Ambrosiana

Art and faith

60 minutes

For all Age

Christmas at the Ambrosiana
The weeks of Advent or, for those who are staying in the city, the holidays, are the perfect time to spend a few hours in the Art Gallery. Leave behind for a moment the rush to buy gifts and the hectic atmosphere that all too often dominates this time of year to be enchanted by the authentic beauty of the Christmas paintings preserved here, to rediscover the deeper meaning of this festive season.

Visita

Start in Room 1 with the Nativity by Martino Piazza, where Leonardesque impressions are fused with influences from Northern Europe, and then focus on one of the gallery’s masterpieces: Titian’s Adoration of the Magi. Immerse yourself in this lively scene by joining the caravan of the Kings that, winds through the background guided by the star to arrive in the Saviour’s presence.

SALA 1 | Nativity by Martino Piazza and Adorazione dei Magi di Tiziano

The tour continues in Room 2, where a Nativity from the workshop of Ghirlandaio plunges us into the late Quattrocento atmosphere in Florence.

Visita

In Room 6, you will be carried away by the magic of the painting that Cardinal Borromeo loved most of all: the Nativity by Federico Barocci. A marvellous light emanates from the Christ Child and fills the whole scene, illuminating the robe of the Madonna with a shimmering glow and being reflected in the eyes of the ox and the donkey.

SALA 6 | Presepe di Federico Barocci

Next to Room 6, in the gallery with a Dante-themed stained glass window, you will find another scene of the Adoration of the Magi interpreted by a Flemish artist known only as the Master of the Holy Blood, active in the first quarter of the 16th century.

SALA DELLA VETRATA DANTESCA | Adorazione dei Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue

To conclude, we suggest you to continue with a stroll through the Galbiati Wing, to reach the second floor and Room 15. Here you can admire another little jewel with a Christmas subject: the Adoration of the Magi by Morazzone.

SALA 15 | Adorazione dei Magi del Morazzone

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WHAT’S ON

FROM MAY THE PINACOTECA IS OPEN ON THURSDAYS UNTIL 22.00

Pinacoteca

FROM MAY THE PINACOTECA IS OPEN ON THURSDAYS UNTIL 22.00

Open 10.00 to 18.00 Tuesday to Sunday, on Thursdays until 22,00.

26/04/2022
NEWS
The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

Ambrosiana

The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

On the occasion of the 570th year of Leonardo da Vinci's birth, The Visi was born on the ethereum blockchain. The collection (pfp) is the result of a long study and dialogue with collectors, artists and art experts.

15/04/2022
NEWS
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

Biblioteca

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

From April 26, open Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 17.00. Reservation required.

07/04/2022
NEWS
MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

Pinacoteca

MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

The exhibition features twenty oil works by Carlo Mattioli, one of the Italian masters of twentieth century art, which interact with Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit

07/05/2022-03/07/2022
Exhibition

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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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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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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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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