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

“5xLeonardo”<br>a single and discounted ticket to visit five Milanese museums

Pinacoteca

“5xLeonardo”
a single and discounted ticket to visit five Milanese museums

A joint ticketing project among 5 Milanese museums to mark 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci’s death and the “Milano Leonardo 500” event

18/04/2019
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L’oro invisibile,<br>12+1 opere preziose

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L’oro invisibile,
12+1 opere preziose

The exhibition presents 12 + 1 precious works, dedicated to the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, conceived by Giulio Manfredi, one of the most internationally appreciated creative talents.

09/05/2019-09/07/2019
Exhibition
Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

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Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

The restored masterpiece of the genius from Urbino in the new exhibition room designed by Studio Boeri Architetti.

27/03/2019-31/12/2019
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The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol

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The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol

To celebrate the fifth centenary of Leonardo’s death, the Crypt of Leonard hosts a great exhibition by Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol. 

01/03/2019-30/06/2019
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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

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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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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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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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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ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
llias picta, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)