From Lucio Fontana to Piero Manzoni, from Enrico Baj to Bruno Munari

The exhibition recounts an extraordinary decade in which Milan confirmed its leading role on the international cultural scene.

The exhibition, curated by Simona Bartolena, produced and realised by ViDi Cultural, in collaboration with the Municipality of Lecco and the Sistema Museale Urbano Lecchese, completes the exhibition cycle of Percorsi nel Novecento, a programme conceived by the Direction of the Sistema Museale Urbano Lecchese and entrusted for its planning and realisation to ViDi Cultural, which analyses the Italian cultural scene of the 20th century.

The exhibition presents 60 works by authors such as Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Enrico Baj, Bruno Munari, Arturo Vermi, Ugo La Pietra, Gianni Colombo, Grazia Varisco and others, artists who, through their own unique poetics and different languages, narrate and explore the revolutionary research that arose in Milan in the 1960s, a decade characterised by a climate of great ferment, a nodal point for a radical change in contemporary creative thought.

Unlike the previous exhibitions in the exhibition cycle Percorsi del Novecento, whose gaze was open to the whole of Italy, in this latest exhibition the curator has narrowed the focus to Milan, the beating heart of Italian culture at the time. While the Pop Art of the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo was growing in Rome and the Arte Povera experience was being born in Turin, Milan saw the spread of languages more focused on perception, conceptuality and the minimal sign.

This exhibition also presents to the public lesser-known artists, but exceptional for their innovative research, and also brings attention to marginal places, outside the Brera district, such as the exceptional experience of the Botteghe di Sesto.

The inauguration will take place on 12 July at 18:00.

Opening hours


10:00 - 14:00


10:00 - 18:00


10:00 - 18:00


10:00 - 18:00


10:00 - 18:00


10:00 - 18:00

Closed on Monday



Full Price € 10,00; Reduced ticket € 8,00

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