What to do in Milan in January 2022: round-up the most interesting and not-to-be-missed events of the month to be held in the beating heart of the city

William Congdon. In the Death of One

14 Oct, 2021 – 31 Jan, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm –

Until 31 January 2022

EXHIBITION – A new exhibition at the Memoriale della Shoah gives voice to the drawings and diaries of the American painter William Congdon, which have remained largely unpublished until now.

Christmas 2021: “The Renaissance in Bergamo and Brescia” at Palazzo Marino

1 Dec, 2021 – 16 Jan, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 16 January 2022

Following a well-established tradition, every year during the festive period, Sala Alessi inside Palazzo Marino hosts a special display of precious masterpieces.

Leica: An ideal Collection (Una Collezione Ideale)

9 Nov, 2021 – 15 Jan, 2022 @ See description –

Until 15 January 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY – What could be an ideal collection for a photography lover? Leica Gallery Milan tries to answer this question with “Una collezione ideale”: an interesting exhibition that collects 25 photographs of the most famous Italian and international photographers.

Exhibition: “Corpus Domini. From the glorified body to the ruins of the soul”

27 Oct, 2021 – 30 Jan, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 30 January 2022

111 works among sculptures, drawings, paintings, video installations, and photographs are on display for the first time in Italy for the exhibition “Corpus Domini. Dal Corpo Glorioso alle Rovine dell’Anima” to collectively capture the multiplicity of the ways in which the human being is represented.

Fashion Exhibition: “The Way We Are”, at Armani/Silos

24 Sep, 2021 – 6 Feb, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 6 February 2022

Personally curated by Giorgio Armani, the exhibition “The Way We Are” tells the essence of the Emporio Armani brand through 40 years of history.

Saul Steinberg, Milano New York

15 Oct, 2021 – 13 Mar, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 13 March 2022

EXHIBITION – A world-famous artist and illustrator, during his career Saul Steinberg has collaborated with the main American magazines, including “Life”, “Time”, “New Yorker” and “Harper’s Bazaar”. On display at the Triennale are a series of his pencil, pen and watercolour drawings, paper masks, objects/sculptures, as well as documentary and photographic apparatus that narrate his unmistakable style and the bond that unites the artist with the city of Milan.

Divisionismo. 2 Collezioni

19 Nov, 2021 – 6 Mar, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm –

EXHIBITION – Two important collections tell the Divisionism in a rich exhibition staged in the halls of the Villa Reale in Milan.

Fair: HOMI 2022, Lifestyle Fair

27 Jan, 2022 – 30 Jan, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm –

Until 30 January 2022

Considered one of the most relevant fairs in the worldwide lifestyle sector, HOMI is held twice a year and features a selection of all that’s new in home decor, jewels and accoutrements.

Exhibition: “Pablo Atchugarry. Vita della materia”

27 Oct, 2021 – 31 Jan, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Milan pays homage to a great Uruguayan artist who, as soon as he arrived in Italy at the beginning of the 1970s, chose to visit this city first: we are talking about Pablo Atchugarry, who concentrated his activity on large marble sculptures which now, in his most recent production, are giving way to sinuous forms carved in wood.

Arturo Brachetti: Solo. The Legend of Quick Change

21 Jan, 2022 – 30 Jan, 2022 @ See description –

Until 30 January 2022

SHOW – Arturo Brachetti, the greatest transformer in the world, once again leaves the audience speechless with his one-man show “Solo. The Legend of Quick-Change”.

Back to Dance. Kataklò Athletic Dance Theatre

26 Jan, 2022 – 30 Jan, 2022 @ See description –

26-30 January 2022

DANCE – Kataklò Athletic Dance Theatre, the most important Italian company of physical theatre, is back on the scene praising the restart: We are Back to Dance!

Show: Alice! In Wonderland

9 Dec, 2021 – 20 Mar, 2022 @ See description –

Untili 22 March 2022

Alice! in Wonderland is a unique “nouveau cirque” event, whose setting makes the audience feel as if they’re part of Lewis Carroll’s book and together with his main characters takes the public on a journey to a fairytale dimension.

Multimedia Exhibition: “Neïl Beloufa. Digital Mourning”

17 Feb, 2021 – 9 Jan, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm –

Until 9 January 2022

The artistic vision of the French artist Neïl Beloufa takes centre stage in the spaces of the Shed, inside Milan’s Pirelli HangarBicocca. His research focuses on contemporary society and on the way it is represented and mediated by digital interaction.

Piet Mondrian. From figuration to abstraction

24 Nov, 2021 – 27 Mar, 2022 @ See description –

EXHIBITION – Piet Mondrian and the evolution of his artistic path – from the tradition of the Dutch landscape to the unique style that made him universally famous – are at the center of the exhibition at MUDEC in Milan.

La Bayadère by Rudolf Nureyev at Teatro alla Scala

21 Dec, 2021 – 13 Jan, 2022 @ See description –

BALLET – ‘La Bayadere’, directed and choreographed by the great dancer Rudolf Nureyev, has until now been represented only by the Paris Opera Ballet, for which it was created in 1992. Now it arrives at La Scala Theater with renewed scenes and costumes.

Tania Bruguera. Let Truth Be, Though the World Perish

27 Nov, 2021 – 13 Feb, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

EXHIBITION – Cuban artist Tania Bruguera brings to the PAC exhibition in Milan a selection of her most significant works and performances and some new site-specific works.

Wonder Woman. The Myth

17 Nov, 2021 – 20 Mar, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

EXHIBITION – Wonder Woman turns 80 years old! On the occasion of the celebrations, the exhibition halls of Palazzo Morando dedicate an exhibition to the female heroine of the DC universe, one of the most beloved characters of the American imagination of all time.

Exhibition: “Realismo Magico. Uno Stile Italiano”

19 Oct, 2021 – 27 Feb, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 27 February 2022

Milan’s Palazzo Reale pays tribute to the Realismo Magico (Magic Realism),  a specific declination of Italian art between the two world wars with the exhibition “Realismo Magico. Uno Stile Italiano”.

Exhibition: “The Aquarium and Water Lilies. From Nature to the Art of Monet”

9 Oct, 2021 – 30 Jan, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm –

Until 30 January 2022

Held in contemporary with the exhibition “Monet. Works from Paris’ Musée Marmottan Monet” hosted at Palazzo Reale, Milan’s Aquarium pays tribute to one of Monet’s favourite subjects with the exhibition “The Aquarium and Water Lilies. From Nature to the Art of Monet”.

Exhibition: “Disney. The Art of Storytelling”

2 Sep, 2020 – 13 Feb, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 13 February 2022

The exhibition “Disney. The art of storytelling” was conceived to highlight the long and difficult creative process behind the talent of telling stories.

Milano Fashion Week Men’s – January 2022

14 Jan, 2022 – 18 Jan, 2022 @ See description –

Until 18 January 2022

For five days the best of male fashion trends for the Fall/Winter 2023 season return to Milan for the Milano Fashion Week Men’s (also known as Milano Moda Uomo) winter edition.

Exhibition: Ferdinando Scianna. Non chiamatemi maestro

27 Oct, 2021 – 22 Jan, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

Until 22 January 2022

The first Italian to be admitted to Magnum in 1982, Sicilian photographer Ferdinando Scianna has worked in reportage, portraiture, fashion and advertising

Exhibition: Domenico Gnoli

28 Oct, 2021 – 27 Feb, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Fondazione Prada presents in Milan the exhibition ‘Domenico Gnoli’, more than 100 works created from 1949 to 1969 accompanied by as many drawings. A chronological and documentary section with historical materials, photographs and other evidence helps to reconstruct the biographical and artistic path of Domenico Gnoli (Rome, 1933 – New York, 1970), more than fifty years after his death.

The World of Banksy. The Immersive Experience

3 Dec, 2021 – 27 Feb, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm –

EXHIBITION – The mysterious street-artist Banksy conquers Milan with the new immersive exhibition at the Galleria dei Mosaici in Stazione Centrale.

Exhibition: “Maurizio Cattelan. Breath Ghosts Blind”

15 Jul, 2021 – 20 Feb, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm –

Until 20 February 2022

Maurizio Cattelan, one of the most-widely known Italian artists, makes its comeback in Milan with the exhibition “Maurizio Cattelan. Breath Ghosts Blind” hosted in the spaces of Pirelli HangarBicocca’s Navate and curated by Roberta Tenconi and Vicente Todolí.

Sarah-Jane Morris at Blue Note Milano

28 Jan, 2022 – 29 Jan, 2022 @ See description –

Until 29 January 2022

JAZZ – Sarah-Jane Morris – one of the UK’s leading soul, jazz and R&B singers – comes to Blue Note Milano for two nights of jazz.

Exhibition: “Monet. Works from Paris’ Musée Marmottan Monet”

18 Sep, 2021 – 31 Jan, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 30 January 2022

A precious collection of works from one of the most widely-appreciated Impressionists – Claude Monet – becomes the absolute protagonist of the spaces of Milan’s Palazzo Reale.

SANDRO MILLER. Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich

5 Nov, 2021 – 6 Feb, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm –

PHOTOGRAPHY – The photographer Sandro Miller revisits 61 shots of the great masters of photography through the chameleonic interpretations of his friend John Malkovich.

Exhibition: “Mario Sironi. Sintesi e Grandiosità”

23 Jul, 2021 – 27 Mar, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 27 March 2022

Milan’s Museo del Novecento presents “Mario Sironi. Sintesi e Grandiosità”: a large, in-depth retrospective exhibition that looks back at the work of the great Italian master 60 years after his death.

Exhibition: “Tullio Pericoli. Frammenti”

13 Oct, 2021 – 9 Jan, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 9 January 2022

The art of Tullio Pericoli, artist from the Marche region, becomes the protagonist of the spaces of the Appartamento dei Principi at Palazzo Reale for the monographic exhibition “Frammenti”.

Joel Meyerowitz. Leica Hall of Fame 2016

25 Jan, 2022 – 2 Apr, 2022 @ See description –

Until 2 April 2022

PHOTOGRAPHY – Joel Meyerowitz, great master of contemporary photography and one of the greatest protagonists of street photography, is the protagonist of the exhibition hosted by Leica Galerie Milano.

Exhibition: “GRAND TOUR. Dream of Italy from Venice to Pompeii”

19 Nov, 2021 – 27 Mar, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 27 March 2022

The Grand Tour of Italy, one of the most important journeys noblemen experienced between the 18th and the 19th century, is retraced through precious paintings and masterpieces from the “GRAND TOUR. Dream of Italy from Venice to Pompeii” exhibition hosted in the spaces of Gallerie d’Italia.

Exhibition: “Raymond Depardon. La vita moderna”

15 Oct, 2021 – 10 Apr, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 10 April 2022

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 Annunciation’ by Tiziano at Museo Diocesano

6 Nov, 2021 – 6 Feb, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

EXHIBITION – The Titian ‘Annunciation’ is the ‘Masterpiece for Milan’ exhibited this year at the Museo Diocesano throughout the Christmas period, on the occasion of the celebrations of the first 20 years of this museum complex.

Exhibition: “Sturm&Drang” at Osservatorio Fondazione Prada

9 Sep, 2021 – 23 Jan, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm –

Until 23 January 2022

Featuring an innovative approach, the “Sturm&Drang” project explores Computer-generated imagery (CGI) practices, experiences, and environments.

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