Ambrosiana

Envisioning and representing Africa

  • Dal 10/02/2023 al 11/02/2023
  • ACCADEMIA

Hidden Ambrosiana.
Curiosities from the collections

  • Exhibition
  • Dal 02/02/2023 al 02/05/2023
  • PINACOTECA

CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

  • Dal 14/01/2023 al 02/04/2023
  • CRIPTA SAN SEPOLCRO

Exhibitions and initiatives

Envisioning and representing Africa

Each of the remarkably diverse traditions that compose the complex mosaic of African cultures has elaborated, over the centuries, its own forms, spaces and modalities of self-representation, written and unwritten.

In this regard, taking as its theme autobiography in tandem with biography, the V Dies Academicus of the Ambrosian Academy’s Classis Africana aims to explore self-writing in its myriad forms and modalities, from memoir, confession, journal, travel writing, letters and diary to semi-autobiographical fiction, interviews, visual arts and fashion.

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  • ACCADEMIA

  • Dal 10/02/2023 al 11/02/2023

  • Ingresso gratuito fino a esaurimento posti

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Hidden Ambrosiana.
Curiosities from the collections

During its four hundred years of life, the Ambrosiana has welcomed within its collections an amazing variety of volumes, works of art and artifacts from all over the world, telling us a story that spans over 1500 years.

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  • PINACOTECA

  • From Monday to Sunday, 10.00.-18.00
    Wednesday closed

  • Dal 02/02/2023 al 02/05/2023

  • Full: € 15,00; Reduced 1: € 10,00; Reduced 2: € 13,00

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Exhibition

CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

Following the extraordinary success of the openings to the public in the month of January, the Crypt of San Sepolcro will also be open to the public on weekends until April 2 2023.

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  • CRIPTA SAN SEPOLCRO

  • From 11.00 to 17.30

  • 14/01/2023 | 15/01/2023 | 21/01/2023 | 22/01/2023 | 28/01/2023 | 29/01/2023 | 04/02/2023 | 05/02/2023 | 11/02/2023 | 12/02/2023 | 18/02/2023 | 19/02/2023 | 25/02/2023 | 26/02/2023 | 04/03/2023 | 05/03/2023 | 11/03/2023 | 12/03/2023 | 18/03/2023 | 19/03/2023 | 25/03/2023 | 26/03/2023 | 01/04/2023 | 02/04/2023

  • Full € 8.00, reduced € 6.00 | Full combo € 20.00, reduced combo € 15.00

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CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine.
On show, eleven crèches from all over the world: Neapolitan, Lombard, African, Burmese crèches made with the most diverse techniques.

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  • PINACOTECA

  • Every day from 10.00 to 18.00
    Closed every Wednesday, December 25th
    Open Wednesday 7 December
    (Complete Christmas holidays calendar on the event’s page)

  • Dal 01/12/2022 al 31/01/2023

  • Full: € 15,00; Reduced 1: € 10,00; Reduced 2: € 13,00

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Exhibition

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

From September 16, 2022 to January 31, 2023, the Room of the Raphael Cartoon hosts the exihbition “Jewels by Giulio Manfredi celebrate Raphael. School of Light” curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti. The installation is composed of twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael’s cartoon, demonstrating that “the cartoon still inspires the those who let themselves be provoked by such haughty beauty”.

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  • Every day from 10.00 to 18.00
    Closed every Wednesday, December 25th,
    Open Wednesday 7 December
    (complete holiday openings calendar inside the event’s page)

  • Dal 16/09/2022 al 31/01/2023

  • Full: € 15,00; Reduced 1: € 10,00; Reduced 2: € 13,00

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The other faces of the Ambrosiana

The most magical and ancient places of Milan: the ancient Forum where Constantine, St. Ambrose, St. Augustine and Theodosius walked, and the lower Church of Santo Sepolcro, built by the Crusaders… as well as a colossal statue of St. Charles Borromeo on Lake Maggiore; a Museum-Home at the Sacro Monte of Varese; a Foundation dedicated to the promotion of young artists: this is also the Ambrosiana!
Discover the other institutions of the Ambrosiana

ROMAN FORUM

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

ROMAN FORUM

Between 1990 and 1992, archaeological excavations conducted underneath the ancient cellars of the Ambrosiana brought to light a portion of the pavement of the ancient Roman forum, the heart of Mediolanum's political, economic and religious life.

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LODOVICO POGLIAGHI MUSEUM-HOME

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

LODOVICO POGLIAGHI MUSEUM-HOME

Lodovico Pogliaghi was one of the most significant Lombard artists to live in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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MARCO MANTOVANI FOUNDATION

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

MARCO MANTOVANI FOUNDATION

The Marco Mantovani Foundation seeks to preserve and enhance the works of the sculptor Marco Mantovani, as evidence of the life of an artist dedicated to sculpture and art.

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THE COLOSSUS OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

THE COLOSSUS OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona, which popular tradition has affectionately dubbed San Carlone, was created in the seventeenth century at the behest of Federico Borromeo, archbishop of Milan and founder of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

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CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO

The church of San Sepolcro was founded in 1030, when a Milanese moneyer named Rozzone built a church on the ancient Roman forum. Archbishop Ariberto d’Intimiano solemnly consecrated it to the Holy Trinity.

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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
The Blessed Soul, NA
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, NA
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Armillary sphere, NA
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Flowers in a Vase, NA
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Mouse with Roses, NA
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, NA
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
llias picta, NA
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Man in Armour, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
Adoration of the Magi, NA
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Allegory of Fire, NA
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Portrait of a Musician, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, NA
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, NA
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
The Kiss, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Clock with astrolabe, NA
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)