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5 exhibitions to see in Milan

Now you know where to take your Tinder dates

5 exhibitions to see in Milan Now you know where to take your Tinder dates

The weekend is coming and with it free time. It's time to leave the house and do something about your day. Many, these days in Milan, enjoy aperitifs and picnics at the park in freedom – although life can't be all spritz and green lawns. To fill your afternoon or morning, therefore, why not visit one of the thousand museums or exhibitions in Milan on the fly and mix culture with fun? Without mentioning the fact that bringing your eventual dates to the museum will (hopefully) start on the right foot. 

Without further ado, here are the 5 best exhibitions to see in Milan this weekend.

#1 Colorado by Peter Sutherland @ Spazio Maiocchi

Spazio Maiocchi, one of the main cultural hubs in Milan, reopens by inaugurating a new exhibition entitled Colorado dedicated to photographer, artist, painter and documentary filmmaker Peter Sutherland curated by KALEIDOSCOPE with the collaboration of Carhartt WIP and Slam Jam. As the title itself assumes, the photos of the exhibition were taken in Colorado, where the artist took refuge after the lockdown in New York. The shots interpret the charm of the outdoor that conquered everyone last year, with landscapes immersed in nature and visual accounts of excursions and campsites.

Spazio Maiocchi
Via Achille Maiocchi, 7
Info and bookings here.

#2 Dusk to Dawn, Fragments from the Plastic Archive @ FuturDome

The Italian clubbing culture would be seriously incomplete without that international phenomenon that was plastic – a place that, opened in the last days of 1980, contributed to mark four decades of Milanese and Italian nightlife. This solo exhibition by Niccolò Lent also collects documents, images and videos from the archive of Nicola Guiducci, co-founder of the club, historical art director and deejay of Plastic for an all-around account of the history and aesthetics of the club.

Via Giovanni Paisiello, 6
Info and bookings here

#3 Spoon and the city @ ADI Design Museum

ADI Design Museum bases its archives on the "Historical Collection of the Compasso d'Oro", a unique corpus of 2500 projects recognized by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. "ADI Design Museum. The spoon and the city" collect all the projects awarded with the Compasso d'Oro ordered chronologically ordered of all editions from 1954 to today and proposes a transversal and multimedia reading that develops along the perimeter walls of the museum spaces, establishing the identity of the main route and suggesting and ordering present and future temporary exhibitions.

ADI Design Museum
Piazza Compasso d’Oro, 1
Info and bookings here

#4 Prima, Donna @ Palazzo Reale

Beautiful retrospective on Margaret Bourke-White, which collects a series of completely unpublished shots of one of the most important women in American photo reporting. The more than 100 images, from the Life archive in New York, will be divided into 11 thematic groups that explore both the evolution of Bourke-White's style and career as well as his unique ability to tell entire stories through individual images.

Palazzo Reale
Pizza del Duomo, 12
Info and bookings here

#5 Frida Khalo. Il Caos Dentro @ Fabbrica del Vapore

An exhibition that, more than telling the art of the legendary Frida Khalo, describes its life in detail, reconstructing to the last detail the house and the studio, all part of the famous Casa Azul in Mexico City. Through a series of photographic portraits of the artist, projections of his works and her husband Diego Rivera, the exhibition will tell the woman behind the artist, also trying to narrate through original stories and artefacts the culture and popular art of Mexico that so influenced Frida's works. 

Fabbrica del Vapore
Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4
Info and bookings here