Milano has been in existence for over two millennia. It was a major city already in Roman, Renaissance, and Napoleonic times. I
ts art heritage is invaluable, as the Last Supper or the Brera Pinacothèque make immediately clear.
Milano is famous for modern art, too. Futurism was born here and some of the best works are at Museo del ’900, where you can also admire Morandi and Fontana.
Art is evident everywhere around the city, and Milanese and outside visitors alike flock to the large exhibits like Monet at Palazzo Reale or Cattelan at Hangar Bicocca.
The cultural highlight of 2022 is the 23rd edition of the Triennale Milano International Exhibition, a major international event devoted to design and architecture.
Similar to the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial in New York City or the Beijing International Design Triennial, it highlights the most innovative and eclectic experimentations at the intersection of art, design and the natural and the built environments. It will feature artists, architects, and pavilions from 20 countries from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East competing for the final award. Done in conjunction with ESA, United Nations SDG Action Campaign, Fondation Cartier, and the MIT, the Milano Triennale features thematic exhibits by David Lynch, Francis Kéré, Refik Anadol, Yuri Suzuki, Tomas Saraceno, Bruce Nauman, Alicja Kwade, and other international creators.