What to do in Milan in July 2021: Where®Milan has round-up the most interesting and not-to-be-missed events of the month to be held in the beating heart of the city

Exhibition: “Body and Soul. From Donatello to Michelangelo”

21 Lug, 2021 – 24 Ott, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 24 October 2021

After the success of the display at Musée du Louvre in Paris, the exhibition “Il Corpo e l’Anima, da Donatello a Michelangelo. Scultura italiana del Rinascimento” becomes the protagonist of the spaces of Milan’s Sforza Castle.

Exhibition: “Vitrea”, Artistic Glass Creations

5 Mag, 2021 – 22 Ago, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 22 August 2021

Beautiful artistic glass creations become the protagonists of the spaces of Triennale di Milano for the exhibition “Vitrea. Vetro italiano contemporaneo d’autore”, featuring a selection of glass creations created by some of the greatest Italian master glassmakers.

Festival: “Triennale Estate 2021. Collecting Stories”

27 Apr, 2021 – 15 Ott, 2021 @ See description –

Until 15 October 2021

The Giancarlo De Carlo Garden, inside Milan’s Triennale, becomes the ideal backdrop to the new Triennale Estate, Collecting Stories programme: a project aimed at the whole city to get back to living culture together.

Photography: “La lunga strada di sabbia | Paolo Di Paolo – Pier Paolo Pasolini”

5 Mag, 2021 – 29 Ago, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 29 August 2021

An extraordinary story in pictures by Paolo Di Paolo accompanied by texts by Pier Paolo Pasolini, “La lunga strada di sabbia”. “MILANO (fotografie 1956-1962)” is the second exhibition, and presents a selection of Di Paolo’s images dedicated to the city of Milan.

Exhibition: “Painting is Back. Anni Ottanta, la pittura in Italia”

2 Giu, 2021 – 3 Ott, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 3 October 2021

“Painting is back” is a title that sounds like a paradox, to tell what painting in Italy was in the 1980s, in a season that conveyed (like the current one) a strong signal of confidence in the future.

Summer 2021 at LidoBAM

21 Giu, 2021 – 8 Ago, 2021 @ 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm –

Until 8 August 2021

In the green oasis of LidoBAM, you can enjoy the view of the skyscrapers and the botanical heritage of the Park, in compliance with safety regulations.

Summer Sales Season 2021

3 Lug, 2021 – 31 Ago, 2021 @ See description –

Until 31 August 2021

Sales season is one of the most highly-awaited times of the year for shopping addicts, allowing discounts up to 70%.

Festival: “La Scala in Città 2021”

11 Lug, 2021 – 14 Lug, 2021 @ See description –

Until 14 July 2021

La Scala brings the beauty of music and dance to neighbourhoods.Until 14 July, La Scala opens its doors to the city with 18 performances in a variety of venues, culminating in the Piermarini Theatre on 14 July.

Dance: “Serata Contemporanea” at Teatro alla Scala

7 Lug, 2021 – 8 Lug, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm –

On 7 and 8 July 2021

Before the summer break and resuming with Rossini’s opera “L’italiana in Algeri” on 10 September, La Scala offers a tribute to contemporary dance.

Exhibition: “The Shape of Time”, Watches

13 Mag, 2021 – 27 Set, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

Until 27 September 2021

Milan’s house museum Poldi Pezzoli, a precious jewel of art and architecture, is devoting a new exhibition to man’s relationship with time.

Exhibition: “Luisa Lambri. Autoritratto”

16 Feb, 2021 – 19 Set, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

until 19 September 2021

Milan’s PAC hosts the first site-specific project dedicated to photographer Luisa Lambri.

Exhibition: “Furla Series #03 – Nairy Baghramian. Misfits”

26 Mag, 2021 – 26 Set, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm –

until 26 September 2021

The spaces of GAM – Milan’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna host Nairy Baghramian’s first solo exhibition in an Italian institution.

Exhibition: “Franco Guerzoni. The Stolen Image”

9 Set, 2020 – 22 Ago, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 22 August 2021

The solo exhibition dedicated to Franco Guerzoni, born in Modena in 1948, displays the artworks of the latest ten years of production in dialogue with some works from the 70s.

Exhibition: “Federica Galli. Green Grand Tour”

1 Mag, 2021 – 25 Lug, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 25 July 2021

The retrospective illustrates, from 1954 to 2009, the works of the Cremonese artist of Milanese adoption Federica Galli who specialised in etchings.

17th European Museums Night – Open Museums

3 Lug, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm –

On 3 July 2021

On the occasion of 17th edition of the European Museums Night (Notte Europea dei Musei), museums and cultural sites can be visited during the evening hours at the symbolic cost of 1 euro or, in some other cases, free of charge.

Exhibition: “ROBOT. The Human Project”

1 Mag, 2021 – 1 Ago, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 1 August 2021

The adventure of robotics is a fascinating story, that the Mudec broaches in an exhibition that places the human being at the centre of this itinerary and his relationship with the robot between past, present and future.

Festival: “Vapore d’Estate 2021”

21 Giu, 2021 – 30 Set, 2021 @ See description –

Until 30 September 2021

Milan’s Fabbrica del Vapore serves as the ideal backdrop to the second edition of “Vapore d’Estate”, the summer festival powered by Milan’s Municipality featuring a vast array of live performances spanning from music, to dance, theatre, cinema and visual arts.

Concert: “Dal Vivo” Live Programme by La Verdi

1 Giu, 2021 – 15 Lug, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm –

Until 15 July 2021

Nine double appointments, the first seven at the Auditorium di Milano, and the last two at Teatro degli Arcimboldi, make up a true symphonic season, emblematically entitled “Dal Vivo!”.

Exhibition: “KIM SEUNGHWAN. Organism & Eternality”

10 Giu, 2021 – 11 Lug, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm –

Until 11 July 2021

Korean sculptor and designer Kim SeungHwan’s first major solo exhibition in a Milanese museum finds a home in the Museo Messina.

Music: “Estate Sforzesca 2021” Open-Air Concerts

11 Giu, 2021 – 7 Set, 2021 @ See description –

Until 7 September 2021

The ninth edition of “Estate Sforzesca”, the festival “of and for” Milan, kicks off on Friday 11 June. Every night there is a live show: from world music to classical music, from cabaret to jazz, there are more than 80 events.

Art & Mixology: Guided Tours of Galleria Campari

9 Giu, 2021 – 29 Lug, 2021 @ See description –

Until 29 July 2021

Every Tuesday, Thursday and the first Saturday of the month, expert guides take visitors on a journey through masterpieces of 20th-century communication and art hosted at Galleria Campari.

Exhibition: “Who the Bær” by Simon Fujiwara

29 Apr, 2021 – 27 Set, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 27 September 2021

The spaces of the Podium at Milan’s Fondazione Prada serve as the ideal baackground to the site-specific project “Who the Bær”, conceived by the British artist Simon Fujiwara.

Exhibition: “Carlo Aymonino. Loyalty to Betrayal”

14 Mag, 2021 – 22 Ago, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 22 August 2021

Hosted in the spaces of Milan’s Triennale, the display “Carlo Aymonino. Fedeltà al tradimento” (the Italian for Loyalty to Betrayal)highlights the important role played by architect Carlo Aymonino in the second half of the 20th century.

Exhibition: “Enzo Mari” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli

17 Ott, 2020 – 12 Set, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm –

Until 12 September 2021

The exhibition “Enzo Mari” is a retrospective of over 60 years of activity dedicated to Enzo Mari, one of the main masters and theorists of Italian design.

Culture: “Dante in Duomo”

3 Mag, 2021 – 9 Lug, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm –

Until 9 July 2021

On the occasion of the celebrations in Italy dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the death of the great poet Dante Alighieri, the Duomo of Milan will host an evocative theatrical (and integral) reading of the “Divine Comedy”.

Exhibition: “Divine and Avanguarde. Women in Russian Art”

28 Ott, 2020 – 12 Set, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 12 September 2021

The exhibition “Divine e Avanguardie. Le donne nell’arte russa” is entirely dedicated to women told through the masterpieces of Russian women artists.

Exhibition: “La Milano di Napoleone: un laboratorio di idee rivoluzionarie. 1796-1821”

5 Mag, 2021 – 10 Lug, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm –

Until 10 June 2021

The Braidense National Library commemorates the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death with an exhibition of rare documents and autographs from the time

Fair: Milano Unica, July 2021

6 Lug, 2021 – 7 Lug, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm –

Until 7 July 2021

Now on its 33rd edition, Milano Unica is one of the leading fairs in the textile sector, featuring a specific focus on Made in Italy production.

Exhibition: “Tina Modotti. Donne, Messico e libertà”

1 Mag, 2021 – 7 Nov, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 4 November 2021

The exhibition “Tina Modotti. Donne, Messico e libertà” features a selection of around 100 pictures and original silver salts prints from the 1970s made from Tina Modotti’s negatives.

Exhibition: “Maurizio Cattelan. Breath Ghosts Blind”

15 Lug, 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.

Multimedia Exhibition: “Neïl Beloufa. Digital Mourning”

17 Feb, 2021 – 9 Gen, 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.

Exhibition: “Le Signore dell’Arte. Storie di donne tra ‘500 e ‘600”

2 Mar, 2021 – 22 Ago, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 22 August 2021

With the exhibition “Le Signore dell’Arte. Storie di donne tra ‘500 e ‘600”, Milan’s Palazzo Reale brings the public’s attention to the artistic production of 34 women artists who lived between 1500 and 1600 and who stood out for their impressive modernity.

Photography: “Prima, donna. Margaret Bourke-White”

25 Set, 2020 – 29 Ago, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 29 August 2021

The exhibition features, in an entirely new selection, the most extraordinary photographs taken by Margaret Bourke-White, one of the most representative and emblematic figures of photojournalism.

Multimedia Exhibition: “Frida Kahlo, Il Caos Dentro”

25 Mag, 2021 – 25 Lug, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 7:30 pm –

Until 25 July 2021

The spiritual, artistic and human sides of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are explored by the “Frida Kahlo, il Caos Dentro” exhibition thanks to a multi-sensory technological display.

Exhibition: “Heimat. A Sense of Belonging”, at Armani/Silos

22 Feb, 2020 – 31 Lug, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm –

Until 31 July 2021

The spaces of Armani/Silos pay tribute to the work and artistic production of the recently departed photographer Peter Lindbergh with the exhibition “Heimat. A Sense of Belonging”.

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