The Public Gardens is one of Milan’s big downtown parks. Two art museums are adjacent to it, as well as a museum of natural history and a planetarium. This video shows some of the art spaces and the park grounds. The jazz music was recorded in the park refreshment centre, the Bar Bianco, where a group of musicians just got together to jam for themselves - and for us (thank you). Other people in the bar were playing cards or chess. The first art space that appears, PAC (Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea), had an exhibition of photographs from the South African Apartheid period. The second is the Galleria d'Arte Moderna with beautiful sculptures.
Located directly across the Duomo, Milan's stunning cathedral, the Museo del Novecento (Museum of the New Century) has a large collection of twentieth century art, from paintings and sculptures to installations. Most of the space is devoted to Italian artists. The stepless staircase at the front of the building is similar to that in New York's Guggenheim museum. While enjoying the art, you also get fantastic views of the cathedral and the Piazza del Duomo from different angles and heights. The ticket was free. I wonder if they haven't been told about monetizing art exhibitions. In contrast, the Catholic Church which owns the cathedral is renting out a large monitor on its left side displaying commercials.
Italian art and design are a gift to world culture. The Triennale Design Museum is really a museum of modern art - including applied art. Have you ever thought of safety signs and equipment as art? This and other surprises await you.
Check out some of the highly original pieces of art, such as chairs and tables made out of packing material or dolls. The brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana are from Brazil. "Anticuerpos" is a retrospective of work created between 1989 and 2009. It is all happening in the Centro Cultural Santo Domingo in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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