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Palazzo Reale, Milan

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The marble-spired Palazzo Reale hosts more than 1,500 artworks each year, including masterpieces by Kandinsky, Warhol, and Monet. As you walk inside, Neoclassical tapestries and caryatids reveal the buildings' history. It has served as a medieval seat of government, 18th-century palace, and a 1920s' cultural center. Now, it features modern and contemporary art, as well as fashion. You can also view artifacts from the palace's past, such as period garments. Palazzo Reale is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Milan Edition.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Royal Palace offers for summer 3 interesting exhibitions can be visited all until 24 September. particularly scenic setting that is located on the first floor-at the bottom of the building, past the yard by climbing the grand staircase which is on the left. access is to the left of the ticket booth. in 11 small rooms, some very small, it traces the history of RINASCENTE, which this year celebrates 100 years, although its history is even older and sinks its roots in the second half of the 800 when brothers Bocconi open in Cathedral square their first small shop intended to become an imposing chain of department stores. Although not by much in terms of objects, furniture, etc., on display was recreated in an intelligent way the spirit of this great achievement, focusing on different aspects. in the first room he tells the story through the most significant stages, accompanying it with 6 artworks from Milan including the famous dancer of Fontana, who hails from the nearby museo del 900. the second is dedicated exclusively to images taken from the archives of the Rinascente, with a multimedia installation comparable to a room where you enter and you are surrounded by pictures, while in the third protagonists are the posters, particularly those of Dudovich. 27 sliding panels allow you to admire 54, covering a period of time ranging from 20 years to 50 years. exposes also sketches, photos, invitations, etc. the fourth room is dedicated to the newspaper business: you can browse a large book with a selection of pages to the latter while on the walls you can see a selection of about 200 covers. following a few minutes where you see video clips from movies filmed in the warehouses of the Rinascente. among these stores, with the cockpit, Ornella Muti, Montesano, Heather Parisi, B., etc. the next room is dedicated to the furnishings and fittings of the Windows. There are two pieces of furniture by Gio Ponti and 4 model with the see of Rome and several storefronts, including ones prepared to celebrate the Japan. really interesting these reproductions as well as environment next, dedicated to artworks dedicated to women and consumption. It is 37 paintings between paintings and sculptures by artists including Pistoletto, Manzoni, Warhol, etc. the beautiful washing machine turned into objects of art, symbol of the economic boom! the next room is dedicated to posters and sketches. You can admire a hundred different artists, then move on to the space dedicated to fashion. Here you can see a video of a few minutes, some black and white photos of men's clothes and equipment of shops and flashy clothes downtown 5-room in various colors on separate Dummies for a line of clothing designed specially for the Rinascente department store. very interesting also the following room, which presented 16 winners of Compasso D'Oro objects, created by the same Rinascente. next to them the reasons expressed by the jury. among the most notable things you can see 22 Letter by Olivetti and rubber monkey Zizi of Munari, in addition to chairs, tables, lamps, alarm clocks, etc the path ends with a short video on the history of these historic warehouses. the visit takes about an hour and a half. Costa €8, with the possibility of reductions. included in the ticket price is also supplied the audioguide which accompanies with files that lasts about a minute or two to discover the various rooms, with the possibility of insights for each one-from 1 to 3 depending on the room. quite helpful though not essential. Maybe weighs a bit visiting which in itself is already sufficiently comprehensive. of a different kind the two exhibitions with the same access that are found on the right on the ground floor, on entering the building. passed an environment that recreates a living room, with sofa and books in consultation, you can choose whether to proceed frontally discovering AGNETTI or turn left and go to the discovery by GIANCARLO VITALI. they're both lombardi, the first born in 26 and died in 81, the second born in 29. the exhibition that unfolds through 13 halls arranged in such a way as to return to the starting point you can see about 110 works of Vincenzo Agnetti, prolific and versatile artist, who created sculptures, paintings, novels, etc. among the most details include: drugged, an Olivetti Divisumma instead of keyboard has letters of the alphabet; a series of felt-like large doormats-with deep phrases overwritten; the project for political-hamlet a stage for acting and 66 flags that occupy the entire space of 3 walls-; 20 photo & consisting of scratches and marks on black photo paper; the sculpture on the throne. each work or group of works is accompanied by a brief explanation, indispensable for understanding the work of Agnetti. you visit in about 50 minutes. other 13 rooms are finally equipped with the paintings made by Giancarlo Vitali. There are about 190, divided by theme. in each room a short and simple panel introduces the subject matter. Vital for a long time has exhibited his works, only to be rediscovered by many critics. in the first 4 salt exposes mostly his portraits: women, men, old and young, people of his village in the province of Lecco which has managed to represent particular and intense. follow the sections devoted to meat-cattle quartered trendy Soutine, rabbits and chickens, accompanied by a triptych of poems by Sartori dedicated to these works-, at tables set, to still life, country and landscape and the theatres. two other iconic portraits of his room in the penultimate production: pharmacist in the country, and the Lady with cats. in the latter a single, double, dedicated to his father by his son Velasco. to complete the exposure a 19-minute video in which Vital talks about his work, while he is intent on painting. you visit in an hour, including watching the video. both exhibitions are free. recommend a visit! Vitali is also visible at the castello sforzesco with 450 engravings, at the natural history museum with a large painting and 14 drawings and home Manzoni with a scene. Apart from casa Manzoni son these free.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I did not see one of the (paying) exhibitions but at the top of the gorgeous stairs in one onf the corners of the building, you get free access to four grand rooms and that is worth it!  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Beautiful building used for various exhibitions and I see from the reviews, even for events like marriage. To see
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  • Very often You can find interesting temporary exhibition. This time was Keith Haring
  • Great location and always host quality exhibit. Went to the Manet Impressionist show, but no Déjeuner sur l' herbe.
  • Very beautiful expositions. Currently running Manet and Harring.
  • The palace always hosts very interesting exhibitions, that usually cannot be seen everywhere else in Italy. Even though the queues can be quite long, it's usually worth the wait
  • Many exhibitions going on, beautiful place to enjoy and have fun

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