5 Things to Do This Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in Milan.

Gabriele Cecconi

Photo Vogue Festival

The sixth edition of The Vogue Photo Festival returns to Milan for a four-day event. The main focus of the 2022 edition is the common ground between ethics and aesthetics. The event features a plethora of exhibitions, talks, and portfolio reviews, all culminating in a series of satellite events in and around the city of Milano.

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Milano Drawing Week 2021

Collezione Ramo presents the first edition of Milano Drawing Week, an itinerary in fifteen the city dedicated to drawing, including contemporary artists and masters of the 20th century. century masters. For nine days, a series of exhibitions organised in collaboration with museums and Milan galleries will host works on paper by modern and contemporary artists.

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“In riots and wars. The Milanese Archives during the Napoleonic Age”

The exhibition presents a series of documents, papers and parchments of great symbolic significance, as well as finely decorated headings, seals, plans for monuments, prints and many other rare items from the archival heritage of Milan.

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BookCity, the event dedicated to books and reading, is back in Milan. And with a special edition: the tenth. A four-day event that will invade the Lombard capital until 21 November 2021 with meetings, conferences, exhibitions and public readings.

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Giorgio Strehler Alla Scala

For the hundredth anniversary of Giorgio Strehler’s birth, the Museo Teatrale Alla Scala celebrates the legendary theatre director and actor with a double exhibition: a physical one, set up in the rooms of the Livia Simoni Library and curated by Vittoria Crespi Morbio, dedicated to the scenic spaces that Strehler conceived with his set designers, in particular Gianni Ratto, Luciano Damiani and Ezio Frigerio, and a virtual one, curated by Franco Pulcini, who has written down an account of Strehler’s experiences at La Scala, including many quotations from the Italian opera director.

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