Milan, with its vibrant cultural scene, ushers in the new year with a series of exhibitions that promise to satisfy the curiosity and interest of all kinds of audiences. From the seventh art to art history, via photography and contemporary experimentation, here are the must-see exhibitions in January 2024.

Journey into the Cinema of Wes Anderson

The Fondazione Prada is hosting an exhibition dedicated to director Wes Anderson to coincide with the release of his latest film “Asteroid City.” Fans of his aesthetic universe will be able to immerse themselves in original sets, props, models and costumes that have characterized his works. An opportunity to understand the creative process of one of the most iconic filmmakers of our time.

Thao Nguyen Phan: suggestions from Vietnam

At Hangar Bicocca one can travel with the mind to Vietnam through the first Italian solo exhibition of artist Thao Nguyen Phan. Known for her ability to fuse painting, video art and sculpture, the artist presents in Milan a series of works that reflect on the transformative and regenerative power of art.

Milan through the lens of Mario De Biasi

The Diocesan Museum pays tribute to one of the great masters of Italian photography, Mario De Biasi, offering a selection of 70 shots that tell the story of Milan in the 20th century. A journey between historical moments and everyday city life through De Biasi’s sensitive and accurate lens.

Glitch: the phenomenon of contemporary painting

A group exhibition bringing together the works of 10 Italian and international artists is being held at the Building Gallery with the aim of exploring the current role of painting. An ancient art that renews itself while remaining essential and innovative.

Immersion in Klimt’s Gold

The Next Museum in Sesto San Giovanni invites visitors to have an immersive experience in the art of Gustav Klimt, focusing on his use of gold. Immersive exhibitions are now an established genre, and this exhibition promises 360-degree engagement.

“Calculating Empires” and the map of technological power

The Fondazione Prada Observatory offers an investigation into the link between technology and power curated by researchers and artists Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler. The exhibition is a journey from the 1500s to the present day, offering a reflection on artificial intelligence and its development.

Texas Tornados: creativity on display

Antonio Colombo Gallery highlights Texas as a new cultural epicenter, presenting works by artists who have chosen this American state as a place for experimentation and research.

Patrizia Mussa and the architecture of wonder

At the Palazzo Reale, Patrizia Mussa exhibits 60 large-format images exploring theatricality in architecture, from Vicenza to Milan, via Naples and Venice.

Lucia Cantò: delicacy and strength

The Elpis Foundation presents the work of Lucia Cantò, a young talent who uses sculptures, installations, photos and drawings to narrate her creative journey, inviting the public to actively participate through open workshops.

Jimmy Nelson: a look at humanity

Palazzo Reale hosts 65 large-scale photographs by British photographer Jimmy Nelson, who documents endangered populations and cultures, offering a reflection on human diversity.

El Greco: a master on the road

An exclusive exhibition dedicated to El Greco is held at the Palazzo Reale, putting in#Milan must-see exhibitions: January 2024

These exhibitions represent only a part of Milan’s cultural offerings for January 2024. Each exhibition is an opportunity to approach art in all its forms, with proposals spanning centuries and continents, from film to painting, photography to installation. Milan thus confirms itself as a reference point for lovers of art and culture.