Exhibitions

From February 24th to March 1st all Castle Museums and temporary Exhibitions will be closed due to sanitary reasons

Castello Sforzesco is part of the "Milan and Leonardo 500" programme with itineraries to rediscover not only Lombardy’s historical ties with Leonardo and the Sforza court, but above all to enjoy the same naturalistic suggestions that characterise his great artistic and scientific work, through the eyes of the genius from Vinci.
 
Sotto l'ombra del Moro. La Sala delle Asse (from 16 May 2019 to 19 April 2020), curated and conceived by  Culturanuova - Massimo Chimenti with the scientific collaboration of Francesca Tasso and Michela Palazzo
 
The Sala, which has been undergoing restoration since 2013, will be exceptionally reopened to the public thanks to the fundamental contribution of Fondazione Cariplo which also supports the restoration of pictorical decoration and the construction site. The Sale delle Asse, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, becomes the symbolic place of “Milan Leonardo 500” program.

 
Leonardo a Milano (from 16 May 2019 to 19 April 2020) curated and conceived by Culturanuova  - Massimo Chimenti  with the scientific collaboration of Edoardo Rossetti and Ilaria De Palma
 
A multimedia tour will be installed in the Sala delle Armi. It will guide visitors on a tour of Milan as Leonardo must have seen it when he lived in the city at different times between 1482 and 1512. Tby Ghe itinerary will feature a georeferenced visual map of what is still left of these places, both in the city and within local museums, churches and buildings: urban spaces, aristocratic mansions and churches, such as the Church of San Francesco Grande, Borgo delle Grazie, Castello Sforzesco, the ancient Porta Vercellina, Corso Nirone, and the thoroughfare of current Corso Magenta-contrada dei Meravigli-Cordusio. The virtual city tour will show again, five centuries later, not only the peculiar social fabric of these neighborhoods, but also their sumptuous buildings, with frescos on their facades showing ancient Roman history told through bold perspective views. Visitors will then visit the extensive gardens inside these palaces, used to host magnificent parties and knight tournaments.

L'atelier di Leonardo e il Salvator Mundi (from 24 January 2020 to  19 April 2020) curated by Pietro C. Marani and  Alessia Alberti
Milano, Castello Sforzesco, Museo d’Arte Antica, Sala dei Ducali

An original exhibition emphasizing the development of the Salvator Mundi within the atelier of Leonardo around 1510-1513.
The sheet preserved in the Gabinetto dei Disegni in the Castello Sforzesco, never displayed before, is presented with copies of anatomical studies drawn by Leonardo from different period and the Salvator Mundi by Gian Giacomo Caprotti, Known as Salaì, Leonardo's pupil.