Views and Live Music at the Duomo Terraces

30 Jun, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm –

30 June 2022

MUSIC – Today visitors can climb up by lift until 10 pm and, from around 8.30 pm, they will have live musical accompaniment.

MAGNUM PHOTOS Colors Places Faces

19 Jun, 2022 – 6 Nov, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 6 November 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY – The Armani/Silos spaces host a composite narrative reflecting a unique combination of art, journalism and storytelling.

CARAVAGGIO: IX Dialogue at the Pinacoteca di Brera

21 Jun, 2022 – 25 Sep, 2022 @ 8:30 am – 7:15 pm –

Until 25September 2022

ART – The ninth Dialogue at the Pinacoteca di Brera will compare two absolute masterpieces of the Lombard genius

Tiziano e l’immagine della donna nel Cinquecento veneziano

23 Feb, 2022 – 5 Jun, 2022 @ See description –

Until 5 June 2022

EXHIBITION – Titian and the image of woman in the Venetian sixteenth century) is a great exhibition dedicated to the women painted by the great master Titian and his famous contemporaries: Giorgione, Lotto, Palma il Vecchio, Veronese, Tintoretto and others.

Useless Bodies?

31 Mar, 2022 – 22 Aug, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 22 August 2022

CONTEMPORARY ART – The exhibition examines the condition of the human body in the post-industrial era.

OLIVIERO TOSCANI Professione Fotografo

24 Jun, 2022 – 25 Sep, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm –

Until 25 September 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY – Milan hosts the largest exhibition ever dedicated in Italy to the great photographer as a tribute to his 80th birthday.

MIMO Milano Monza Motor Show 2022

16 Jun, 2022 – 19 Jun, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm –

16-19 June 2022

CARS – After the success of the first edition held in 2021, MIMO Milano Monza Motor Show returns to Milan for four days fully-dedicated to the world of automotive.

ANICKA YI: Metaspore

24 Feb, 2022 – 24 Jul, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm –

Until 24 July 2022

CONTEMPORARY ART – The solo exhibition of one of the most innovative contemporary artists. The title takes inspiration from the biological world. The installations are creations between science and art, between organic and synthetic.

ELLIOTT ERWITT 100 Fotografie

27 May, 2022 – 16 Oct, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

25 May-16 October

PHOTOGRAPHY – For this summer, the Museo Diocesano will host a retrospective dedicated to Elliott Erwitt, one of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

Concert: “Elton John. Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour”

4 Jun, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm –

On 4 June 2022

The spaces of Milan’s San Siro Stadium offer the ideal stage for Elton John to close his live career by performing a peerless repertoire of hits retracing over 50 years of music.

Joaquín Sorolla: Master of light

25 Feb, 2022 – 26 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 26 June 2022

EXHIBITION: For the first time in Italy, an exhibition dedicated to the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla, a great interpreter of painting “en plein air”, whose works lead the visitor to discover the blinding light of the Mediterranean.

Mind the STEM Gap, a Roblox Jukebox

1 Jul, 2022 – 31 Oct, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 31 October 2022

INSTALLATION – An immersive edutainment experience, designed for players aged 10 and over, through 16 stations equipped with optical viewers and joysticks.

Numerismi

7 May, 2022 – 2 Dec, 2022 @ 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm –

7 May-2 December

EXHIBITION – To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the historic Banca Cesare Ponti in central Milan is hosting the contemporary art exhibition “Numerismi” by Adriano Attus.

Sixty Stones Europe 2022

21 Jun, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm –

21 June 2022

CONCERT – Great comeback in Europe for the Rolling Stones for their 60-year career: the only Italian stop will be at the San Siro Stadium.

Brian Adams: Exposed

21 Apr, 2022 – 9 Jul, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 7 July 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY – The exhibition documents Canadian rocker Bryan Adams’ talent as a photographer and portraitist.

Ferdinando Scianna: Viaggio Racconto Memoria

22 Mar, 2022 – 5 Jun, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 5 June 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY – With more than 200 black and white photographs, the exhibition embraces the entire career of the great Sicilian photographer.

David Bowie: The Passenger by Andrew Kent

2 Apr, 2022 – 12 Jun, 2022 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm –

Until 12 June

MEMORIES – Through the images and memoirs of American photographer Andrew Kent, the exhibition bears witness to the period between 1975 and 1976 when David Bowie returned to Europe after his American experience.

Panoramic Views and Live Music at the Duomo Terraces

23 Jun, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm –

23 June 2022

MUSIC – Today visitors can climb up by lift until 10 pm and, from around 8.30 pm, they will have live musical accompaniment.

Mattioli/Caravaggio: The Lightful Fruit

7 May, 2022 – 3 Jul, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

7 May-3 July 2022

EXHIBITION – Twenty oil paintings by Carlo Mattioli, in dialogue with Caravaggio’s “The Fruit Basket”, are on show at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

Check our events section for the full list of events in Milano!