Must-see exhibitions for 2023

From Warhol to Goya and El Greco


A truly impressive line-up of exhibitions for 2023: choose your favourites and put the dates in your diary!

Andy Warhol: The Advertising of the Form

Fabbrica del Vapore - From October 22nd, 2022 to March 26th, 2023

After a long absence, Andy Warhol, the King of Pop Art, returns to Milano with an exhibition that spans the decades of this multifaceted artist’s pop revolution.


He transformed the images and icons of the twentieth century, and his original paintings, unique works, historical serigraphs, drawings, Polaroids, photographs and other memorabilia that are strongly evocative of fast-moving and psychedelic eras populated by iconic characters will be present at the Fabbrica del Vapore. An extensive ‘sound’ space will be dedicated to Warhol’s relationships with the world of music and cinema.


Fabbrica del Vapore

€ 13.50

Zerocalcare. Dopo il botto - After the whack

Fabbrica del Vapore – From December 17th, 2022 to April 23rd, 2023

Contemporary cartoonist Michele Rech aka Zerocalcare is one of the most famous Italian cartoonists on the scene. He has reached a huge audience, both with his books and, more recently, with his successful Netflix series, Strappare lungo i bordi (Tear along the dotted line).


The exhibition hosted at the Fabbrica del Vaporefrom December to April, will display over 500 original panels, videos, sketches, illustrations and a site-specific work created especially for the occasion.


Dopo il botto - After the whack, refers to the topics the artist addresses, such as society after the Covid “whack”, war and the global crisis, politics and resistance.


Fabbrica del Vapore

€ 14

Robert Capa. In history

MUDEC | Museo delle Culture - From November 11th, 2022 to March 19th, 2023

“If your photos aren't good enough, then you weren't close enough”. This is how Robert Capa lived and worked and, on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of his birth (October 22nd, 1913), Mudec pays tribute to the great Hungarian photographer with a personal exhibition that traces the major war and travel reportages that Capa created during his twenty-year career, which coincided with crucial moments in the history of the twentieth century. From Berlin in 1936 to the Spanish Revolution, World War II, the birth of Israel, up to the war in Indochina. 


Created thanks to the collaboration with Magnum Photos agency, the exhibition - specially curated for Mudec - brings together an exceptional body of photographs: over 80 photographic prints, some of which have never before been shown in an Italian exhibition, accompanied by some documents of the period from the Magnum collection.


Mudec – Museo delle Culture

€ 12

Helmut Newton | Legacy

Palazzo Reale - From March 24th to June 25th, 2023

Helmut Newton is arguably the most published and most famous photographer of all time and, still today, his work is a constant source of inspiration for generations of photographers.


This exhibition, created in close collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation, was conceived on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the artist's birth and covers the main genres he addressed through circa 300 photographs, together with magazines, documents and videos.

Gian Maria Tosatti

Pirelli HangarBicocca - From February 23rd to July 30th, 2023

The retrospective dedicated to contemporary visual artist Gian Maria Tosatti (Rome, 1980; lives and works in Naples) at Pirelli HangarBicocca is a project that the artist has been researching for over two years. It presents diverse installations and historical works within a large new environment that radically transforms the Shed space, manipulating its reality and enabling the visitor to enter into a new dimension.


Tosatti works on the concepts of collectivity and memory, in their historical, political and spiritual significance. Originating from the languages of visual arts, performance and architecture, he creates sculptural artefacts and large site-specific installations, often conceived for entire buildings or urban areas, that are created to endure for extended periods of time. His work involves the communities connected to the places where his installations take shape.


Pirelli Hangar Bicocca

Free admission

Bill Viola

Palazzo Reale - From February 24th to June 25th 2023

This exhibition is a tribute to the world-famous contemporary video artist, Bill Viola, and it encompasses his entire production, from the seventies to today. From works that intensify the relationship between man and nature, to those inspired by classical iconology.


Viola's videos emanate emotions, meditations and passions that provoke extremely intense contemplation in the viewer, they narrate what can be defined as the artist's most intimate and spiritual journeys through electronic sound and image technology.

Giorgio Morandi 1890 - 1964

Palazzo Reale - From September 28th, 2023 to January 28th, 2024

Through an extensive selection of significant works from Italian and international collections, this exhibition, created with the scientific collaboration of the Morandi Museum, highlights Giorgio Morandi's perceptive process and intense creative itinerary.


It offers the public the opportunity to comprehend the depth, complexity and subtlety of his painting, the enigmatic power of his contemplative canvases and, importantly, the logic of his own research which is the ability to “touch the bottom, the essence of things”.

El Greco

Palazzo Reale - From October 13th, 2023 to February 4th, 2024

The exhibition aims to approach the work of the Cretan painter El Greco from the perspective provided by the environment of the Mediterranean cities in which he was trained and where he worked.


A particular focus will be reserved for the artist's Italian period. El Greco learned the lessons of the great Italian masters between Rome and Venice and, in doing so, his art changed irrevocably.

Goya. The Rebellion of Reason

Palazzo Reale - From October 31st 2023 to March 3rd, 2024

Not just another anthological exhibition dedicated to the Spanish master, the works exhibited at Palazzo Reale narrate Goya’s artistic evolution and his recurring themes, but the common denominators throughout the exhibition itinerary are the artist’s fantasy world and background, his personal experience of history, his attitude as an artist, his thoughts and his ideologies.


In collaboration with the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid and with the Goya Museum / Fundación Ibercaja.