About the exhibition
Set up in the rooms of the Museum of Musical Instruments at Castello Sforzesco until 30 April 2023, the exhibition “Vetro e Opera Lirica. Soffi d’Arte” (“Glass and Opera. Breath of Art”) pays tribute to opera through the unpublished creations of twenty contemporary artists. Linked by a common interest in opera but coming from different fields – from painting to sculpture, from design to photography – the artists were invited to create a new work in glass inspired by the world of opera.
More about the Castello Sforzesco’s glass collection
The Castello Sforzesco possesses an important collection of artistic glass, built up from the second half of the 19th century thanks to donations from private collectors: a historical nucleus, representative above all of Murano production from the 15th to the 18th century.
Subsequently, in the first forty years of the 20th century, the collection was enriched with many works of Italian and European glass, thanks to direct purchases by the City of Milan, especially at the Monza Biennials and the Milan Triennials.
Since 2022, thanks to the Bellini-Pezzoli donation, the collection has been supplemented with works by 45 artists and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, thus becoming one of the largest, most complete and up-to-date collections in Italy.
Tickets and Information
The project is hosted in the spaces of the Castello Sforzesco.
InfoPoint Castello Sforzesco: T: 02 88463700.